Culture of Nepal

Culture of Nepal

Asia
NATIONAL FEATURES Almost the entire life of a Nepalese is based on religious dogmas and institutions. Officially, Nepal is considered a Hindu country, but practically the local religion is a complex syncretic cult based on Hinduism and Buddhism, with an extensive pantheon of Tantric deities, each of which is believed to have an influence on human life. Therefore, the monasteries and stupas located everywhere are of the utmost importance in the life of the Nepalese - here he necessarily spends some part of his life, and the spiritual life of the country is also concentrated here. Nepalese are very friendly and quite simple people. The long-term isolation of the country made it possible to preserve the best features of the local ethnic group in its original form. However, the massive…
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Slovenia General Information

Slovenia General Information

Europe
According to Pet with Supplies, Slovenia is a country of amazing beauty! But at the same time, it is the smallest country in Europe, with an area equal to half of the Moscow region. It is located in the pre-alpine part of the Balkan Peninsula. It is located in the pre-alpine part of the Balkan Peninsula. Washed by the Ariatic Ocean. It borders with Croatia, Hungary, Austria and Italy. The capital is the city of Ljubljana. 270,000 inhabitants live here. Language Official language - Slovenian Square 20 thousand sq. km Population 2 million people Density 100 people per sq. km. State structure Unitary state, parliamentary republic. It is divided into 210 communities, 11 of which have the status of a city. Landscape The landscape of Slovenia is so diverse that…
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Georgia Population, Society and Rights

Georgia Population, Society and Rights

Asia
According to Handbag Picks, Georgia, one of the 15 member states of the USSR, now has 4,049,000 residents, With a relatively high density, 58 residents for 2 km, on a sup. of 69,700 km 2. The master it is Tbilisi (694,000 residents), formerly known as Tiflis. In the decade 1948-58, industrial activities particularly intensified: manganese (the richest deposits in the world), hard coal, oil, barite, rare metals (gold), construction rocks form the basis of numerous industrial activities including: heavy industry (steel, mechanical), oil refineries, chemical laboratories; in addition to the textile and other food (wine) industries. More than 900 large factories have been built; among these the most important: the Transcaucasian "Stalin" steel plant, a car factory (in Kutaisi), the machine tool plant in Kirov, the chemical laboratory in Rustavi,…
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Palestine Early History

Palestine Early History

Asia
According to Computer Do, Palestine is a region of the Near East limited to the West by the Mediterranean Sea and to the North by the southern buttresses of Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon, while the borders on the other sides are uncertain, in which it insensibly passes through the very arid areas of the Syrian desert to the East and Sinai to the South. Hardly definable as a natural region, it is rather a historical-anthropic region, and as such it has undergone variations in size over time due to the alternating phases of advance and regression of the settlement along the desert margins and the complex political events. of the territory. Pre-Israelite period. In the 3rd millennium Semitic lineages were already present in Palestine When and how they got there is not…
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Holidays in Spain

Holidays in Spain

Europe
Holidays in Spain are incredibly popular, tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy the beaches with golden sand, flowering groves, snow-capped mountain peaks, unusual local entertainment, special cuisine and, of course, the Spanish language. Spain belongs to the third place in terms of frequency of visits among other resort countries. Currency According to toppharmacyschools.org, this country is one of the countries of the European Union, so the main unit of money in Spain is the euro. Money exchange can be done in hotels, exchange offices, travel agencies, but it is recommended to go to banks where money will be exchanged for you without taking a commission, or exchange money with a guide in hotels. If, nevertheless, commissions are taken, exchange offices must have a corresponding inscription. Is…
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Popular Destinations in Japan

Popular Destinations in Japan

Asia
Tokyo The most obvious answer to the question "Where to relax in Japan" will be Tokyo - the capital, largest city and the main magnet for tourists. There are no beaches here, but local attractions and a rich nightlife completely replace them. Andyeducation: Introduction to education system in Japan, including compulsory schooling and higher education. Attractions Subiya Crossing is one of the busiest crossroads in the world, a very beautiful and atmospheric place that allows you to feel the spirit of modern Japan. Another interesting place is the Tokyo Tower, a symbol of the capital, built in the image and likeness of the Eiffel Tower. And more recently, the Sky Tree tower with two observation decks was built. You can also visit the Tokyo Municipality - with its height of…
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Poland Attractions

Poland Attractions

Europe
Torun The city of Torun, founded in the early 13th century, was the birthplace of the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus. Torun's old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it is one of the best-preserved medieval settlement complexes in Northern Europe. The Castle of the Teutonic Order is located between the old town and the new town, which were built at the same time. In the old town, the old town hall, the Marienkirche and the St. Johannes Cathedral and in the new town the Jacobikirche should be visited. The city wall with some bastions and towers like the Leaning Tower is also interesting. The Copernicus House, which belongs to the City Museum, is particularly worth seeing. Educationvv: Provides school and education information in Poland covering middle school, high school…
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Cook Islands Geography and Climate

Cook Islands Geography and Climate

North and Central America
It is heard from the name that it was Captain James Cook who discovered them in 1773 and 1777, but the Cook Islands did not get their name from Cook. He called them the Hervey Islands. It was much later that the islands were given their name in honor of Cook. The Cook Islands are a group of islands located in the Pacific Ocean about 3,000 km northeast of New Zealand and consisting of 15 different islands. Since 1965, it is in so-called free association with New Zealand just like Niue Island. Those who live on these islands speak English and a Maori dialect called Rarotongan. The main island is called Rarotonga and here is the capital Avarua. Most people live on the islands to the south and it is…
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About Jamaica

About Jamaica

North and Central America
Jamaica is considered the best vacation spot in the Caribbean. This is not surprising, here you can lie on the beach warmed by the sun all day and listen to the rustle of palm trees over your head. Jamaica is a country of amazing culture, waterfalls, beautiful sunsets and, of course, the sun. But not only relaxing on the beach is possible in Jamaica. There are excellent conditions for active recreation: hiking in the mountains and forests, climbing and surfing. Geography of Jamaica According to calculatorinc, Jamaica is an island in the western part of the Caribbean Sea. The country is part of the Greater Antilles and is the third largest in this region. Capital kingston Area The area of Jamaica is 10,991 km. sq., occupies the 160th place in…
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Peru Brief Information

Peru Brief Information

South America
Geographical position: West coast of South America. According to Ezinereligion, Peru borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. From the west it is washed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Capital: Lima (7.7 million people). Official languages: Spanish, Quechua and Aymara (Puno and the border with Bolivia), as well as many Amazonian dialects. Population: about 27.1 million people. State structure: democratic republic. Territory: 1.285.220 sq. km. The country is divided into 24 departments and 1 constitutional province. Dominant religion: Catholicism. Currency: new sol (1 US dollar is equal to 3.00 new sols (rate varies). Time: GMT - 5 hours. Behind Moscow by 9 hours (summer), 8 hours (winter). Highest point: mountain peak Huascaran (6768 m) Mains voltage: 220/240 Volts, frequency 60 Hz (50 Hz in Arequipa), European-style sockets…
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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Asia
Tokyo Tokyo is the capital of Japan and its largest city, located in the southeastern part of the central Japanese island of Honshu on the Kanto plain. The city surprisingly coexists with old narrow streets with fashionable quarters of modern buildings. Tokyo Prefecture consists of 23 special districts, 26 individual cities, 7 towns and 8 villages, including the islands of Izu and Ogasawara - several small Pacific Islands in the south of Japan's main island of Honshu. 23 special districts are the center of Tokyo and make up about one third of the area of ​​the capital, while the number of residents is about eight of the twelve million inhabitants of Tokyo. Until the 60s of the last century, a large number of manufacturing industries were concentrated in Tokyo. Currently,…
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Tours in Zimbabwe

Tours in Zimbabwe

Africa
The majesty of the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers, the natural nature of wild Africa, the originality of culture and the many historical sights, the history of which dates back to the time of ancient civilizations - this is just a small part of the attraction that tours to Zimbabwe bring. A real safari with the possibility of legal hunting attracts tourists from all over the world to this amazing country. Rare representatives of flora and fauna in nature reserves, Victoria Falls and the roar of the great Victoria Falls, the alluring beauty of Lake Kariba will make a holiday in Zimbabwe the most vivid memory of the trip. But not only natural treasures attract tourists to this country: as the leading Zimbabwe tour operator mentions in its travel programs, the…
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Tyr and Jounieh, Lebanon

Tyr and Jounieh, Lebanon

Asia
Tyr Tyr. (Sur) 81 km. from Beirut. This city was founded in 2750 BC. The famous story of the abduction by the Greeks of Europe, the daughter of the king of Tyre, is connected with this city. It was one of the richest trading cities of the ancient Mediterranean. The ancient authors of the Bible give us the most vivid ideas about this city, amazing in its beauty, splendor and wealth. The trade routes of the ancient Tyre ran outside Gibraltar to the western shores of Africa and the British Isles. The most colorful part of Tire is the Fishing Harbor. A unique atmosphere is created by boats painted in different colors and workshops in which boats are built using modern technology. There are also restaurants and cafes where you…
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Morocco Tourist Information

Morocco Tourist Information

Africa
Looking for an exotic getaway on the doorstep of Europe? Then Morocco is where you need to head to! Morocco is the gateway to North Africa with stunning coastlines in both the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean. From rugged coastlines, mountains and the mighty desert to ancient medinas, you can enjoy nature. The country is full of Berber, Arab and European cultural influences, a mix you won't find anywhere else in the world. Rich in history and known for its breathtaking Sahara desert scenery, Morocco is a must-see for anyone interested in anything from culture and cuisine to nature and extreme sports. The imperial cities of Marrakech, Fez, Meknes and Rabat are filled with fragrant food, bustling bazaars and magnificent medieval architecture. Coastal towns such as Asilah and Essaouira provide…
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Latvia Geopolitics

Latvia Geopolitics

Europe
Latvia, like the other two Baltic republics (Estonia and Lithuania), is a small country that became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. During the two world wars it had already experienced a troubled period of independence (1918-40) and for this reason the Constitution in force today is still that of the first republican era (1920-34), albeit partially amended. Given its small size, especially compared to Russia, its geographic location and the fact that more than a quarter of the country's residents are ethnic Russians, relations between Riga and Moscow have been the focus of the country's foreign policy, as well as a important source of contrasts. Tensions between Riga and Moscow re-emerged with the status referendum of the Russian language (February 2012) and with the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises…
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Iceland in the 1940’s

Iceland in the 1940’s

Europe
Population. - Here are the statistical data relating to the last two censuses. As of December 31, 1946, the population was 132,750. The capital, Reykjavik, has increased its population seven times over the past fifty years. No other inhabited center reaches 10,000 residents nor are 2/5 of the population considered urban. Economy. - Fishing remains the country's largest reserve; progress continued during the war, and the island now has one of the most modern and rational flotillas in Europe (381,500 tons of fish in 1943; in 1945 the product of the fishery was valued at around 5.3 million pounds). The industrial use of the hot springs of which the island is abundant is in promising development. Commerce. - Iceland has a surplus of imports over exports in the post-war period,…
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Bill Clinton – A Troubled Childhood

Bill Clinton – A Troubled Childhood

North and Central America
Citizens of the United States of America go to the polls to elect their new president. It is a challenge to the last vote between Republican candidate George Walker Bush and Democrat Al Gore. At the end of the counting, the outcome of the votes in Florida is decisive: amid uncertainties and twists and turns, the vote count goes on until December 12, when Bush's very narrow victory is announced. The new president will be sworn in on January 20, 2001, when he will receive orders from the outgoing president, Bill Clinton. A troubled childhood It was only finally understood, after eight years of controversy and passion, what the secret truth of William Jefferson Clinton's presidency was: between him and the nation that elected and re-elected him there was no…
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United States Industries

United States Industries

North and Central America
Even after the conquest of independence, the activity of North Americans continued to turn to cattle breeding and agriculture; only after the middle of the century. The exploitation of mines began in the entire eastern region, followed by the rise of the metallurgical and manufacturing industries which, favored by customs policy, the remoteness of European production centers and the gigantic expansion of the internal market, quickly succeeded in affirming themselves. American industry, not tied to traditions and already consolidated interests, driven by that practical spirit that is typical of the American character, was able to continue, with an energy unusual in the Old World, the implementation of all the technical improvements suggested by experience. European Union and from the results of the scientific research laboratories, promoted by it on a…
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United States Between 1949 and 1960

United States Between 1949 and 1960

North and Central America
In 1949, the Democrat HS Truman began the second period of his presidency of the USA, launching the formula of the "Fair Deal", that is, a resumption of Roosevelt's reform policy. It led to the implementation of large measures in favor of social housing and farmers, especially through federal interventions to keep agricultural prices at profitable levels. Despite the president's fighting energy, however, other projects failed, such as the introduction of a compulsory health insurance system, the granting of federal aid to public education or the repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act and the restoration of the Wagner Act. in trade union matters. In the Chambers, indeed, the Republicans, hostile to tax increases and federal interventions in economic and social matters, In foreign policy, on the other hand, there was a…
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Italy Tuscan Dialects

Italy Tuscan Dialects

Europe
The Tuscan dialects have a more conservative character than the other dialects of the peninsula. In particular, the Florentine could be said to be the most faithful and pure heir of Latin. The most salient positive trait common to all these dialects together is the development of - rj - in  -j- in front of - r - of the remaining part of Italy (tosc.  Bujo ,  aja  in front of  buro ,  ara  of the other dialects: v. cart.); the most important negative trait is the lack of metaphones. Also given (which is possible, but not demonstrable) that the diphthongs of  e  and  o  ( slight , good , etc.) - which constitute another distinctive character of the Tuscan - originated from a thrust due to - u  and - the  endings and extended to the other forms by leveling, it always remains that no trace is left of the metaphonesis for sure documentable. On the other hand, this diphthongization…
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Montenegro Country Overview

Montenegro Country Overview

Europe
It is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. It is bordered to the north by Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia, to the east by Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, to the south by the Adriatic Sea and to the west by Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. Not a recognized country by the entire international community, because it proclaimed its independence from Serbia unilaterally on June 3 of the 2006. The capital of Montenegro is Podgorica, the official language Montenegrin, although all the residents speak Serbo-Croatian and Albanian and Bosnian are also recognized as official; the form of government is a parliamentary republic, the currency is the euro, since it is one of the countries in which it circulates but is not integrated into the monetary system; and the time zone is CET (UTC + 1). Government According to zipcodesexplorer.com, Montenegro…
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Mongolia Politics and Geography

Mongolia Politics and Geography

Asia
Mongolia. It is a state in Northeast Asia. It borders the Republic of Russia (CIS) to the North and China to the East, South and West. The capital is Ulaanbaatar. Its main activity is the nomadic herding of different animals, with a modest agriculture that is based on the cultivation of cereals and sweet beets. Administrative political organization According to topb2bwebsites.com, Mongolia is divided into twenty-one provinces; and a municipality with provincial status: Arhangay Bayan-Ölgiy Bayanhongor Bulgan Darhan-Uul Dornod Dornogovĭ Dundgovĭ Govĭ-Altay Govĭsümber Hentiy Hovd Hövsgöl Ömnögovĭ Orhon Övörhangay Selenge Sühbaatar Töv Ulaanbaatar Uvs Zavhan Geography Mongolia, occupies an area of 1,560,500 square kilometers, constituting one of the highest countries in the world. Orography its orography is characterized by the mythical steppe plateaus, which rise in height in the north, forming the Altai Mongol and…
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Moldova Country Overview

Moldova Country Overview

Europe
Moldova. A landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordering Romania to the west and Ukraine to the east. It was one of the constituent republics of the Soviet Union until 1991. Its official name is Republic of Moldova. Administrative division Moldova is divided into 9 counties or judeţe, a municipality (the capital) and two territorial units. Bălţi, Cahul, Chişinău (municipality), Edineţ, Găgăuzia (autonomous territorial unit), Lăpuşna, Orhei, Soroca, Stânga Nistrului (territorial unit), Tighina, Ungheni. Geography According to thesciencetutor.org, Moldova is a state in Southeastern Europe. It borders Ukraine to the North, East and Southeast and with Romania to the West and Southwest. The capital is Chisinau (Kisinev). Nestled as a border strip between Romania and Ukraine, landlocked although very close to it, the territory of Moldova is a fertile loess plain that is delimited by the course of the Dniester and Prut rivers. The country includes only a small area of historic Moldova, named after the River Vltava, and is made up of the northern part…
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Minsk, Belarus History and Economy

Minsk, Belarus History and Economy

Europe
According to thereligionfaqs.com, Minsk is the capital of the Republic of Belarus. After World War II most of the city was destroyed. It was rebuilt by Stalin in the 1950s. During the Soviet period it was the capital of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1919 to 1991. Today Minsk is a large metropolis, it is the largest city in Belarus. By population, Minsk ranks 116th among the cities in the world. It features predominantly Soviet-era architecture, but also modern buildings dating from after the breakup of the USSR. Its population is estimated at 1,900,000 residents History According to an ancient legend, apparently there was a giant named Menesk who had a mill on the bank of the river near the city. With this mill, he ground the stones to make loaves that were later fed to his warriors and it…
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Mauritius Name and Geography

Mauritius Name and Geography

Africa
According to softwareleverage.org, Mauritius is a small state located in Southeastern Africa. Its warm tropical climate and the coral barrier that surrounds it, make this island an ideal place and difficult to forget, it is a garden full of contrasts, largely covered by the green of its sugar plantations. It is an island of volcanic origin, located 800 km from Madagascar, 58 km from north to south and 47 km from east to west, densely populated (600 people per square km). As a state, it includes Rodríguez Island just 560 km to the northeast. Its capital is Port-Luis, it is located in the extreme northwest of the island and has 170,000 residents. Some places to visit are Fort Adelaide, a walk through the port, the Chinese pagoda in front of the hippodrome, the Juma Mosque,…
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Mauritania Country Overview

Mauritania Country Overview

Africa
Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Located this country in the north of the African continent. It has an approximate area of 1,025,520 km² and ranks 29th in area. It is almost completely occupied by the Sahara desert, so it has an extreme desert climate with a great daily temperature range and little rainfall. The Senegal River serves as the border with the country of Senegal. Mauritania's currency is the ouguiyas (MRO). History From the 1st century BC, the Roman Republic constituted a province called Mauritania, which occupied the northern part of Morocco, but did not reach the current limits of the country. It was in the 3rd and 4th centuries, the migration of Berber tribes from North Africa displaced the Bafours, the original residents of present-day Mauritania and the ancestors of the Soninké. In…
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Marshall Islands History and Politics

Marshall Islands History and Politics

Oceania
Marshall Islands. Officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands is an island state located in the Pacific Ocean, in Micronesia. Complete independence in accordance with international law occurred on December 22, 1990, when the United Nations officially terminated the trust over the territory. It is a nation whose independence in 1990 made it one of the youngest countries in Oceania. It was part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and was subject to the administration of the United States. It is made up of two archipelagos and some reefs that in total add up to 1,152 Pacific islands. It is located northeast of Australia, specifically north of Nauru and east of Micronesia. History Although the Marshall Islands were populated by Micronesians in the second millennium BC, little is known of the early history of the islands. Arrival of the Europeans According to shopareview.com, the Spanish explorer Álvaro…
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Manila, Philippines Culture

Manila, Philippines Culture

Asia
According to programingplease.com, the Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands, the northernmost group of the Malay Archipelago. The first Europeans to arrive on these islands were those of the expedition of Fernando de Magallanes, in 1521. It has in its geography very mountainous areas and deep underwater trenches. It is the only Asian country with Hispanic influence. The official languages are English and Filipino, although a minority of the population also speaks Spanish and other Malay dialects. Its name is in honor of King Felipe II of Spain. In 1898, the United States, through a self- attack (the terrorist attack against the ship Maine), managed to interfere in the wars of independence of Cuba. Thus, by defeating Spain, it was left with its three main colonies: Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Cuba was liberated in 1902 (although in fact it remained a colony…
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Mali Country Overview

Mali Country Overview

Africa
According to politicsezine.com, Mali or Republic of Mali as it is officially known, is the seventh largest country in Africa. It limits to the north with Algeria, to the east with Niger, to the west with Mauritania and Senegal and to the south with Ivory Coast, Guinea and Burkina Faso. With a total area of 1,240,000 km² and an estimated population of around 12,000,000 residents. Its capital is Bamako. It is considered one of the poorest countries in the world. History Prehistory The first human footprints date back to the 5th century BC. During the 3rd century BC, climatic changes led to a large influx of population from the Sahara to these lands. The Empire of Ghana It is also known by the name of Ouagadou, it was erected by the Soninkés during the 4th century. It was a prosperous empire thanks to the salt and gold trade. This empire will meet its…
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Maldives History and Geography

Maldives History and Geography

Asia
History According to physicscat.com, the first residents probably arrived in the archipelago from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and southern India before 500 BC. It is believed that as early as 2000 BC the islands were located at the crossroads of trade routes of various maritime nations. The Maldives maintain that an ancient people of sun worshipers, the Redin, were the first residents of the islands, and they left behind the beliefs and customs related to evil spirits or Jinnis, still in force today. The Redin left the territory around 500 BC or were absorbed by Buddhists from Ceylon or Hindus from India. Since construction materials were limited, each group built its most important structures on top of those left by previous settlers. This explains why many Maldivian mosques are oriented towards the sun and not towards Mecca. Arab…
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Malaysia Geography

Malaysia Geography

Asia
Climate According to philosophynearby.com, Malaysia's climate is equatorial, influenced by the Asian monsoon, with a wet season (from November to March) and a dry season (between June and October). The plains are very hot, reaching annual averages above 28ºC (which is why the population is concentrated on the coast), while in the mountains, and in relation to altitude, temperatures drop. Average annual rainfall is about 2,500 mm in the peninsula and about 2,300 mm in the insular region. The days are warm and the nights quite cool. The main rainy season in the east lasts from November to February, while in the west, the wettest month is August. Flora and fauna It has a great Biodiversity of Flora and Fauna, and it is considered one of the eighteen megadiverse countries. Something to highlight in the…
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Malaysia Economy and Culture

Malaysia Economy and Culture

Asia
Economy According to pharmacylib.com, Malaysia, a member of the Asian Development Bank, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Colombo Plan, is one of the Asian countries with the largest trade deficit, although since 1987 measures have been taken to promote foreign investment and industrial and infrastructure growth (1987 and 1989 economic plans). The basic economic activity is agriculture. The main agricultural product for consumption is rice, which depends on imports, since national production is not capable of satisfying all national demand. Malaysia is forced to import food products from Great Britain, Japan and Singapore, as well as transport equipment and manufactured basic products, becoming a country dependent on abroad. Commercial agriculture is notable for its important rubber productions, which account for about half of Malaysian exports, despite competition with Indochina. The crops of coconut, pepper, cocoa, pineapple and tea. Tin mining on the western slopes of the Malayan range makes Malaysia…
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Madrid, Spain Overview

Madrid, Spain Overview

Europe
According to payhelpcenter.com, the Kingdom of Spain (also known as Spain) is a nation constituted in a social and democratic state of law whose form of Government is the parliamentary monarchy. It occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula, in addition to other territories such as the archipelagos of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands (in the Atlantic Ocean near Africa), as well as other territories such as Melilla and Ceuta in the north of Africa. Member country of the European Union, in territorial extension it is the third largest country in Europe (not counting Russia). It shares land borders with France and with the principality of Andorra to the north, with Portugal to the west and with the British colony of Gibraltar to the south. In its African territories, it shares land and sea borders with Morocco. Madrid houses the main international institutions regulating and disseminating the Spanish language: the Permanent Commission of…
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Macau Government

Macau Government

Asia
Macau. It is a small special administrative region on the southern coast of China. It is located next to Guangdong province, 70 km southwest of Hong Kong, and 145 km from the city of Guangzhou. From the 20 of December of 1999, Macao is one of two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China. Until that date it had been under Portuguese administration for almost 450 years. As in Hong Kong, the Macao Basic Law guarantees the maintenance of the capitalist economic system and broad autonomy for at least 50 years. The judicial system established by Portugal, and Portuguese, although little is spoken, is held as an official language along with Chinese. According to oxfordastronomy.com, the chief executive is appointed by the central government of the People's Republic of China after selection by an electoral committee, whose members are…
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Ljubljana, Slovenia History

Ljubljana, Slovenia History

Europe
Around the year 2000 a. C., the marshes of Ljubljana were colonized by settlers who lived in wooden constructions on stilts. These peoples lived on hunting, fishing and primitive agriculture. To move through the marshes, they used boats made from tree trunks. The area continued to be a point of passage for numerous tribes and peoples, and thus, the territory was subsequently colonized by the Venetians, who were succeeded by the Illyrian tribe of the Yapodi and, already in the 3rd century BC. C., the Celtic tribe of the Taurisci. In the middle of the 1st century BC. C., the Romans built in the place a military camp, occupied by the Legio XV Apollinaris and later the permanent settlement of Emona (Colonia Iulia Emona). It had walls and its population reached 5,000 or 6,000 people, many…
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Lisbon, Portugal History

Lisbon, Portugal History

Europe
It is located in the west of Portugal, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, on the right bank (to the north) of the estuary of the Tagus River. The city occupies an area of 84.8 km². The city limits, contrary to what usually happens in large cities, are well defined within the limits of the historical perimeter. This produced the creation of several cities around Lisbon, such as Loures, Odivelas, Amadora and Oeiras, which are de facto part of its metropolitan perimeter. History According to naturegnosis.com, the history of Lisbon has known times of splendor, when hundreds of curious adventurers, including Vasco da Gama, jumped into the sea eager to discover and explore new lands that made it a maritime power, and times of disaster and misery, which left it to edge of ruin. However, nothing could…
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Liechtenstein Country Overview

Liechtenstein Country Overview

Europe
According to militarynous.com, the Principality of Liechtenstein is a small German-speaking Alpine country doubly nestled by Switzerland and Austria. It is the last remnant of the Holy Roman Empire and an independent nation with very close ties to Switzerland. It enjoys a very high standard of living and is home to some incredibly beautiful mountain scenery. The capital of the principality, Vaduz, is primarily a modern city and an important center of international commerce and banking. Geographic location State of 160 km 2, located in central Europe. It is bordered to the north and east by Austria, to the west and south by Switzerland. History The territory was dominated by the Romans and belonged to the Carolingian Empire. In the 10th century, the Duchies of Schellenberg and Vaduz were integrated into the Holy Roman Empire. In 1434, the union of both duchies, already converted into manors, established the current borders of the country. In 1699, the House…
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Latvia Country Overview

Latvia Country Overview

Europe
Latvia. The Republic of Latvia is one of the Baltic states. It was an independent republic from the end of World War I until 1940. It is located on the northeastern shore of the Baltic Sea. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the east by the Russian Federation, to the southeast by Belarus and to the south by Lithuania. Latvia is divided into five regions: Kurzeme, Latgale, Riga, Vidzeme and Zemgale. History According to mathgeneral.com, Latvia was occupied by Finns and other Baltic ethnic groups. The latgales, under the Finnish denomination of "letos", gave their name to the territory. By the 11th century, the Latgales were vassals of the Russian prince of Polostk, a time when they abandoned paganism for Christianity. The Archbishopric of Livonia was established in 1199. By 1158 the Germans had reached the mouth of the Dvina River. At the end of the 13th…
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Laos Population and Economy

Laos Population and Economy

Asia
Population There are four major ethnic groups, each with its own language. Lao-tai can be found throughout the Laotian territory, especially in the highlands, which is divided into black tai and red tai (predominant colors in women's clothing). The Lao-theng tribe, who are supposed to be descendants of the primitive residents of the region, are also spread throughout the country and in neighboring countries. In contrast, in the lowlands, cities and near the Mekong River, live the Lao-Lu, who speak Laotian Tai. Lastly, the lao-soung group. In religious matters, there are 57.8% Buddhists, 33.6% animists (especially from the lao-theng group), 3.8% non-religious, 1.5% Christians and 1% Muslims. The vast majority of the population practice Theravada Buddhism. The Chinese and Vietnamese minorities especially practice Mahayana Buddhism and Confucianism. According to internetsailors.com,…
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Laos History and Geography

Laos History and Geography

Asia
History In the 8th century, the migrations of the Lao people began from southern China, displacing the hill tribes. In 1353, the kingdom of Lan Xang was established by Fa Ngum. During the 18th century it was divided into three kingdoms: Luang Prabang, Vieng Chang, and Champassak. Burmese, Siamese, Vietnamese and Chinese invasions followed. In 1893, France established the protectorate over Vieng Chang, and then over the other two kingdoms. Laos proclaimed its independence in 1945, during the Japanese occupation. When Japan surrendered, the return to the French protectorate was announced by the King of Laos, Sisavang Vong. In 1953, Laos achieved its independence. Prince Souphanou Vong, with the help of the Viet Minh, declared war on the Luang Prabang regime and established the Pathet Lao government. A year later, in 1954, the Geneva Conference ratified the country's independence, with the exception…
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