Attractions in Portugal

Attractions in Portugal

Europe
Sao Bento train station Elaborate tile work in this train station tells the story of Portugal The transport hub in the heart of Porto offers travelers much more than just round-trip transport. The French Beaux Arts structure is home to 20,000 magnificent ceramic tiles glazed with azulejo tin, depicting Portugal's past - its royal rule, wars, and transportation history. Built in 1900, the beautiful station was named after a Benedictine monastery that took its place in the 16th century. In 1783 the church was destroyed by fire, but in the 19th century it was completely demolished to make way for the growing railroad system. The intricate tile work began five years after the station was built. The blue and white tiles were placed over a period of 11 years between…
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Madeira, Portugal Landmarks

Madeira, Portugal Landmarks

Europe
Cabo Girão in Madeira The small town of Camara de Lobos is only 10 kilometers east of Funchal. This is where the most easterly point of Madeira Island can be found. A visit to Cabo Girão, the cliffs, near Camara de Lobos is a must on a study trip to the flower island. They are very easy to reach from Funchal by car or bus and can be visited at any time. The best time to visit is early in the morning, when the sun is up or has just risen. Only for those with a head for heights Madeira ends in Cabo Girão. But not just with a sandy beach into the sea, but with a huge bastion made of rock. The rock formation at Cabo Girao juts out…
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Iceland Geography

Iceland Geography

Europe
According to Allcitycodes, Iceland is located in Northern Europe, it is an island between the Greenland Sea and the north of the Atlantic Ocean. It has just 300,000 residents and enjoys one of the highest living standards in Europe. Its geography has not been an obstacle for its development, it could even be said that it has benefited it as many people look for it in its natural spaces. Iceland, whose name means "land of ice", has glaciers, hot springs, geysers, active volcanoes, ice fields, tundras, snowy peaks, huge lava deserts, waterfalls and craters.. Some of the largest colonies of birds in the world inhabit the cliffs that rise up on its coasts, in the lakes and swamps there are abundant aquatic birds. Iceland, a Nordic island nation, occupies an area of 103,000 km2 in the North Atlantic…
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Uruguay Recent History

Uruguay Recent History

America
Return to democracy The 30 of November of 1980 the citizenship rejects the draft constitutional reform proposed by the dictatorial regime, ushering in a slow process of political opening. On 1 September as as 1981 assumes the presidency the general Gregorio Alvarez, who in 1984 called elections, albeit with citizens and political parties banned. After being held that same year, the Colorado Party emerged triumphant. During the first days of 1985 Álvarez left the command in the hands of the President of the Supreme Court of Justice in office, Rafael Addiego Bruno and, finally, on March 1, 1985 the government returned to civilians with the assumption of Julio María Sanguinetti as President. In an agreement to leave the past behind and return in peace to the Party system, the majority political parties agreed to vote an amnesty law that extinguished all crimes committed as of January 1, 1962 in relation…
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North Crimean Canal

North Crimean Canal

Europe
North Crimean Canal, irrigation canal in southern Ukraine, over 400 km long; branches off from the Kachowka reservoir of the Dnieper and leads through the north of the Crimean peninsula to Kerch. Crimean Tatars Crimean Tatars, Turkic-speaking people, originally settled in the Crimea; it was formed in the course of the disintegration of the Mongol-ruled Golden Horde mainly from subjugated Cumans and other Turkic tribes; Europeanized by mixing with Genoese, Crimean Goths and Slavs. Strongly decimated by emigration to Turkey since 1783, around 220,000 Crimean Tatars were deported to Central Asia in 1944 (on charges of collaboration with the Germans), especially to the desert-like Mubarek steppe southeast of Bukhara (Uzbekistan), many of whom perished (to own information 10%). According to a resolution of November 28, 1989, the approximately 500,000 Crimean…
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Norwegian Music

Norwegian Music

Europe
Norwegian music, term for music on the territory of Norway. Like music in the other Scandinavian countries, Norwegian music is already documented by finds of instruments from the Middle and Late Bronze Age, from which lurs are known, which were probably blown on cultic occasions. The literary sources of the Middle Ages such as the Edda, Sagas and the Skaldendeals paint a more comprehensive picture of Norwegian musical life. In addition to the harp, fiddle, lyre and horns, the folk instruments langleik (fingerboard zither) and especially the Hardangerfele (Hardanger fiddle) are from this period), which has a lot in common with the folk sounds of the southern region of pre-aggregorian shepherd melodies in Switzerland in its primeval melos and lyrically. The literary sources also testify to the high reputation of…
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Kobuk Valley National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park

America
The Kobuk Valley National Park is located in the state of Alaska. Every year over 6,300 visitors travel to the 6,758 km² nature reserve. The park was established on March 4, 1940. Location of the Kobuk Valley National Park In northwest Alaska is the area of ​​the Kobuk Valley National Park. The area is located 120 kilometers east of the city of Kotzebue and is almost completely enclosed by mountains. The plain in it is traversed in the middle by the Kobuk River. Geology of the Kobuk Valley National Park For visitors, the Kobuk Valley National Park is a real feast for the eyes, because nature had free reign here thanks to the protective wall of the Baird and Waring Mountains that surround the Kobuk Valley. The Great-Kobuk sand dunes…
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Quebec in Canada

Quebec in Canada

America
Canada's largest province joined the state of Canada in 1867. The capital of the same name, Québec, and the heart of French Canada, is the seat of the regional government and is surrounded by walls. Montréal, the second largest city in Canada, is also in the province of Québec. It is a commercial center favored by its location on the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers. The sights are varied, and one shouldn't miss the 18th century Château Ramezay. This former seat of the Montréal City Council houses an interesting museum. One of the most impressive churches is also in Montréal, the Catholic Basilique-Notre-Dame, dating from 1829. In 1976, Monteál hosted the Olympic Games. The buildings and facilities created for this purpose, such as the Olympic Stadium, the Biodome or the…
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Gulf Islands National Park

Gulf Islands National Park

America
The Gulf Islands National Park is located in Canada British Columbia Province. It was founded on May 9, 2003, making it one of the youngest National parks in Canada. He was 40.National park founded and has a total area of ​​33 square kilometers. This makes it one of the smaller parks. 16 islands belong to the area of ​​the national park. Many impressive reefs and a landscape of inlets also belong to the Gulf Islands National Park. The island chain of the Gulf Islands lies in the Strait of Georgia. This inlet is part of the Pacific and is located between Vancouver Island and the coast of British Columbia. Most of the island chain is part of the national park area, which is why it got its name. The entire…
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Kyrgyzstan as an Independent State

Kyrgyzstan as an Independent State

Asia
On August 31, 1991, Kyrgyzstan declared its independence. In December 1991 the country joined the CIS; in March 1992 it became a member of the UN. In June 1992, as a country starting with letter K according to Countryaah, Kyrgyzstan nationalized all armed forces stationed on its territory and on June 1, 1994 joined NATO's "Partnership for Peace" program. On March 29, 1996, Kyrgyzstan (alongside Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan) signed an agreement on the establishment of a »Community of Integrated States«. In 1996 and 2002, Kyrgyzstan concluded border agreements with the PRC. As the first of the former Soviet republics, Kyrgyzstan was admitted to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in October 1998; On July 1, 1999, a partnership and cooperation agreement with the European Union came into force. In 1999 and…
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Pukaskwa National Park

Pukaskwa National Park

America
The province of Ontario in Canada is home to Pukaskwa National Park. It is located next to the town of Marathon in the south of the province. The area of ​​the park is 1,878 square kilometers. Pukaskwa National Park was established in 1983 and is popular for its large lake, Lake Superior, and boreal forest. Larger animals living here include reindeer, black bears, elk,canadianLynx and Wolves. Riverside Park Pukaskwa National Park is particularly rich in flowing water. It got its name from one of the rivers. The Pukaskwa River flows through the park area. The Cascade River, North Swallow River, Swallow River, White river and Willow River are also found here. Incidentally, the meaning of the word Pukaskwa is translated into German wild inland bank. Experience the Pukaskwa National Park…
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Caspian Sea

Caspian Sea

Asia, Europe
With around 400,000 km², the Caspian Sea is the largest lake on earth without drainage. Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran lie on the Caspian Sea. In north-south direction it extends over a length of about 1200 km, its mean width is about 320 km. The main tributary is the Volga. The Caspian Sea repeatedly filled the entire Caspian Depression. The water level has sunk considerably since 1971 due to evaporation and water abstraction. The area of ​​the Caspian Sea shrank. The water level has been rising significantly again since the late 1980's. Today it is around 28 m below sea level. The salinity is high. Salt is extracted in the south of the Caspian Sea. Extensive inland waterways open up the Caspian Sea from the north and south. All…
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Siberia, Russia

Siberia, Russia

Asia
Siberia is a large landscape in northern Asia. It covers most of the Asian territory of Russia, as well as the north of Kazakhstan. It lies between the Urals in the west and the Pacific in the east, between the Arctic Ocean in the north and the Kazakh threshold as well as the mountain range on the borders with Mongolia and China in the south. Siberia is around 16 million km² and therefore larger than Europe. However, it only has about 33 million residents. Its north-south extension is around 3500 km, the extension from west to east about 7000 km. The relief of Siberia is divided into the large units of West Siberian Lowlands, Central Siberian Mountains, North Siberian Lowlands and North Siberian Mountains. The climate is continental with extremely…
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Canada – a “Subcontinent” Part II

Canada – a “Subcontinent” Part II

America
Population The Anglo-Canadians make up the largest proportion of the population, followed by the French-Canadians. While the Indians of various tribes live all over the country, the Inuit (Eskimos) settle in northern Canada, especially in Nunavut, a self-governing territory. The population of the sparsely populated country is also very unevenly distributed: Four fifths of the huge country, especially large parts of the polar north, are almost uninhabited. Nature lovers can wander through the tundras and forests for days without meeting a soul. The vast majority of Canadians live in a strip on the border with the United States, nearly 65% ​​of them in the eastern provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Accordingly, urbanization is well advanced: Almost 80% of Canadians are at home in a city. The major cities, where over…
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Canada – a “Subcontinent” Part I

Canada – a “Subcontinent” Part I

America
Canada is the second largest country on earth, but extremely sparsely populated. The natural area of ​​the country is mainly characterized by the Canadian shield with the Hudson Bay in the center. To the west are the wide prairies of the Great Plains, which rise to the Pacific coast to several mountain ranges of the North American Cordillera. The north of Canada is occupied by the tundras and snow and ice deserts of the islands of the Arctic Archipelago. Canada has a predominantly continental climate with large contrasts in temperature and precipitation fluctuations due to relief and lies in several belts of vegetation, including the boreal belt of coniferous forests, which takes up a large part of the country's area. The country's residents are almost exclusively the descendants of European…
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Japan Country Facts

Japan Country Facts

Asia
Country facts Official name: Japan License plate: J ISO-3166: JP, JPN (392) Internet domain:.jp Currency: 1 yen (¥) = 100 sen Area: 377,962 km² Population (2018): 126.5 million Capital: Tokyo Official language (s): Japanese Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy Administrative division: 47 prefectures Head of State: Emperor Naruhito Head of Government: Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga Religion (s): Shintoists, Buddhists Time zone: Central European Time +8 hours National holiday: December 23rd Location and infrastructure Location (geographical): East Asia Location (coordinates): between 24 ° and 46 ° north latitude and 123 ° and 146 ° east longitude Climate: In the north, cold and humid climate, in the middle, a warm, dry, winter climate, in the south, a subtropical climate Highest mountain: Fuji (3776 m) Road network (2015): 992 835 km (paved), 225…
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Egypt Facts

Egypt Facts

Africa
Country facts Official name: Arab Republic of Egypt License plate: ET ISO-3166: EG, EGY (818) Internet domain:.eg Currency: 1 Egyptian pound (Egypt £) = 100 piastres = 1000 millièmes Area: 1,001,450 km² Population (2019): 100.4 million Capital: Cairo Official language (s): Arabic Form of government: Presidential Republic Administrative division: 27 districts (Governorate) Head of State: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Head of Government: Mustafa Madbouly Religion (s) (2015): 90% Muslims; 10% Christians (including Copts) Time zone: Central European Time +1 hour National Day: July 23 Location and infrastructure Location (geographical): North Africa Position (coordinates): between 22 ° and 32 ° north latitude and 25 ° and 36 ° east longitude Climate: semi-desert and desert climate Highest mountain: Katrina (2,637 m) Road network (2017): 48,000 km (paved), 17,050 km (unpaved) Railway network…
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Austria Economy

Austria Economy

Asia
Economic situation As a country starting with letter A according to Countryaah, Austria is one of the highly developed industrial countries. It is characterized by a stable economy, low unemployment and a lot of transit traffic. The distribution of income depends heavily on educational attainment, but government intervention has significantly reduced the inequalities of income. Measured in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), the country has an economic output of € 398.52 billion (2019) and is one of the countries worldwide with a very high income and standard of living. In 2018, 4.89 million people were employed, with almost 70% of all women between the ages of 15 and 64 in employment. Unemployment is (2019) between 4 and 5% and thus at a low level, while that of young people…
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Emigrate to Dominican Republic

Emigrate to Dominican Republic

America
Area: 48,730 km² Residents: 10,767,000 (as of 2017) Population density: 221 E / km² Form of Government: Presidential Republic Neighboring countries: Haiti State capital: Santo Domingo National language: Spanish Religions: 75% Roman Catholic, 4% Protestant, 1.5% Adventists, 0.3% Jehovah's Witnesses Currency: Dominican Peso (DOP) 1 Peso = 100 Centavos Exchange rates: 1 EUR = 70.02 DOP 100 DOP = 1.40 EUR 1 CHF = 64.96 DOP 100 DOP = 1.51 CHF (exchange rate from 26.01.2021) Telephone area code: +1 (809), +1 (829) and +1 (849) Time zone: UTC −4 (CET −5, CEST −6) In 2020, 129 Germans officially emigrated to the Dominican Republic and 178 returned to their homeland. Within the 10 years from 2010 to 2019, 2,199 Germans officially emigrated to the Dominican Republic and 2,871 moved back to Germany. As one of countries starting with D listed on Countryaah,…
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Cost of Living in Uruguay

Cost of Living in Uruguay

America
You would need around € 2,224.07 in Montevideo to maintain the same standard of living that you could have in Berlin with € 3,700.00 (assuming you rent in the cities). Consumer prices in Montevideo are 30.59% lower than in Berlin (excluding rent) Consumer prices including rent in Montevideo are 39.89% lower than in Berlin Rental prices in Montevideo are 60.61% lower than in Berlin Restaurant prices in Montevideo are 28.32% lower than in Berlin Food prices in Montevideo are 30.94% lower than in Berlin The local purchasing power in Montevideo is 64.24% lower than in Berlin Average cost of living in Montevideo (from 10/2019 - 09/2020) Restaurant Ø € Price € Price from / to Food, price w. restaurant 8.03 6.03-13.06 Middle class, 3 courses for 2 people. 30.13 24.10-60.26…
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