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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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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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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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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Before Departure to Sri Lanka

Before Departure to Sri Lanka

Asia
Read about passports, visas, vaccinations and the practicalities In Sri Lanka, an impressive journey awaits, where you can combine a beach holiday with unique culture, and where you can also experience the lush nature that Sri Lanka hides. On this page you will get practical information about passports & visas, vaccinations, currency and the language to equip you so that you are ready to travel to Sri Lanka with Tourist Travel. Passport & Visa to Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan authorities have provided the following passport and visa rules, which apply to Danish citizens when traveling to Sri Lanka. If you are in doubt about passport and visa rules, please contact the Embassy of Sri Lanka for confirmation below or for more information at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs .…
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Turkmenistan Media and Media Policy

Turkmenistan Media and Media Policy

Asia
The country's media are all controlled by the state, and the country is considered to be the most repressive country in the world when it comes to dealing with journalists as well as freedom of the media and freedom of expression. According to Thedressexplorer.com, the main goal of Turkmen media coverage is above all to convey a completely positive image of the present. Much space is also devoted to reporting on the President's achievements. Reports on processes abroad are only published if they are directly related to the President's actions; negative reports do not appear. Material from foreign news agencies is not used. Foreign print media are not legally available in Turkmenistan. In a sometimes called " war on satellite dishes bezeichnetne" approach President Berdimuhamedov has banned new installations of…
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Sri Lanka – Refreshingly Diverse!

Sri Lanka – Refreshingly Diverse!

Asia
Leopards, elephants, buffalo, crocodiles ... Sounds like Africa, but we are in Sri Lanka! Here you go on one day jeep safaris in one of the species-rich national parks, and the next day you are already on one of the blossom-white beaches, on a green hill with lush tea plantations, or with elephants, who refresh themselves in the quiet lakes. For many years Sri Lanka was considered a restless region, but now the people's longing for a harmonious everyday life has gained the upper hand and the residents are happy about every guest who visits their diverse country. The infrastructure of the island in the Indian Ocean is improving from year to year and although they are well on the way to modernization, the country and its people appreciate their…
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Death Railway, Thailand

Death Railway, Thailand

Asia
Death Railway is one of Thailand’s most popular attractions, and no wonder. The history of the railway is long and tragic, and in addition to an interesting past, visitors are fascinated by its scenic location along the River Kwai. Take a look at the history of the railroad and see where it got its scary nickname. History of the railway of death During World War II, it was considered necessary to build a railway that would form a direct route from Bangkok, Thailand, to Rangoon, the capital of Myanmar, or Burma, more than 400 kilometers away. How the railway got its name More than 60,000 prisoners of war and more than 200,000 Asian workers and forced laborers participated in the construction of the railway. The builders were forced to scrape…
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Winter vacation in Asia

Winter vacation in Asia

Asia
Where are you going to travel on your next winter vacation? As a continent consisting of 48 countries according to Countryaah, Asia offers many great destinations for a winter trip, whether you are looking for sun and warmth, culture and history or something completely different. We put together Asian travel destinations that are perfect for a winter vacation in January or February. Cambodia in January and February During a winter trip in Cambodia, the sun shines from a cloudless sky and the temperatures are pleasant. In January and February, the country has a dry season. Cambodia, like its neighbors, is quite compact in size. However, the country holds larger experiences. The most famous attraction in Cambodia is the Angkor Wat Temple, located in Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Angkor…
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When is the best time to travel to Maldives?

When is the best time to travel to Maldives?

Asia
Located in Southern Asia according to Countryaah, the Maldives is a great destination. On the islands you can enjoy a holiday in a luxurious setting, relax on the white sandy beaches and swim in the crystal clear waters all year round. But when is the best time to travel to the Maldives? Read more about the climate of the Maldives below and see when is the best time for you to travel to the Maldives. NOTE: This guide is for guidance only. The climate of the Maldives The Maldives are located at the equator about a thousand kilometers off the coast of Sri Lanka, so the islands have a tropical climate. The average daytime temperature is 28-30 degrees all year round, and even at night the mercury drops by only a couple of…
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10 traditional foods to taste in China

10 traditional foods to taste in China

Asia
China is known for its very diverse food culture, which includes many classic dishes such as Peking duck and dumplings. Chinese cuisine is full of interesting and delicious dishes made from fresh ingredients, often using a variety of tasty marinades. We’ve put together less than 10 traditional dishes that are definitely worth a try during your trip to China, a country located in east part of Asia defined by Countryaah. Peking Duck (Běijīng kǎoyā - 北京 烤鸭) Peking duck is a popular dish that has gained almost the status of a national symbol in China. The dish has a long history, as already during the Ming Dynasty in the 15th century, the Beijing duck was one of the standard servings on the court menu. The duck is made so that its meat…
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City Break in Singapore and Indonesia

City Break in Singapore and Indonesia

Asia
This trip will take you to four Indonesian paradise islands. The days are free and you can decide the program yourself, so you can choose the activities that are best for you or just focus 100% on relaxation. Additional paid tours offer things to do and see for those who want not only relaxation but also experiences. Island hopping begins in the popular resort town of Sanur, Bali, known for its relaxed cozy atmosphere and miles of golden sandy beach. After a day at the beach, you can relax in one of the city’s many cozy cafés or enjoy the atmosphere in the lounge bars. From Bali, the journey continues by speedboat to the scenic and peaceful island of Lombok. The unspoilt natural landscapes of Lombok are very similar to…
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Turkmenistan Travel Guide

Turkmenistan Travel Guide

Asia
Turkmenistan is a country located in Asia with name that begins with letter T. The Central Asian state of Turkmenistan stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to Uzbekistan, from Kazakhstan in the north to Afghanistan and Iran in the south. At around 488,000 km 2, the country is somewhat larger than Germany, Austria and Switzerland combined, but only has 5.5 million residents. The capital Ashgabat was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1948 and impresses with some futuristic monumental buildings, a myriad of fountains and gilded or marble witnesses of the personality cult around the authoritarian heads of state of the country. Entry Turkmenistan's entry requirements are among the most complicated in the world. The country tries to seal itself off from individual travelers. Only the Turkmen embassy…
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Sri Lanka Travel Guide

Sri Lanka Travel Guide

Asia
Sri Lanka is a country located in Asia with name that begins with letter S. Due to its scenic beauty, Sri Lanka is a popular travel destination. Geographically, the Sri Lanka can be divided into three landscape areas: The central high plateau, which rises up to 2,500 m in the south of the island and is home to world-famous tea-growing areas. Tropical plains in which a rich flora and fauna thrives. A coastal belt consisting mostly of sandy beaches that surrounds the island. Entry Austrian, German and Swiss citizens need an ETA visa (ETA = Electronic Travel Authorization System) to enter Sri Lanka, which can be applied for online. Climate There are no seasons on the tropical island, only an alternation of rainy and dry seasons, which is determined by…
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Iran Travel Guide

Iran Travel Guide

Asia
Iran is a country located in Middle East with name that begins with letter I. With a land area of ​​1.6 million km 2, Iran is about five times the size of Germany, but has slightly fewer residents, namely 75.6 million. Around 12 million people live in the region of the capital Tehran. Iran is a mountainous country, which is divided by several mountain ranges facing southeast, through which fertile valleys and plateaus run. There are large desert areas in the center and east of the country: the Lut Desert alone, at 166,000 km 2, is twice as large as Austria. The highest mountain in Iran is the 5,671 m high Damavand, an extinct volcano in the Elburs Mountains, which separates the region around Tehran from the Caspian Sea. In…
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