Thailand The Kingdom of Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia with coasts on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. It borders Myanmar (Burma) to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Cambodia to the southeast and Malaysia to the south. The country was known as Siam until 1939. Thailand has 1430 Islands, of which the largest is Phuket. This island sits in southwestern Thailand in the Andaman sea. Thailand's first people are the Mon (and Khmer and later came the Tai), who migrated from southern China to Vietnam and then [...]
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Benin The Republic of Benin is a small West African country. It covers an area of 44,310 sqm and is home to about 11 million people. The country first acquired the name Dahomey in 1975, she derived her name from the large water body at the southern end of the colony "the Bight of Benin." Porto-Novo is the capital city but the largest city is Cotonou which is also home to the government. The interesting about Porto-Novo is it was developed to promote slave trade in the 16th century and home to [...]
Norway Norway (Norge) is the westernmost, northernmost and also easternmost of the three Scandinavian countries with a population of only 5.4 million people. It is situated above the Arctic circle and borders the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea with a landscape shaped by the Ice Age, forested hills and valleys, mountains, waterfalls, and a long coastline with fjords, islands, and mountains growing directly up from the sea. Norway's highest point is Galdhøpiggen, 2,469m (8,100 ft.) in the Jotunheimen region that lies midway between Oslo and Trondheim, but away from the [...]
New Zealand New Zealand is a country located in a region called Oceania. This Southern Hemisphere country is surrounded by the South Pacific Ocean. The Māori name for the country is Aotearoa which means "land of the long white cloud". Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. The city is located on South Island with about 417,000 people. The country’s largest city is called Auckland located on the North Island. Auckland has about 1.6 million inhabitants. These islands are one of Earth's most peculiar bioregions, inhabited by flightless birds seen nowhere [...]
India India is located in the Asian continent and is currently the seventh largest country in the world and slightly bigger than one third of the USA. The country is surrounded by the Himalayan mountains located in the Northern sector while the peninsula is surrounded by the Indian Ocean. She shares borders with seven countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. India has a population of 1.38 billion people with 22 official languages but Hindi is the most commonly spoken language as more than half of the country speaks this. [...]
Botswana A landlocked country in the center of Southern Africa, Botswana is bordered by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Although most of the country is covered by deep Kalahari sand, there are rocky hills to the south-east and enjoy a good amount of rain unlike other desert-like countries. Botswana has an area size of 224,607 square miles (581,730 square kilometers)with a population of 2,249,104 million people. The country is famous for its wildlife, areas like the Chobe National Park, Moremi National Park in the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game [...]
South Africa The republic of South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent and shares borders with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in the North, and Mozambique in the East. The country encloses two landlocked African countries which are eSwatini (formerly called Swaziland) and Lesotho. The southernmost point in South Africa is, Cape Agulhas which is roughly 120km (75miles) east of Cape Town. The capital city Pretoria has 3 million inhabitants. In the mountain ranges of the Drakensberg region, especially in the Lesotho mountains, surprisingly there is snow in winter and [...]
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka also known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean is an island located in Southern Asia, south of India with a population of 22.9 million inhabitants. A land bridge between the island and India existed until the 15th century when a cyclone broke the land bridge apart. The island is mostly flat with some mountains in the central-southern parts and surrounded by the Indian Ocean. The largest city of Sri Lanka is Colombo with about 600,000 inhabitants. The Island does not have any natural lakes, but there are [...]
Russia Russia, the largest country in the world, occupies one-tenth of all the land on Earth. There are about 120 ethnic groups in Russia who speak more than a hundred languages. Roughly 80 percent of Russians trace their ancestry to the Slavs. The Nation is a federation of 86 republics, provinces, territories and districts, all controlled by the government in Moscow. The head of state is a president elected by the people. The economy is based on a vast supply of natural resources, including oil, coal, iron ore, gold and aluminum. Almost [...]
Japan Japan is an archipelago, or string of islands, on the eastern edge of Asia with Tokyo as its capital. There are four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. It consists of a great string of islands in a northeast-southwest arc that stretches for approximately 1,500 miles (2,400 km) through the western North Pacific Ocean. The Japanese landscape is rugged, with more than four-fifths of the land surface consisting of mountains. There are many active and dormant volcanoes, including Mount Fuji (Fuji-san), which, at an elevation of 12,388 feet (3,776 meters), [...]