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Nepal

In Nov. 1990, King Birendra promulgated a new constitution and introduced a multiparty parliamentary democracy in Nepal. King Gyanendra dissolved the government in 2002 and has since ruled as an absolute monarch.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Nepal Cabinet Meeting at Everest

The Nepal Cabinet held a historic meeting at the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 17,192 feet.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Afghanistan

In June 2002 a multiparty republic replaced an interim government following the fall of the Islamic Taliban government.

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Published on : 11-Dec-2010

Armenia

Armenia is located in the southern Caucasus and is the smallest of the former Soviet republics. A land of rugged mountains and extinct volcanoes, its highest point is Mount Aragats, 4,095 m.

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Published on : 11-Dec-2010

Tunisia

Tunisia, at the northernmost bulge of Africa, thrusts out toward Sicily to mark the division between the eastern and western Mediterranean Sea. Coastal plains on the east rise to a north-south escarpment that slopes gently to the west.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan is situated in the western part of the Indian subcontinent, with Afghanistan and Iran on the west, India on the east, and the Arabian Sea on the south. The Baluchistan Plateau lies to the west, and the Thar Desert and an expanse of alluvial plains, the Punjab and Sind, lie to the east.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

San Marino

San Marino is surrounded by Italy. It is situated in the Apennines, a little inland from the Adriatic Sea near Rimini.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Colombia

Colombia is bordered on the northwest by Panama, on the east by Venezuela and Brazil, and on the southwest by Peru and Ecuador. Through the western half of the country, three Andean ranges run north and south. The eastern half is a low, jungle-covered plain, drained by spurs of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, inhabited mostly by isolated tropical- forest Indian tribes.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan lies in the north of the central Asian republics and is bounded by Russia in the north, China in the east, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in the south, and the Caspian Sea and part of Turkmenistan in the west. It has almost 1,177 mi (1,894 km) of coastline on the Caspian Sea.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Cape Verde

Cape Verde, is an archipelago in the Atlantic 385 mi (500 km) west of Senegal. The islands are divided into two groups:

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Guinea Bissau

A neighbor of Senegal andGuinea in West Africa, on theAtlanticcoast.  Thecountryisalowlyingcoastalregionofswamps,rainforests,andmangrove-covered wetlands, with about 25 islands off the coast. The Bijagos archipelago extends 30 mi (48 km) out to sea.  

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Uganda

Uganda, is in East Africa. It is bordered on the west by Congo. The country, which lies across the equator, is divided into three main areas—swampy lowlands, a fertile plateau with wooded hills, and a desert region.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Malawi

Malawi is a landlocked country, located in southeast Africa. Lake Malawi, formerly Lake Nyasa, occupies most of the country’s eastern border.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Japan

An archipelago in the Pacific, Japan is separated from the east coast of Asia by the Sea of Japan. Japan’s four main islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Norway

Norway is situated in the western part of the Scandinavian peninsula. It extends about 1,770 km from the North Sea along the Norwegian Sea to more than 483 km above the Arctic Circle, the farthest north of any European country.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Belgium

Located in western Europe, Belgium has about 40 mi of seacoast on the North Sea, at the Strait of Dover. The Meuse and the Schelde, Belgium’s principal rivers, are important commercial arteries.

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Published on : 11-Dec-2010

Ghana

A West African country bordering on the Gulf of Guinea, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Syria

Syria lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Coastal Syria is a narrow plain, in back of which is a range of coastal mountains, and still farther inland a steppe area. In the east is the Syrian Desert and in the south is the Jebel Druze Range.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Finland

Finland is heavily forested and contains thousands of lakes, numerous rivers, and extensive areas of marshland. Except for a small highland region in the extreme northwest, the country is a lowland less than 180 m above sea level.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Paraguay

Paraguay is surrounded by Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina in south-central South America. Eastern Paraguay, between the Paraná and Paraguay rivers, is upland country with the thickest population settled on the grassy slope that inclines toward the Paraguay River.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a queen and a Parliament that has two houses: the House of Lords, with 574 life peers, 92 hereditary peers, and 26 bishops; and the House of Commons, which has 651 popularly elected members.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Chad

A landlocked country in northcentral Africa. Lake Chad, from which the country gets its name, lies on the western border with Niger and Nigeria.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Netherlands

The Netherlands, on the coast of the North Sea, is part of the great plain of north and west Europe, the Netherlands has maximum dimensions of 360 by 257 km and is low and flat except in Limburg in the southeast, where some hills rise up to 1056 ft. About half the country’s area is below sea level, making the famous Dutch dikes a requisite for the use of much of the land.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad, the larger at 4,828 sq km, is mainly flat and rolling, with mountains in the north that reach a height of 3,085 ft at Mount Aripo. Tobago, at just 300 sq km, is heavily forested with hardwood trees.

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Published on : 01-Apr-2011

Suriname

Suriname lies on the northeast coast of South America, with Guyana to the west, French Guiana to the east, and Brazil to the south. The principal rivers are the Corantijn on the Guyana border, the Marowijne in the east, and the Suriname, on which the capital city of Paramaribo is situated.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Cyprus

Republic. Mediation efforts by the UN seek to reunify the Greek and Turkish areas of the island under one federated system of government.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Macedonia

Macedonia is a landlocked state in the heart of the Balkans and is a mountainous country with small basins of agricultural land. The Vardar is the largest and most important river.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Bhutan

Mountainous Bhutan, is situated on the southeast slope of the Himalayas, bordered on the north and east by Tibet and on the south and west and east by India. The landscape consists of a succession of lofty and rugged mountains and deep valleys.

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Published on : 11-Dec-2010

Portugal

Portugal occupies the western part of the Iberian Peninsula. The country is crossed by three large rivers that rise in Spain, flow into the Atlantic and divide the country into three geographic areas.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Grenada

Constitutional monarchy. A governor-general represents the sovereign, Elizabeth II.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

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