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Spain

Spain occupies 85% of the Iberian Peninsula, which it shares with Portugal, in southwest Europe. Africa is less than 16 km south at the Strait of Gibraltar. A broad central plateau slopes to the south and east, crossed by a series of mountain ranges and river valleys.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Andorra

A parliamentary coprincipality composed of the bishop of Urgel (Spain) and the president of France. Their representatives are listed above. The principality was internationally recognized as a sovereign state in 1993.

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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

National Anthem

The song Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the national anthem of India on 24 January 1950. It was first sung on 27 December 1911 at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.

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Published on : 10-Dec-2010

Brazil

Brazil covers nearly half of South America and is the continent’s largest nation. It extends 4,772 km north-south, 4,331 km east-west, and borders every nation on the continent except Chile and Ecuador. 

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Published on : 11-Dec-2010

Malaysia

Malaysia is on the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia. The nation also includes Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo to the east.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Cameroon

Cameroon is a Central African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, bordered by Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Nicaragua

A Central American nation - has mountainous in the west, with fertile valleys.Two big lakes, Nicaragua and Managua, are connected by the Tipitapa River. The Pacific coast is volcanic and very fertile.

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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

Benin

This West African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, between Togo on the west and Nigeria on the east. The land consists of a narrow coastal strip that rises to a swampy, forested plateau and then to highlands in the north.

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Published on : 11-Dec-2010

Central African Republic

Situated about 500 mi (805 km) north of the equator, the Central African Republic is a landlocked nation. The Ubangi and the Shari are the largest of many rivers.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Yemen

Formerly divided into two nations, the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen and the Yemen Arab Republic, the Republic of Yemen occupies the southwest tip of the Arabian Peninsula on the Red Sea opposite Ethiopia and extends along the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.

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Published on : 15-Dec-2010

Laos

A landlocked nation in Southeast Asia occupying the northwest portion of the Indochinese peninsula, Laos is surrounded by China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma. Laos is a mountainous country, especially in the north, where peaks rise above 9,000 ft (2,800 m).

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Comoros

The Comoros Islands—Grande Comoro (Ngazidja), Anjouan, Mohéli, and Mayotte (which is not part of the country and retains ties to France)—constitute an archipelago of volcanic origin in the Indian Ocean, 190 mi off the coast of Mozambique.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Kenya

Kenya lies across the equator in east-central Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. In the north, the land is arid; the southwest corner is in the fertile Lake Victoria Basin; and a length of the eastern depression of the Great Rift Valley separates western highlands from those that rise from the lowland coastal strip.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Haiti

Geography Haiti, in the West Indies, occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is two-thirds mountainous, with the rest of the country marked by great valleys, extensive plateaus, and small plains.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Guyana

Guyana is situated on the northern coast of South America east of Venezuela, west of Suriname, and north of Brazil. A tropical forest covers more than 80% of the country.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Ukraine

Located in southeast Europe, the country consists largely of fertile black soil steppes. Mountainous areas include the Carpathians in the southwest and the Crimean chain in the south.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Jordan

The Middle East kingdom of Jordan is bordered on the west by Israel and the Dead Sea, on the north by Syria, on the east by Iraq, and on the south by Saudi Arabia. Arid hills and mountains make up most of the country.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Belize

Belize is situated on the Caribbean Sea, south of Mexico and east and north of Guatemala in Central America. Most of the country is heavily forested with various hardwoods.

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Published on : 11-Dec-2010

Greece

Located in southern Europe, Greece forms an irregular-shaped peninsula in the Mediterranean with two additional large peninsulas projecting from it: the Chalcidice and the Peloponnese.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Palestinian Proposed

The Palestinian Authority (PA), with Arafat its elected leader, took control of the newly non Israeli-occupied areas, assuming governmental duties in 1994.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Taiwan

The Republic of China today consists of the island of Taiwan, an island 100 mi (161 km) off the Asian mainland in the Pacific; two off-shore islands, Kinmen (Quemoy) and Matsu; and the nearby islets of the Pescadores chain.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

France

France is in the Alps near the Italian and Swiss borders is western Europe’s highest point—Mont Blanc (4,810 m). The forest-covered Vosges Mountains are in the northeast, and the Pyrénées are along the Spanish border.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

United States

Federal republic. The president is elected for a four-year term and may be reelected only once. The bicameral Congress consists of the 100-member Senate, elected to a six-year term with one-third of the seats becoming vacant every two years, and the 435-member House of Representatives, elected every two years.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Chile

Situated south of Peru and west of Bolivia and Argentina, Chile fills a narrow 4,506 km strip between the Andes and the Pacific. One-third of Chile is covered by the towering ranges of the Andes.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

New Zealand

New Zealand, about 1,250 mi (2,012 km) southeast of Australia, consists of two main islands and a number of smaller outlying islands so scattered that they range from the tropical to the antarctic. New Zealand’s two main components are the North Island and the South Island, separated by Cook Strait.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Swaziland

Swaziland, is surrounded by South Africa and Mozambique. The country is largely mountainous.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic’s central European landscape is dominated by the Bohemian Massif, which rises to heights of 3,000 ft (900 m) above sea level. This ring of mountains encircles a large elevated basin, the Bohemian Plateau.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Mongolia

Mongolia lies in central Asia between Siberia on the north and China on the south. The productive regions of Mongolia—a tableland ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 ft (914 to 1,524 m) in elevation—are in the north, which is well drained by numerous rivers, including the Hovd, Onon, Selenga, and Tula.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

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