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January 2012

Latvia

by WCC on January 31, 2012

in Europe

Latvia (Latvian, Latvija) is a country in northern Europe, in the center of the Baltic States situated. It is bordered to the south by Lithuania, on the southeast by Belarus to the east by Russia , on the north by Estonia and on the west by the Baltic Sea. Since the enactment of EU enlargement on 1 May 2004, Latvia Member of the European Union.

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latvia riga

The Latvian flag is supposed to represent the white, blood-soaked linen cloth in which one Latgalian tribal leader was laid to rest. The blood-red stripes of the flag symbolize his arms outstretched in agony, the white line in the middle of the place, on which lay the body of the tribal leaders. Already in the 13th Century is in the “Livonian rhymed chronicle reports” of this flag as a war standard of the singlet and Zemgale tribes.

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Kazakhstan

by WCC on January 31, 2012

in Europe

Kazakhstan is a state between the Caspian Sea in the west and the Altai Mountains in the east. Measured at the surface Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world. The state is mainly in Central Asia, but a smaller portion of about 5.4 percent of the country the extreme eastern Europe attributed.

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kazakhstan landscape

The only border in the north is the one to Russia. In the South Kazakhstan borders the states Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan and on the southeast by the People’s Republic of China . Already in ancient times, originated in what is now Kazakhstan’s various kingdoms. Thus one of a large part between the 6 and 8 Century to the realm of “on-OK”, the Western Göktürks. In the 13th Century, the Mongols invaded by Genghis Khan in Kazakhstan later and conquered it. In the 15th Century conquered the Uzbek Tamerlane and the area under a native dynasty was Dschingiskhaniden the Kazakh Khanate was founded when the northern steppe nomads separated from the Uzbeks. The Kazakhs fought with the establishment of their khanate against the introduction of Islam, because they inherited the traditions would remain connected.

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Travel Guide to Qatar

January 31, 2012

Qatar is a peninsula and a state in the Middle East . Qatar in the south bordering Saudi Arabia . Visas are required by German and other Western foreigners easily available at the airport. The cost is 105 QAR and can be settled directly at the border officials in cash or by credit card. The […]

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Travel Guide to Oman

January 31, 2012

Travel Guide to Oman – Oman is located in the Middle East at the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula.Oman is bordered on the northwest by the United Arab Emirates , on the west by Saudi Arabia and the southwest by Yemen . Open border crossings exist only to the United Arab Emirates. There are […]

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Argentina

January 30, 2012

Argentina is on the Atlantic side of the Cono Sur , the southern tip of South America . It is the seventh largest country in the world, offering travelers a wide variety of landscapes and cultures. Argentina can roughly be divided into seven major regions. The Pampa is the economic heartland of Argentina and is […]

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Bolivia

January 30, 2012

Bolivia is located in western South America . Neighboring countries are Peru , Brazil ,Paraguay , Argentina and Chile . The Altiplano is a plateau which lies between the two Kordillerenketten, and extends from the Peruvian border to Argentina. It has interrupted an area of 200,000 sq km and is surrounded by several mountain ranges […]

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