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May 2012

Valle de Elqui – Chile

by WCC on May 31, 2012

in South America

The Elqui Valley is a watershed, located in the Coquimbo region in Chile. The main river of this basin is the Elqui, born of the confluence of Clear and Turbio, from both of the Andes, and flows into the Pacific Ocean, a few kilometers north of the city of La Serena. In this Valley is located one of the many dams that have the region, Puclaro reservoir , located at 432 masl in an area known as Angostura Puclaro. It has a capacity of 200 million m³ of water. The valley benefits from its water resources and long periods of sunshine throughout the year, both excellent for the production of fruits, vegetables and, especially the cultivation of grapes for export and local production of pisco.

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Valle de Elqui

The skies are one of the clearest in the southern hemisphere, which is why international organizations have established astronomical observatories on the tops of the hills Pachón and Tololo. [click to continue…]

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Folkestone, United Kingdom

by WCC on May 31, 2012

in Europe

Folkestone is a town and the administrative headquarters of the district of Shepway in the county of Kent in the United Kingdom and is situated on the English Channel. The city has about 43,000 inhabitants. Some suburbs and neighborhoods are Capel-Le-distance, Cheriton, Hythe and Hawkinge. Folkestone is located in the region south-east England on the north coast of the English Channel, the Strait as the Atlantic Ocean in the west with one of its marginal seas, the North Sea, the east connects. It is located about 11 kilometers southwest of Dover.

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folkestone harbour

Folkestone is located east of the UK portal of the Euro Tunnel. Major transportation facilities allow the exit of cars and trucks on the shuttle trains and shunting of the latter. In Folkestone begins M20 motorway to London. By the South Eastern Folkestone is connected to the railway. Originally there were four stations: Folkestone West, Folkestone Central, Folkestone Junction and Folkestone Harbour. Folkestone Junction was closed in 1965, Folkestone Harbour in scheduled traffic 2001/2002, but it will still be used for tourism purposes. [click to continue…]

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Weston-super-Mare, England

May 31, 2012

Weston-super-Mare is an English holiday resort on the Bristol Channel in North Somerset. The city has about 71 700 inhabitants (2001), and about 28 km southwest of Bristol. Weston-super-Mare is known for its sandy beaches, although the sea at low tide can be up to 1.5 km. Weston comes from the Anglo-Saxon language and produced […]

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Durham, England

May 31, 2012

Durham is a town in County Durham in northeast England. The city center is surrounded by the River Wear. The city had in 2001 just under 43,000 residents and is the administrative center of the unitary authority Durham County. It lies about 30 km south of Newcastle upon Tyne, at a height of 51 meters […]

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

May 31, 2012

Southend-on-Sea is a town in the county of Essex in the UK with 162,000 inhabitants (estimate mid 2007). The resort is situated on the northern bank of the Thames – the mouth into the North Sea and is an industrial center, with electrical and pharmaceutical industries as well as cultural center for the region, with […]

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Torres del Paine National Park

May 31, 2012

Torres del Paine National Park is Chile ‘s Patagonia region is a nature park in the southern part of. No part of the Andes mountain famous, was shaped like a different angle, and the glacier, the lake reflects them. Torres del Paine is, in the sense of “Tower of Paine”, in Spanish, “Paine] is an archaic […]

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