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Iraq is country located in the Middle East with a rich history dating back to the earliest known civilization in the world. The modern country of Iraq came about in 1932 when it achieved independence from the United Kingdom, although it has undergone many changes since this time. Despite being rich in important history, the country is unfortunately best known for recent wars and political turmoil, including the recent Iraq invasion and occupation led by U.S. forces. However, it remains a very important country in the region. Let’s find out where Iraq is located.
The Azores are an archipelago consisting of 9 volcanic islands. The Azores are one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal (the other is Madeira, which is also an archipelago). The nine major Azores islands are clustered into three main groups. Flores and Corvo are to the west, Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico and Faial in the center and São Miguel, Santa Maria and the Formigas Reef to the east. The population of these islands is about 247,000 and São Miguel has the largest population at 137,000. The islands stretch for more than 600km (370mi) and have about 2,333 km2 (901 sq mi) total land area. Let’s find out where these islands are located.
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. According to tradition, the history of the country can be traced back to 872 when the Viking King Harald Fairhair unified the country. The country has undergone many changes since these times, including two separate unions (with Denmark and later Sweden). The last of these unions was dissolved in 1905 and the country became an independent state once again. Norway was also occupied by German forces in World War II in 1940, but was liberated in 1945. These facts might give you a clue to where Norway is located!
Vietnam is a country with the 13th largest population in the world at approximately 91.5 million people. The country has a long history, which can be traced back to the first dynasty that ruled the region from 2879 BC to 258 BC. In 111 BC China conquered the country and ruled the region on-and-off for about 1000 years. Vietnam achieved independence from China in 938 AD, although China took the country again for about 20 years in the 1400′s.
Turkey (official name: Republic of Turkey) is a relatively large country in terms of size and population. The modern day country was founded in 1923 with the Treaty of Lausanne and prior to this time the region was part of the Ottoman Empire for hundreds of years. Turkey is located in a very important area and it is no surprise that many wars have been fought for control of the region. Let’s find out where this country is located.
Estonia is a small country located in northern Europe. It covers an area of just 45,227 km2 (17,413 sq mi) and has a population of about 1.35 million. The country has a long history, and the territory was long sort after because it was seen as a strategically important area. In the last century the country was occupied by Germany during World War II and twice by the Soviet Union. In 1991 Estonia regained its independence from the Soviet Union after the collapse of the USSR. Since this time the country has joined the European Union and adopted the Euro as their official currency. Let’s find out exactly where this important country is located.
Mongolia is a large country in terms of area, with one of the lowest population densities (average number of people per square km) in the world. The history of the nation can be traced back to Genghis Khan who created the Mongol Empire in 1206. After this time it was ruled by Mongol Khans until the 17th century when it became a part of the Qing Dynasty in China. It again became an independent nation in 1911 after the collapse of the Qing Dynasty, but struggled to assert this independence until it was official recognized by China in 1949. The following information and maps show the location of Mongolia.
Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world by both population and area. It is also an important regional power and emerging world power, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It is located in the continent of South America and it is easily the largest country on the continent in terms of area and population. It also has 7,491 km (4,655 mi) of coastline on the east of the country, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
Niagara Falls is the name for a collection of three separate waterfalls, Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, that are located very close together. Together they are considered to have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world and Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall on the North American continent. Niagara Falls are very popular with tourists and it is estimated that about 13 million people visit the falls each year. An interesting this about Niagara Falls is that they are actually located in two countries.
Death Valley is a desert valley in the United States that is known for being one of the hottest and driest locations in North America. In 1913 a record temperature of 56.7 °C (134 °F) was recorded and on average there are 192 days over 32 °C (90 °C) in the valley. The average rainfall for the area is just 60 mm (2.36 in.). The name of the valley came from the prospectors who had to cross the valley on their way to the gold fields during the California Gold Rush. Despite the name, only 1 death was recorded in the valley during this time. The area was made a National Monument in 1933 and in 1994 it was re-registered and expanded to create the Death Valley National Park. Let’s take a look at the specific location of Death Valley within the United States.