Sunday, 22 April, 2018

Tag: Geographical

The World’s Only Floating National Park

The World’s Only Floating National Park

Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India and is famous for the phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil and organic matter at various stages of decomposition) floating over it. The lake is located near Moirang in Manipur state. The largest of all the phumdis covers an area of 40 km2 (15 sq mi) and is situated on

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France’s Dordogne Holiday Guide

France’s Dordogne Holiday Guide

Dordogne is a department in southwestern France, with its prefecture in Périgueux. The department is located in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees and is named after the Dordogne river that runs through it. It corresponds roughly with the ancient county of Périgord. The county of Périgord dates back to when the area was inhabited by the Gauls. There are

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The Rise Of Taiwan

The Rise Of Taiwan: An Overlooked Corner Of Asia

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a de facto independent entity in East Asia. Its neighbours include the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taiwan is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations. The PRC has consistently

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Three Perfect Days On Kauai

Three Perfect Days On Kauai

Chances are when you picture “Hawaii”, and the standard array of clichés crowds your mind’s eye—rainforests, waterfalls, blinding white-sand beaches—you are thinking of Kauai, the lushest and oldest of the main Hawaiian islands. Predictably enough, Hollywood chose Kauai as the backdrop for “Jurassic World” and the coming “Jungle Cruise,” in which Dwayne

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Land Of The Midnight Sun

Land Of The Midnight Sun

Flatøy is an island in the municipality of Meland in Hordaland county, Norway. The 2.2-square-kilometre (0.85 sq mi) island is one of the two main islands (the other being Holsnøy) that make up the municipality of Meland. The island lies in the district of Nordhordland, just north of the city of Bergen. The main village on the island is Krossneset on the southern part of the

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A Local's Guide To Porto, Portugal

A Local’s Guide To Porto, Portugal

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian Peninsula. The urban area of Porto, which extends beyond the administrative limits of the city, has a population of 2.4 million (2011) in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi). It is recognised as a gamma+ level global city by the Globalization and World Cities Study

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Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

Known for its spectacular coral reefs teeming with aquatic life, Dry Tortugas National Park protects a seven-key (Garden, Loggerhead, Bush, Long, East, Hospital, and Middle) archipelago in the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly 99 percent of the park’s hundred square miles (64,700 acres) are submerged beneath crystalline waters. Stunning coral reefs ring Garden

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Elena Ferrante’s Brilliant City, Naples

Elena Ferrante’s Brilliant City, Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2017, around 967,069 people lived within the city’s administrative limits. The Metropolitan City of Naples had a population of 3,115,320. Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Naples’ historic city centre is the largest in Europe, covering 1,700

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Dongguan: Hi-Tech Comeback Fro Factory Of The World?

Dongguan: Hi-Tech Comeback For Factory Of The World?

Dongguan is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong Province of South China. An important industrial city in the Pearl River Delta, Dongguan borders the provincial capital of Guangzhou to the north, Huizhou to the northeast, Shenzhen to the south, and the Pearl River to the west. It is part of the Pearl River Delta megacity with more than 44.78 million inhabitants at the 2010 census spread over

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Europe’s Capital Of Culture: Valletta, Malta

Europe’s Capital Of Culture: Valletta, Malta.

Valletta is the capital city of Malta, colloquially known as Il-Belt (lit. “The City”) in Maltese. Geographically, it is located in the South Eastern Region, in the central-eastern portion of the main island of Malta having its western coast with access to the Marsamxett Harbour and its eastern coast in the Grand Harbour. The historical city has a population of 6,444 (as

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Hopping Around Germany’s Forgotten Islands

Hopping Around Germany’s Forgotten Islands

Hopping Around Germany’s Forgotten Islands. The Halligen (German) or the halliger (Danish) are small islands without protective dykes. There are ten German halligen in the North Frisian Islands on Schleswig-Holstein’s Wadden Sea-North Sea coast in the district of Nordfriesland and one hallig at the west coast of Denmark (Danish Wadden Sea Islands). This part of the North Sea coast is very much at the

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