Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Tag: Geographical

The People Who Moved To Chernobyl

The People Who Moved To Chernobyl

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident. It occurred on 25–26 April 1986 in the No. 4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the now-abandoned town of Pripyat, in northern Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union, approximately 104 km (65 mi) north of Kiev. The event occurred during a late-night safety test which simulated a station blackout power-failure,

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The Autumnal Equinox

The Autumnal Equinox

Autumnal equinox, two moments in the year when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are of equal length; also, either of the two points in the sky where the ecliptic (the Sun’s annual pathway) and the celestial equator intersect. In the Northern Hemisphere, the autumnal equinox falls on September 23 2018, as the

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Bilbao Baggings: The Ultimate Picnic Road Trip

Bilbao Baggings: The Ultimate Picnic Road Trip

Bilbao, Spain. This Basque beauty has impactful architecture, brilliant beaches, one of the best museums in the world and a unique gastronomic identity. Famously passionate and proudly independent, the Basques are an enigma. Although their unofficial country straddles northern Spain and south-west France, the residents’ impenetrable language, with its Indo-European roots,

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Elena Arzak's Guide To San Sebastian, Spain

Elena Arzak’s Guide To San Sebastian, Spain

San Sebastián or Donostia is a coastal city and municipality located in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain. It lies on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, 20 km (12 miles) from the French border. The capital city of Gipuzkoa, the municipality’s population is 186,095 as of 2015, with its metropolitan area reaching 436,500 in 2010. Locals call themselves donostiarra, both in Spanish and Basque.

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Saint-Tropez's Low Key Little Sister Sainte-Maxime, France

Saint-Tropez’s Low Key Little Sister Sainte-Maxime, France

Sainte-Maxime is a commune and city in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region on the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) in southeastern France 90 km (56 mi) west from Nice and 130 km (81 mi) east from Marseille. The town faces south on the northern shore of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. In the north, the Massif des Maures mountain range protects it from the cold winds of the Mistral. Sainte Maxime was founded around 1000

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World's Most Liveable Cities 2018

World’s Most Liveable Cities 2018

Vienna, Austria Melbourne, Australia Osaka, Japan Calgary, Canada Sydney, Australia Vancouver, Canada (tie) Toronto, Canada (tie) Tokyo, Japan Copenhagen, Denmark Adelaide, Australia Melbourne has finally lost the title of world’s most liveable city after a seven-year reign. The Australian city came in second place on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2018 ranking of the world’s most liveable cities, missing out on the

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Peaks, Paths And Peace In The Yorkshire Dales

Peaks, Paths And Peace In The Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines in Northern England in the historic county of Yorkshire, most of it in the Yorkshire Dales National Park created in 1954. The Dales comprises river valleys and the hills, rising from the Vale of York westwards to the hilltops of the Pennine watershed. In Ribblesdale, Dentdale and Garsdale, the area extends westwards across the watershed, but most

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Where Danes Go On Holiday In Denmark

Where Danes Go On Holiday In Denmark

Jutland, also known as the Cimbric or Cimbrian Peninsula, is a peninsula of Northern Europe that forms the continental portion of Denmark and part of northern Germany. Its terrain is relatively flat, with open lands, heaths, plains and peat bogs in the west and more elevated and slightly hilly terrain in the east. Jutland is a peninsula bounded by the North Sea to the west,

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A Local’s Guide To Genoa, Italy

Genoa is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy. In 2015, 594,733 people lived within the city’s administrative limits. Over 1.5 million people live in the wider metropolitan area stretching along the Italian Riviera. Located on the Gulf of Genoa in the Ligurian Sea, Genoa has historically been one of the most important

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