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Friday, August 31, 2012

Mar del Plata

           Mar del Plata is an Argentine city located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, 400 km (249 mi) south of Buenos Aires. Mar del Plata is the second largest city of Buenos Aires Province (Provincia de Buenos Aires). With a population of 614,350 as per the 2010 census, it is the 7th largest city in Argentina.
          The main landmarks are Cathedral St Peter and Cecilia, Faro Punta Mogotes,  Juan Carlos Castagnino Municipal art Museum, Playa, Museum of the Port of Mar del Plata, Museum of Natural Science, Museum of the Sea (El Museo del Mar), Villa Victoria, Villa Normandy.

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Mexico City

          Mexico City (Ciudad de México) is the capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole. Mexico City is the country's largest city as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial center. 
          The 2009 estimated population for the city proper was around 8.84 million people, and has a land area of 1,485 square kilometres (573 sq mi). It is located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus at the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 metres (7,350 ft). 
         The main landmarks are Angel of independence (El Ángel de la Independencia), Mexican stock exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores), Castillo de Chapultepec, Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María, Mexico City Hall, Latinoamericana tower (Torre Latinoamericana), Monument to the Mexican revolution (Monumento a la Revolución), Museo Nacional de Antropología, National Palace of Mexico City (Palacio Nacional ), Paseo Reforma street, Square of the three cultures (Plaza de las Tres Culturas), Xochimilco, Zócalo plaza, World Trade Center Mexico City, Xochimilco Ecological Park, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), Aztec calendar stone ( Piedra del Sol).

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lough Neagh

            Lough Neagh (Loch Neagh) is a large freshwater lake in Northern Ireland. With an area of 392 square kilometres (151 sq mi), it is the largest lake in the British Isles and is ranked 31st in the List of largest lakes of Europe. Located twenty miles (30 km) to the west of Belfast, it is approximately twenty miles (30 km) long and nine miles (15 km) wide.
            Lough Neagh had 8 islands: Coney Island, Coney Island Flat, Croaghan Flat, Derrywarragh Island, Padian, Ram's Island, Phil Roe's Flat, The Shallow Flat. The main towns around Lough Neagh are Craigavon, Antrim, Lurgan and Magherafelt.

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Dachshund dogs

           The dachshund (Teckel, Hotdog, Weenie Dog, Perro Salchicha, Sausage Dog, Bassotto) is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed belonging to the hound family. The standard size dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was developed to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits.
           Dachshunds are playful, but can be stubborn, and are known for their propensity for chasing small animals, birds, and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity. According to the American Kennel Club’s breed standards, "the dachshund is clever, lively and courageous to the point of rashness, persevering in above and below ground work, with all the senses well-developed. Any display of shyness is a serious fault."

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012


            A tapir is a large browsing mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. The four species of tapirs are: the Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), the Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii) and the mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque).
            Size varies between types, but most tapirs are about 2 m (7 ft) long, stand about 1 m (3 ft) high at the shoulder, and weigh between 150 and 300 kg (330 to 700 lb). Coats are short and range in color from reddish-brown to grey to nearly black, with the notable exceptions of the Malayan tapir, which has a white, saddle-shaped marking on its back, and the mountain tapir, which has longer, woolly fur. 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Limpopo river

            The Limpopo River (Vhembe) rises in central southern Africa, and flows generally eastwards to the Indian Ocean. It is approximately 1,750 kilometres (1,087 mi) long, with a drainage basin 415,000 square kilometres (160,200 sq mi) in size. The waters of the Limpopo flow sluggishly, with considerable silt content. Rainfall is seasonal and unreliable: in dry years, the upper parts of the river flow for 40 days or less.
             It flows through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique. The major tributaries are Notwane River, Olifants River, Shashe River, Mzingwane River, Crocodile River, Mwenezi River and Luvuvhu River.

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             Zebras are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black and white stripes. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and asses, zebras have never been truly domesticated. 
            There are three species of zebras: the plains zebra (Equus zebra), the Grévy's zebra (Equus quagga) and the mountain zebra (Equus grevyi).

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Sinai desert

              Sinai desert ( سيناء ) is a desert situated in Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. It is situated between the Mediterranean Sea to the north, and the Red Sea to the south, and is the only part of Egyptian territory located in Asia as opposed to Africa, effectively serving as a land bridge between two continents.
             It is estimated that the Sinai Desert receives more than 1.6 million acre-feet (2 billion cubic metres) of water annually from local precipitation. About one-fourth of this water flows on the surface as runoff, and a similar amount percolates to groundwater reservoirs, thereby offering excellent opportunities for water conservation. The vegetation in the Sinai Desert is mostly ephemeral, but perennial scrub survives on the steep southern slopes and on the plateau to the north.

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Karakum desert

          The Karakum Desert (Garagum, Каракумы) is a desert in Central Asia. It occupies about 70 percent, or 350,000 km², of the area of Turkmenistan. Rainfall is equally sparse, where precipitation comes maybe once a decade in some areas.
           The desert is crossed by the second largest irrigation canal in the world, the Kara Kum Canal. The canal was started in 1954, is 1,375 km in length, and carries 13-20 km³ of water annually. Unfortunately, leakages from the canal have created lakes and ponds along the canal and the rise in groundwater has caused widespread soil salination. The Karakum Desert is home to the Darvaza Gas Craters.

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Volga river

             The Volga (Russian: Во́лга) is the largest river in Europe in terms of length (3,692 km (2,294 mi)), discharge, and watershed. It flows through central Russia, and is widely viewed as the national river of Russia. It belongs to the closed basin of the Caspian Sea. Is rising in the Valdai Hills 225 meters (738 ft) above sea level northwest of Moscow and about 320 kilometers (200 mi) southeast of Saint Petersburg.
              It cross the following cities: Astrakhan, Volgograd, Saratov, Samara, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Tver. The main tributaries are Kama (река́ Ка́ма) and Oka (ока́  река).

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Monday, August 27, 2012


            Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe. Its administrative limits (an area of 41.66 km²/16 sq.mi) include a population of 237,584 (2011) inhabitants distributed within 15 civil parishes. Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. 
            The main landmarks are Torre dos Clérigos, Palácio da Bolsa, Liberdade Square, St. Francis Church, Episcopal Palace of Porto ( Paço Episcopal do Porto), Porto City Hall, Ribeira houses, University of Porto (Universidade do Porto), Porto Cathedral (Sé do Porto), Luís I Iron Bridge (Ponte Luíz I).

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Avenida dos Aliados Centro Histórico e Paco Episcopal do Porto Clérigos Church tower Igreja de São Francisco

Prut river

               The Prut (Прут) is a 953 km (592 mi) long river in Eastern Europe. In part of its course it forms the border between Romania and Moldova.  On Romanian territory Prut river has a length of 742 km, a catchment area of 10990 km ² and an annual average flow of 110 / sec (before flowing into the Danube). On a stretch of 39.4 km marks the Romanian-Ukrainian border, a stretch of 681.3 km (of which 73.9 km are made ​​of Lake Stanca Costesti) marks the border between Romania and Moldova.
               The following towns are situated along the river Prut: Kolomyia, Chernivtsi, Ungheni, Leova, Cahul. The main tributaries are: Sărata, Lăpuşna, Tlumachyk, Turka, Chornyava, Cherlena, Rynhach, Rekitnyanka, Larha, Cheremosh, Jijia.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Maritsa river

          The Maritsa or Evros (Марица, Ἕβρος, Meriç) is, with a length of 480 km, the longest river that runs solely in the interior of the Balkans. It has its origin in the Rila Mountains in Western Bulgaria. The river enters the Aegean Sea near Enez, where it forms a delta. In ancient times, the Maritsa was known as the Hebros.
          It flows through Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Parvomay, Dimitrovgrad, Svilengrad, Edirne, Kastanies, Pythio, Didymoteicho and Lavara. 
          The main tributaries are: Topolnitsa, Luda Yana, Stryama, Sazliyka, Tundzha, Ergene, Chepinska reka, Vacha, Chepelarska reka, Harmanliyska reka, Arda, Erythropotamos.

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