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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


            Salzburg (Såizburg) is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital city of the federal state of Salzburg. In 2012 Salzburg had a population of 148,521. 
            The main landmarks of Salzburg are: Old Town of Salzburg (Salzburg Altstadt), Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom), Hohensalzburg Castle (Festung Hohensalzburg), Franziskanerchurch, St Peter's Abbey (Stift Sankt Peter), Nonnberg Abbey (Benediktinen-Frauenstift Nonnberg), Mozart's Birthplace, Getreidegasse, Mirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell), St. Sebastian's cemetery (Sebastiansfriedhof), The palace of Leopoldskron (Schloss Leopoldskron). 

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012


            Carrots (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a taproot, although the greens are edible as well. It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for its greatly enlarged and more palatable, less woody-textured edible taproot. 
            Carrots grow best in full sun but tolerate some shade. In order to avoid growing deformed carrots it is better to plant them in loose soil free from rocks. The seeds, which are 1–3 mm in diameter, should be sown about 2 cm deep. Carrots take around 4 months to mature and it is suggested that carrot seeds are sown from mid - February to July.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Amazon river

             Amazon river (Amazonas) is the second longest river in the world (6,400 km (4,000 mi)) and by far the largest by waterflow with an average discharge greater than the next seven largest rivers combined (not including Madeira and Rio Negro, which are tributaries of the Amazon).
             The Amazon, which has the largest drainage basin in the world, about 7,050,000 square kilometres (2,720,000 sq mi), accounts for approximately one-fifth of the world's total river flow. The width of the Amazon varies between 1.6 and 10 kilometres (1.0 and 6.2 mi) at low stage, but expands during the wet season to 48 kilometres (30 mi) or more. The river enters the Atlantic Ocean in a broad estuary about 240 kilometres (150 mi) wide. The mouth of the main stem is 80 kilometres (50 mi).
             The Amazon has over 1,100 tributaries, 17 of which are over 1,500 kilometres (930 mi) long. Some of the more notable ones are: Madeira, Purus, Yapura, Tocantins, Araguaia, Juruá, Rio Negro, Tapajós, Xingu, Ucayali River, Guaporé, Içá (Putumayo), Marañón, Teles Pires. It is crossing the following cities: Iquitos (Peru), Leticia (Colombia), Manaus (Brazil), Santarém and Belém do Pará (Brazil), Macapa (Brazil).

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lake Chapala

              Lake Chapala (Spanish: Lago de Chapala) is Mexico's largest freshwater lake. It lies in the municipalities of Chapala, Jocotepec, Poncitlán, and Jamay, in Jalisco, and in Venustiano Carranza and Cojumatlán de Régules, in Michoacán. 
              There are numerous towns and cities along the coast of Lake Chapala, including Chapala, Jalisco, San Juan Cosala, Jalisco, Mezcala de la Asunción, Jalisco, Tizapan El Alto and Ocotlán, Jalisco. The lake contains three small islands, Isla de los Alacranes (the larger of the three), Isla Mezcala and a third very small island next to Isla Mezcala called La Isla Menor. Lake Chapala is fed by the Río Lerma, Río Zula, Río Huaracha, and Río Duero rivers, and drained by the Rio Grande de Santiago. The water then flows northwest into the Pacific Ocean.

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Friday, October 26, 2012


             Sarajevo (Сарајево) is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with an estimated population of over 411,161 people within its administrative limits. It is also the capital of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity, as well as the center of the Sarajevo Canton, which has a population of 578,757. 
            Nestled within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans. The city is historically famous for its traditional cultural and religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisting there for centuries. Due to this long and rich history of religious and cultural variety, Sarajevo is often called the "Jerusalem of Europe" or "Jerusalem of the Balkans". 
            The main landmarks of the city are: Avaz Twist Tower (Аваз твист тауер), Careva džamija (Emperor's Mosque, Hünkâr Camii), Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Saborna Crkva Rođenja Presvete Bogorodice, Саборна Црква Рођења Пресвете Богородице), Cathedral of Jesus' Heart (Katedrala Srca Isusova), Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Centralna Banka Bosne i Hercegovine), Latin Bridge (Latinska ćuprija), National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo National Theatre, Sarajevska Pivara, University of Sarajevo (Univerzitet u Sarajevu/Универзитет у Сарајеву),  Sebilj (Себиљ). 

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Avaz Twist Tower Careva džamija Katedrala Srca Isusova Latin Bridge

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Benue river

               Benue river (la Bénoué, previously known as the Chadda River or Tchadda) is the major tributary of the Niger River. The river is approximately 1,400 km long and is almost entirely navigable during the summer months. As a result, it is an important transportation route in the regions through which it flows.
                Large tributaries of the Benue river are the Gongola River and the Mayo Kébbi, which connects it with the Logone River (part of the Lake Chad system) during floods. Other tributaries are Taraba River and River Katsina Ala.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Birman cat

              Birman cat (Sacred Birman, Sacred Cat Of Burma) is a domestic cat breed. Birmans have semi-long, silky hair, a semi-cobby body and relatively small ears compared to other cat races and a Roman nose. In order to comply with breed standards, the Birman's body should be of an eggshell colour or golden, depending on the intensity of the markings colour. The markings can be pure seal, chocolate, blue, red, lilac or cream. Tabby variations are also allowed. Tortie cats can be seal, chocolate, blue or lilac. Birmans have sapphire coloured eyes.             
              All Birmans are born white (as other colourpoint kittens are) and they start developing their colours at the age of 1 week if they have a dark colour (as seal-point) and at the age of 14 days, or more, if they have a clear colour (as lilac-point). The first part which develops the colour are the points of ears, nose and tail. The real colour is complete at two years old and after a wintry season.

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Shih Tzu

              Shih Tzu (Chinese Lion Dog, Chrysanthemum Dog), is a breed of dog weighing 4–7.25 kilograms (8.8–16.0 lb) with long silky hair. The breed originated in China. 
              The Shih Tzu is small dog with a short muzzle and large dark eyes. With a soft and long double coat, it stands no more than 26.7 cm (101⁄2 in.) at the withers and with an ideal weight of 4.5 to 7.3 kg (10 to 16 lbs). Drop ears are covered with long fur, and the heavily furred tail is carried curled over the back. The coat may be of any colour, though a blaze of white on the forehead and tip of the tail is frequently seen. The Shih Tzu is slightly longer than tall, and dogs ideally should carry themselves "with distinctly arrogant carriage". A very noticeable feature is the underbite, which is required in the breed standard. The median life span of a Shih Tzu is at 13 years 2 months, with most living between 10 and 16 years.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Rio Japurá

             The Japurá River or Caquetá River is a river about 2,816 kilometres (1,750 mi) long say 2,414 km) rising as the Caquetá River in the Andes in the Southwest of Colombia. It flows southeast into Brazil, where it is called the Japurá. The Japurá enters the Amazon River through a network of channels. It is navigable by small boats in Brazil. 
              Main Japura River's tributaries are: Apaporis-Tunia, Caguán, Yarí, Cahuinari, Purué, Miriti Paraná, Orteguaza. The river is home to a wide variety of fish and reptiles, including enormous catfish weighing up to 91 kg (200 lb) and measuring up to 1.8 metres (5.9 ft) in length, electric eels, piranhas, turtles, and caimans.

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Lake General Carrera / Buenos Aires

              The Lake General Carrera (Lago General Carrera) (Chilean side) or Lake Buenos Aires (Lago Buenos Aires) (Argentine side) is a lake located in Patagonia and shared by Argentina and Chile. Both names are internationally accepted. The lake has a surface of 1,850 km² of which 970 km² are in the Chilean Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, and 880 km² in the Argentine Santa Cruz Province, making it the biggest lake in Chile, and the fourth largest in Argentina. In its western basin, Lake Gen. Carrera has 586 m maximum depth. 
               The lake is of glacial origin and is surrounded by the Andes mountain range. lake drains to the Pacific Ocean on the west through the Baker River. On his shores are the following settlements: Chile Chico, Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez, Puerto Guadal, Los Antiguos.

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Los Angeles

               Los Angeles often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621. It has an area of 468.67 square miles (1,213.8 km2), and is located in Southern California. The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area and Greater Los Angeles Area region, which contain 12,828,837 and nearly 18 million people respectively as of 2010, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and the second largest in the United States. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as "Los Pobladores" founded the pueblo called "La Reyna de los Angeles", named for Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula (Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciúncula River). 
               The main landmarks of Los Angeles are: Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (La Catedral de Nuestra Señora Reina de todos los Ángeles), Angels Flight, the Kodak Theatre (Dolby Theatre), the Griffith Observatory (Observatorio Griffith), the Getty Center, the Getty Villa, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (El Coliseo Monumento de Los Ángeles), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Museo de Arte del Condado de Los Ángeles), Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Sign, the Bradbury Building, Hollywood Boulevard, the Capitol Records Building (Capitol Records Tower), Los Angeles City Hall (Ayuntamiento de Los Ángeles), the Hollywood Bowl, the Theme Building, the Watts Towers (Towers of Simon Rodia), the Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, and La Placita Olvera/Olvera Street (Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles Asistencia), Fox Plaza, the Downtown, U.S. Bank Tower, Aon Center, Two California Plaza, Gas Company Tower, Bank of America Center, 777 Tower. 

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Bradbury Building Capitol Records Building Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Dolby Theatre

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Maple (Acer)

               Maple (Acer) is a genus of trees or shrubs. Maples are variously classified in a family of their own, the Aceraceae, or together with the Hippocastanaceae included in the family Sapindaceae. Modern classifications, including the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group system, favour inclusion in Sapindaceae. The type species of the genus is Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore maple). 
               Most maples are trees growing to 10 – 45 m (30 – 145 ft) in height. Others are shrubs less than 10 metres tall with a number of small trunks originating at ground level. Most species are deciduous, but a few in southern Asia and the Mediterranean region are evergreen. 

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Lake Taupo

             Lake Taupo is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand. With a surface area of 616 square kilometres (238 sq mi), it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake by surface area in geopolitical Oceania after Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea). Lake Taupo has a perimeter of approximately 193 kilometres, a deepest point of 186 metres. 
              It is drained by the Waikato River (New Zealand's longest river), while its main tributaries are the Waitahanui River, the Tongariro River, and the Tauranga Taupo River. It is a noted trout fishery with stocks of introduced brown trout and rainbow trout. Lake Taupo had one island - Motutaiko Island.

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