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Thursday, January 31, 2013


               Fort-de-France (Fort of France) is the capital of France's Caribbean overseas department of Martinique. It is also one of the major cities in the Caribbean. It lies at the northern entrance to the large Fort-de-France Bay, at the mouth of the Madame River. The population is 91,249. 
               The main landmarks of Fort-de-France are: Fort Saint Louis, Fort Desaix, Fort Tartenson, Fort Gerbault, Shoeleur Library (Bibliothèque Schoelcher), St. Louis Catedral, City Hall, palais de justice, Place de la Savane et Malécon, Poste de Fort-de-France, La préfecture, Boulevard du général De Gaulle, University of Martinique, La Savane, Centre-Ville (Downtown), Simon Tower, Parc Aimé Césaire (Aimé Césaire Park), Lieu culturel, Trésor Public, Alcaldia de Fort-de-France, Jardin de Balata, Sacré-Cœur de Balata Church (Église de Balata à Fort-de-France), Fort-de-France Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Fort-de-France), Église Saint Antoine des Terres-Sainville.

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Galápagos tortoise

            The Galápagos tortoise or Galápagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living species of tortoise and 10th-heaviest living reptile, reaching weights of over 400 kg (880 lb) and lengths of over 1.8 meters (5.9 ft). With life spans in the wild of over 100 years, it is one of the longest-lived vertebrates. A captive individual lived at least 170 years. The longest living turtoise in the world was Adwaita (c. 1750 – 23 March 2006). 
             The largest recorded individuals have reached weights of over 400 kilograms (880 lb) and lengths of 1.87 meters (6.1 ft). Shell size and shape vary between populations. On islands with humid highlands, the tortoises are larger, with domed shells and short necks - on islands with dry lowlands, the tortoises are smaller, with "saddleback" shells and long necks. The tortoises are herbivores that consume a diet of cacti, grasses, leaves, lichens, and berries.

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Cichlid fish

             Cichlids are fish from the family Cichlidae in the order Perciformes. Cichlids are members of a group known as the Labroidei along with the wrasses (Labridae), damselfish (Pomacentridae), and surfperches (Embiotocidae). This family is both large and diverse. At least 1,650 species have been scientifically described, making it one of the largest vertebrate families. Cichlids are among the most popular freshwater fish kept in the home aquarium.        
              The most known species are: The oscar (Astronotus ocellatus), The butterfly peacock bass (Cichla ocellaris), The Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), The angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) , Livingston's cichlid (Nimbochromis livingstonii), The Texas cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus), Dwarf cichlid (Nannacara adoketa), The red terror cichlid (Cichlasoma), The discus (Symphysodon), Cyphotilapia frontosa, Haplochromis latifasciatus, The bumblebee cichlid (Pseudotropheus crabro), Tilapia mariae, Common freshwater angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare), the blue Cichlid, the twin spot flag cichlid. 

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             The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae family (also known as the nightshades). The word may refer to the plant itself as well as the edible tuber. Wild potato species occur throughout the Americas, from the United States to southern Chile. The potato was domesticated  in the area of present-day southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia (from a species in the Solanum brevicaule complex), where they were domesticated 7,000–10,000 years ago. 
              Popular varieties of potatoes include: Adirondack Blue, Adirondack Red, Agata, Almond, Alturas, Amandine, Anya, Atlantic, Austrian Crescent, Bamberg, Belle de Fontenay, Bintje, British Queens, Chiloé, Désirée, Fingerling, French Fingerling, Golden Wonder, Home Guard, Jersey Royal, Kennebec, King Edward, Marfona, Megachip, Monalisa, Pink Fir Apple, Ranger Russet, Ratte, Red Norland, Red Pontiac, Russet Burbank, Stobrawa, Villetta Rose, Vitelotte, Yellow Finn, Yukon Gold.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kikori River

               Kikori River is a river in southern Papua New Guinea on the island of New Guinea. The river is about 320 kilometers (200 mi) long. Source of the river is to the west of the ridge of Arthur Gordon, with peaks up to 3962 meters. The river flows south and then south-east, into the Gulf of Papua, with its delta at the head of the gulf. The settlement of Kikori lies on the delta. 
               Despite the relatively short length, Kikori is one of the most abundant rivers of Papua New Guinea. It had a discharge of 3274 m ³ / s, and it ranks third in the country, after the Sepik and Fly rivers.  Kikori River basin is covered with rich flora and fauna unique rainforest. This area was in 2006, proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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               Chennai (Madras, சென்னை) is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is a major commercial, cultural, economic and educational center in South India. It is also known as the "Cultural Capital of South India". According to the provisional results of 2011 census, the city had 4.68 million residents making it the sixth most populous city in India. 
               The main landmarks of Chennai are: Chennai Central (சென்னை சென்ட்ரல்), Marina Beach (மெரீனா கடற்கரை), Kapaleeshwarar Temple (கபாலீசுவரர் கோவில்), San Thome Basilica (சென்னை சாந்தோம் தேவாலயம்), Clive House, Fort St. George, Semmozhi Poonga (செம்மொழிப் பூங்கா), Ripon Building (ரிபொன் கட்டிடம்), Madras High Court (சென்னை உயர் நீதிமன்றம்), Parry's Corner (பாரிமுனை), Parthasarathy Temple (பார்த்தசாரதி கோயில்), Southern Railway headquarters, Bharat Insurance Building, Chennai Egmore (சென்னை எழும்பூர்), National Art Gallery, TIDEL Park (டைடல் பூங்கா), Bank of Madras, Madras University Senate House.

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Komodo dragon

             Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Padar. A member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae), it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres (10 ft) in rare cases and weighing up to around 150 kilograms (330 lb). 
              Komodo dragons are carnivores. Although they eat mostly carrion, they will also ambush live prey with a stealthy approach. When suitable prey arrives near a dragon's ambush site, it will suddenly charge at the animal and go for the underside or the throat. Komodo dragons have been observed knocking down large pigs and deer with their strong tails.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Guatemala City

             Guatemala City (Ciudad de Guatemala, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Guatemala and Central America. It had a population of 1,075,000 as of 2009. It is also the capital city of the local Municipio de Guatemala, and Guatemala Department. The city is located in a mountain valley called Valle de la Ermita in the south central part of the country. 
              The main landmarks of Guatemala City are: Banco Industrial, Tikal Futura, Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion, Plaza España, Museos de Guatemala, Centro Histórico, Paseo de la Sexta, Palacio Nacional de la Cultura (National Palace of Culture), Catedral Primada Metropolitana de Santiago (Cathedral of Guatemala City), Mercado Central (central market), Biblioteca Nacional (national library), Teatro Abril, Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias (Teatro Nacional), Mapa en Relieve, Cuatro Grados Norte, Torre del Reformador (Tower of the Reformer), Parque de la Industria, El Obelisco (Monumento a los Próceres de la Independencia), Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena (Mayan dress museum), Museo Popol Vuh, Plaza Fontabella, Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology), Antiguo Aqueducto (Remains of the Historical Aqueduct).

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Australian green tree frog

             Australian green tree frog (White's tree frog, dumpy tree frog, (Litoria caerulea)) is a species of tree frog native to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in New Zealand and the United States. The species belongs to the genus Litoria. It is physiologically similar to some species of the genus, particularly the magnificent tree frog (Litoria splendida) and the giant tree frog (Litoria infrafrenata). 
             The green tree frog is larger than most Australian frogs, reaching 10 centimetres (4 inches) in length. The average lifespan of the frog in captivity, about sixteen years, is long in comparison with most frogs. Green tree frogs are docile and well suited to living near human dwellings. It is also one of the easier frogs to care for: its diet is broad and it has a strong resistance to disease. One problem commonly associated with keeping this species as a pet is overfeeding; green tree frogs tend to become obese if overfed.

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Monday, January 28, 2013


              Ashgabat (Aşgabat, عشق‌آباد, Ашхабáд) is the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan. It has a population of 695,300 (2001 census estimate), 2009 estimates around 1 million people in Ashgabat, and is situated between the Kara Kum desert and the Kopet Dag mountain range. 
              The main landmarks of Ashgabat are: Independence and Peace monument (Монумент Независимости Туркменистана), Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, Turkmen Carpet Museum (Türkmen halysynyň milli muzeýi, Музей туркменского ковра), Ashgabat National Museum of History, Azadi Mosque, Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque (Ertugrul Gazi metjidi, Мечеть Эртугрул Гази), Neutrality Arch (Bitaraplyk arkasy, Монумент нейтралитета), Türkmenbaşy Palace (“Oguzhan” Köşgi, Дворцовый комплекс «Огузхан»), Ruhyýet Palace (Ruhyýet köşgi, Дворец Рухыет), Ashgabat Exhibition Center, Turkmen Parliament building, Ashgabat city park (Парк), Cultural and entertainment center "Alem" (Культурно-развлекательный центр «Алем»), Monument to the Constitution of Turkmenistan (Монумент Конституции Туркменистана), Ashgabat Tower (Ашхабадская телебашня), Velayat Library (Велаятская библиотека), Drama Theatre of Kemin (Драматический театр имени Кемине), Youth Theatre Alp Arslan (Молодежный театр Алп-Арслана), Ministry of Education building (Министерство образования), Hotel Oguzkent (Отель Огузкент), President Hotel (Президент отель), Nebitchi hotel (Небитчи отель), Hotel Nisa (Отель Ниса), Turkmen parliament (Парламент Туркменистана), Ashgabat University (Университет), Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management (Туркменский государственный институт экономики и менеджмента), Turkmen Economy Bank (Туркмен эконом банк), Cancer Center (Онкологический центр), Children's World (Детский мир), Hotel Chandybil (Отель Чандыбиль), The palace complex "Oguzhan" (Дворцовый комплекс «Огузхан»).

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               Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the Red Junglefowl. As one of the most common and widespread domestic animals with a population of more than 24 billion in 2003, there are more chickens in the world than any other species of bird. Humans keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and their eggs. 
               The main chicken breeds are: American Game, Blue Foot Chicken, Brahma, Bresse, Chantecler, Cochin, Cornish, Crèvecœur, Czech gold brindle chicken, Dominique, Dorking, Faverolles, Frizzle, Hamburg, Houdan, Ixworth, Java, La Flèche, Lakenvelder, Leghorn, Malay, Marsh Daisy, Nankin, New Hampshire, Orloff, Orpington, Padovana chicken, Pekin, Philippine Native Chicken, Phoenix, Plymouth Rock, Polish, Polverara chicken, Romagnola chicken, Schweizer chicken, Sebright, Shamo, Sicilian Buttercup, Siciliana chicken, Starozagorska red chicken, Sultan, Sumatra, Sussex, Valdarno chicken, Vorwerk, Westphalian chicken, Winnebago, Wyandotte, Yokohama.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thabana Ntlenyana

              Thabana Ntlenyana which literally means "Beautiful little mountain" in Sotho language, is the highest point in Lesotho and the highest mountain in southern Africa. It is situated on the ridge of the Drakensberg mountains near Sani Pass. It stands at 3482 m high. It had a prominence of 2,390 m (7,841 ft). It is made of basalt and surrounded by similarly high mountains, the peak is less pronounced. 
             Thabana Ntlenyana is Africa's highest mountain south of Mount Meru, which lies just south of Kilimanjaro. It is not unusual to find snow on the summit, because its location is away from the equator and because of its altitude. The Sani Pass road is very close.

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Panama City

                Panama City is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama. It has a population of 880,691, with a total metro population of 1,272,672, and it is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, in the province of Panama. 
                The main landmarks are: Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower, Torre Vitri, The Point, Ocean Two, F&F Tower, Pearl at the Sea, Megapolis (Torre No.1), Aqualina Tower, Ocean One, Tower Financial Center, Yacht Club Tower, Panamá Viejo, Casco Viejo, Salón Bolivar, the National Theater, Las Bóvedas (The Vaults), Plaza de Francia, Metropolitan Cathedral, the La Merced Church, the St. Philip Neri Church, Palacio de las Garzas, The Interoceanic Canal Museum, Plaza de la Independencia, University of Panama (Universidad de Panamá), Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua, San Francisco Church, Plaza Bolivar, Santa Ana Park, Bridge of the Americas (Puente de las Américas), Balboa Avenue.

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