St. Kitts & Nevis

czwartek, 24 kwietnia 2014

Saint Kitts and Nevis, located in the Leeward Islands, is a federal two-island country in the West Indies. It is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, in both area and population. The capital city and headquarters of government for the federated state is Basseterre on the larger island of Saint Christopher. The smaller island of Nevis lies about 3 km southeast of Saint Kitts, across a shallow channel called "The Narrows".

Did you know that:
The currency of St. Kitts and Nevis is the East Caribbean dollar.
2. St. Kitts and Nevis was once known as the Gibraltar of the West Indies.
3. The full name of St Kitts and Nevis is Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis.
4. People on St Kitts are called Kittitians and on Nevis they are called Nevisians.
5. St. Kitts And Nevis has only 2 airports.


wtorek, 22 kwietnia 2014

Panama is the southernmost country of Central America and the whole of North America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital is Panama City.

Did you know that:
1. Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
2. Seven out of ten Panamanians haven’t heard of the song “Panama” by VanHalen.
3. The Panama Hat is really made in Ecuador.
4. In Panama, you can swim in the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean in the same day.
5. Panama City is the only capital city that has a rain forest within the city limits.
6. Panama has set multi-world records in the area of bird watching and fishing, as it shelters more birds than United States and Canada combined.


środa, 16 kwietnia 2014

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east. The capital is Harare.

Did you know that:
1. Magnificent Victoria Falls that forms the world's largest curtain of falling water is on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The local name for the Victoria Falls is 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' (the smoke that thunders).
2. The stone-carved Zimbabwe Bird is the national emblem of Zimbabwe. The famous bird carvings stood on walls and monoliths of the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe Five of the carved birds were taken to South Africa by Cecil Rhodes. Four of the statues were returned to Zimbabwe by the South Africa, while the fifth remains at Groote Schuur, Rhodes' former home in Cape Town.
3. The Balancing Rocks are geomorphological features of igneous rocks found in many parts of Zimbabwe.
4. Zimbabwe is believed to be the location of Ophir, the ancient wealthy country from which King Solomon got ivory, gold, and such other precious items.
5. Zimbabwe acknowledges two types of marriage: customary marriage, which can be polygamous in nature, and civil marriage, which is characteristically monogamous.
6. Football, together with cricket and rugby union, is the most famous sport in the country.
7. The country is home to some of the largest diamond and platinum reserves in the world.
8. The country has three official languages: English, Shona (a Bantu language), and Ndebele.


czwartek, 10 kwietnia 2014

Serbia is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. Serbia is landlocked and borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; Macedonia to the south; and Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro to the west; it also borders Albania through the disputed territory of Kosovo. The capital of Serbia is Belgrade.

Did you know that:
1. Belgrade, is among Europe's oldest cities and one of the largest in Southeast Europe.
2. The official language is Serbian, other languages used include Hungarian, Slovak, Croatian, Romanian, and Albanian.
3. Most Serbian last names end with the letters “ic”.
4. The only Serbian world that is accepted and used across the world is “vampire”.
5. The Serbian clock-making industry is even older than the world-famous Swiss one. The Serbs had their own clock 600 years before the Swiss did.
6. The Cathedral of Saint Sava or Hram svetog Save in Belgrade is the largest Orthodox Church currently in use.
7. Serbia is the largest raspberry exporter, accounting for one third of all the raspberries in the world. Close to 95% of the world’s top quality raspberries come from Serbia.

Isle of Man

środa, 9 kwietnia 2014

Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown Dependency, located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann. The Lord of Mann is represented by a Lieutenant Governor, but its foreign relations and defence are the responsibility of the British Government.

Did you know that:
1. The Isle of Man three legged symbol is known the world over, and is derived from the island's mythological past. The symbol is said to have derived from a story from the Celtic Sea God, Manannan Mac Lir, who turned himself into a three legged creature in order to frighten off maurauding invaders.
2. The isle of Man is famous the world over for it's motorcycle T.T races, traditionally held every year in the last week in May. T.T stands for Tourist Trophy, and it's first ever tournament was in 1907, when the contest was held on a 15 mile ( 21km ) road course around the island.
3. The island has it's own indiginous breed of sheep, the Loaghtan ( ovis aries ). It is classified as a Rare Breed, and is recognised for it's unusual brown coloured coat and for having six horns, which grow both straight and curly.
4. Another animal breed which originated on the Isle of Man is the Manx Cat. The Manx Cat is a tailless breed of cat which is descended from the common, domestic cat, which became a recognised breed during the late 1800's.5. The people of Man have their own passport, a variant of the British passport, which is written, British Island - Isle Of Man.
6. English is the official language of the island, but the language Manx has been synonomous with the island for centuries. The Manx language is therefore derived from ancient Gaelic, or Goideligh, which is related to Scots and Irish Gaelic, but not the same as it is a more pure form of classical Gaelic

Northern Mariana Islands

środa, 2 kwietnia 2014

The Northern Mariana Islands is one of the five inhabited U.S. island territories (the other four are Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa). It is one of two territories with "Commonwealth" status; the other is Puerto Rico). It consists of fifteen islands in the western Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines.

Did you know that:
1.  Ferdinand Magellan was the first explorer of this area. Magellan landed on nearby Guam in 1521. He left three days after he landed on Guam.
2. In the northern part of the Northern Mariana Islands, there is a group of islands called the Maug Islands. During World War II, Japanese used this islands for a manned weather station.
3. The largest ethnic group in the Northern Mariana Islands is Filipino. In 2009, Filipinos made up over 29% of the population.
4. Saipan is the biggest island there. It’s also the capital of the Northern Mariana Islands. It has traditionally been the most populated of the islands. Saipan's area is 44.55 square miles.


Lesotho is a landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 in size and has a population slightly over two million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sotho.

Did you know that:
1. The currency of the kingdom of Lesotho is Lesotho loti (ISO Code – LSL) though the South African rand is also accepted as legal tender within the kingdom.
2. The official language is English and Sesotho (or Sotho).
3. Over 80% of the country is 1,800 meters above sea level.
4. The major natural resources of Lesotho are water and diamonds. Lesotho exports mohair, wool, clothing and footwear. One of Levi’s jeans manufacturing facilities is located in this country.
5. Lesotho imports food, machinery, petroleum products, medicines and vehicles from United States of America and Canada. Agriculture includes wheat, pulses, corn, sorghum and livestock.