British Virgin Islands

czwartek, 3 lipca 2014

The British Virgin Islands (BVI), is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago; the remaining islands constitute the US Virgin Islands and the Spanish Virgin Islands.

Did you know that:
1. The official name of the Territory is still simply the "Virgin Islands", but the prefix "British" is often used to distinguish it from the neighbouring American territory which changed its name from the "Danish West Indies" to "Virgin Islands of the United States" in 1917.
2. The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. About 15 of the islands are inhabited.
3. National flower is white cedar (tebebuia heterophylla). It is the flower of the white cedar tree, the territorial tree which is indegenous to the Virgin Islands and was integral in the development of the Virgin Islands sloop and in turn, the economy.
4. National bird is turtle dove (zenaida aurta). Tortola is named the land of the Turtle Dove.


Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short borderline with Turkey to the northwest.

Did you know that:
1. Black tea is the official beverage of Azerbaijan.
2. Nearly 60 percent of all land in Azerbaijan has been set aside for agriculture. This includes a wide variety of resources such as wood, general crops, and medicinal crops.
3. Due to the fact that Azerbaijan has such a unique climate (it includes 9 of the 11 climate zone classifications) there is a wide variety of biodiversity.
4. There are 8,350 rivers in Azerbaijan.
5. 40 percent of the country is covered by mountains.
6. Azerbaijan is the first country with a majority of Muslim residents to perform operas and plays. They are also the first Muslim centric country to have theaters.