Tehran

Tehran (Iran)

Tehran is the capital of Iran, located in the central part of the country. The city was founded in the 8th century and has about 9 million inhabitants. It is the cultural, economic and political center of Iran, has many historical and cultural monuments, and is a major transportation hub and has many educational institutions. […]

Weddell Sea

Weddell Sea

The harsh, ice-clogged Weddell Sea appears in the stories of sailors and even the staff of Antarctic research stations as a water area of mysteries, sometimes of the most mystical nature. The entire planet depends on climatic conditions in Antarctica, and the Weddell Sea in particular. As the ice shelves are melting intensively, the water

Canberra

Canberra (Australia)

Canberra is the capital of Australia, located in the southern part of the country. The city was specifically created in 1913 to replace Sydney and Melbourne, which were disputing the right to that status. Canberra is one of the few cities in the world that was specifically designed to be used as the capital. The

Amazon River

Amazon River

South America’s Longest River The Amazon River is one of the largest rivers in the world, located in South America. It is about 6,400 km long and flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The Amazon passes through several countries, including Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. It is a vital source of fresh water and

Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

History The ancient Greek legends and poems of Homer (between the twelfth and seventh centuries B.C.) tell the story of the great titan Atlas. He was believed to live in the far west, which the Greeks at the time might have thought to be the African coast, and to have great strength – enough to

Tabernas Desert

Tabernas Desert

Photo of the Tabernas Desert: bare rocks under the sun that first turned the earth into salt. The Tabernas Desert has been depicted in many movies about the Wild West. Almeria Desert The Campo de Tabernas, Europe’s only desert, is deep in the eastern part of the Casta de Almería coast. 8 million years ago,

Greenland

Greenland (Island)

Greenland is the largest island in the world, almost completely covered by ice, so its territory has never been sufficiently explored. Greenland’s climate is unfriendly to humans. Despite this, for thousands of years settlers from all over the world have flocked here. The largest island in the world Greenland’s main population, the Eskimos, are a

Great Salt Lake

Great Salt Lake

In the northwestern part of the U.S. mountainous state of Utah, which sprawls in the Rocky Mountains in the west, is the largest drainless area in North America: local lakes receive only water from surrounding rivers and precipitation, but no outlet to the sea. This vast – more than 500,000 km2 – area is called

Kathmandu

Kathmandu (Nepal)

History Both geology and lore agree: in ancient times there was an enormous oval-shaped lake where Kathmandu valley was. In the middle of it, according to legend, grew a magic lotus flower. Bodhisattva Manjushri cut the rocks with his sword of Wisdom, water dripped through the breach, the former bottom of the lake became a

Glasgow

Glasgow (Scotland)

In the area of the present city of Glasgow people began to live at least since the Neolithic period. Later the Celts settled here and called the area “Glasgow” (in translation from one of the now defunct Celtic languages, Cambrian, it means “Green Valley”). The Romans also visited the region: on one of the suburbs

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