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 …

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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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Paraná River

Paraná River

South American River The Parana is the second largest river in South America after the Amazon. Adjusting for the difficulties of translation, if we take the names given by the indigenous peoples of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina to the Parana River (this is the accent on the name pronounced in Spanish and Portuguese), their meanings …

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Great Dividing Range

Great Dividing Range

The Blue Mountains National Park gives the impression of a fairyland. And not only because of the eternal fog over them, but also because the landscape here is millions and millions of years old. Since the length of each meridian is 20,004,276 km, the Great Dividing Range occupies almost a fifth of its length. The …

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Appalachian Mountains

Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian Mountain System The Northern Appalachians start from Newfoundland Island, pass through the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, then across the United States to New York State, where the watershed between Northern and Southern Appalachia is marked by the Hudson-Mohawk Valley and the Hudson-Champlain Depression. The Southern Appalachians begin in the same …

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Himalayas (Mountain Range)

The highest mountain system in the world The Himalayas are the highest and most powerful mountain system on the entire globe. It is believed that tens of millions of years ago the rocks that make up the Himalayan Mountains formed the bottom of the ancient Tethyan Praocean. The peaks began to rise gradually above water …

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Erebus Volcano

Mount Erebus

As the sailing ships Erebus and Terror approached the solid strip of ice, the members of the expedition saw a tall white cone far to the south, over which clouds of smoke were rising. Captain James Ross was sure he had found Antarctica, but it was still only a volcanic island. Antarctica’s southernmost and most …

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Congo River

Congo River

The Congo River, Africa’s second longest river, was called the Zaire River from 1971 to 1997. The banks of the river, almost all of its length overgrown with equatorial forests, remained for centuries an unexplored territory for Europeans. Mouth of the Congo The mouth of the Congo River was discovered in 1482 by the Portuguese …

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Balearic Sea

Balearic Sea

The photo shows a section of the Spanish coast of the Balearic Sea in the region of Catalonia. Luxurious villas of traditionally white color nestled on the slopes of the cliffs – higher up, so that the waves of high surf do not reach. Geography Politically and administratively, the border of the Balearic Sea is …

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