Golan Heights

THE GOLAN HEIGHTS (in Arabic, Al-Jaw-lan) is a hilly region in southwest SYRIA, bordering nearby regions of LEBANON and JORDAN, with a highest point of 7,297 ft (2,224 m).
The area is one of the most heavily disputed areas in the history of the 20th century.
When the sta...


BEIJING IS LOCATED in the northern part of the North China Plain, about 100 mi (160 km) northwest of the Bohai Sea.
As capital of the People's Republic of CHINA, Beijing is the core of a special municipal district, giving the region political status equivalent to that of an ... Read More >>


LOCATED MIDWAY BETWEEN the east and west coasts of the UNITED STATES and just south of the geographic center of the United States in KANSAS, Oklahoma is one of the Great Plains states.
The name comes from the Native American Choctaw language as okla meaning "people," and hum... Read More >>


NICKNAMED FOR the bluegrass that covers much of this U.S.
state, and known for its whiskey and for the Kentucky Derby that takes place annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, the Commonwealth of Kentucky was named for the Kentucky River, which was thought to have been nam... Read More >>


DHAKA BECAME the capital of the newly formed sovereign state of BANGLADESH in 1971.
The city has a tropical monsoon climate with heavy summer rainfall (June through September), about 80 in (203 cm) annually.
Summer is hot and humid and winter is dry and mild.
It is l...


IDAHO'S VAST areas of unspoiled beauty and natural wilderness give every reason for the 1,293,953 residents (2000) to know their home as the "Gem" state.
Idaho is bounded by CANADA in the north, MONTANA and WYOMING in the east, UTAH and NEVADA in the south, and WASHINGTON an... Read More >>

Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO IS THE largest city in BRAZIL and serves as the capital of the state of Sao Paulo.
With a metropolitan area population nearing 20 million at the start of the 21st century, Sao Paulo is the biggest city in South America and one of the fastest-growing urban areas in ... Read More >>


OREGON IS A STATE located on the west coast of the UNITED STATES and has a landscape for just about everyone: mountains; FORESTS; plains; DESERTS; the Columbia River Gorge; waterfalls such as Multnomah Falls (620 ft or 189 m), the tallest in Oregon and the fourthtallest in the ... Read More >>

Mumbai (Bombay)

BOMBAY, RENAMED Mumbai in 1995, is a city in western INDIA and the capital of the Indian state of Maharashta.
With its three totally computerized stock exchanges that handle 70 percent of the country's stock transactions and manufacturing (particularly in textiles, which emp... Read More >>
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