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Tarim Basin

THE TARIM BASIN designates a major river and great basin located in the Uighur Autonomous Region of Sinkiang of extreme northwestern CHINA, north of the TIBETAN PLATEAU.
Tarim also connotes the bank of a river that flows into a lake or that becomes indistinguishable from des... Read More >>

Tashkent

TASHKENT (ALSO TOSHKENT) is the capital of the Central Asian republic of UZBEKISTAN, which gained its independence when the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991.
Located on the banks of the Chirchik River in the Kyzlkum desert and the foothills of the TIAN SHAN/Pamir mountains... Read More >>

Tehran

THE CAPITAL of modern IRAN, Tehran is one of the largest cities of the world with a metropolitan population of 15 million people.
Located on the northernmost limit of the central Iranian plateau, the city is appropriately 3,750 ft (1,143 m) above sea level.
To the northe... Read More >>

Tennessee

NAMED BY THE Cherokee Native Americans, the U.S.
state of Tennessee, which is officially known as the Volunteer State, is celebrated throughout the world as the home of American country music.
Tennessee is bounded on the north by KENTUCKY and VIRGINIA, on the south by GE... Read More >>

Samarqand

SAMARQAND (SAMARKAND), the second-largest city in UZBEKISTAN, is known as the mirror of the world, the garden of the soul, the jewel of ISLAM, the pearl of the East, the center of the universe, and the city of famous shadows.
In the Zerafshan Valley, with high snowcapped mou... Read More >>

Texas

TEXAS IS A SOUTHWESTERN state of the UNITED STATES, bordering LOUISIANA, OKLAHOMA, and NEW MEXICO.
MEXICO lies across the RIO GRANDE to the south.
Texas also has a 350-mi (560-km) coastline along the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas now ranks second among the states in both are... Read More >>

Barcelona

BARCELONA IS THE second-largest city in SPAIN after MADRID and is the capital of the autonomous region of Catalunya/Cataluna (Catalonia), which is situated in the northeast of Spain.
The region is bordered to the north by the PYRENEES mountain range, which acts as a natural ... Read More >>

Moscow

MOSCOW IS THE capital city of the Russian Federation, and although superseded as the official capital during the 18th and 19th centuries, it has dominated Russian politics, culture, and economics since the 14th century.
Today, it is RUSSIA's largest city and one of the large... Read More >>

Saint Petersburg

THE CITY OF SAINT Petersburg in RUSSIA is known throughout the world as one of the marvels of urban planning and magnificent architecture.
As the capital of the Russian Empire from 1712 to 1918, the city was the staging ground for the dramatic events of Russian history, from... Read More >>
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