Category: Places

  • Interesting facts about Scandinavia

    Interesting facts about Scandinavia

    Scandinavia is a subregion in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural, and linguistic ties. At almost 1.2 million square kilometres (463,000 square miles) it is the largest region in Europe, but home to only around 24 million people, accounting for a mere 4% of the population. It consists of a group of countries that includes […]

  • Interesting facts about Brooklyn

    Interesting facts about Brooklyn

    Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs of New York City. It lies at the southwestern end of Long Island, and the borough’s western border constitutes the island’s western tip. An independent city until its consolidation into New York in 1898, Brooklyn is New York City’s most populous borough, with about 2.8 million residents. Named […]

  • Interesting facts about Northern Ireland

    Interesting facts about Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland is variously described as a country, province, or region which is part of the United Kingdom. Located in the northeast of the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland. As of April 2021, the population of Northern Ireland is about 1.9 million […]

  • Interesting facts about the United Kingdom

    Interesting facts about the United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign country in north-western Europe, off the north-­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom comprises the whole of the island of Great Britain. It is the largest island in Europe and 8th largest in […]

  • Interesting facts about Jerusalem

    Interesting facts about Jerusalem

    Jerusalem is the largest city in Israel. It is situted on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. As of March 2021, the population of Jerusalem is about 950,000 people. The city covers a total area of 125 square kilometers (48 square miles). The average altitude is 754 metres […]

  • Interesting facts about Beijing

    Interesting facts about Beijing

    Beijing alternatively romanized as Peking is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. It is situated in the northern part of the country. As of March 2021, the population of Beijing is about 22 million people. It is the world’s most populous national capital city and the 2nd most populated city in China (after […]

  • Interesting facts about Siberia

    Interesting facts about Siberia

    Siberia is an extensive geographical region spanning much of Northern Asia. All but the extreme southwestern area of Siberia lies in Russia. It extends from the Ural Mountains in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east and southward from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakhstan and the borders of Mongolia […]

  • Interesting facts about Easter Island

    Interesting facts about Easter Island

    Easter Island is an island and special territory of Chile in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. It is located at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. The island stands in isolation 1,900 km (1,200 miles) east of Pitcairn Island and 3,540 km (2,200 miles) west of Chile. Forming a triangle 23 km (14 […]

  • Interesting facts about Normandy

    Interesting facts about Normandy

    Normandy is a historic and cultural region of northern France. It comprises mainland Normandy (part of France) and the Channel Islands (mostly British Crown dependencies). Normandy is roughly similar to the historical Duchy of Normandy, which includes small areas now part of the departments of Mayenne and Sarthe. Archaeological finds, such as cave paintings, prove […]