Iceland

A sparsely-populated North Atlantic island, Iceland is famous for its hot springs, geysers and active volcanoes. Lava fields cover much of the land and hot water is pumped from under the ground to supply much of the country’s heating. QUICK FACTS: OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Iceland FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Constitutional republic CAPITAL: Reykjavík POPULATION: 317,000 […]

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The Union Jack

The British Flag: a Symbol of Unity       The Union Jack is a transnational flag full of historical significance. It represents the union of different countries and the growth of a family of nations whose influence extends far beyond the British Isles. This far-reaching influence is still seen today in the incorporation of […]

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10 Facts about Australia

Lake Hillier in Australia is a bright pink color and scientists aren’t sure why. 2.In Australia, there are more kangaroos than people. 3.In 1967, Australia’s Prime Minister went to the beach for a swim and wasnever seen again. 4.24 rabbits that were introduced to Australia in 1859 had multiplied in number to over 2 million […]

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IRELAND

Ireland emerged from the conflict that marked its birth as an independent state to become one of Europe’s economic success stories in the final decade of the twentieth century. QUICK FACTS: OFFICIAL NAME: Ireland FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Constitutional Democracy CAPITAL: Dublin POPULATION: 4,832,765 MONEY: Euro OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Irish/English CHIEF OF STATE: President Michael D. HIGGINS (since […]

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. St. Patrick’s Day is the one […]

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