The Queen’s Birthdays

13th  JUNE– The Queen’s Official Birthday. Although the Queen’s real birthday is on the 21st of April, it has been a tradition since 1748 to celebrate the king or queen’s birthday in June. A military parade known as Trooping the Colour is held in London, attended by the Royal Family. Her Majesty The Queen was […]

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Russia

Russia – the largest country on earth in terms of surface area – emerged from a decade of post-Soviet economic and political turmoil to reassert itself as a world power. QUICK FACTS: Official Name: Russian Federation Form of Government: Federation Capital: Moscow Population: 142,470,272 Official Language: Russian Money: Ruble Area: 6,592,772 square miles (17,075,200 square kilometers) […]

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10 Most Colourful places on Earth

  1.Lavender Fields, France In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the eyes can see. 2.Procida, Italy This tiny island is starcked with charming candy-colored houses set against the brilliant blue backdrop of the Mediterranean. 3. Lake Retba, Senegal Due to its high salt content, […]

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10 Facts about Canada

1. Canada is the second largest country in the world, right after Russia. 2.Every Christmas, one million letters are addressed to Santa Claus at his own postal code: “H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada.” 3. With 1,896 km (1,178 mi), the Yonge Street in Canada, is the longest streetin the world. 4. Canada has no weapons of […]

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The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It has a long history as a major player in international affairs and fulfils an important role in the EU, UN and Nato. QUICK FACTS: OFFICIAL NAME: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Constitutional monarchy with parliamentary government […]

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10 Facts about Russia

1.Russia is bigger than Pluto. 2.In Russia there are9 million more Women than men. 3.Russia and America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point. 4. 20% of the world’sunfrozen fresh water is in a single lake: Russia’s Lake Baikal. 5. 77% of Russia is made up of Siberia 6.Japan and Russia still haven’t signed a peace treatyto end World […]

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FRANCE

France is known the world over for its cuisine, fashion, culture and language. It is the most visited tourist destination in the world. QUICK FACTS: OFFICIAL NAME: French Republic FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Republic CAPITAL: Paris POPULATION: 66,259,012 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: French PRESIDENT: Francois Hollande PRIME-MINISTER: Manuel Valls MONEY: Euro AREA: 210,026 square miles (543,965 square kilometers) MAJOR MOUNTAIN […]

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