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Main » 2011 » October » 30

New Year Day - Sunday 1 January

Easter Monday - Monday 9 April

Labour Day - Tuesday 1 May

WWII Victory Day - Tuesday 8 May

Ascension - Thursday 17 May

Pentecost - Monday 28 May

Bastille Day - Saturday 14 July

Assumption - Wednesday 15 August

All Saints Day - Thursday 1 November

Armistice Day - Sunday 11 November

Christmas Day - Tuesday 25 December

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Key Facts

France is the second largest country in Europe, with the fifth largest population in Europe.

Population: 57.5 million

Geographic size: 212,935 square miles

Capital: Paris

Major cities and population: Paris - 8.7 million people, Lyon - 1.2 million, Marseille - 1.2 million, Lille - 950,000 and Bordeaux - 640,000.

Geographic Landmarks

Two thirds of France is mountains and hills, with the Alps, Pyrenees and Vosges ranges. Mont Blanc in the Alps is the highest mountain in Europe.

The Mediterranean coast includes the popular tourist area, the French Riviera. Its hot, dry summers and mild winters make it a popular beach area.

The Eiffel Tower is one of France's national landmarks. At 1,050 feet tall, it is one of the world's most recognizable structures. ... Read more »

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Favorable natural and geographical conditions of Azerbaijan caused the settling of people on its territory.

Ancient writers Herodot (5th century B.C.), Polibey (200 B.C-120 B.C), Strabon (64/63- B.C-23/24 A.M), Claudi Ptolemey (approximately 90-160) and provided coverage of geographical borders of Azerbaijan, rivers, inhabited regions, tribes, residing in the country, the Caspian Sea in a number of their creative works.

Later Arabian geography scientists and travelers Ibn Khordadbeh (820/826-912/913), Abu-Ishaq Isterkhi (appr. 820-934), Azerbaijani scientist Mohamed Nakhchivani (late 13th-mid 14th centuries), Iranian scientists Reshidaddin Fazlullah (1247-1317) wrote about the economics of Azerbaijan, its administrative division, mountains and rivers, the distances between them, trade roads, etc.

Albanian (Caucasus) historian Musa Kalantarli (7-8th century) in his work "The History of Albania" described Albania as a world-famed country with a rich nature and ... Read more »

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Turkey occupies a rectangular-shaped peninsula of land at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa; home to countless civilizations and a crossing point between the continents over several ages.

A vast country 814,578 square kilometres or 314,510 square metres in area with a beautiful coastline stretching 8333 km or 5187 miles, it is approximately 3.5 times the size of the UK. It is situated on two continents – 3% in Europe (Thrace) and the remainder of the landmass, including Anatolia, in Asia - and Istanbul is the only city in the world straddled on two continents, separated by the Bosphorus strait, which runs from the Black Sea through Istanbul and into the inland Sea of Marmara which flows through the Dardanelles and out to the Aegean. Turkey is bordered to the north by the Black Sea (Karadeniz), to the west by the Sea of Marmara (Marmara Denizi) and Aegean (Ege) and to t ... Read more »

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Azerbaijan (General information)

Today, we would like to talk about a miraculous country of Azerbaijan with its unlimited natural resources, centuries-old culture, history and ancient people, whose lifestyle presents a unique and harmonious combination of the traditions and ceremonies of different cultures and civilizations.

Azerbaijan is a geographical name. On the one hand this name is linked with the population, which lived in this region for thousand of years before our era, and who were mostly fire-worshippers. Local population considered that fire was their God and so they worshipped the fire. "Azer" means fire. The Turkic name "Azer" was used for this territory for a long time. The word "Azer" consists of two parts - "az" and "er". In Turkic languages, "az" means a good intention and a fate of success. Thus, the word "Azer" means "a brave man", "a brave boy", "the fire keeper". The word "Azerbaijan" originates from the name of an ancient Turkish tribe, who ... Read more »

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