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[caption id="attachment_163658" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Bultro/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fljótsdalshérað is a municipality located in the Eastern Region of Iceland. It is the largest municipality in the country by area. The biggest town in the municipality is Egilsstaðir, with a population of 2,300. The Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant is located in the municipality. The large municipality extends from Héraðsflói bay in the northeast to the Vatnajökull glacier in the south west. When main town Egil...

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Theme Week South Korea - Incheon

Theme Week South Korea - Incheon

[caption id="attachment_193229" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Jr55662/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Incheon, officially the Incheon Metropolitan City, is a city located in northwestern South Korea, bordering Seoul and Gyeonggi to the east. Inhabited since the Neolithic, Incheon was home to just 4,700 people when it became an international port in 1883. Today, about 3 million people live in the city, making it S Korea's third most-populous city after Seoul and Busan. The city's growth has been assured in modern tim...

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Porvoo on Porvoonjoki river

Porvoo on Porvoonjoki river

[caption id="attachment_151845" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Main Square with Porvoo Museum, the former town hall © kallerna/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Porvoo is a city and a municipality situated on the southern coast of Finland approximately 50 kilometres (30 mi) east of Helsinki. Porvoo is one of the six medieval towns in Finland, first mentioned as a city in texts from 14th century. Porvoo was given city rights around 1380, even though according to some sources the city was founded in 1346. The old city of P...

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Zagreb, Croatia's capital

Zagreb, Croatia's capital

[caption id="attachment_160508" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Croatian National Theatre © Jajaniseva[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. It is in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at an elevation of approximately 122 m (400 ft) above sea level. In 2008, Zagreb's population was 708,262. Its favourable geographic position in the southwestern part of the Pannonian Basin, which extends to ...

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Theme Week India

Theme Week India

[caption id="attachment_196143" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Jal Mahal of Jaipur © Labhanshi Mittal/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]India (Bhārat), also known as the Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it ...

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Theme Week Morocco - Fez

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[caption id="attachment_167327" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Blue Gate © Bjørn Christian Tørrissen/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fez is the second largest city of Morocco and the oldest (founded in 789) of the four imperial cities (Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat). Fez was the capital city of modern Morocco until 1925 and is now the capital of the Fès-Meknès administrative region. The city has two old medina quarters, the larger of which is Fes el Bali. It is listed as a World Heritage Site and is believed to b...

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Vilnius, Rome of the East

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The seaside resort of Brighton

The seaside resort of Brighton

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