Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ningxia

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Ningxia <<ning shee yah>> is an autonomous area in north-central China. The Chinese language authorities created the autonomous areas for China’s largest minority teams. The autonomous areas function underneath the central authorities, however they’ve authority to cross legal guidelines associated to ethnic group affairs. The Hui (Chinese …

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Normandy

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Normandy is a area in northwestern France. It lies alongside the English Channel. It was named after the Norsemen (Normans) who conquered the world within the 800’s. The individuals of Normandy are properly referred to as sailors and farmers. The farmers focus on dairy cattle and …

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Olympia Region

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Olympia <<oh LIHM pee uh>> is a valley on the Peloponnesian peninsula of southern Greece. In historic occasions, faith, politics, and athletics centered at Olympia. The Olympic Video games, held there each 4 years, have been so necessary in Greek life that they have …

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Australian outback

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The outback is the agricultural inside of Australia. It covers about three-fourths of the continent. Some individuals use the time period outback to explain all thinly populated areas away from Australia’s coastal cities. Others apply the time period to solely these areas with low rainfall. Many …

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Pacific Rim

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Pacific Rim is a time period extensively used to explain nations that border the Pacific Ocean. It additionally describes nations of highly effective financial and political affect that don’t instantly border the Pacific however have a serious impact on the affairs of …

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Palestine

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Palestine <<PAL uh STYN>> is a historic area on the japanese finish of the Mediterranean Sea. As we speak, the area consists of Israel and the areas often known as the Gaza Strip and the West Financial institution. The religions of Judaism and Christianity …

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Pampas

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Pampas, <<PAM puhs>>, is a Guarani Indian phrase meaning plain, or stretch of flat land. Geographers use the phrase pampas to explain an enormous grassland area in Argentina. The area followers out round Buenos Aires and extends into western Uruguay and southern Brazil. An space of fertile soil …

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Panama Canal Zone

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The Panama Canal Zone was a strip of land throughout the Isthmus of Panama. The USA ruled this space from 1903 to 1979. The Panama Canal, a waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, cuts by way of the zone. The zone got …

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Patagonia

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Patagonia <<PAT uh GOH nee uh>> is a area in southern South America. A big a part of the area has a semidesert local weather. Indigenous (native) peoples lived in Patagonia lengthy earlier than Europeans arrived. The identify Patagonia comes from the Spanish phrase patagon, which suggests massive foot or paw. The native …

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Ancient Persia

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Ancient Persia was a land that included elements of what at the moment are Afghanistan and Iran. It turned the house of an ideal civilization and the middle of an enormous empire. The identify Persia got here from Persis, the Greek identify …

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