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Melbourne

Melbourne is the second largest city of Australia. Only the city of Sydney has more people. Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria. It is also a busy seaport and an important center for business.... Read More

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi <<AH boo DAH bee>> is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abu Dhabi is also spelled Abu Zaby.The UAE is in southwestern Asia along the Persian Gulf. It is made up of seven independent states called emirates. Abu Dhabi is also the capital of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the seven emirates. The city is governed by the al-Nahyan family. This family belongs to a large group of related Arab families called the Bani Yas.... Read More

Amman

Amman <<AHM mahn>> is the capital and largest city of Jordan, a country in the Middle East. Amman lies 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of the Dead Sea.... Read More

Ashgabat

Ashgabat <<ASH guh BAHT>> is the capital of Turkmenistan. It is sometimes called Ashkhabad. The city lies in an oasis in the Karakum desert in southern Turkmenistan.The Karakum Canal supplies the city with water from the Amu Darya, a river more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) away. Irrigation ditches line both sides of many roads in Ashgabat.... Read More

Astana

Astana <<AH stah NAH>> is the capital of Kazakhstan. It lies along the Ishim River on the plains of north-central Kazakhstan. Astana is the railroad hub for a major grain- and livestock-producing region of the country.... Read More

Babylon

Babylon was a great city of the ancient world. It was the capital of the kingdom of Babylonia. Babylon stood on the banks of the Euphrates River near what is now the city of Al Hillah, Iraq. It was a big trading city and the religious center of Babylonia. Alexander the Great defeated the Babylonians in 331 B.C. After his death in 323 B.C., the city fell into ruins.... Read More

Baghdad

Baghdad <<BAG dad>> is the capital of Iraq and one of the largest cities of the Middle East. It is Iraq’s chief center of culture, manufacturing, trade, and transportation. Petroleum refining is the Baghdad’s chief industrial activity. The city lies on both banks of the Tigris River.... Read More

Baku

Baku <<bah KOO>> is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan. It lies on the east coast of the country along the Caspian Sea. Its name is sometimes spelled Baky. The city is Azerbaijan’s chief port and the country’s political, economic, and cultural center. The Baku area serves as an important oil-producing region.... Read More

Bandar Seri Begawan

Bandar Seri Begawan <<BAHN dahr SEHR ee beh GAH wahn>> is the capital and largest city of Brunei. It is also the country’s main commercial center. Bandar Seri Begawan lies on the Brunei River in northeastern Brunei. The city has a number of plants for processing petroleum and natural gas.... Read More

Bangkok

Bangkok <<BANG kok>> is the capital and largest city of Thailand. It is the nation’s main center of business, industry, and culture. The city lies along the Chao Phraya River, several miles north of the Gulf of Thailand. The Thai name for Bangkok isKrung Thep, which means City of Angels or Heavenly City.... Read More