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Zagreb

Zagreb <<ZAH grehb>> is the capital and largest city of Croatia, a country in southeastern Europe. It lies in northern Croatia. Zagreb is Croatia’s chief industrial and cultural center. Factories in the city produce chemicals, leather, machinery, paper, and textiles.... Read More

York

York is a city in England, in the United Kingdom. It stands at the junction of the rivers Ouse and Foss. York is the center of the unitary authority  (local government area) of York.... Read More

Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg <<yuh KAT uhr ihn BURG>> is one of Russia’s largest cities and a leading industrial center. It is a transportation hub linking western Russia and Siberia. Yekaterinburg, also spelled Ekaterinburg, is a cultural and educational center of the Ural Mountains.... Read More

Warsaw

Warsaw <<WAWR saw>> is the capital and largest city of Poland. Its name in Polish is Warszawa. The city is a center of business, culture, and industry. It lies in east-central Poland, on both banks of the Vistula River.... Read More

Vienna

Vienna <> is the capital and largest city of Austria. The city lies in northeastern Austria on the Danube River. Vienna is the center of Austria’s business, culture, and government. Several international organizations, including the United Nations, have offices in Vienna.... Read More

Venice

Venice <<VEHN ihs>> is one of the world’s most famous and unusual cities. It lies on about 120 islands in the Adriatic Sea, about 2 1/2 miles (4 kilometers) off the coast of Italy. Venice has canals, or waterways, instead of streets. People there get around on boats instead of cars and buses. Motorboats are the main way to travel. But passengers are also carried in gondolas <<GAHN doh luhz>>. Gondolas are long, thin boats pushed through the water with long oars. More than 400 bridges cross the canals and connect the main islands of Venice. Venice has many beautiful stone buildings and fine works of art.... Read More

Valletta

Valletta <<vahl LEHT tah>> is the capital and chief seaport of Malta, an island country in the Mediterranean Sea. The city lies on Malta’s northeast coast. Valletta is the administrative, cultural, and commercial center of Malta. The Cathedral of Saint John and the Palace of the Grand Masters are among the city’s sights.... Read More

Vaduz

Vaduz <<VAH doots>> is the capital and largest city of Liechtenstein <<LIHK tuhn STYN>>, a tiny country in central Europe. Vaduz lies in a mountain valley on the Rhine River.... Read More

Tiranë <>

Tiranë <<tee RAH nuh>> is the capital and largest city of Albania, a country in southeastern Europe. Tiranë lies about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of the Adriatic Sea.... Read More

Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is a quiet English market town. It is one of the oldest towns in England, and a popular tourist destination. It lies in the green valley of the River Avon. Old, timber-framed houses line its narrow streets. The great English writer William Shakespeare was born in Stratford in 1564. The Guild Hall and grammar school are kept as they were in Shakespeare’s day. Shakespeare and his wife are buried in Stratford’s Holy Trinity Church.... Read More