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National Country Symbols Of Sint Maarten

National Country Symbols Of Sint Maarten Introduction:Sint Maarten Although sighted by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1493 and claimed for Spain, it was the Dutch who occupied the island in 1631 and set about exploiting its salt deposits. The Spanish retook the island in 1633, but continued to be harassed by the Dutch. The Spanish finally relinquished […]

National Country Symbols Of Saint Martin

National Country Symbols Of Saint Martin Introduction:Saint Martin Although sighted by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1493 and claimed for Spain, it was the Dutch who occupied the island in 1631 and set about exploiting its salt deposits. The Spanish retook the island in 1633, but continued to be harassed by the Dutch. The Spanish finally relinquished […]

National Country Symbols Of Saint Barthelemy

National Country Symbols Of Saint Barthelemy Introduction:Saint Barthelemy Discovered in 1493 by Christopher COLUMBUS who named it for his brother Bartolomeo, Saint Barthelemy was first settled by the French in 1648. In 1784, the French sold the island to Sweden, who renamed the largest town Gustavia, after the Swedish King GUSTAV III, and made it […]

National Country Symbols Of Cayman Islands

National Country Symbols Of Cayman Islands Introduction:Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose […]

National Symbols Of Europe Countries

Area: 23 million km2 (8 876 000 mi2) Population: 728 million Highest Point: 1. El’brus in Russia, (5 642 m/18 510 ft); 2. Mont Blanc, France-Italy: 4 807m (15 771 ft). Largest Lake: Lake Balaton Hungary, largest lake of Central Europe, 592 km2. Longest Rivers: 1. Volga (3,690 km (2,293 miles), 2. Danube 2850 km […]

National Symbols Of Australia and Oceania Countries

The “continent” of Australia/Oceania is a somewhat artifical construct, designed to link together the continental landmass of Australia with the huge number of widely scattered islands across the Pacific Ocean. Area: 8 600 000 km2 (3 300 000 mi2) Population: 35 million Highest Point: Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid 4884 m/16 023 ft), Papua Province, Indonesia […]

National Symbols Of Americas Countries

Area: North America (Canada, USA): 20 000 000 km2 (7 700 000 mi2); Central America and the Caribbean: 20 720 000 km2 (8 000 000 mi2); South America: 17 900 000 km2 (6 900 000 mi2) Population: 929 million North America: 344 million (Canada and USA); Central America and the Caribbean (incl. Mexico): 195 million; […]

National Symbols Of Africa Countries

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world in both area and population. Area: about 30 244 000 km2 (11 700 000 mi2) including its adjacent islands it covers about 20 percent of Earth’s total land area. Population: 1,030 million human inhabitants, about 20 percent of the world’s population. Highest Point: Mount Kilimanjaro – Uhuru […]

National Country Symbols Of Zimbabwe

National Country Symbols Of Zimbabwe Introduction:Zimbabwe The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the [British] South Africa Company in 1923. A 1961 constitution was formulated that favored whites in power. In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded more complete voting rights for the black African […]

National Country Symbols Of Zambia

National Country Symbols Of Zambia Introduction:Zambia The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the [British] South Africa Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the UK in 1923. During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. In the […]