Category Archives: Geography

Finland Industry and Service

ECONOMY: MINERAL RESOURCES AND INDUSTRY There are various subsoil resources and some minerals are relatively abundant; first the iron and copper pyrites, then sulfur, lead, nickel, gold, silver, titanium, vanadium, cobalt, mercury, asbestos. Finland is one of the first European producers of chromite and zinc. However, the lack of energy sources is serious due to… Read More »

World Heritage Sites in Croatia

On the basis of the 1990 Constitution, amended in 1992, 1997 and 2000, the president of the republic is endowed with broad powers and is elected by direct suffrage for 5 years, while the single-chamber Parliament after an amendment to the Constitution in 2001 which abolished the Chamber of the counties, it is formed by… Read More »

Cocos Islands National Park (World Heritage)

The approximately 24 km² coconut island is the only East Pacific island that is covered with tropical rainforest. Steep rock faces, waterfalls and jungle alternate on the island, which made history as the legendary “Treasure Island” of Robert Louis Stevenson ‘s novel of the same name. The island, located 532 km from the mainland, belongs… Read More »

Guanacaste Protected Area (World Heritage)

The world heritage includes three national parks and several smaller protected zones in Central American Costa Rica. It stretches from the Pacific coast over the around 2,000 m high mountains in the interior to the lowlands in the Caribbean. The natural landscapes include coastal waters, islands, sandy beaches and rocky coasts as well as mountain… Read More »

Austria Literature Part II

The leveling and rationalist tendency of the Enlightenment attenuates the differences between Germany and Austria, but does not stimulate the Austrian creative imagination, which later also reluctant to penetrate the German idealistic philosophy. The very short romantic season, mediated by the Schlegel brothers, has a very long and fruitful ending in Biedermeier, which coincides with… Read More »

Austria Literature Part I

A distinction that is not purely geographical between Austrian literature and German literature has reason to exist starting from the age of the Reformation, when a Protestant and particularistic north, later dominated by the Prussian spirit, came to oppose a south, with Vienna at the center, absolutist and counter-reformist, in direct contact with the refined… Read More »

Myanmar Economy

ECONOMY: INDUSTRY AND MINERAL RESOURCES Myanmar also does not lack mineral resources. In the foreground is oil, extracted from the coastal islands and in the central part of the country, often associated with natural gas present in a fair quantity. There are also good productions of various metallic minerals, including above all lead, copper, zinc,… Read More »

Haghbat and Sanahin Monasteries (World Heritage)

These two monasteries from the 10th / 11th centuries Century are among the most important sacred buildings and spiritual centers of Armenia. They are separated by the Debed Gorge. Haghbat was a fortified monastery, its oldest sacred building is the Holy Cross Church. Sanahin is an architectural gem and has an important library. Haghbat and… Read More »

Historic Churches of Mtskheta (World Heritage)

Mtskheta in the east was the spiritual center of the country. The Samtavro Monastery with its Saint Nino Church and the Sweti Tskhoveli Cathedral, both built in the 11th century, as well as the Jvari Monastery from the 6th / 7th centuries. Century are among the most important examples of medieval sacred architecture in the… Read More »

Gelati Monastery (World Heritage)

The royal monastery complex Gelati, founded in 1106, only remains in ruins. The site bears witness to Georgia’s heyday in the Middle Ages. Gelati Monastery: facts Official title: Gelati Monastery Cultural monument: Gelati, founded by Dawit the Renewer as a royal court monastery Continent: Asia Country: Georgia Location: Kutaisi, northwest of Tbilisi (Tbilisi) Appointment: 1994… Read More »

Ruined City of Tschoga Zanbil (World Heritage)

The ruins of the Elamite royal city are in Tschoga Zanbil, 45 km southeast of Susa. The city was founded in the 13th century BC. Founded and by the troops of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal in the 7th century BC. Chr. Destroyed. The center of the settlement was a huge ziggurat, a 25 m high… Read More »

Denmark Modern and Present Arts

Art until 1945 The artists of the 20th century broke with tradition. In 1918, Vilhelm Lundstrøm (* 1893, † 1950) introduced French Cubism with his “packing box pictures”, which paved the way for abstract art. Particularly important teachers were K. Zahrtmannand his student H. Giersing, who developed an intensive, coloristic style of painting. This French-influenced… Read More »

History of Danish Arts

Denmark is a kingdom with the capital Copenhagen. In addition to the Jutland peninsula, the country consists of around 490 islands, most of which are located in the Baltic Sea. Of the hundred or so inhabited islands, Zealand and Funen are the most densely populated. Cool summers and mild winters determine the climate. Almost a… Read More »

World Heritages in Denmark Part II

Aasivissuit – Nipisat: Inuit hunting grounds between ice and sea (World Heritage) Aasivissuit – Nipisat: Inuit hunting grounds between ice and sea (World Heritage) Relics of human history up to 4,200 years old have been found in the Aasivissuit – Nipisat area in the central part of West Greenland. Excavations show that the Inuit (Eskimos)… Read More »

Denmark Culture

An independent Danish culture becomes tangible in the Viking Age with the development of a Christian kingdom under Harald Blauzahn . Their testimonies are runic inscriptions, the historical story “Gesta Danorum” (Danish literature), which was still written in Latin, and church building in the High Middle Ages, which took over influences from France and forms… Read More »

World Heritages in Denmark Part I

Herrnhuter Settlement Christiansfeld (World Heritage) Christiansfeld, which lies between Kolding and Haderslev in southern Jutland, is a well-preserved Danish Moravian settlement. It was founded in 1773 as a settlement of the Brethren from the Saxon Herrnhut and reflects the beliefs of this evangelical free church. The city was built by the faithful around a central… Read More »

Ilulissat Icefjord (World Heritage)

The Sermeq-Kujalleq glacier flows into the sea in the ice fjord on the west coast of Greenland. The glacier, which is up to 700 m thick, moves at a speed of 40 m per day in the summer months, making it one of the few glaciers in Greenland that reach the sea. Ilulissat Icefjord: Facts… Read More »

Roskilde Cathedral (World Heritage)

The cathedral in Roskilde on the island of Zealand was built in the 12th century and is not only the largest church, but also the oldest Gothic brick building in Denmark. The sacred building has been expanded several times over the years and served as a burial place for Danish rulers. Roskilde Cathedral: Facts Official… Read More »

Norway Culture and World Heritages

An independent Norwegian culture becomes tangible in the Viking Age, when Harald I Fairhair founded the kingdom. The fact that the Vikings were not only bloodthirsty seafarers but also skilled carpenters is proven by their temples, royal halls and the famous Oseberg ship. Their descendants made use of their sacred art skills in building wooden… Read More »

Alta Rock Carvings (World Heritage)

Alta is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Norway. About 6000 years ago, the people of the Altafjord began to carve pictures into stones, mostly reindeer, elk, but also birds, boats and people. The pictures give an insight into the life of the Neolithic. Check thenailmythology to see Norway Landmarks. Alta Rock Art: Facts… Read More »

Røros Mining Town (World Heritage)

Røros is the best preserved mining town in Norway. The city center has numerous old wooden houses, narrow streets and villas, which are dominated by the mighty church tower. Copper mining began in the 17th century and ended in 1973. The world heritage was expanded in 2010 to include the agricultural and industrial landscape. Check thedresswizard… Read More »

Bryggen (World Heritage)

The city of Bergen, located on the Byfjord, was founded in 1070 and is one of the most important trading cities in Norway after Oslo. German Hanseatic merchants operated trading offices in the city until the 16th century. A large part of these wooden merchant houses have been preserved to this day and give an… Read More »

Urnes Stave Church (World Heritage)

The stave churches were built in the early days of Christianization in Scandinavia, mostly between the 12th and 13th centuries. Urnes Stave Church is the oldest surviving church of its kind and is an outstanding example of Scandinavian church architecture. It combines the traditions of the Celts and Vikings with Romanesque stylistic devices in terms… Read More »

Hawaii Landmarks

As a state located in Oceania defined by, Hawaii is one of the travel destinations where everyone would like to have been. Especially since here as a tourist you have numerous different options for planning your vacation. You can either enjoy the sun, sand and sea or visit the various sights on the islands.… Read More »

Hawaii Travel Guide

The island chain Hawaii is one of the states of the USA and a particularly attractive travel destination. As a state located in Oceania defined by, Hawaii offers everything you can expect from a varied beach holiday by the sea. Sandy beaches and palm trees can be found on these islands as well as… Read More »

Kiribati Geography and Climate

Kiribati geography The Republic of Kiribati is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and includes the former Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix Islands and the Line Islands. The national territory of Kiribati consists of a large number of islands in Micronesia and Polynesia, which lie north and south of the equator. The approximately 811… Read More »

Kiribati Travel Guide

The Pacific island state of Kiribati (called Gilbert Islands in colonial times) consists of three different island groups. On the one hand Kiribati including Banaba, also the Phoenix Islands and the group of Line Islands. A total of 33 islands belong to Kiribati, the total area is a good 800 km². Most of the islands… Read More »

Marshall Islands Geography and Climate

Marshall Islands geography As a country located in Oceania defined by, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is an island nation in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of an archipelago belonging to eastern Micronesia, which is made up of over 1,100 islands, which are scattered in a lake area of ​​1.9 million square… Read More »

Marshall Islands Travel Guide

The archipelago of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific consists of more than 1,100 atolls, islands and islets, a total of about 1.9 million km² is occupied. The Marshall Islands are made up of two almost parallel chains of atolls and islands. To the east is the Ratak island chain, to the west of… Read More »