Why is the symbol of Canada a maple leaf?
It is believed that this is not just a maple leaf, but a leaf of sugar maple-a tree that grows only in North America, where it is extracted from the…

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Which countries are included in the"Golden triangle"?
The Golden triangle is a geographical area located in the mountains at the junction of the borders of three countries in South-East Asia: Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. This place has…

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Where is Ceylon?
The island of Ceylon is located in the Northern part of the Indian ocean, at the southern tip of the Hindustan Peninsula. But you probably won't find this name on…

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Why is Latin America called Latin?

Latin America is an unofficial collective name for many American countries and territories where the official languages are romance languages derived from Latin, the language of the ancient Romans: Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Latin America usually includes the Spanish-speaking countries of the American mainland from Mexico in the North to Argentina in the South, the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean (Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico), Portuguese-speaking Brazil, French-speaking Haiti, Saint Martin and French Guiana. Continue reading

Why are there so many Chinese?
Indeed, the population of the people's Republic of China alone (and Chinese people live outside its borders) has already exceeded 1.3 billion people and continues to grow. However, it is…

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What country invented chess?
India is considered the birthplace of chess. There, at the beginning of the IV century, Chaturanga appeared, a game on a Board of 8x8 black and white cells, like modern…

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Why was France called France?
French belongs to the family of romance languages, that is, originated on the basis of the Latin language, which was spoken in Ancient Rome. The name "Francia" in Latin means…

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Rent a motorcycle and moped in Vietnam: divorce in Vietnamese
Russian tourists going on vacation to Vietnam should be aware of the illegality of renting a motor vehicle with an engine capacity of more than 49 CC, as well as…

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