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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Africa's richest countries
In modern statistics, the country's wealth is considered to be based on the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita per year. According to this indicator, Equatorial Guinea occupies the first…

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How many countries were part of the USSR?
At different times, the number of countries (called Union republics) that were part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) varied. At the time of the collapse of the…

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What country invented the mirror?

The world’s oldest mirror was found during excavations on the territory of modern Iraq, it is about 10,000 years old.

Mirrors in ancient times were made of polished bronze.

Metals (bronze, silver, and copper) were used to make mirrors in the Mediterranean countries until the THIRTEENTH century, when Italian Venice began to produce mirrors of the usual type for us-from glass. Continue reading

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,…

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Why was Egypt called Egypt?
Immediately it should be clarified-Egypt is a country in North Africa called only by foreigners, the Egyptians themselves and residents of other Arab countries call it Misr, officially-Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya…

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Which country does Greenland belong to?
Greenland is the largest island on the planet, located in the North Atlantic ocean, just 740 kilometers from the North pole. The huge (2.2 million square km) area of the…

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Why is the Netherlands called Holland?
Indeed, the Netherlands is often referred to as "Holland", which is officially incorrect. South Holland and North Holland are only two of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands. Historically, these…

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