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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Why Is Japan The Land Of The Rising Sun?
The land of the Rising Sun is the poetic name of Japan in European languages. The self-name of the country (Nippon) is indicated on the letter by two hieroglyphs-the sun…

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The climate in Phuket
Phuket island is located in a tropical zone in the South-West of Thailand, so the climate is warm and humid. Monsoon winds blow here most of the year. It is…

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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

Does it snow in Africa?
Sometimes, and you can admire it in the "heart" of Africa – in the North-East of Tanzania, where the highest (5895 m) point of the Black continent – Kilimanjaro. The…

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Why is Myanmar called Burma?
The country received the name Burma at the end of the XIX century, when British colonizers came there. In 1989, the military who came to power returned the country's original…

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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 was Brazil named Brazil?
The official name of the country is the Federal Republic of Brazil. Originally, after the discovery of this South American country in 1500 by the Portuguese Navigator Pedro Cabral, it…

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