A once powerful empire that’s now shrunken down to a barren no-man’s-land, Mongolia is a country with a fascinating past and an intriguing future. As its mineral wealth is just beginning to be explored, Mongolia is a country to watch with interest.
Location: Costa Rica is to its West, Columbia to its East, the Caribbean Sea to its North, and the North Pacific Ocean to its South.
Capital: Panama City
Population: 3.6 million (comparable to Connecticut)
Size: 29,157 square miles (comparable to South Carolina)
Language: Spanish, English
Government: Democracy with a president (currently Ricardo Martinelli) who serves a five-year term and who heads over the Continue reading
Location: surrounded by (Counter-clockwise from the North Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria)
Capital: Budapest (the hub of the transportation system, in Hungary, “all roads lead to Budapest”).
Population: 10 million (comparable to Indiana) Continue reading
Location: surrounded by Northern Ireland, the Irish Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. Across the Irish Sea from Great Britain.
Population: 4.5 million (comparable to Louisiana)
Size: 27,097 square miles (comparable to South Carolina) Continue reading
Location: Island surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Sulu Sea, South China Sea, and Philippine Sea. Off the coast just east of Vietnam and south of China.
Population:93.6 (roughly the equivalent of the combined population of US states even with or west of Colorado + Texas ). Forecasters think this number could double in 30 years. Continue reading
In honor of my favorite professional athlete, Lionel Messi, we will be learning about Argentina. Along with soccer phenom Messi, this South American country has produced legends Diego Maradona and Evita Peron, developed animated and dramatic cinema, and inspired every art form from sculpture to tango. Continue reading
Location: Northwest corner of Africa. Bordered by Algeria, Mauritania, The North Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea. Spain is just on the other side of the sea.
Population: 32.3 million (Comparable to Texas and California) Continue reading
Location:South Eastern Europe. Neighbors are Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Bordered by Aegeen Sean on the east and the Indian Sea on the west.
Population: 11,100,000 (comparable to Ohio) Continue reading