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7 Facts about Uganda
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Uganda. More information about the video content bellow: 1. 50% of Uganda’s population is under 14, which is why we place a huge emphasis on serving and nurturing children. The average age in Uganda is 50-60. 2. The largest Lake in Africa is Lake Victoria and Uganda lays claim to much of it. Uganda is 26% lakes and rivers. 3. Uganda – Home of the tallest Mountain Range in Africa – The Rwenzori Mountains also referred to as the Mountains of the Moon. Mountain Rwenzori (Margherita peak) is the 4th highest in Africa and reaches 5109m (16, 761ft). Interesting to note is it’s covered by snow throughout the year! 4. European travelers in the Great Lakes region of Africa during the 19th century observed Caesarean sections being performed on a regular basis. The expectant mother was normally anesthetized with alcohol, and herbal mixtures were used to encourage healing. From the well-developed nature of the procedures employed, European observers concluded they had been employed for some time. 5. The Kasubi tombs, in the central region, are a classic site of 13th century architecture in Africa. 6. Uganda is one of the few countries in Africa to design her own car, the Kiira that was unveiled in 2011. 7. Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda. Kampala was named the 13th fastest growing city on the planet, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03 percent. More Info: http://kabiza.com/kabiza-wilderness-safaris/fun-and-serious-facts-about-uganda/ https://oneafricangirl.com/2016/01/11/27-mind-blowing-facts-about-uganda/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampala Music: • Krushendo http://www.soundcloud.com/krushendo-m... http://www.krushendo.com http://www.facebook.com/krushendofc http://www.reverbnation.com/krushendo http://www.instagram.com/karlylewalker http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/krush... http://twitter.com/krushendo http://lifebloomcreative.com/shop Images: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BrRXP1tp6Kw/maxresdefault.jpg https://www.northlandchurch.net/_img/uploads/uganda7.JPG http://www.greatwolfhotel.co.ug/wp-content/img/slides/lake-victoria.jpg https://www.primeugandasafaris.com/wp-content/uploads/Lake-Victoria_Uganda.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/2a/ab/24/2aab2448f968874f1ff500cfceccf26a.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/zNDoMBDDyAE/maxresdefault.jpg http://mulerasfireplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Caesarean-delivery-Buganda-1879-2.jpg https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/cesarean/images/uganda.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Kampala_Kasubi_Tombs.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Kasubi_tombs.JPG http://www.globalblackhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Kiira.jpg http://altigreen.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/africa-hybid.jpg http://datascience-africa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Kampala.jpg http://cod.mofa.go.ug/images/Kampala_City.jpg Intro image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Centrum_kampala.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 14692 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Nepal
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the Asian series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N Here is the European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Nepal. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The Nepali flag is the only nation with non-quadrilateral flag. The two triangles symbolize the Himalaya Mountains and represent the two major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. The basic design of this flag is over 2000 years old. 2. The Himalayas mountains is shared between five countries in descending order: Nepal, Bhutan, India, China and Pakistan. The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal runs across Everest's precise summit point. 3. Nepal does not have an independent day because Nepal was never colonized. Nepal is also the oldest country in South Asia. 4. Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) was born in Kapilvastu, Lumbini which lies in Nepal. Lumbini is a sacred place for Buddhists. 5. The only living goddess in the world called Kumari can be found in Nepal. The literal meaning of Kumari is Virgin. In Nepal these kumari, or “living goddesses,” are pre-pubescent girls considered to be the earthly manifestations of divine female energy, incarnations of the goddess known as Taleju, the Nepalese name for Durga. Selected as children, they live in temples, are carried in chariots during festivals and are worshipped by thousands of Hindus and Buddhists. They retire upon puberty. 6. Nepal Holds A Number of Records Which Makes A High Profile for this Small Country. Mount Everest being the peak of the world at the height of 8,848 m, there are others like the Tilicho lake- the highest lake on earth at the height of 4800m, Shey Phoksundo Lake- the deepest lake of 145m at the height of 3600m, the deepest gorge of Kalidanki of 1200m and the highest valley on Earth- the Arun valley. 7. Not a single drop of blood has ever been shed in Nepal in the name of religious and ethnic riot. Something for the world to learn from these people who hold the best feeling for Unity and Patriotism. There hasn’t been a single case were there has been a clash in the name of religion in Nepal. It’s important to underline that Nepal has over 80 ethnic groups and 123 Languages. More Info: http://desinema.com/10-interesting-facts-nepal-will-amuse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Everest Music: Gunnar Olsen - Wandering Images: http://cdn1.pri.org/sites/default/files/styles/open_graph/public/story/images/Nepal%20flag_crop.jpg?itok=csqZFCx1 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-88mBej90AYw/UamhGSk2j4I/AAAAAAAABDM/QGHEBh-u7Sw/s1600/MG+nepali+flag.jpg http://grandcanyon.free.fr/images/mountains2/original/Prayer%20Flags%20on%20Everest,%20Nepal.jpg http://www.boldadventuresnepal.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/mt-everest-peak.jpg http://www.macsadventure.com/files/9114/1580/9557/nepal.jpg http://surakshyatravels.com/uploads/category/nepal-tours1428483259.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iWl_A2wZySE/VOMJPqEGWVI/AAAAAAAAKO4/cZ3FkfcGNEk/s1600/1105.JPG http://www.acrossnepal.com/userfiles/lumbini14(1).jpg https://anilblon.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/kumari-living-goddess-of-nepal1.jpg http://cdn1.pri.org/sites/default/files/story/images/Still%20from%20Child%20Goddess%20video3_Sonia%20Narang.jpg http://hetora.com/files/images/Num-Village-Arun-River-Region-Nepal.jpg http://www.summitpost.org/images/original/366755.jpg http://www.remotelands.com/images/countrys/130111021.jpg http://www.johntyman.com/nepal/n069.jpg Intro: Creation by Shaheen http://topfreeintro.com/creation-free-intro-template-after-effecs/ Jonjass Designs https://www.youtube.com/user/JonjassDesigns Intro Music: DJ Goodman – Japanese Flute (Dubstep Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JH_H_-I4Hw
Views: 43935 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Kyrgyzstan
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the Asian series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N Here is the European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Kyrgyzstan. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The name of Kyrgyzstan comes from a word in the Kyrgyz language meaning “we are forty”, thought to be a reference to the original 40 clans which were united by Manas to form the country. The flag of Kyrgyzstan features a yellow sun with 40 uniformly spaced rays in the centre of a red background. The Kyrgyz were one of the groups who raided the borders of China and created the need for the construction of the Great Wall. 2. There are over 88 major mountain ranges in Kyrgyzstan, making up about more than 80 percent of the country’s territory. Dominated by the Tien Shan range; 94% of the country is 1,000 metres above sea level. Jengish Chokusu, located near the Chinese border is the highest mountain, with an elevation of 7,439 metres. 3. Kyrgyzstan’s Burana Tower, which historians say dates to the 10th century, was a lookout for the city of Balasagun, one of the largest medieval cities in the visually stunning Chui Valley. Fortunately Genghis Khan’s Mongols opted not to destroy the tower when they later stormed through the area. 4. Issyk Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan, also known as ' Pearl of Tien Shan', is one of the largest mountain lakes in the world. An interesting fact about Lake Issyk Kul, meaning "warm sea", is that it never ever freezes, in spite of being surrounded by snow-capped peaks at an elevation of over 1.6 km. 5. In 2005 there was a peaceful coup d'etat which brought an even more corrupt president who was overthrown in 2010 by a revolution which managed to change the constitution to make the country almost fully parliamentary. Leader of the revolution was Roza Otunbayeva. She became the first female president in the region and received multiple international awards such as International Women of Courage Award in 2011. In 2014 Kyrgyzstan together with South Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Bhutan made it to the top 5 states in Asia in World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. 6. The Kyrgyz scenery can be breathtaking. And most European citizens don’t need a visa to enter. Recently Kyrgyzstan made it to Top 10 Countries to visit for 2013 by Globe Spots. There are more than 3700 mountain lakes in Kyrgyzstan. 7. The Great Silk Road was passing through territory of Kyrgyzstan. The city of Osh was an important commercial center in the 10th century as part of the Silk Road, the trade route between China and Europe. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issyk-Kul#cite_note-1 http://www.tilek.net/kyrgyzstan/ Music: Ray Rude - Viper http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://www.geographylists.com/bishkek_ala_too_manas_monument.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Photograph_of_the_flag_of_Kyrgyzstan.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_rt-wkTZagAc/THSXp6AuctI/AAAAAAAAAtA/J4FxqIvqf2U/s1600/abrange.bosogo.cu.jpg http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/8/kleimenov2.0/0_566a_dda48060_orig http://minzifatravel.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/u/burana_tower_1.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qK81W0u6UvE/maxresdefault.jpg http://kyrgyz-embassy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Issyk-kul.jpg http://www.silkroadtreasuretours.com/media/k2/galleries/429/DSC_0719.JPG https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Admin/BkFill/Default_image_group/2010/4/8/1270727847835/Kyrgyzstan-protests-001.jpg?w=1200&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=3a1872df261b50831648c9c0097193ee http://gdb.rferl.org/DEB49856-17EA-4ADC-B408-D6BB01663692_mw1024_s_n.jpg https://travelcentralasia.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/dscn3871.jpg http://www.remotelands.com/images/countrys/140723002.jpg http://cdn.superbwallpapers.com/wallpapers/nature/caravansary-on-silk-road-in-kyrgyzstan-41123-1920x1200.jpg http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/572/custom/57278_1600x1200-wallpaper-cb1344605906.jpg Intro: Creation by Shaheen http://topfreeintro.com/creation-free-intro-template-after-effecs/ Jonjass Designs https://www.youtube.com/user/JonjassDesigns Intro Music: DJ Goodman – Japanese Flute (Dubstep Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JH_H_-I4Hw
Views: 66104 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Cambodia
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the Asian series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N Here is the European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Cambodia. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Birthdays are not traditionally celebrated in Cambodia. Well, they are amongst the westernised youth. But traditionally, birthdays are not celebrated in Cambodia particularly in the rural areas. Some older people may not even know their exact birth date and only recognize their birthday season. 2. The ancient temple of Angkor Wat in the deep Cambodian jungle was discovered by French explorers in the 19th century. The iconic ancient temple of Cambodia, the Angkor Wat was built by King Suryavarman II who reigned from 1131 to 1150. Angkor has been one of the biggest cradles of civilization. A team of international researchers in 2007 used satellite photographs and other modern techniques to conclude that it was the largest pre-industrial city in the world with an urban sprawl that probably supported up to a million people. 3. In 1975, the Communist Party of Kampuchea, aka the Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot and backed by the North Vietnamese, took power by force and evacuated all the cities in an attempt to convert Cambodia to an agrarian society, forcing everyone to work in farm labor camps. Artists, musicians, teachers, business owners, anyone who questioned the new government, and anyone educated was murdered, including people who wore glasses, because they looked smart. During the 4 year reign of the Khmer Rouge, it is estimated that between 1.4 million and 3 million (20%) Cambodians died either by execution in the Killing Fields or from starvation and disease. Bullets were considered too expensive to use, so people would literally be battered to death, including infants who were bashed against a tree before throwing them into the nearby pit. 4. The average Cambodian funeral including the costs of the cemetery comes to around $9,000. This is a lot of money in a country where the average monthly salary is less than $100. The Cambodian funeral traditionally lasts over 49 days with the body preserved in the first 7.The prayers and chants at each funeral ceremony are led by the monks who essentially play the lead role. 5. Cambodia recovered a lot economically in the last few years, however it is still a third world country. The contrasts between the rich and poor areas are immense. 6. 50% of the Cambodian population is younger than 22 years old. That’s around 7.5 million youngsters. Cambodia is one of the fastest growing nations of the world, with an average of 3 children per family. 7. While sitting on the floor or on a chair, it is considered to be rude to point feet towards a person opposite to one. Thus, it is advisable to put them inside while conversing. Greeting is formally done by joining both the palms together in front of each other and then bowing. Cambodians consider the head as highest part of the body and the focal point of intelligence and spiritual substance.Therefore, it is an extreme insult to touch or to pat an individual’s head. More Info: http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/fascinating-facts-about-cambodia/ http://nomadicboys.com/interesting-facts-about-cambodia/ http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/fascinating-facts-about-cambodia/ https://ethnomed.org/culture/cambodian/general-etiquette-in-cambodian-society Music: Jahzzar - 14 http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://angkor.co/photo/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/cake-for-birthday.jpg https://lizameak.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/img_0026.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/Cambodia_2638B_-_Angkor_Wat.jpg https://documentadvisor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Angkor-Wat-in-Cambodia.jpg http://refractoryroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/cambodia-November-056_7_8_tonemapped.jpg https://ocfordarfur.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/ss-100726-khmer-rouge-006.jpg http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Man-Shows-Up-at-His-Own-Funeral-in-Cambodia-Frightens-Mourners-445123-2.jpg http://www.thomascristofoletti.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/last_day_funeral_big-1.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-onIuptuPWgE/UfQkakhZJxI/AAAAAAAAKF8/E54eV7f0cNg/s1600/Mercado-central-Phnom-Penh.jpg http://eycambodia.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Aziza-Girls.jpg Intro: Creation by Shaheen http://topfreeintro.com/creation-free-intro-template-after-effecs/ Jonjass Designs https://www.youtube.com/user/JonjassDesigns Intro Music: DJ Goodman – Japanese Flute (Dubstep Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JH_H_-I4Hw
Views: 21790 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Barbados
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Barbados. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Barbados can be known as the “the land of the flying fish”, with flying fish being a common sight around the island. Flying fish jump out of the water and can glide for 30 to 50 metres! 2. Barbados now is the most developed island country in the Caribbean. This scenic island also enjoys the distinction of being the third most developed country in the Western hemisphere, after the United States of America and Canada. 3. It is believed that the grapefruit was created in Barbados sometime in the 1700’s. It was exported to Florida in the 1800’s and then spread to the rest of the world. Grapefruit is a hybrid originating in Barbados as an accidental cross between two introduced species, sweet orange and pomelo or shaddock, both of which were introduced from Asia in the seventeenth century. 4. The capital city of Barbados, Bridgetown, and its Garrison is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a well preserved old town built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Many streets, buildings and historic sites are also home to Bridgetown and its outskirts. These include but are not limited to:- Bay Street, Belleville, Broad Street, Cenotaph War Memorial, Chamberlain Bridge, Heroes Square and Lord Nelson Statue to name a few. 5. The island of Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state in November, 2016. This change also coincides with their 50th independence day. Barbados became independent from Britain on November 30th, 1966. This year (2016), the country will celebrate 50 years of independence. 6. The first settlement in Barbados, Holetown, was originally named Jamestown, after its benefactor, King James I of England. It acquired the name "Holetown" due to the offloading and cleaning of ships in the very small channel located within the immediate vicinity of the town. These tasks left the area in an untidy and smelly condition....thus the Jamestown area became referred to as "the Hole", which evolved into "Holetown", as it known today. This channel is no longer in use for such purposes. 7. Barbados has the third oldest parliament in the world, with uninterrupted parliamentary governance since 1639. More Info: http://www.royalwestmoreland.com/blog/post/04/2014/interesting-facts-about-barbados- http://thefactfile.org/interesting-facts-barbados/ http://www.barbados.org/diduknow.htm#.V3aZ_aJ1h_U Music: Phaura – Departure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy5ILyu4XdM https://soundcloud.com/phaura https://twitter.com/phauraofficial https://instagram.com/phauraofficial Images: http://www.randrcruisingbarbados.com/uploads/7/7/6/3/7763586/9091428_orig.jpg http://raybrownwildlifephotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2.jpg http://blogs-images.forbes.com/bazdreisinger/files/2015/10/1020_FL-port-ferdinand-barbados-pool_1956x1100-1940x1091.jpg http://businessbarbados.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Port-Ferdinand-Marina-with-boats.jpg http://uncommoncarib.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Grapefruit-1200x789.jpg http://www.producepedia.com/sites/producepedia.com/files/produce/media/grapefruit%20tree.jpg http://shipmedia.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/ports/bridgetown-barbados-port-large.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zHEOjT8YruI/Tw2TZpu2fYI/AAAAAAAAA2U/VD84YqvWVog/s1600/DSC_0831.jpg http://gpdhome.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c648253ef01b7c81e8114970b-pi https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/gettyimages-4782947801.jpg?quality=80&strip=all http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/89212868.jpg https://16f6e5e6d2.site.internapcdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Barbados-Apl-12-140.jpg http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/27496163.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BJmlHsq6mM4/maxresdefault.jpg Intro: Overlay by PushedToInsanity https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzMRfmdypVUxZ0H8xvGDOA Intro Music: Jesse Spillane – Dance Rocket http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/
Views: 10586 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about the Democratic Republic of Congo
 
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The Democratic Republic of Congo (not to be confused with its smaller neighbour, the Republic of Congo) is the second largest country in Africa and the 11th largest in the world. Formerly known as Zaire or, before that, Belgian Congo, today it’s the largest Francophone nation, with more French speakers than France itself. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the 2nd largest country in Africa and 11th largest in the world. At 2,344,858 square kilometers, the DRC covers a land area larger than the combined territories of Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Lithuania. 2. With a population of over 80 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the 4th most-populated nation in Africa and the 18th most populated country in the world. The people represent over 200 ethnic groups, with nearly 250 languages and dialects spoken throughout the country. Kinshasa, the capital, is the largest French-speaking city in the world. 3. Despite being a poor and conflict-ridden country, the DRC boasts a space program. Privately financed by the Développement Tous Azimuts (DTA), with significant government support, the Troposphere rockets are expected to send cargo to outer space in the near future. 4. Kinshasa and Brazzaville in the next-door Republic of Congo are the closest capital cities in the world (with the exception of Vatican City and Rome). A bridge across the Congo River still needs to be constructed to connect the two political centers. 5. The great apes, such as the bonobos and the eastern lowland gorillas, can be found only in Congo. Along with the common chimpanzee, the bonobo is the closest extant relative to humans. 6. The DRC used to have a very strange form of currency, called the Katanga cross. The metal is made of copper and is shaped in the form of an X. The Katanga cross underwent a change of value from being owned by tribal chiefs, who used them for large transactions or rituals, to a more widespread use for purchasing perishable goods, although its main use was to bind marriages. 7. The DRC is among the most resource-rich countries on the planet, yet it continues to have an extremely poor population. Tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold have been dubbed “conflict minerals.” Armed groups use the profits from sales for campaigns of violence. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troposphere_(rocket_family) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonobo http://currencies.wikia.com/wiki/Katanga_cross Music: Teknoaxe – Cutting Through the Madness https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c9/Dr_congo_in_au.png http://kingofwallpapers.com/congo/congo-013.jpg http://africa-facts.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/african-kids.jpg https://childrenincrisis.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/jess.jpg https://www.carbonbrief.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/launch-of-NOAA-17.jpg https://images.vice.com/vice/images/articles/meta/2014/03/15/hows-the-congolese-space-program-doing-1413249485257.jpeg?crop=1xw:1xh;center,center&resize=1440:* http://airlines-airports.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Congo-Kinshasa.jpg http://www.gtreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Kinshasa-Republic-Of-The-Congo-River-Crane-e1434104342420.jpg http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/xx_factor/2016/09/14/why_do_we_idolize_chimps_when_we_could_be_imitating_feminist_bonobos/72408173-kinshasa-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-this-picture.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2.jpg http://www.awf.org/sites/default/files/media/gallery/wildlife/Bonobo/620065_CYRIL%20RUOSO.jpg?itok=8W9zuAbi http://www.amazigh.it/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/KGrHqZoQFIrli9M7zBSQe1diL2g60_571.jpg https://www.sheridan-portraits.fr/collections/article-01/48-katanga-cross.JPG http://blogs.yis.ac.jp/20kimk/files/2014/10/2234_1pngmining_025__1_-2mblv3n.jpg http://interrete.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Conflict-Minerals-Rebels-and-Child-Soldiers-in-Congo-.jpg Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwZ0nbYy5To Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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7 Facts about Tonga
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Tonga. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Tonga became known in the West as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. He arrived at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the First Fruits to the Tuʻi Tonga (the islands' paramount chief) and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, the chiefs wanted to kill Cook during the gathering but could not agree on a plan. 2. The primary island, Tongatapu, has a number of tricks up its sleeve, such as the spectacular blowholes along the south western coastline. You’ll find four miles of coast with countless blowholes that can spout water 30 meters high. Go ahead and take bus from Nukualofa towards the village of Houma (Half an hour) and make sure to be there at high tide for any truly spectacular view. 3. The current royal dynasty of Tonga was founded in 1831 by Taufa’ahau Tupou, who took the name George I. He consolidated the kingdom by conquest and in 1875 granted a constitution. Tonga became independent on June 4, 1970. The government is largely controlled by the king, his nominees, and a small group of hereditary nobles. 4. Not much is known before European contact because of the lack of a writing system, but oral history has survived and been recorded after the arrival of the Europeans. By the 12th century, Tongans and the Tongan paramount chief, the Tuʻi Tonga, had a reputation across the central Pacific—from Niue, Samoa, Rotuma, Wallis & Futuna, New Caledonia to Tikopia—leading some historians to speak of a Tuʻi Tonga Empire. 5. Despite being a small country, Tonga has its own army. Furthermore, it participated in WWI, as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and in WWII. In recent times, Tongan soldiers were sent to Afghanistan and Iraq and participated in several peace keeping missions. 6. Located in Oceania, Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, directly south of Samoa and about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. Its 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited cover an 800-kilometre-long north-south line. The largest island, Tongatapu, is where the capital city of Nukuʻalofa is located. 7. The Free Wesleyan Church is the largest Methodist denomination in Tonga, and also the state church. Everyday life is heavily influenced by Polynesian traditions and especially by the Christian faith; for example, all commerce and entertainment activities cease on Sunday, from the beginning of the day at midnight, to the end of the day at midnight. The constitution declares the Sabbath sacred forever. More Info: http://www.factsking.com/countries/tonga/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Majesty%27s_Armed_Forces_(Tonga) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga#Religion Music: Teknoaxe – Urban Thaw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: http://www.rmg.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/Captain-James-Cook-(detail).jpg?itok=aiUl3de5 http://www.rmg.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/Landing%20of%20Captain%20Cook%20at%20Middleburg,%20Friendly%20Islands.jpg?itok=vINLGDOo http://tongatime.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Mapua-A-Vaca-Blowholes-26.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3L5OYIcPOJA/UVCylrYFlWI/AAAAAAAACxA/0V6qPqRLftU/s1600/tonga08.jpg http://media.washtimes.com.s3.amazonaws.com/media/image/2012/03/19/tonga-obit-tonga-king_lea.jpg https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1484w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2012/03/19/Production/WashingtonPost/Images/509762796-2804.jpg https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS7KpYUhipqMKzk5pyRzuXS48hs3BUxTpNNpaMR2WcqNUDBSU6-qw https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Tongan_Soldier_During_Pre-Afghanistan_Training_Exercise.jpg http://postcard.pics-sydney.com.au/images/maps/Tongamap.JPG http://cabinflooresoterica.com/images/tonga/tonga-06.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Saione.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Pasilika_Tonga.jpg http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/civilization-v-customisation/images/a/a4/Tongan_Leaderhead.png/revision/latest?cb=20150503182636 http://www.kingdomoftonga.de/Tu_i_Tonga_-_Koenig_von_Tonga/TongasMaritimEmpire.JPG Intro video: http://www.coverr.co/ Intro Creator: Official™ Designs http://bit.ly/OffTMDesigns
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7 Facts about Ghana
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Ghana. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The climate of Ghana is tropical and there are two main seasons: the wet season and the dry season. Ghana has an array of wildlife that can be seen at zoos and national parks in Ghana, although populations have been drastically reduced by habitat loss and poaching. 2. The Anglo-Ashanti Wars were a series of five conflicts between the Ashanti Empire, in the Akan interior of the Gold Coast, (now Ghana), and the invading British Empire and British-allied African states that took place between 1824 and 1901. The wars were mainly due to Ashanti attempts to establish strong control over the coastal areas of what is now Ghana. The Ashanti territories became part of the Gold Coast colony on 1 January 1902. 3. Lake Volta, in the Volta region of the country, is one of the world’s largest man-made lake. It’s 250 miles long and covers 8,502 km2, or 3.6 percent of Ghana’s area. 4. Elmina Castle is the oldest European built construction in Sub-Saharan Africa. It was built by the Portuguese around 1482 and its name translates as gold mine. However, it has a sad history and serves as a pertinent reminder to the brutal past of the colonial world. The castle was once used to store slaves before they were shipped off and taken to the Americas. 5. When the country achieved independence in 1957, it took its new name from The Ghana Empire. The word Ghana roughly translates into English as Warrior King. Prior to this, the country had been known as the Wagadou Empire for around 300 years. The capital, Accra, also has an unusual translation – it comes from the African word Nkran meaning ants. It is so-called as there is an abundance of anthills in the areas surrounding the city. 6. Kumasi is the former capital of Ghana’s Ashanti Kingdom in southern-central Ghana. Kumasi is Ghana’s second largest city with a population of around 1.5 million. You can meet the current Ashanti king here, he makes an appearance to greet the public every 42 days. Ghana has the largest market in West Africa. It’s called Kejetia market and it’s located in Kumasi. 7. Accra has a mixture of modern buildings, shanty towns, occasional castle and lively markets. The central hub is around the Makola Market; just south of the market is the Atlantic Ocean. More Info: http://facts.net/ghana/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Ashanti_wars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana Music: Teknoaxe – Happy Chemical Beatz https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: http://www.travelingaroundtheglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/bigstock-Canopy-Walkway-Of-Kakum-Nation-75126679.jpg http://www.nationsonline.org/gallery/Ghana/Ghana-highlands-western-region.jpg https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1021/8371/products/YTG8_076.jpg?v=1467287103 https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QK0hfiJ93HA/VwegxJD1VpI/AAAAAAAAAqg/UCuwInxrOzc2vLdNsRYa6HRkAIsu9i3yQ/s1600/GhanaAAWar.jpg https://afrilingual.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/akosombo.jpg http://www.ghanasunshine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Lake-Volta.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Elmina_Castle_from_afar_30_Aug_2012.jpg http://www.africapoint.com/images/destinations/elmina-castle/main/Elmina%20Castle%20Ghana%2057193957.jpg https://userscontent2.emaze.com/images/a6915988-7a1d-431a-aaf2-de8694dd9f61/5628ba25-dfb4-4215-adeb-ed6f3a6610e4.png http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_thexGXRbdZw/TAQcn-TAb0I/AAAAAAAAAA4/fNj06_FMOJI/s1600/May+2010+116.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Kumasi,_Ghana.jpg http://paradiseintheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/kumasi-ghana.jpg http://www.hotelroomsearch.net/im/city/accra-ghana-2.jpg http://www.dronestagr.am/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Airport-City-Accra.jpg Intro image: https://emilyroyer.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/dscf1587.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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7 Facts about Suriname
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Suriname. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Suriname is a very diverse country. The Surinamese populace is characterized by its high level of diversity, wherein no particular demographic group constitutes a majority. The largest ethnic group are the East Indians, who form 27% of the population, followed by Marrons, Creoles, Javanese, Chinese, Levantines and Jews. 2. Dutch is the sole official language. Over 60% of the population speaks Dutch as a mother tongue, and most of the rest of the population speaks it as a second language. It is the only Dutch-speaking country in South America and one of the two non-Romance-speaking countries on the continent, the other being English-speaking Guyana. 3. The vast majority of the territory (80%) of Suriname is made up of rainforest, and this has led to large swathes of the country being designated as nature reserves. Among the species that can be spotted around the nature reserves of Suriname are Howler Monkeys, Toucans and Jaguars. 4. The historic inner city of Paramaribo is considered to be one of the most culturally interesting areas in this part of South America, with many of the buildings from the colonial period in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries still to be seen here. 5. The earliest documented colony in Guiana was an English settlement named Marshall's Creek along the Suriname River. Disputes arose between the Dutch and the English. In 1667, during negotiations leading to the Treaty of Breda, the Dutch decided to keep the nascent plantation colony of Suriname they had conquered from the English. The English got to keep New Amsterdam, the main city of the former colony of New Netherland. Already a cultural and economic hub in those days, they renamed it after the Duke of York: New York. 6. You can take a river tour and visit one of the indigenous villages. Tourist can walk among the inhabitants and take a closer look at what life is like in the forest. Of course the villagers understand the concept of tourists and are always prepared to display their craft which they also offer for sale. There are tours for every interest, from those interested in indigenous cultures, to nature lovers, bird lovers and the list goes on. 7. With the help of the native South Americans living in the adjoining rain forests, runaway slaves established a new and unique culture that was highly successful in its own right. They were known collectively in English as the Maroons. The Maroons gradually developed several independent tribes through a process of ethnogenesis, as they were made up of slaves from different African ethnicities. Among them are the Saramaka, the Paramaka, the Ndyuka or Aukan, the Kwinti, the Aluku or Boni, and the Matawai. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname Music: Teknoaxe – Megalopolis Love https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: https://jacobsfotos.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/caifesta-xi-suriname-indigenous-people-at-fort-zeelandia-24.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b8/c2/a7/b8c2a746b89d4455c4f7782d9d2e1844.jpg http://bearshapedsphere.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/DSC_5006.jpg http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/wm/live/1280_720/images/live/p0/44/b2/p044b2d7.jpg http://userscontent2.emaze.com/images/523e8751-7577-4d23-9a86-f9c2176c75c8/4d253454-b364-4772-8a28-f446eb29085b.jpg http://natgeotraveller.com.au/getattachment/53d67a10-54b2-4653-bba0-e675f8a7548f/Suriname.jpg?width=3000&height=2000&ext=.jpg https://backpackersflashpackers.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/002.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/31/bf/c8/31bfc8af38642e7716f3b5c81390c6a1.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/GezichtOpNieuwAmsterdam.jpg http://www.newamsterdamhistorycenter.org/media/images/frontpage-background.jpg https://static01.nyt.com/images/2014/06/12/travel/12-frugal-boat/12-frugal-boat-master1050-v2.jpg https://karinasextraordinarylife.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/dsc01744.jpg https://bukubooks.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/bosnegers-in-kolonie-suriname-a-m-coster-1866.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eqHfyYbY_2U/U9GTXZUzSoI/AAAAAAAACKE/cPgGzuL8ECw/s1600/Photo+of+Ndyuka+tribesmen+of+Suriname.jpg Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrjNBqfTbm4 Intro: Overlay by PushedToInsanity https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzMRfmdypVUxZ0H8xvGDOA Intro Music: Jesse Spillane – Dance Rocket http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/
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7 Facts about Oman
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the Asian series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N Here is the European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Oman. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Oman is the oldest independent state in the Arab world. It has been ruled by the Al-Said family since 1744. Oman is also one of the oldest human-inhabited places on Earth. Humans have lived in what is now known as Oman for at least 106,000 years and the city of Dereaze is at least 8,000 years old. 2. Oman is traditionally known for breeding Arab horses. Historically it has been famous for its purebred Arab horses. Omani people believe that the horse is an image of its master and a reflection of his courage, stamina and ability. It is believed that Zaad AL-Rakeb was the first horse to be known in Arabia and to which all the Arab progeny horses were tracked back. It belonged to the Uzd, the old members of the Arab Uzd tribe of Oman. It was said to be given to them as a gift by the Prophet Solomon Son of David 3. Oman is the only Middle East country where women-only bazaars, called ‘souq’, are found. The Omani City of Ibra has a women-only bazaar, where the Omani women trade in everything from spices to handicraft to jewellery. It is a complete shopping hub for female travelers, where men are forbidden to hang around. 4. Do you know why Oman is so white? It is because no official permission is required to paint homes white. People need to seek special permission to use other colors. Besides, the administration checks everything from foundation to painting several times when a house is under construction. 5. The architectural heritage of Oman consists of more than 500 forts, castles and watch towers. Oman’s urban infrastructure from residential buildings to seafront whitewashed resorts is immensely influenced by the Indian architectural style seen in the high society. 6. Before 1970, there were no hotels in Oman. Since the late 1980s, when the government opened the country to tourists, hundreds of luxurious hotels have been built. Tourism is a growing industry in Oman. In the most recent available numbers in 2013, it was reported that 2.1 million tourist visited Oman. 7. The 2nd-century geographer Ptolemy mentioned a ‘concealed harbour’, perhaps the first documented reference to the capital of Oman, Muscat, but the settlement’s location, surrounded on three sides by mountains, made it all but inaccessible from the land. Little is known about the early days of Muscat, except that it grew into a small port in the 14th and 15th centuries. By the beginning of the 16th century, however, Muscat gathered momentum as a trading port in its own right, used by merchant ships bound for India. More Info: http://www.ieagle.com/flyhigh/interesting-facts-about-oman/ http://www.lonelyplanet.com/oman/muscat/history Music: Hayvanlar Alemi – Güve Diskosu http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://edugeography.com/images/oman/oman-03.jpg http://www.orbitzholidays.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/12.jpg http://www.photoburst.net/photo_section/photos/marked1200/arabian-horse-sharjah-uae-canon-eos-550d-ef100-400mm-joseph-antony.jpg http://www.hdfinewallpapers.com/HDWallpapers/Big/Horse/Two_Arabian_White_Horse_Running_Fast_in_Desert_High_Quality_Resolution_Pics.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7FJ4wlJiG2M/UOl_hhEfTNI/AAAAAAAANbc/7Ezki0-J2dM/s1600/IMG_6599.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4132/5105982566_efae75736f_b.jpg http://www.cookiesound.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/muqshin-desert-oman.jpg http://www.smarttravelerguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/SDC138691.jpg https://everythingspossible.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/sultan-qaboos-grand-mosque-muscat-oman-14.jpg http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1217/864810242_729f5a6491_b.jpg http://www.ifpinfo.com/newsimages/images/578-1.jpg http://www.arabianbusiness.com/incoming/article360066.ece/BINARY/Muscat,+Oman.jpg http://norplan.com/files/2013/04/Muscat_Oman_Runar-Bergheim.jpg Intro: Creation by Shaheen http://topfreeintro.com/creation-free-intro-template-after-effecs/ Jonjass Designs https://www.youtube.com/user/JonjassDesigns Intro Music: DJ Goodman – Japanese Flute (Dubstep Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JH_H_-I4Hw
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7 Facts about Niue
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Niue. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Niue, whose capital is the village of Alofi, is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand; and New Zealand conducts most diplomatic relations on its behalf. Niueans are citizens of New Zealand, and Queen Elizabeth II is head of state in her capacity as Queen of New Zealand. Between 90–95% of Niuean people live in New Zealand. 2. Its land area is 260 square kilometres (100 sq mi) and its population, predominantly Polynesian, was around 1,190. The island is commonly referred to as "The Rock". 3. Alofi is the capital of the Pacific Ocean island nation of Niue, which is located within the Realm of New Zealand. With a population of less than 1,000 (census of 2014), Alofi has the distinction of being the second smallest national capital city in terms of population (after Ngerulmud, capital of Palau). 4. The first Europeans to sight Niue sailed under Captain James Cook in 1774. Cook made three attempts to land, but the inhabitants refused to grant permission to do so. He named the island "Savage Island" because, as legend has it, the natives who "greeted" him were painted in what appeared to be blood. The substance on their teeth was hulahula, a native red banana. For the next couple of centuries, Niue was known as Savage Island until its original name, Niuē, which translates as "behold the coconut", regained use. 5. In 1889 Niueans wrote a letter to Queen Victoria, asking to be part of the British Empire. It was only in 1901 that the island was brought within the boundaries of New Zealand. In 1974 New Zealand restored self-government, after a referendum in which most people opted for it. 6. In Niue, political parties have never played an important role. There is, at present, no political party, and candidates to elections therefore run as independents. The only party ever to have existed, the Niue People's Party, disbanded in 2003. As there are no political parties, there is no formal parliamentary Opposition, though there are MPs who oppose the government. 7. Because Niue is a raised coral atoll, it has a geography and coastline like no other Pacific Island. Its landscape will take your breath away, with surprises around every corner. The cave systems are among the most spectacular and extensive in the South Pacific. Above and below water. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niue Music: Zivøn – Aura https://www.youtube.com/user/HEROboard Images: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Niue_on_the_globe_%28Polynesia_centered%29.svg/1200px-Niue_on_the_globe_%28Polynesia_centered%29.svg.png https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Niue_in_New_Zealand.svg/2614px-Niue_in_New_Zealand.svg.png https://islandsandbeaches.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/niue-2.jpg https://i1.wp.com/greatdestinationsradioshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Niue-sea-view-1.jpg?resize=1200%2C675 https://a.travel-assets.com/findyours-php/viewfinder/images/res60/109000/109078-Alofi.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/iiC76b8soeI/maxresdefault.jpg https://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/pacific/cook3/map-cook-world-1784.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/40/9b/07/409b07acb8ff609e1cf322a71b5a7c67.jpg http://niue.facts.co/NiueFlagPicture.jpg https://i2.wp.com/pacificguardians.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Niue-capital-Alofi2.jpg?resize=1100%2C737 https://gg.govt.nz/sites/all/files/images/5%20Niue%20inspects%281%29.jpg https://blogdebanderas.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/isla-de-niue.jpg http://www.thecoconet.tv/assets/sm/upload/nb/7s/fg/rz/Niue.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JoxD5PNQI9s/maxresdefault.jpg Intro image: http://www.snorkelstosnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/NiueReef.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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7 Facts about Brunei
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the Asian series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N Here is the European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Brunei. More information about the video content bellow: 1. One of the wealthiest people on earth, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, has a collection of thousands of luxury cars, including Lamborghinis, Porsches, Rolls Royces, Ferraris, Jaguars, BMWs, Bentleys and Mercedes-Benzes and a palace (Istana Nurul Iman) that has more than 1700 rooms, including 257 bathrooms. 2. Brunei is the second smallest nation in South East Asia after Singapore. With an area of 5,766 square kilometers, the country consists of two unconnected parts and they are divided into four districts. 3. Lots of countries can enjoy a visa-free travel in Brunei, like – all European countries, United States, Iceland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, UAE, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, etc. Israelis however are not allowed to enter Brunei. Keep in mind that Brunei is almost as expensive as Singapore, twice as expensive as Malaysia. 4. The durian fruit, native to Brunei, is infamous because of its taste, which is like “vomit, sewage, turpentine, and roasted almond”. The fruit is also used as an ingredient in rice, soups, candies, and desserts. The thick woody husk is also used to smoke fish. Also, a kind of carnivorous plant called Low’s Pitcher plant (Nepenthes lowii) is an endemic species of plant in the island of Borneo and at Mount Bukit Pagen. 5. It is a legendary fact that Brunei was founded by Awang Alak Betatar. When he first found Brunei, he called out “Baru nah!”, which means “that’s it!”, and that is how Brunei formed its name. 6. The tiny state of Brunei has one of the world's highest standards of living thanks to its bountiful oil and gas reserves. The population enjoys generous state handouts and pay no taxes. On the other hand, in 2014 Brunei became the first East Asian country to adopt strict Islamic sharia law which allows punishment such as stoning for adultery and amputation for theft. 7. Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital city of Brunei. It is home to the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, which has 28 domes, and the seat of the Brunei government , the Istana Nurul Iman , which is the largest residential palace in the world according to Guinness World Records. More Info: http://www.interestingfunfacts.com/fun-facts-about-brunei.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istana_Nurul_Iman http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/facts-about-brunei-14036.html http://jyppe.com/glow-dark-masjid-sultan-omar-ali-saifuddin-mosque/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandar_Seri_Begawan#Places_of_interest Music: Los Close - Counterpunchers http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://royalista.com/wp-content/images/29412/listing/1408017721/sultan-hassanal_special-occasions--w=1500.jpg http://royalista.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/10.669999t.jpg Intro: Creation by Shaheen http://topfreeintro.com/creation-free-intro-template-after-effecs/ Jonjass Designs https://www.youtube.com/user/JonjassDesigns Intro Music: DJ Goodman – Japanese Flute (Dubstep Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JH_H_-I4Hw
Views: 79916 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Kazakhstan
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the entire series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Kazakhstan. If you ask yourself where is Kazakhstan, it is a Eurasian country, with much of its land on the Asian continent. It used to be part of the USSR, but today it’s becoming a booming oil based economy.The capital of Kazakhstan is Astana, but Almaty used to hold that title before 1997. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Astana is one of the world’s newest and most futuristic capital cities. Astana literally means ‘capital city’ in Kazakh. And the capital is the second coldest capital city on earth, with temperatures dipping to -40 Celsius in the winter. 2. Kazakhstani people celebrate three New Year’s Eves. Two official ones, which are the 1 January by the Gregorian Calendar and the 22 March, "Nauryz" – the spring equinox or renewal of nature and 14th of January by the Julian Calendar is the legacy of the Soviet times. This day is called "the Old New Year". Old or new, they celebrate three times a year. 3. It is the largest landlocked country in the world, stretching from Siberia to the desserts of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and from China to the Caspian Sea. It is so large that distance from one end to another is about the same as London Istanbul route. Here one can find practically all climatic zones: from the torrid deserts through steppe and forest to eternal snows of the mountain heights reaching beyond the clouds. 4. The metro in Almaty (former capital until 1997) took 23 years to build and opened in December 2011. This is not because construction was slow, but because funding problems happened after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. But it is finally open and expansion is constantly taking place. 5. Fifty years ago the Aral Sea was the world's fourth inland sea, after the Caspian Sea, Lake Superior and Lake Victoria. It started shrinking due to Soviet irrigation projects, its surface area declining by more than 50 percent, to 30,000 square km from 67,000 square km, between 1960 and 1996. 6. Kazakhstan is unique in that its people, the Kazakhs, did not form the majority of the population upon independence in 1991. Currently the northern part of the country is populated mostly with Ukrainian and Russian majorities while Kazakhs are more prevalent in the south. 7. Located in Kazakhstan, Lake Balkhash is the 12th largest lake in the world, but that characteristic is hardly what makes it interesting. This lake is bizarre because the western part of the lake consists of freshwater and the eastern half is saltwater. Balkhash maintains this unlikely balance in part because the two halves are joined by a narrow straight that is 3.5 kilometers wide and six meters deep. More Info: https://www.teachaway.com/2014/06/18/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-kazakhstan http://www.travelandtalk.info/kazakhstan.htm http://www.meganstarr.com/2014/03/random-facts-almaty-kazakhstan.html http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/06/24/idUSL23248577 http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/kazakhstan.html http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/photos/13-of-the-most-bizarre-lakes-in-the-world/lake-balkhash Music: Pipe Choir – Adam are you free (part 3) http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://www.dentons.com/~/media/Images/Website/Background%20Images/Offices/Astana/Astana.jpg http://www.rustourismnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/25big.jpg https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/56417910/m%3D2048/c0725af2954c5e0b24d885530ef3a59f http://02varvara.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/00-new-year-in-st-petersburg-nevsky-prospekt-05-01-13.jpg?w=1200&h=800 http://aboutkazakhstan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/kazakhstan-steppe.jpg http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/pibv/craftmap/world_map.jpg http://paradiseintheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/kazakhstan-almaty.jpg http://d1vmp8zzttzftq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/beautiful-view-of-big-circle-glowing-fountain-in-dendra-park-of-first-president-nursultan-nazarbayev-at-night-in-Almaty-Kazakhstan-1600x1014.jpg http://www.woroni.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Aral-Sea.jpg https://kaspiascaravan.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/dscf6580_2.jpg http://earthshots.usgs.gov/earthshots/sites/all/files/earthshots/1977%20cropped%20full%20mosaic.png http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Kazakh-Mongolian_Eagle_Hunter.JPG http://www.beforethey.com/media/images/Kazakh/K3.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/Lake_Balkhash_Sep_2007_4.JPG https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0c/STS039-085-00E_Lake_Balkhash,_Kazakhstan_April_1991.jpg
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7 Facts about Iceland
 
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The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik and the population is a mere 330 thousand. What are the things that you can do in Iceland? What do you know about this country? Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the entire series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Iceland. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Did you know that, according to the 2012 Global Peace Index, Iceland is officially the most peaceful country in the world? The index looks at things like violent crime, political instability and the percentage of people in prison. Locals are so comfortable with how safe their country is that they’re more than happy to leave their babies outside shops and restaurants while they’re inside. 2. There are no surnames or family names in Iceland. There are exceptions to this. There are a few family names in Iceland, mostly Danish. For the majority of Icelanders people have a last name that is comprised from their father's (or mother's) first name with the addition of -dóttir (-daughter) or –son. This means that a member of a family will have a different last name to both of their parents and their siblings of a different gender. 3. An 18th-century volcanic eruption almost forced the abandonment of the country. For eight months in 1783 and 1784, the catastrophic Laki eruption spewed forth 30 billion tons of lava and hundreds of millions of tons of ash and sulfuric acid. The toxic fog poisoned Iceland’s plants and vegetation and decimated its crops. The resulting “Haze Famine” killed 9,000 people—a fifth of the country’s population—and led the Danish government to briefly consider evacuating the island’s remaining residents to Denmark. 4. Icelandic television was not broadcast on Thursdays until 1987. Iceland’s government-run television station, which began broadcasting in 1966 and was the country’s sole channel for 20 years, went dark every Thursday until 1987 in order to promote human interaction. It also did not broadcast during the vacation month of July until 1983. 5. Because of its northerly position, the sun shines in Iceland nearly 24 hours a day during the peak of summer. In mid-winter, the area experiences the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) phenomenon on clear nights, and it’s only light about four to five hours each day. 6. Icelandic horses are one of Iceland’s natural treasures. There are over 80,000 Icelandic horses in the country, known for their friendly,docile nature and unique fifth gait. The horses are so beloved, and their purity and bloodlines so protected, that no other horses can enter the country and once an Icelandic horse leaves, it can never return. 7. While very close to Danish and Norwegian, the Icelandic language remains totally unique. Words with far too many consonants abound, and syllables seem to just blur together. Unlike other languages that have changed drastically over the centuries, Icelandic remains very close to its original roots. A Bible from the early 1500s (the first one printed in Icelandic, which can be found in a folk museum in Skógar) can still easily be read by Icelanders today. More Info: http://thetravelhack.com/iceland/12-things-didnt-know-iceland/ https://guidetoiceland.is/history-culture/the-10-weirdest-things-about-icelanders http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-should-know-about-iceland http://www.whygoiceland.com/25-things-you-didnt-know-about-iceland.html http://www.dangerous-business.com/2012/03/14-fun-facts-about-iceland/ Music: Steve Combs – Rockford Remix http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://www.helpingbrainz.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Helping-Brainz-Peace-Mission.jpg http://wowair.us/media/archive/co.uk/magazine/2012/10/wow-air-imagine-peace-tower.jpg http://www.icelandicroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Tryggvi-Viking-Festival.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Laki,_Iceland_2012-07_F.JPG http://www.i-fink.com/wp-content/uploads/iceland-volcano.jpg http://cdn1.tion.ro/2015/06/cable-tv-no-signal-generic.jpg http://www.bandt.com.au/information/uploads/2014/10/old-tv-1260x840.jpg http://unlockingkiki.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/015.jpg http://unlockingkiki.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/IMG_3404.jpg http://www.upnairobi.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/by_psykz-d4alc8l.gif https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/IcelandicHorseInWinter.jpg http://www.wildwomenexpeditions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/icelandic_horse.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/Icelandic_handwriting.JPG http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Icelandic_Text_Extract.jpg
Views: 61490 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Seychelles
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Seychelles. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. This beautiful country island was home to none until the latter part of the 18th century, when its first settlers arrived. 2. An island nation, Seychelles is located in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar and about 1,600 km east of Kenya. The archipelago consists of 115 islands. The majority of the islands are uninhabited, with almost half dedicated as nature reserves. A group of 42 islands, referred to as the inland islands, has a total area of 244 km2, comprising 54% of the total land area of the Seychelles and 98% of the entire population. 3. The country is home to the heaviest land tortoise that is living in the wild. Named Esmeralda, the animal weighs 304 kilograms and can be found at the Bird Island. Esmeralda is the second oldest giant tortoise at the age of 171 years. 4. Seychelles was the land of pirates, in particular Anse Forbans (Pirate’s Cove) on Mahé Island and Côte d’Or on Praslin. The pirates used to seek the islands as a hideout and it is believed that a treasure worth more than $160,000 was hidden by Olivier Levasseur at the time. It hasn’t been discovered yet. 5. The Seychelles is not the smallest island nation in the world. In fact, there are over thirty nations and territories that are smaller than the Seychelles. Seychelles is, however, the smallest country in all of Africa, with only 452 km sq. 6. The Clock Tower in Victoria or Lorloz as it is better known in Creole was officially inaugurated on 1st April 1903. The Clock Tower is an elegant replica of the clock that was first erected in London in 1897 at the junction of Victoria Street and Vauxhall Bridge Road, near Victoria Station. 7. Today, Seychelles boasts the highest nominal per capita GDP in Africa, excluding the French regions. It is one of only a handful of countries in Africa with high Human Development Index. Despite the country's newfound economic prosperity, poverty remains widespread due to very high level of income inequality, one of the highest in the world, and low wealth distribution. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria,_Seychelles http://www.factsking.com/countries/seychelles/ Music: Jahzzar – Step on http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Tumbling_Dishes_Like_Old-Mans_Wishes/Step_On Images: http://www.africapoint.com/images/safaris/big-cat-safari-dream-island-kenya-tanzania-seychelles/main/118965703.jpg https://www.romaniantourism.ro/uploads/page_row_column/images/95fc6027166c21c0dcbce474927de218c514b5ac.jpeg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eemo6TjGY24/VDazvF3a0II/AAAAAAAAFFg/tQMh1BAskeA/s1600/seychelles-islands-north-island-best-beach.jpg http://purentonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/desroches-island-resort-aerial-view.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_W90V87w3sr8/TQo_8XvaQoI/AAAAAAAAAdA/K1_eQ8QkhYk/s1600/Aldabra_Giant_Tortoise_Geochelone_gigantea_edit1.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Giant_Tortoise.JPG http://rar-zone-1.reefrainforestto.netdna-cdn.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Seychelles-Tailormade-Tours-Chalets-Anse-Forbans-72-1200x800.jpg?x66452 https://i2.wp.com/www.otakuvines.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Gold-D.-Roger.jpg http://fae-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/seychelles-7.jpg http://ontheworldmap.com/seychelles/seychelles-islands-map.jpg http://tripreporter.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Seychelles-victoria-clock.jpg http://carpediem-seychelles.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Clock-Tower-Victoria2.jpg http://www.wed-in-seychelles.com/upload/attachments/coco_de_mer_l_A8n.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/97/Port-victoria_Seychelles.jpg/1200px-Port-victoria_Seychelles.jpg Intro image: http://images.kuoni.co.uk/73/four-seasons-seychelles-31235189-1487175021-ImageGalleryLightboxLarge.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 19542 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Guatemala
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Guatemala. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Quetzal is the currency of Guatemala and also the national bird, it is a fragile and rare animal. The bird´s tail feather was used as a form of currency back in the Maya Empire. 2. Atitlán means ‘at the water’ in Aztec language and is a lake in the nothern Guatemala highlands. It is the deepest lake in Central America and is considered as “the most beautiful lake in the world” by several explorers like Aldous Huxley. Atitlán is also surrounded by 3 conical volcanoes, making it a must to visit place. 3. Chichi or Chichicastenango is the no.1 shopping destination of whole Guatemala, it is located between 2 and 3 hours southwest of Guatemala City. Chichicastenango (also called Chichi) is considered to be home to the brightest probably most vibrant native market in Central America. You can find there a lot of things like local fabrics, clothing, pottery, wood crafted items or even fireworks, there is something for everyone. This City also hosts many festivals. 4. On May 30, 2010, an enormous hole, 60 feet wide and 30 stories deep, opened up in the middle of Guatemala City, swallowing a three-story building and a home. It also caused the death of a man. The reason for the formation of the sinkhole is thought to be the weak material the city is built on – volcano pumice. This was only 3 years after another sinkhole formed in Guatemala City, in 2007. 5. Much of Guatemala’s history has been marked by violence. For 36 years, the country was embattled in a civil war that took the lives of more than 200,000 people. The war brought about mass murders and resulted in millions of people being run off of their land. Guatemala’s civil war ended in December 1996, but the war scars still remain. Violence and intimidation are major problems in private life and in politics too. 6. 21 varieties of Mayan languages are spoken in Guatemala by mainly the rural population. Indigenous languages of Guatemala include Xinca and Garifuna, spoken by populations restricted to the coast. It is usual for native language speakers to have knowledge of either Spanish or other national languages beside their mother tongue. Efforts to preserve ancient Mayan literature and scripts are undertaken to know more about the history of the country. 7. The first chocolate bar was discovered during the Mayan civilization in Guatemala (Thank Mayan gods for that!). Mayans used to worship the cacao tree as they believed it to be sacred. The aphrodisiac properties of cocoa were well known and it was often consumed in the form of a drink. The Mayans used to pray to a deity called Ek Chuah, who symbolized the cacao tree. However, chocolate was usually consumed in its bitter form with the occasional use of chilli. Chocolate is widely consumed in Guatemala even today with a chocolate museum in the city of Antigua. And cocoa is still sacred in Guatemala with cocoa shops, confectioneries and breweries present in almost all the developed cities. More Info: http://factmontster.com/fun-and-interesting-facts-about-guatemala/ http://www.factsking.com/countries/guatemala/ http://listsurge.com/top-10-interesting-facts-guatemala/ Music: Teknoaxe – Night of the Vampire https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: http://hdwallpaperbackgrounds.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Quetzal-Birds-Images-HD-Desktop-Widescreen.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/pi7rC2kQOWA/maxresdefault.jpg http://atitlan01.tripod.com/Atitlan%2003.jpg http://robertkaplinsky.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/sink_hole_close1_large.jpg http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/REU-GUATEMALA_.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/leC9JFhE5Lk/maxresdefault.jpg https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/udtEBx87SZe7NdwhWQZA/convert?w=1800&quality=50 http://mayanexperience.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/126_3354_5_cultura_maya_viva_turismo_guatemala.jpg https://cbs1037litefm.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/158607857.jpg http://www.breakingbelizenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/7686329-colegio-de-abogados-de-habas-de-cacao-y-chocolate.jpg http://static.wixstatic.com/media/79888e_af9965a6cda94ce4ac171de170f2b49d.jpg_srz_1896_553_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzP713bQzt4 Intro: Overlay by PushedToInsanity https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzMRfmdypVUxZ0H8xvGDOA Intro Music: Jesse Spillane – Dance Rocket http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/
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7 Facts about Gabon
 
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Gabon is a one of the African countries that sit on the Equator, yet most of us barely know anything about this former colony of France. Today Gabon has one of the lowest population densities in the world, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s not worth discovering. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Gabon. More information about the video content bellow: 1. In 2014, Gabon became the first Central African nation to protect its threatened if abundant marine life. Nearly a quarter of its territorial sea is off limits to commercial fishing. The network of marine parks complemented an existing terrestrial protected area anchored by 13 national parks created in 2002. 2. The Gabonese capital, Libreville, got its name after the French navy captured a slave ship, named Elizia, in 1846.The 52 freed slaves were released and by 1849 had resettled near the French mission station on the site of Libreville, which translates as "Free town". 3. Prior to France's appropriation of today's Gabon, Bantu migrants, Portuguese explorers, alongside Dutch and English traders arrived and settled in the area between the 14th and 16th centuries. The Dutch, English and French soon settled in pre-colonial state known as Kingdom of Orungu. As a centre of the slave trade in the 18th century, the Gabonese coast became a departing point for the transatlantic slave trade at the end of the century. 4. The first president of Gabon, elected in 1961, was Léon M'ba. After M'ba's accession to power, civilian liberties were restricted. However, when M'ba dissolved the National Assembly in January 1964 to institute one-party rule, an army coup sought to oust him from power and restore parliamentary democracy. French paratroopers flew in within 24 hours to restore M'ba to power. 5. One of the most urbanized nations in mainland Africa, 87% of Gabon's population reside in urban areas, according to the UN's 2014 World Urbanization Prospects. While this striking figure is more than double the regional average (40%), National Geographic reports that an impressive 44% of Gabon's 1.38m population live in the capital, Libreville. 6. Hip-hop has been popular in the Central African region since the 1980s. Even current President Ali Bongo released an album and is known to appear on stage to perform among local rappers while on the campaign trail. 7. Abundant petroleum and foreign private investment have helped make Gabon one of the most prosperous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, because of inequality in income distribution, a significant proportion of the population remains poor. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabon Music: Teknoaxe – Get What You Need 128 BPM Mix Sans Vocals https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cth3wOyWIAAajDy.jpg http://www.africas-eden.com/MediaFiles/Image/Gabon/Map%20National%20Parks%20Gabon1.jpg http://blog.kudoybook.com/wp-content/uploads/images/Libreville_895.jpg http://img.over-blog-kiwi.com/0/78/99/77/201311/ob_259cf01e6fd9390866fbd039521aead3_dsc-0643.jpg http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/5/d/franceville-libreville-gabon-africa-map-pendant-silver-necklace-vntg-atlas-d7454194d6d3820a326b08c23132b343.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B1yeWS-iaVY/VTLrHnJl-RI/AAAAAAAACrA/8UDWO3T-fBs/s1600/gaspar-yanga1.jpg https://regardexcentrique.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/160910gabonmanif_037rmarzin.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Exercise_Central_Accord_2016_kicks-off_in_Gabon_(27628084966)_(2).jpg http://notrevieaugabon.o.n.f.unblog.fr/files/2009/02/dsc02373.jpg http://static.thousandwonders.net/Libreville.original.14031.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YkGPLKhS2hc/maxresdefault.jpg https://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/ali-bongo-ondimba-president-of-gabon-after-attending-a-nuclear-security-summit-in-the-hague-in-2014.jpg?quality=80&strip=all&w=1600 http://www.oilandgas360.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/bigstock-Oil-and-gas-platform-in-offsho-54506069.jpg http://www.perenco-gabon.com/sites/perenco-gabon.com/files/background/1900/1900_home_bg_row4.jpg Intro image: https://mobility1006.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/img_5352.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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7 Facts about Chad
 
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Chad is a country that sits right in the middle of Africa. It is sometimes referred to as the “Dead heart of Africa”, due to its vast, mostly uninhabited deserts. Despite this, its natural landscapes are breathtakingly beautiful and even if the political struggles define its modern history, it is still well worth discovering. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Chad. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Chad -it is about the size of Spain, France and Greece combined-- is famous in the world as the home to up to 200 ethnic groups. Few countries have so many ethnic groups like this unknown African republic. For this reason, over 100 languages are spoken across the nation. 2. The Ennedi Desert used to be underwater, so it has many rock formations and sea arches. It is located in the Sahara desert in northeastern Chad. 3. The republic is home to one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world: the Lake Chad (6,875 square miles /17,806 square kilometers). This African wonder is the world's 17th-largest lake. Curiously, it is about the size of the American State of Hawaii. Since the 2000s it is the nation's greatest tourist attraction. 4. The Sahara Desert covers much of northern Chad and occupies roughly 1/3rd of the country’s total area. 5. Zakouma National Park is located on an immense plain across which the Bahr Salamat and its tributaries flow from north to south. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also has 226 documented bird species for the bird watchers. 6. Chad australopithecine in an early hominid between two hundred thousand and five hundred thousand years old found in the southeast of Chad, along with the teeth of an extinct elephant. 7. A long civil war plagued the country from 1965 to 1979. Violence, coups d-etat and rebellions had occurred periodically since then. Chad remains plagued by political violence and recurrent attempted coups d'état. Chad is one of the poorest and most corrupt countries in the world; most inhabitants live in poverty as subsistence herders and farmers. More Info: http://ezinearticles.com/?Unknown-Nations-in-the-World---Fun-Facts-About-Chad!&id=3437901 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad http://www.factsking.com/countries/chad/ Music: Teknoaxe – Bubble G Funk Electro sans Melody https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/46/Chad_(orthographic_projection).svg/1024px-Chad_(orthographic_projection).svg.png http://www.unocha.org/cerf/sites/default/files/featured/Chad%20allocation.jpg http://magazine.africageographic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ennedi-plateau-acaica-and-rock.jpg https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8333/8414217656_a7fe2a4635_h.jpg https://www.euractiv.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/12/lake_chad_creditben_allen_flickr.jpeg http://www.aljazeera.com/mritems/Images/2016/11/14/48fac8c8db894563898efa60f7a103d3_8.jpg http://www.thegoldenscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/sahara-desert-2.jpg http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/chad1015-running.jpg?itok=1xEZaE8a https://pccdn.perfectchannel.com/christies/live/images/item/TimelessNationalGeographic24701/5755663/original/NYR_3453_0121.jpg http://bukela-africa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/bukela-beat-zakouma-2.jpg http://smithsonianscience.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/NHB2011-00358.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/Sahelanthropus_tchadensis_-_TM_266-01-060-1.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/UcXPbXX18Ns/maxresdefault.jpg http://blogs.voanews.com/us-opinion/files/2015/12/special-forces.jpg Intro video: https://videos.pexels.com Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 18188 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Lesotho
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Lesotho. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Maseru is the capital and largest city of Lesotho. The city was established as a police camp and assigned as the capital after the country became a British protectorate in 1869. 2. Sehlabathebe National Park was added to the World Heritage list in 2013 as the immediate neighbour of South Africa’s uKhahlamba National Park (which is also in the Unesco club). Together, the pair makes up Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site. 3. Lesotho is land-locked. In fact, Lesotho is a country within a country, surrounded on all sides by South Africa. Specifically, it lies around 410 km south of Johannesburg – or 50 minutes by aircraft. 4. Lesotho is ruled by a constitutional monarchy and is one of the 3 remaining kingdoms in Africa (the others are Morocco and Swaziland). King Letsi III is the reigning king of Lesotho since 1996. 5. The lowest point above sea level in Lesotho is 1400 metres, making it the country with the highest low point in the world. Nearly two thirds of the country consists of mountains. The lowlands (1500 – 1800 m) consist of 15%, the foothills (1800 – 2200 m) are also 15% and the mountains (2200 – 3000 m) take up two thirds of Lesotho. 6. You would not immediately associate Africa with snow, but Lesotho is home to the highest ski resort in Africa. Afriski is situated at 3050 metres above sea level. Lesotho is home to the highest altitude pub in Africa at 2874 metres above sea level. 7. Lesotho has practically 100% renewable electricity, thanks to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. The network of dams exports water to South Africa, and provides almost all of Lesotho’s power needs through hydroelectric energy along the way. More Info: https://www.thetravellingchilli.com/13-interesting-facts-about-lesotho/ Music: Teknoaxe – Farming in Darkness https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: http://oddstuffmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Maseru-the-capital-and-largest-city-in-Lesotho-February-26-2013.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/09/Maseru_from_Parliament_Hill.jpg/1200px-Maseru_from_Parliament_Hill.jpg https://blyzzardadventures.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_5730.jpg https://blyzzardadventures.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_5580.jpg http://snowreport.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/SnowReport-Map-04-November.jpg http://www.operationworld.org/files/ow/maps/lginset/leso-LMAP-md.png http://sundayexpress.co.ls/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/king.jpg http://lestimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/His-Majestry-King-Letsie-III.jpg http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/59516911.jpg http://photo.sf.co.ua/g/372/1.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/98/1d/1d/981d1d7841cbdc82dfdb13c1d5423b7b.jpg http://www.iceq.at/imagetypes/headerImage/soel_skifahren_15_16.jpg http://www.lhda.org.ls/Phase1/wp-content/themes/Comite/images/Picture%20012.jpg http://clarensnews.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Katse-Dam-1024x768.jpg Intro image: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/9a/a2/14/9aa214a33edf58f9109bc980d4123095.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 18851 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Central African Republic
 
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The Central African Republic is a diverse country, located in Central Africa. Despite its violent uprisings that define its history since independence from France, the country still retains a lot of potential for development, as it is rich in natural resources. The lands of the Central African Republic have been a cradle for human kind for thousands of years, so it’s definitely an interesting place. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Central African Republic. 1. The present-day capital of CAR, Bangui, rests beside the River Ubangi. Places of interest include the colourful Central Market, the Boganda Museum, the Arts and Crafts School, the cathedral and the Saint Paul Mission. 2. At Bouar, in the east of the country, see burial mounds thought to be thousands of years old, studded with tanjunu (upright megaliths). About 2,500 years ago local farmers set up megaliths weighing several tons each near Bouar. The cooperation necessary to make and position these monuments suggests that they were built by large social units. 3. Boali is a town located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Ombella-M’Poko. Situated on the Mbali River, Boali is noted for its waterfalls and for the nearby hydroelectric dam. The Falls of Boali are 250 m wide and 50 m high. 4. The population of the Central African Republic has almost quadrupled since independence. In 1960, the population was 1,232,000; as of 2014, it is approximately 4,709,000. The nation is divided into over 80 ethnic groups, each with its own language. The 2 official languages are French and Sango, CAR being one of the few African countries to have an African language as their official language. 5. From the 16th to 19th century, the people of this region were ravaged by slave traders. The French occupied the region in 1894. After World War II a rebellion forced the French to grant self-government and in 1960 it became independent. 6. The three most important parks are Manovo-Gounda St Floris, known for its high concentration of hippos; Bamingui-Bangoran in the north; and Dzanga-Sangha in the southwest. The game population of these national parks is impressive. It is also possible to view gorillas in Bayanga. 7. Despite its significant mineral deposits and other resources, such as uranium reserves, oil, gold, diamonds, cobalt, lumber, and hydropower, as well as significant quantities of arable land, the Central African Republic is among the ten poorest countries in the world. As of 2014, the country had the second lowest level of human development, ranking 187th out of 188 countries. More Info: http://www.factsking.com/countries/central-african-republic/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic Music: Teknoaxe – Super Galactic Space Journey https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: http://www.newstatesman.com/sites/default/files/styles/nodeimage/public/blogs_2014/05/487596655.jpg?itok=CUDDtAo0 https://1saxj2i1vq934y49o1o3msw9lu-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/20151130T0921-664-CNS-POPE-BANGUI-PEACE.jpg http://www.traveltourxp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Bouar.jpg http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/34541030.jpg http://www.wondermondo.com/Images/Africa/CentralAfRep/Ombella/BoaliFalls.jpg http://fil-espoir-oubangui.e-monsite.com/medias/album/imgp0102.jpg http://africa-facts.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/african-kids.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/19/f2/d2/19f2d23b89373ab8f837c4a7d8efacda.jpg http://cdn26.us1.fansshare.com/photo/equatorial/map-of-french-equatorial-africa-126016039.jpg http://www.davidrumsey.com/rumsey/Size4/RUMSEY~8~1/162/9021000.jpg http://www.mvmtravel.com/images/articleimages/3576/ba.jpg http://www.abenteurer.net/wp-content/uploads/Dzanga-Sangha-Nationalpark.jpg http://medafricatimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ARTICLE-45.jpg https://chikaoduahblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/central-african-republic-2.jpg Intro video: https://pixabay.com/en/videos/elephant-pachyderm-tanzania-6447/ Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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7 Facts about Portugal
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the entire series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Portugal. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Portuguese is spoken by the 10 million inhabitants of Portugal….and also by 230 million others all around the world. In fact, Portuguese is the official language of 9 countries and is the 6th most used language online. 2. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, and perhaps contrary to popular belief, S.L. Benfica is the world’s most widely supported football club, with 160,398 paid-up members. The record was acknowledged on 9 November 2006 during the celebrations for Guinness World Records Day. 3. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. 4. Portugal’s capital city Lisbon was hit by a devastating earthquake in 1755 (9.0 magnitude), which caused a tsunami soon after. In a cruel coincidence, the quake shook the city on All Saint’s Day when the churches were full of burning candles, which caused major fires to break out. 275,000 people were killed and 85% of Lisbon’s buildings were destroyed. 5. Portugal and England have the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world. The Anglo-Portuguese Alliance was signed in 1373 and is in force until this day! Both countries entered wars to defend the other, including the United Kingdom entering the Iberian Peninsular War and Portugal entering World War I. 6. In 711 the Umayyad Muslims invaded from the south, making Portugal a part of its Caliphate for well over 5 centuries (711 AD - 1249 AD). This situation was turned around two centuries later, when the Portuguese Empire became the first global empire in history. In addition, it was the longest-lived of the modern European colonial empires, spanning almost six centuries, from the capture of Ceuta in 1415 to the handover of Macau in 1999 or the grant of sovereignty to East Timor in 2002. 7. Beneath the streets of Lisbon's downtown shopping area lies a hidden Roman Underworld with chambers, rooms, bridges and corridors. The entrance to this fascinating world is marked by a block of metal at the top of Rua da Conceicao which is only open to the public two days a year due to the dangerous conditions lurking below. More Info: http://www.mydestination.com/algarve/6183543/top-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-portugal http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/most-widely-supported-football-club/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transfer_of_the_Portuguese_Court_to_Brazil http://www.teletextholidays.co.uk/blog/14-things-you-didnt-know-about-portugal/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Empire Music: Lee Rosevere – Pensacola Twilight http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3c/Map_of_the_portuguese_language_in_the_world.svg/2000px-Map_of_the_portuguese_language_in_the_world.svg.png https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Portuguese_Fook_Dancing_in_Kockelscheuer,_Luxembourg.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/Benfica_Campe%C3%A3o_2005_2.jpg https://googledrive.com/host/0B0RTlVpNFM-GfkRsWVdJOXJaZkJIQXV5OXRhcDZEVFBfb0ZMak9TOWJhNnFEZ1ZYZ0Y0blU/football-wallpapers-photo-HwIk.jpg http://www.hotelroomsearch.net/im/2014/11/rio-de-janeiro-2.jpg http://icar.travel/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/lisabona.jpg http://media-1.web.britannica.com/eb-media/76/124576-050-31DC3CD1.jpg https://lifeafter40dotnet1.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/lisbon-burning.jpeg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/The_Somerset_House_Conference_19_August_1604.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/United_Kingdom_Portugal_Locator.png https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Umayyad750ADloc.png https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Portugal_Imp%C3%A9rio_total.png http://portugalphototours.com/wp-content/gallery/events/dynamic/IMG_1281.jpg-nggid03596-ngg0dyn-0x0x100-00f0w010c010r110f110r010t010.jpg http://www.tripper.pt/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/undergroud_cover.jpg
Views: 78990 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Philippines
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the Asian series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N Here is the European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about the Philippines. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The Philippines are named after King Philip II of Spain. Explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the Eastern Visayas Felipenas first, and the name was later applied to the entire archipelago. The country’s official name is the Republic of the Philippines 2. Of the top 10 largest shopping malls in the world , three are found in the Philippines: SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, and SM Seaside City Cebu. 3. The Philippines is the only majority Christian nation in Asia. Eighty percent of its population identifies as Roman Catholic. The Philippines has a population of more than 100 million people, which makes it the 12th most populous country in the world. Its annual growth rate of around 2% makes it one of the fastest growing countries in the world. 4. Mt. Pinatubo on the Philippine island of Luzon erupted on June 15, 1991, and created the largest mushroom cloud in the world. Its eruption ejected 10 billion metric tons of magma and 20 million tons of sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere. 5. Manila, the capital of the Philippines is considered the world’s most densely populated city in the world. With a population of 1,660,714 and an area of just 24 square miles (38.55 square km), it has a population density of 55,446 people per square mile (43,079 people per square km) 6. The Taal Volcano on the Philippine island of Luzon is one of the world’s 17 Decade Volcanoes, which are volcanoes being specially monitored given their active state and explosive history. Taal is also located in a lake, which has another lake inside of it, with an even smaller island inside of that lake 7. Filipinos observe the world’s longest Christmas season. It begins with the playing of carols in September and officially ends in January with the Feast of the Three Kings. As part of the festivities, they celebrate Simbang Gabi, or Night Mass, where Catholics attend nine services in a row leading up to Christmas Eve. If a person attends all nine masses, it is said their wish will be granted. Filipinos’ Christmas feasts are called Noche Buena and compare to America’s Thanksgiving. More Info: http://facts.randomhistory.com/philippines-facts.html Music: Little Scale – Come Back to Me http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://static.thousandwonders.net/Busuanga.original.3043.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/Titian_-_King_Philip_II_of_Spain_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ee/SM_Mall_of_Asia_main_facade.jpg/1280px-SM_Mall_of_Asia_main_facade.jpg http://arquitectonica.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/00.292.5.1xapil.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Quiapo_Church.jpg http://outoftownblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/San-Sebastian-Church.jpg http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vdap/images/pinatubo/plumefield.jpg https://volcanocafe.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/pinatubo.jpg http://cloudwave.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/manila.jpg http://globalnation.inquirer.net/files/2015/05/22_megacity.jpg http://photos.cntraveler.com/2014/12/02/547dd2cccbbd2620680de86d_taal-volcano-luzon-philippines.jpg http://misadventuresmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/26957-taal-volcano.jpg http://www.emme-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Christmas1.jpg http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae198/chasingphilippines/TRIPS/Symphony%20of%20Parols/DSC00892-1.jpg Intro: Creation by Shaheen http://topfreeintro.com/creation-free-intro-template-after-effecs/ Jonjass Designs https://www.youtube.com/user/JonjassDesigns Intro Music: DJ Goodman – Japanese Flute (Dubstep Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JH_H_-I4Hw
Views: 72307 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about the Czech Republic (Czechia)
 
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Czech Republic and Slovakia used to be one country, until they split up in 1993 (peacefully). And if you want to drink Homer Simpsons “Duff” beer, you can buy it here. Curious about more? Here are 7 more facts about the Czech Republic! Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the entire series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about the Czech Republic. Formerly known as Bohemia, it was part of the Holy Roman Empire, Austria-Hungary and Nazi Germany and used to share it’s borders with now neighbouring Slovakia. The word Czech (meaning kinsman) comes from the legend of Lech, Čech, and Rus, the founding fathers of the Slavic nations. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The first sugar cubes were made in the Czech Republic in 1841 after a sugar factory director’s wife got injured while trying to cut some pieces of sugar and suggested finding an alternative. Aah, love! 2. You can’t visit Prague without seeing the spectacular Prague Castle, the largest castle area in the world (70 000 square meters). Dating back to the 9th century Prague Castle has been the seat of the Kings of Bohemia, the Holy Roman Emperor and the presidents of Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic. 3. Czech Republic is west of the west. During the Cold War, Czechoslovakia was considered part of Eastern Europe. However Prague or Praha, the capital of Czech Republic, is actually further west than Vienna, Austria which is considered part of Western Europe. Historically speaking, the Czech Republic should be considered part of Central Europe rather than the Orthodox Eastern Europe. 4. In Prague beer is cheaper than bottled water. Beer prices get as low as 14 koruna a pint (that's $0.80 or 0.54 euros) whereas water costs about 35 koruna for a 0.33 litre bottle. By the way, the Czech Republic consumes more beer per capita than any other country in the world (161 liters/year). And who wouldn’t drink the famous Pilsen or Staropramen beers as often as decency allows it? 5. On December 5th Saint Mikuláš (St. Nicolaus) roams about with his consorts, an angel and a devil. He gives small presents and candy to children to reward them for their good behaviour throughout the year, while the devil chastises children for their wrongdoings over the course of the year and gives them potatoes, coal (or sometimes spankings) as a punishment. 6. Another tradtition is the annual Witch Burning or Night of Witches: on the last April evening bonfires are lit around the country and "witch" figurines, as a symbol of evil, are made and burned in the fire. This is the reinterpretation of the old pagan festival influenced by Christian inquisition. Because probably most Czechs would prefer the witches over the inquisitors, in many fires no witches are burnt, and the feast is celebrated in a more original pagan way - witches are those who should celebrate the night, not be burnt. 7. On the night of 20–21 August 1968, the Soviet Union and its main allies in the Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia in order to halt Alexander Dubček's Prague Spring political liberalisation reforms. In the operation approximately 500,000 troops, with Romania notably refusing to participate, attacked Czechoslovakia, leaving 500 Czechs and Slovaks wounded and 108 killed. More Info: http://www.eaie.org/blog/did-you-know-all-these-facts-about-the-czech-republic/ http://everything-everywhere.com/2011/04/19/8-things-you-might-not-have-known-about-the-czech-republic/ http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20110324-travelwise-seven-surprising-facts-about-czech-beer http://wikitravel.org/en/Czech_Republic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Pact_invasion_of_Czechoslovakia Music: Ketsa – Her Grace http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://www.dianecarbonell.com/sugar-in-foods/sugarcube/ http://kpbbalancedwellness.com/sugarhappines https://myskamyblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/prague-castle-an-insiders-view/ http://www.1zoom.me/en/wallpaper/396232/z6867.9/%26original=1 http://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/31/prague-castle-prazsky-hrad http://go-traveladventure.com/travel-tips-to-czech-republic/ http://www.twowheeltravelblog.com/2012/12/20/7-surprising-things-about-bicycle-touring-eastern-europe/ http://cris.lovell-smith.com/trips/2011/10/off-to-the-czech-republic-for-beer/ http://greatist.com/health/drink-less-alcohol https://utrip.com/plan-travel/czech-republic/prague/witches-night https://itsashanicole.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/springtime-in-nymburk/ http://www.obecmarenice.cz/?p=3122 https://www.pinterest.com/danielaberutti/josef-koudelka-praga-1968/
Views: 102862 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Equatorial Guinea
 
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Equatorial Guinea is a place that everybody heard of. It’s a former Spanish colony and today is one of the smallest African nations. Despite its name, Equatorial Guinea is not situated on the Equator, it’s just near it. With that in mind, let’s dive in and discover this country together. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Equatorial Guinea. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Equatorial Guinea is the smallest country in the continent of Africa that is a member of the United Nations. Besides the mainland, it also has several islands in the north-west. 2. Covering 1,400 square kilometers, Monte Alén National Park is a veritable wildlife treasure trove. Here, you can explore forest trails and go in search of elusive animals including chimpanzees, forest elephants and the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Bird species are prolific here, and you can even arrange to stay overnight in one of the park's forest campsites. 3. Bata is the largest city in Equatorial Guinea and was formerly the capital city of the country. Bioko is the largest island on which the country’s capital, Malabo, is located, making it the only country in Africa with mainland on the continent but its capital on an island. However Oyala is the country's planned future capital, still under construction. 4. Formerly a colony of Spain with the name Spanish Guinea, the country achieved its independence on Oct. 12, 1968. Equatorial Guinea is the only independent country in Africa with Spanish as an official language. 5. Since independence from Spain in 1968, Equatorial Guinea has only ever been ruled by two men, the first President Francisco Macias Nguema, who was overthrown by his nephew Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in 1979, the second Nguema, and has ruled till date. 6. Remote Corisco Island is situated to the south of the country near the border with Gabon. It is the archetypal paradise island, with deserted white sand beaches and shimmering aquamarine waters. Snorkelling and scuba diving are both excellent here, while the island's ancient cemetery dates back some 2,000 years and is thought to be one of the oldest in Central Africa. 7. Since the mid-1990s, Equatorial Guinea has become one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest oil producers. It is the richest country per capita in Africa, and its GDP adjusted for purchasing power parity per capita ranks 43th in the world. However, the wealth is distributed very unevenly and few people have benefited from the oil riches. The country's authoritarian government has one of the worst human rights records in the world. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea Music: Teknoaxe – Thunder and Lightning https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: http://remezcla.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Equatorial_Guinea-1150x767.jpg?x28508 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/Equatorial_Guinea_in_Africa_(-mini_map_-rivers).svg/1084px-Equatorial_Guinea_in_Africa_(-mini_map_-rivers).svg.png https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/10/1b/32/101b32479ec86c3fbe856548e64279ad.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Kakum.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/34/48/3e/34483eaea05af0e9bbba27f81fe1a393.jpg http://paradiseintheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/malabo-city.jpg http://www.oneskyapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Spanish-to-English-Translation-challenges_hero_image.jpg https://img.clipartfest.com/eb79fb3c49ae6315cd3ae80f0f59e421_spanish-cliparts-spanish-clipart_2310-2310.jpeg http://answersafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/teodoro-obiang-e1438601244450.jpg http://www.platonphoto.com/photos/2-34-a.jpg http://paradiseintheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/corisco-island.jpg http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/18295672.jpg http://www.borgenmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Equatorial-Guinea.jpg http://cdn.mg.co.za/crop/content/images/2014/07/24/obiangposterreelection_landscape.jpg/1280x720/ Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIFmFTJiA-o Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 9019 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Mauritania
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Mauritania. More information about the video content bellow: 1. One of the longest trains in the world is found in Mauritania. It measures almost three kilometers long. 2. If you look at Mauritania from space, you can see a clear bull’s-eye-like image called “The Eye of Africa.” It is a Richat structure with a diameter of about 30 miles and believed to be the result of the simultaneous lifting of the underlying geology. 3. The capital of Mauritania is Nouakchott, which means “place of the winds.” It was designated as the country’s capital only in 1960 and is therefore one of the world’s newest capitals. Nouakchott was a small village until it was chosen to become the capital in 1957 in preparation for Mauritanian independence three years later. 4. Mauritania’s Bay of Nouadhibou, hides one of the biggest ships cemeteries in the world. There are more than 300 wrecks from all nations beached permanently on its shores. 5. In 1981, Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery officially but it was not made a crime until 2007. The practice of slavery still widely continues. Slavery in Mauritania was mainly by Mauritanian Arabs enslaving indigenous black Mauritanians. 6. The Ancient city of Chinguetti founded in 777 AD is the spiritual capital of Mauritania, and is widely considered by Mauritanians to be the seventh holiest city of Islam. For centuries the city was a principal gathering place for pilgrims of the Maghreb to gather on the way to Mecca. It became known as a holy city in its own right, especially for pilgrims unable to make the long journey to the Arab Peninsula. For many centuries all of Mauritania was popularly known in the Arab world as Bilad Shinqit, "the land of Chinguetti." 7. Terjit is an oasis (in the proper sense: a well in a dry area), popular with Mauritania’s few tourists. It nestles in a cut on the edge of an arid plateau, and stretches a few hundred metres alongside a stream that emerges from the rock. More Info: https://academicexchange.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/10-fast-facts-on-mauritania/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinguetti http://www.clickafrique.com/Magazine/ST014/CP0000002094.aspx Music: Teknoaxe – On the Road With a Flat Tire https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PHS2S4zWYOg/maxresdefault.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Juyl-VU3sRo/maxresdefault.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/ASTER_Richat.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/Richat_Structure_-_SRTM.jpg http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/30676973.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/Saudi_mosque_in_Nouakchott.jpg/1200px-Saudi_mosque_in_Nouakchott.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Ships_graveyard%2C_Nouadhibou%2C_Mauritania-2.jpg http://sometimes-interesting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/nou-1-headline.jpg http://b.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/poster/2013/10/3019307-poster-1280-conflict.jpg http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1349779/images/o-SLAVERY-facebook.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RNZZDhBhzaA/maxresdefault.jpg http://d1psdhab5xxiq4.cloudfront.net/wp-content/gallery/dc-chinguetti-mauritania/11-h_00005802.jpg http://www.m1key.me/photography/mauritania_part_1/mauritania_1_20.jpg https://3roadblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/222.jpg Intro image: http://img.ev.mu/images/pays/149/1605x642/149.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 26239 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Somalia
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Somalia. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Prior to the civil war, Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, was known as the "White pearl of the Indian Ocean". Due to intense fighting, much of the city was destroyed, but currently Mogadishu is experiencing a period of intense reconstruction. 2. The dromedary, or Arabian Camel, was probably first domesticated in Somalia or the Arabian Peninsula about 4,000 years ago. The Horn of Africa has nearly 35% of the world's dromedaries, most of the region's stock is in Somalia. 3. Somalia has a very large population of livestock. About 5% of goats, 20% of sheep and 43% of camels in Africa is found in Somalia. Even the term Somali, meaning Go and Milk, refers to the pastoralism of the Somali people. 4. Two important incenses, used mainly in Christian rituals, come mostly from Somalia: myrrh and frankincense. The two are present in the Christian nativity story and are still used today by both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. Somali farmers produce 80-90% of the world supply. 5. In antiquity, Somalia was an important commercial centre. It is among the most probable locations of the fabled ancient Land of Punt. In the late 19th century, through a succession of treaties with these kingdoms, the British and Italian empires gained control of parts of the coast and established the colonies of British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland. In 1960 both colonies gained independence and united to form a single country. 6. Strategically located at the mouth of the Bab el Mandeb gateway to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal, the country occupies the tip of a region that, due to its resemblance on the map to a rhinoceros' horn, is commonly referred to as the Horn of Africa. 7. Since 1991 Somalia had fallen into a long, ongoing civil war. Various armed factions began competing for influence in the power vacuum, particularly in the south. During this period, due to the absence of a central government, Somalia was a "failed state", and residents returned to customary and religious law in most regions. In 2012, the first permanent central government in the country since the start of the civil war was formed and a period of reconstruction began. More Info: http://www.fascinatingplanet.com/10-little-known-facts-about-somalia-the-horn-of-africa/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mogadishu https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia Music: Kodiak Soul – Warm Welcome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-JVZmhu0Do • Kodiak Soul https://soundcloud.com/kodiak-soul https://open.spotify.com/artist/4jcKf... http://itunes.apple.com/album/id11920... https://twitter.com/Kodiak_Soul https://www.instagram.com/thekodiaksoul/ Images: http://geography.name/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/MOGADISHU-iconic-picture.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VjYpk8Zs63A/UOtLTqcCn2I/AAAAAAAABbM/d66s6kptFd8/s1600/tumblr_mbiolgTSTT1r9llg7o1_1280.jpg http://elelur.com/data_images/mammals/dromedary/dromedary-01.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/Camelus_dromedarius_on_Sinai.jpg http://www.acted.org/sites/default/files/actu-images-top/banniere_0.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8232696264_a86bdd5c79_o.jpg http://mayfair.joburg/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/IMG_7963-1.jpg http://www.thefirstgifts.com/shop/images/696/IMG_0118.JPG http://www.britishempire.co.uk/images3/africa1922map.jpg https://ourworldindata.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Colonial-Africa-in-1912_World-Development-Report-2009.png http://buzzkenya.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Horn-of-Africa.jpg http://solarviews.com/raw/earth/africa.jpg https://thevelvetrocket.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/somalia-tank-2.jpg https://s3.amazonaws.com/worldpoliticsreview/images/commentarynews/ausoldier_axe112507.jpg Intro image: http://wboorsma.nl/somalia/images/pic02.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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7 Facts about Mali
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Mali. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Present-day Mali was once part of three West African empires that controlled trans-Saharan trade: the Ghana Empire, the Mali Empire (for which Mali is named), and the Songhai Empire. Mali was the cradle of the Empire of Ghana, West Africa’s very first black empire. 2. Musa Keita I of Mali was one of the richest men in history. In 1324 he made his pilgrimage to Mecca, bringing with him 12,000 slaves, each carrying 1.8 kg of gold bars, 60,000 men, 80 camels that each carried between 23 and 136 kg of gold, and building a mosque every Friday during his journey. 3. Mali’s Great Mosque of Djenne is the largest mudbrick building in the world. It was first raised in 1204 AD. It was built on a square plan where each side is 56 metres in length. It has three large towers on one side, each with projecting wooden buttresses. 4. In the Malian city of Gao stands the Mausoleum of Askia the Great, a weird sixteenth century edifice that resembles a step pyramid. Askia Mohammad I, Emperor of the Songhai Empire, was buried there. All of the mud and wood came from Mecca. 5. Mali was also once called Sudan; the French administered the country as part of their West African colonies and named it Soudan in 1890. “Sudan” derives from the Arabic bilād as-sudān meaning “land of the Blacks”. What we now call the Sudan or the Republic of Sudan was part of Egypt until 1956. Soudan/Mali gained its independence from France in 1960 to form the Mali Federation with Senegal, until they fell out two months later. 6. The Dogon people of central Mali have more than 75 different ritual masks. Their most important masked festival, known as the Sigui, happens every 60 years (the next is due to start in 2027). It symbolises the period between the death of the first ancestor and the moment humans began to speak. 7. Although Bamako is the capital city of Mali, more famous is the city of Timbuktu. It was named as the most distant place imaginable in the 19th century, but for 400 years from the mid-13th century onwards, Timbuktu was one of the greatest centres of Islamic scholarship with three madrassas (religious universities) and an unrivalled collection of books and manuscripts. In 1450 it had 100,000 inhabitants: twice the population of London at the time. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musa_I_of_Mali#Islam_and_pilgrimage_to_Mecca https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_Askia http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/qi/9972519/QI-some-quite-interesting-facts-about-Mali.html Music: Teknoaxe – Rick Deckard's Replicant https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/13/6c/31/136c315f300402676b29d2c7e344a778.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/55/b3/a1/55b3a153364f7b1307afb33bbae704b2.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/OPa8MxKVgGA/maxresdefault.jpg http://answersafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/mansa-musa-1024x768.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/54/15/cd/5415cdb833415a6b6721bf08af68b814.jpg http://fr.yesurdu.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Great-Mosque-in-Djenne-07.jpg https://userscontent2.emaze.com/images/0ab2bfa6-6457-4764-a9d9-02e9ed5b080f/2885f7c8cd4a4fb61b92c4faecc6df65.png http://africatour-travel.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/13887459880_65770ec5d1_o.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Flag_Map_of_French_Sudan_(Mali)_(1890_-_1959).png http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JUgK5APH2s8/TvofLzjGeEI/AAAAAAAAB60/psSq8_Eg6uA/s1600/Scan_FrenchS61.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Dogon12.jpg http://idaaf.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Genial-Dogons-settled-in-Corbusier-28.jpg http://travelhdwallpapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Timbuktu-8.jpg http://www.princeclausfund.org/files/image/2013%20Evacuation%20manuscripts%20Timbuktu,%20copyright%20Prince%20Claus%20Fund%20(1).jpg Intro image: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/55/71/08/557108be6c5dc3495cc5300cc4606f6f.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 18894 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Lebanon
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the Asian series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N Here is the European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Lebanon. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Lebanon does not have desert regions. It is the only country with such an exception in the entire Asian and African continents. 2. Lebanon is the most religiously diverse country in the Middle East, comprising 18 recognized religious sects. Only 54% of the Lebanese are Muslim and 40.5% are Christians, the highest percentage of all the Arab countries. There are also small communities of Jews, Baha’is, Buddhist, Hindus and Mormons. 3. The first mention of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, is found in the ancient Egyptian Tell el Amarna letters dating from the 15th century BC. The city has been inhabited continuously since then. In this time, Beirut was destroyed and rebuilt 7 times, thus earning the nickname “the Phoenix” 4. Byblos or Jubayl as it’s known today, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world and the site has been continuously inhabited since 5000 BC. Its Greek name, Byblos, comes from the fact that Egyptian papyrus was imported to Greece from this city. The word “biblia” (the books) was thus coined and it is how the Bible was named so. 5. The country’s name (meaning White) is known to be the oldest in the world and has remained unchanged for over 4000 years. Occurrences of the name have been found in different texts from the library of Ebla, which date to the third millennium BC, nearly 70 times in the Hebrew Bible, and three of the twelve tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh (perhaps as early as 2100 BC) 6. The Phoenicians were the first great civilization that emerged from Lebanon. They were great navigator and traders. They colonized the lands of North Africa all the way to the Gulf of Guinea. The Phoenicians also founded the city of Carthage, which later became independent and gave birth to the legendary Carthaginian Empire. 7. In 1920 France divides Lebanon and Syria into separate colonial enclaves, following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, and forms the State of Greater Lebanon as one of several ethnic enclaves within Syria. At that time Lebanon was a largely Christian country (mainly Maronite territory with some Greek Orthodox enclaves) but it also included areas containing many Muslims (including Druze). More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Lebanon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beirut https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byblos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon#Etymology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Carthage http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2007/10/18/40501.html Music: Mark Burt – Human Inteligence http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://imagesci.com/img/2013/11/mount-lebanon-25208-hd-wallpapers.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8207/8277753767_66d8524bf1_o.jpg http://www.habeeb.com/images/lebanon.becharri.cathedral.854.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/ChurchMosque.jpg http://www.geographylists.com/lebanon_beirut_downtown.jpg http://www.hdwallpapersnew.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Beirut-waterfront-lebanon-hq-new-desktop-wallpapers-free-download.jpg http://www.aaa-arch.com/sites/default/files/projects/628-BYBLOS%203.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/sTIVosT5o2I/maxresdefault.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_BMrM7gC35U/maxresdefault.jpg http://goista.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Baalbek-Ancient-City-The-Most-Spectacular-Archaeological-Sites-in-Lebanon.jpeg http://mapcollection.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/greek-phoenician-colonies.jpg http://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/field/image/Hannibal-crossing-Alps-elephants.jpg http://russiancouncil.ru/common/upload/lebanon-president0.jpg https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_world-regional-geography-people-places-and-globalization/section_11/7cbbc680e34cf88b2e597589599aa329.jpg Intro: Creation by Shaheen http://topfreeintro.com/creation-free-intro-template-after-effecs/ Jonjass Designs https://www.youtube.com/user/JonjassDesigns Intro Music: DJ Goodman – Japanese Flute (Dubstep Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JH_H_-I4Hw
Views: 97101 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Tunisia
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Tunisia. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Since long ago, Berbers have always lived in Tunisia. During the 12th century BC, Phoenician began to migrate into the land and established Carthage. During 149 BC, the Romans battled and won over Carthage while infusing Christianity and architecture to Tunisia. 2. During the first century of Islam, the Arabs took over Tunisia, then did the Ottomans from 1534 to 1574. In 1881, France conquered Tunisia hence travelers can get by easily speaking French in today’s Tunisia. By 1957, Tunisia retrieved independence with Habib Bourguiba and the country became the Tunisian Republic in 1957. 3. Travelers are typically surprised to see a heavy influence of Roman archeology in Tunisia. These World Heritage Sites and museums are must-see’s, including the Carthage-related landmarks that are surely at the top of every itinerary. 4. Fans of Star Wars have flocked to Tunisia to spot numerous filmmaking sites, including: Djerba (Episode IV), Tozeur, Lars Homestead Exterior (Luke’s home), Mos Espa, Tataouine…and so many more. Tunisia has served as a popular location for some of Hollywood’s biggest films, among which include Star wars, Jesus of Nazareth, The English Patient and Raiders of the Lost Ark. 5. Tunis is Tunisia’s capital and it’s also the city that gave the country its name. Tunis is situated in the northeast part Tunisia. 6. Kebili is one of the oldest oases in Tunisia and North Africa. It holds the earliest hard evidence of human habitation in Tunisia (found near the town) and dates back about 200,000 years. It’s also one of the hottest places on Earth. 7. Its 1,200 kilometres (810 mi) of coastline includes the African conjunction of the western and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Basin and, by means of the Sicilian Strait and Sardinian Channel, features the African mainland’s second and third nearest points to Europe after Gibraltar. More Info: http://jetsettimes.com/2016/03/02/10-fascinating-facts-about-tunisia/ http://www.factsking.com/countries/tunisia/ Music: • Andreas https://facebook.com/andreasmusicno https://twitter.com/andreasmusicno https://soundcloud.com/andreas_music https://youtube.com/channel/UCIfpJV9B... https://instagram.com/andreas_music_ Images: http://www.ancient.eu/uploads/images/172.png?v=1485680516 http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~klio/im/rr/carthage/Carthage%20Harbor.jpg http://www.holger-strulik.org/islam.jpg http://faculty.polytechnic.org/gzetlian/images/maps/muslimconquestsmap.gif http://www.1zoom.net/big2/49/160096-aleni.jpg http://venturesafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Monastir-Tunisia.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Star_Wars_in_Tunisia.jpg https://duranvirginia.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/start-wars-virginia-duran-lars-skywalker-homestead-2017.jpg http://static.thousandwonders.net/Tunis.original.35903.jpg https://farm9.static.flickr.com/8777/16576655233_f7aba6c291_b.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Kebili-Stat.JPG https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Entr%C3%A9e_Oasis-Kebili.JPG https://international.sigue.com/images/countryphotos/africa/tunisia-mediterranean-coast-in-monastir.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/da/Strait_of_Sicily_map.png/1200px-Strait_of_Sicily_map.png Intro image: http://www.icanholidays.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/o-TUNISIA-facebook.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 32136 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Micronesia
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Micronesia. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) are Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk (formerly Truk) and Yap, stretching over a vast expanse of Pacific Ocean just north of the equator. Together, the states comprise around 607 islands (a combined land area of approximately 702 km2 that cover a longitudinal distance of almost 2,700 km just north of the equator. 2. During World War II, Chuuk Lagoon was the Empire of Japan's main base in the South Pacific theatre. In 1944 it was destroyed by US bombers, in an attack that lasted 3 days, sinking 12 warships and 32 merchant ships. The consequences of the attack made Chuuk lagoon the biggest graveyard of ships in the world. 3. No visit in Yap is complete until you have a chance to see the Stone Money Banks located throughout the island. Massive pieces of Stone Money line a stone pathway in the villages displaying the wealth of the village. Here, size does matter as each piece has a value based on where it came from and how it was made. 4. Every year since 1952, the United States Air force has carried out ‘Operation Christmas Drop’ to give gifts to the people of the remote Kapingamarangi Atoll. The gifts are donated by the people of Guam. As well as useful supplies like fishing nets and tools, the parcels also contain toys and school supplies for the children of Kapingamarangi. The boxes are dropped from a large cargo plane, on parachutes, and can weigh anything up to 180 kg each. 5. Nan Madol is an ancient ruined city built on man-made islets. It is a ceremonial compound, built on a network of man-made structures just offshore, on the eastern side of Pohnpei. It was a scene of human activity as early as the first or second century AD. By the 8th or 9th century, islet construction had started. 6. The Rumung people, living in the far north, are fearfully conservative. The island of Rumung has been forbidden to all foreigners since the 17th century. The absolute preservation of culture and tradition was paramount to the community of Rumung. 7. For such a small and isolated country, it had a lot of contacts with the western world. Since the 19th century, it was ruled by Spain, Germany, Japan and the US. Their former capital city, Kolonia, was built by the Spanish, but after independence the Micronesians built their own, new capital: Palikir. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuuk_Lagoon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yap#Stone_money https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Christmas_Drop https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan_Madol Music: Teknoaxe – Robot Disco Dance https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/SGHTB0u8XKM/maxresdefault.jpg http://kingofwallpapers.com/micronesia/micronesia-001.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/XxxxMaru_-_Skull.jpg https://demivogue.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/truklagoon.jpg?w=1200 http://www.reefseekers.com/PIXPAGES/Yap%202013/Images/YAP_1933.JPG https://quinsprogress.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/stone-money-tulowu.jpg https://milaviate.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/operation_christmas_drop_2008_081219-f-6911g-440.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Cargo_drops_from_a_U.S._Air_Force_C-130_Hercules_aircraft_over_the_Pacific_Ocean_toward_a_landing_zone_on_the_shore_of_Kayangel_Island_during_the_62nd_annual_Operation_Christmas_Drop_Dec._11,_2013_131211-F-NA975-171.jpg https://laplacamadre.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/nandouwasnanmadol.jpg http://oceanislandtravel.com/pictures/day6-Pohnpei-runis-1-1200x0-c-default.jpg https://yapthatyap.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/small14.jpg https://yapthatyap.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/small12.jpg http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/75330046.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZwBXO6xfNE4/Vku2ChcyEXI/AAAAAAAABMc/K6WvCSM3Wnw/s1600/DSC_2464.JPG Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AkR9aon-bQ Intro Creator: Official™ Designs http://bit.ly/OffTMDesigns
Views: 17001 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about The Gambia
 
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The Gambia is a small nation, completely surrounded by Senegal, that gets its name and shape from the River Gambia. It isn't the world's most popular country, so this video might be of help to anyone curious about this nation. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about The Gambia. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The Gambia is a country in West Africa that is entirely surrounded by Senegal except for its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country in mainland Africa. The Gambia is situated on either side of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the centre of The Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. 2. The Gambia is conducting its elections through a unique voting system that was introduced in the early 1960's to address the high levels of illiteracy in the country. Instead of paper, people are using marbles to cast their votes. 3. Following the 1 December 2016 elections, the elections commission declared Adama Barrow the winner of the presidential election. Jammeh, who had ruled for 22 years, first announced he would step down after losing the 2016 election before declaring the results void and calling for a new vote, sparking a constitutional crisis and leading to an invasion by an ECOWAS coalition. On 20 January 2017, Jammeh announced that he had agreed to step down and would leave the country. 4. Although The Gambia’s capital Banjul is the country’s best known city, it is not the commercial centre. Serrekunda, situated about 20km from Banjul, is by far The Gambia’s busiest city and the commercial nerve centre. 5. According to the CIA World Factbook, the Gambia is one of only three countries whose self-standing short name for official use should begin with the word "The" (the others being The Bahamas and The Netherlands). 6. The present boundaries were defined in 1889 after an agreement between the United Kingdom and France. Starting with the placement of boundary markers in 1891, it took nearly 15 years after the Paris meetings to determine the final borders of The Gambia. 7. Banjul, officially the City of Banjul and formerly known as Bathurst, is the capital of The Gambia and is in a division of the same name. Banjul is on St Mary's Island (Banjul Island), where the Gambia River enters the Atlantic Ocean. The island is connected to the mainland to the west and the rest of Greater Banjul Area via bridges. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gambia Music: Teknoaxe – Super Sinister Electro Loop https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/africa/gambia_pol88.jpg http://gambiahelp.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/map_gambia.gif https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2016-11/1/12/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane02/sub-buzz-16836-1478017543-1.jpg http://tnimage.taiwannews.com.tw/photos/shares/AP/20161129/55ad124f07d44f8e90a50df0561ed344.jpg https://cdn.gdn.ng/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Yahya-Jammeh-1.jpg http://metrowatchonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/gambia.jpg http://www.gambiataxi.net/images/excursions/source%20photos/Serekunda%20Market%201.jpg http://josephmaynard.co.uk/images/photos/Serrekunda2.jpg http://footstepsinthegambia.com/dreaming/wp-content/uploads/Gambian_Life_1.jpg http://kingofwallpapers.com/gambia/gambia-025.jpg http://www.undispatch.com/un-content/uploads/2016/06/large-gambia.png https://i1.wp.com/jollofnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Gambian-Border-crossing-Karang1.jpg?fit=1200%2C900&ssl=1 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Gambia_banjul_arch22.JPG http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/373913326_df03a59f8e_o.jpg Intro image: http://www.innasky.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/P1490311.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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7 Facts about Burkina Faso
 
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Burkina Faso, formerly known as the Upper Volta, is one of the most ethnically diverse countries on Earth. 69 languages are spoken here and there is no ethnic group that holds an absolute majority. Burkina Faso is one of the earliest regions inhabited by early hunter-gatherer human tribes. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Burkina Faso. 1. Burkina was home to the ill-fated revolutionary Thomas Sankara, who as president alienated the French by calling them neo-colonialists, told the country’s creditors he wouldn’t pay them, slated African leaders for their corruption, and practiced what he preached. Blaise Compaoré led a coup against Sankara in 1987, and he has been in power ever since. Compaoré was a trusted ally of Sankara’s. Sankara was assassinated during Compaoré’s coup. 2. Capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou. Written as “Wogodogo” in the Mòoré dialect, it literally means “You are welcome here at home with us”. Known in colonial times as Upper Volta, Burkina Faso means ‘Land of the Honourable People.’ 3. The country has arguably the world’s best place names. Its capital is Ouagadougou. Leafy Bobo-Dioulasso is the second city. It also boasts the desert market town of Gorom-Gorom, Bouroum-Bouroum, Fada N’Gourma, Tin-Akof, Niangoloko and, er, Rambo. 4. The ‘W’ park spans across three countries (Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger). Its unusual name stems from the double bend in the Niger river on its northeastern side (like an upturned ‘W’). Now the park’s savannah woodland is home to over 30 species of mammal and 350 species of bird. 5. Burkina Faso is home to 60 different ethnic groups, each with their own variety of folk music. The Bobo, one of the ethnic groups in Burkina Faso make large butterfly masks which are used to invoke the deity Do in fertility ceremonies. The Mossi are known for their antelope masks. The Lobi carve wood. 6. Like all of the west of Africa, Burkina Faso was populated early, notably by hunter-gatherers in the northwestern part of the country, and whose tools were discovered in 1973. Settlements appeared between 3600 and 2600 BC with farmers, the traces of whose structures leave the impression of relatively permanent buildings. 7. Captain Paul Voulet, who led the French expedition, was a real-life Kurtz figure, who stuck victims’ heads on poles, roasted children over fires, and strung up soldiers who displeased him at a height where their feet could be reached by hyenas’ hungry jaws. When his superiors tried to reign him in, he told his troops he was no longer French but a “black chief,” who would found his own empire. After he was killed, the French, embarrassed that their civilising mission in their colonies had gone awry, attributed Voulet’s activities to the maddening heat of Africa. More Info: http://www.factsking.com/countries/burkina-faso/ http://www.globaldashboard.org/2010/03/14/ten-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-burkina-faso/ Music: Teknoaxe – Uneasy Truce https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: http://static.lexpress.fr/medias_10635/w_1520,h_855,c_fill,g_north/v1444765216/le-president-defunt-du-burkina-faso-thomas-sankara-le-7-fevrier-1986-a-paris_5445121.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/43/ad/25/43ad25cddbefc6eed017caeed4855173.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/Ouagadougou_place_cineaste.JPG https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Ouagadougou_road.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/Songhay_pottery_gorom_gorom_market.jpg http://csinburkinafaso.com/images/clsph4web/Gorom_marche.JPG http://www.awf.org/sites/default/files/media/gallery/projects/Wildlife%20Waterholes%20in%20Parc%20W/pw4.jpg?itok=p9x6iTlz http://ouagachic.com/photo/Coucher%20soleil.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f4/4f/2f/f44f2fd6429bbe00c8810ad361953e2a.jpg https://s3.scoopwhoop.com/anj/sdvck_jxzbn/261617809.jpg http://img.medicalxpress.com/newman/gfx/news/2016/modernhunter.jpg https://www.roughguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/05_167358334-1680x1050.jpg Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYIqKEeL9y8 Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 8597 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Canada
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Canada. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Canada is the second largest country in the world, right after Russia. However Canada has fewer people than Tokyo's metropolitan area. 2. Residents of Churchill, Canada, leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears. 3. Every spring, icebergs from Greenland float to Newfoundland and Labrador's coast. They are harvested to make wine, beer, vodka and skin care products. 4. Americans have invaded Canada twice, in 1775 and 1812. They lost both times. 5. Canada and Denmark have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol and changing their flags since the 1930s. 6. Basketball, the game so loved by Americans was invented by Canadian James Naismith in 1891. 7. In 1857 Queen Victoria of Britain chose Ottawa to be the capital of Canada. The name Ottawa comes from the Algonquin word adawe – which means to trade. There are more than 14 museums in Ottawa, but the Canadian Museum of Civilization is the most visited museum in Canada. There are 35 major festivals in Ottawa. The Canadian Tulip Festival, held every May, is one of the most famous. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada http://www.outsideonline.com/1910881/polar-bear-capital-world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceberg_Vodka https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Quebec_(1775) http://www.businessinsider.com/canada-and-denmark-whiskey-war-over-hans-island-2016-1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Naismith http://www.geosottawa.com/visiting-ottawa/10_cool_facts_about_ottawa.htm Music: MK2 - The Dope Steppa Images: http://notable.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/canadian-flag.jpg http://corbinfraser.photos/download/2014/04/canada-day-ottawa-crowd.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/VZD5YK-uC-Q/maxresdefault.jpg http://www.polarbearendangered.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/polar-bear5.jpg http://s.newsweek.com/sites/www.newsweek.com/files/2016/01/08/0122iceberghunters01.jpg http://veroniquedeviguerie.com/wp-content/gallery/iceberg-hunters/38_14-06-22-NL-ICEBERG-00921.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/The_Death_of_General_Montgomery_in_the_Attack_on_Quebec_December_31_1775.jpeg https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/opinion/editorials/star_s_view_/2012/06/17/the_war_of_1812_shaped_canada_forever/war_of1812.jpeg https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/canada/2015/12/21/canada-and-denmark-keep-relations-warm-in-arctic-island-dispute/in2znwz3jpg.jpg http://i100.independent.co.uk/image/18137-ds6tvq.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Raptors_0607.JPG https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/59/Naismith_statue,_Almonte.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Chp76aJmxbU/maxresdefault.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9qnaJexpdrM/maxresdefault.jpg Intro: Overlay by PushedToInsanity https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzMRfmdypVUxZ0H8xvGDOA Intro Music: Jesse Spillane – Dance Rocket http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/
Views: 6198 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Liechtenstein
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the entire series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Liechtenstein. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Liechtenstein is named after their monarch. In 1719, after the land was purchased, the Holy Roman Emperor decreed the creation of the principality, naming it after the noble family who ruled over the land. The Princely Family of Liechtenstein, hails from Castle Liechtenstein in Lower Austria, which the family possessed from at least 1140 to the thirteenth century, and from 1807 onward. 2. Liechtenstein backs up its stance of being 100% neutral by not having an actively serving military at any given time. The ruling prince has so much authority, however, that one could be instituted in a second if needed. The last time Liechtenstein did field an armed force was in 1866 for the Austro-Prussian War. The total number of soldiers was just 80 and they didn’t see any fighting. The last soldier to serve in Liechtenstein died in 1939. 3. Liechtenstein is also one of the few countries in the world today that has more registered businesses within its borders than it does actual citizens. This is because it has the second-lowest business taxes in all of Europe at just 12.5%. Their rules of incorporation also allow holding companies to register an office in the principality, which actually accounts for up to 30% of the tax revenues which are received. 4. Liechtenstein has the second highest gross domestic product per capita in the world, with each resident accounting for $89,000+ every year. What contributes to all of this wealth? The principality is the world’s largest producer of false teeth. Ceramics play a critical role within the infrastructure, but tourism also plays a major role. 5. Liechtenstein is also notable for the fact that is became the last country in Europe to grant women the right to vote. A referendum was held on July 1, 1984, to decide whether women should be allowed to vote. Only men voted in this election, of course, and the referendum passed with a 51.3% majority. 6. There is a national police force which patrols the entire principality of Liechtenstein. The force consists of about 90 officers and about 40 more support staff. Small arms are given to the officers. The crime rate within the principality is one of the lowest in the world and there are many jails in the nation that don’t have any prisoners in them at all. If someone is sentenced to a term that is 2 years or longer, however, that prisoner is transferred to an Austrian prison. 7. Liechtenstein only has one hospital within the entire nation. In comparison, Washington DC has 16 different hospitals, with two of them being military related. Remarkably only about 1 in 6 people actually lives in the urban areas of Liechtenstein, making the cities remarkably small and the nation mostly rural. More Info: http://apecsec.org/8-important-facts-about-liechtenstein/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarchy_of_Liechtenstein https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liechtenstein Music: Gunnar Olsen - First To Last Images: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M6bjILzGptc/UM8hIViFYDI/AAAAAAAAFBY/RZxhg6oKgek/s1600/Liechtenstein%2B1.jpg http://www.hdtimelapse.net/content/HDtimelapse.net_City/HDtimelapse.net_City_0575_hirez.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/Grenze_Liechtenstein,_Balzers.jpg http://www.quia.com/files/quia/users/kristiremmert/Picture4.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ugrXGGzdCes/T8WIZX9gpcI/AAAAAAAAXw4/vO4TkfDjVRA/s1600/DSC_4164_5_6_tonemapped_DxO.jpg http://aecnews.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/handshake-business.jpg https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2GSIV_YAQrftFU6Qn_HOByMeLm0=/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/678738/55949665.0.jpg http://americancityandcounty.com/site-files/americancityandcounty.com/files/uploads/2013/09/money-stack-43223.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/Election_MG_3455.JPG http://jto.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/nn20130722n1b.jpg http://i.huffpost.com/gen/798152/images/o-THOMSON-PRISON-ILLINOIS-FEDERAL-PURCHASE-facebook.jpg http://www.commendusa.com/uploads/media/prison2.jpg http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/181862/file-870997484-png/images/hospital.png http://i0.wp.com/www.bluntmoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/bigstock-Scared-Doctor-In-Uniform-63512755.jpg?fit=810%2C9999
Views: 61626 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The St Vincent and the Grenadines Botanic Gardens is located in Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere (preceded by Kew Gardens in London and Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia) and perhaps the oldest in the tropical world. King’s Hill is the oldest Forest Reserve in St. Vincent and the second oldest in the Western Hemisphere. It was established in 1791 to ‘attract the clouds and rain’ and thus provide rain for surrounding areas that were otherwise dry and windswept. 2. St Vincent and the Grenadines is the only Caribbean country in which petroglyphs, recording our ancestors’ presence are found. These can be found in Yambou, Buccament, Layou and Barroullie. 3. The capital of St Vincent and the Grenadines is Kingstown. It boasts a large number of shops and souvenirs. There are more than 400 arches to be found in Kingstown – “The City of Arches”. Other sights can be the churches of St Mary and St George, built in a unique architectural style. 4. There is an active volcano on St Vincent (La Soufriere) that last erupted in 1979. At any moment it might wake up, so its being closely studied by volcanologists. 5. The islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines include the main island of Saint Vincent 344 km2 and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines 45 km2, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent to Grenada. There are 32 islands and cays that make up St Vincent and the Grenadines. Nine are inhabited, including the mainland St Vincent and the Grenadines islands. 6. Wallilabou Anchorage was the principle Caribbean location for Disneys 2003 hit movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. 7. Fort Charlotte is an historic fort with spectacular views overlooking Kingstown. It is located just to the west of Kingstown and perched at 182 metres overlooking the bay - a short drive from Kingstown. Constructed in 1806, Fort Charlotte was a significant fortification that housed around 600 troops and a battery of over 30 canons. The canons were mostly pointed inland, to defend against Caribs. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botanic_Gardens_St._Vincent https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines Music: Teknoaxe – Stepping along the Sky https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: http://blogs.egu.eu/network/volcanicdegassing/files/2014/01/mg_2877.jpg http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7leqgG2oG1qjf4gjo1_1280.jpg http://www.thehistoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Petroglyphs-at-Soldier-Ghaut-3.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RoGDSnRRmXE/T1lDSheI10I/AAAAAAAAA8c/kvGQmT7Ogpk/s1600/P1040797.JPG http://bestplacestotravel.info/countries/saint-vincent-and-the-grenadines/kingstown/kingstown-09.jpg http://www.holidaycheck.de//data/urlaubsbilder/images/220/1156163344.jpg http://www.travelreportage.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/PanoramaVolcano-31.jpg https://imcivor.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/lasoufrierewest.jpg http://www.independent-yacht-charter.com/wp//wp-content/uploads/2014/12/st-vincent-and-the-grenadines-exclusive-luxury-yacht-charters.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines_relief_location_map.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/7c/fc/d6/7cfcd695cf5cbce25e8cf4f339902703.jpg http://www.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1458844964/pirates-of-the-caribbean-FILM0316.jpg?itok=qttdqeir http://www.joachimgerhard.de/arles/aidaluna_karibik_2014/14_vincent/grossbild/9.jpg https://caribbeanbeachtravel.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/st-vincy-285.jpg Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ggyAL01qZQ Intro: Overlay by PushedToInsanity https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzMRfmdypVUxZ0H8xvGDOA Intro Music: Jesse Spillane – Dance Rocket http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/
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7 Facts about El Salvador
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about El Salvador. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Joya de Ceren is an UNESCO World Heritage Site in El Salvador. This site is considered the “Pompeii of the Americas.” In 590 AD a nearby volcano, Loma Caldera, erupted and buried the village under 14 layers of ash. The villagers were apparently able to flee in time – no bodies have been found – although they left behind utensils, ceramics, furniture, and even half-eaten food in their haste to escape. 2. On July 14, 1969, Honduras and El Salvador went to war. The 100 hour war took 4000 to 6000 lives, 12,000 were wounded, and 50,000 people rendered homeless The cause was ostensibly the World Cup matches between Honduras and El Salvador qualifying for Mexico ’70. As a result of existing tensions being exacerbated by these matches, on 14 July 1969 the two countries began the 100-hour-long war known as the Football War. 3. The civil war in the country took place from 1980 to 1992. During the period, almost 75,000 lives were lost. Economic inequality was the reason for the war. The full-fledged civil war lasted for more than 12 years and saw extreme violence from both sides. It also included the deliberate terrorizing and targeting of civilians by death squads, the recruitment of child soldiers, and other violations of human rights, mostly by the military. 4. The country’s history begins with the 1st century BC, at the time Salvador was inhabited by tribes of the Maya. The ruins of Tazumal on the territory of the country, there are the ancient building structures of the Maya, which are considered important for the study of this period. 5. Izalco is a stratovolcano on the side of the Santa Ana Volcano. Izalco erupted almost continuously from 1770 (when it formed) to 1958 earning it the nickname of "Lighthouse of the Pacific", and experienced a flank eruption in 1966. Its brilliant flares were clearly visible for great distances at sea, and at night its glowing lava turned it into a brilliant luminous cone. 6. Before the Spanish conquest, the Pipil people established their capital, Cuzcatlan, near the current location of San Salvador. Not much is known about Cuzcatlan, as it was abandoned by its inhabitants in an effort to avoid Spanish rule. Gonzalo de Alvarado and Diego de Holguín occupied the empty settlement and began to develop it. Since then the town changed location twice, in 1528 and 1545. 7. El Salvador lies along the Pacific Ring of Fire, and is thus subject to significant tectonic activity, including frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. El Salvador is home to 22 volcanoes, but only 6 of them are considered active. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joya_de_Cer%C3%A9n http://www.soccerblog.com/2006/04/the-soccer-wars-honduras-and-e.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvadoran_Civil_War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izalco_(volcano) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador#Earthquakes_and_volcanic_activity Music: Teknoaxe – Space Dock Dance Party https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: http://www.honduras.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Football-War-1969-Honduras-El-Salvador-News.jpg http://america.aljazeera.com/content/ajam/articles/2015/10/8/uw-sues-cia-over-data-on-el-salvador-massacre/jcr:content/headlineImage.adapt.1460.high.elsalvador_civil_war_100815.1445284175503.jpg https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2013/03/28/033-plates1_0013-els-fleebombing-5b2502ebc235db3df5d18c0a581731de644b49e7.jpg http://www.wondermondo.com/Images/NAmerica/ElSalvador/Santa_Ana/Tazumal.jpg http://www.summitpost.org/images/original/481058.jpg http://www.anywherethatswild.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC_0389.jpg https://reservas.elsalvadorstopover.com/images/images/items-tours/14670507861.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Panoramica_del_Centro_Hist%C3%B3rico_de_San_Salvador.jpg https://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1355236/chaparrastique-volcano-spews-ash-municipality-san-miguel-december-29-2013.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/oDKXlcHtpNM/maxresdefault.jpg Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0Rx5pDLvIg Intro: Overlay by PushedToInsanity https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzMRfmdypVUxZ0H8xvGDOA Intro Music: Jesse Spillane – Dance Rocket http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/
Views: 23947 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Belize
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Belize. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The former capital Belize City was nearly completely destroyed by Hurricane Hattie in 1961! The hurricane killed at least 400 people and demolished half of Belize city. After hurricane Hattie, the capital city was moved to Belmopan. With just over 12,000 inhabitants Belmopan is one of the smallest capital cities in the World! 2. The tallest building in Belize is a Mayan temple, at Caracol! Belize has around 900 Mayan sites. The first people to inhabit Belize were the Maya around 1500 B.C.E. As shown in archeological records, they established a number of settlements such as Caracol, Lamanai and Lubaantun. 3. The country has some weird folklore characters. One of them, Tata Duende, is a dwarf with a thumb complex and sometimes his feet are said to point backwards. He himself has no thumb and he cuts off everyone else’s. He is known to hang out in the local forest and looks for kids who try to kill the local wildlife and punishes them. 4. The Belize Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds more than 450+ fish species. It is comprised of seven protected areas; Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, Blue Hole Natural Monument, Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, South Water Caye Marine Reserve, Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve, Laughing Bird Caye National Park and Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve. 5. Belize is filled with 450 cayes (pronounced keys), which are small islands. The islands may have remained uninhabited for years, but each Cay has a watchman which is appointed by the government. This has to be the mother of all awesome jobs. 6. The Great Blue Hole is the world’s largest sea sinkhole and a paradise for deep sea divers. It’s a huge 984 feet across and 407 feet deep depression in the middle of the sea. It is said that the deeper one goes, the water becomes more clear and the formations, more complex. It is also a part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. 7. The Toledo district is officially known as “the forgotten land” of Belize. It is a pristine, untouched world in the middle of nowhere. Although the least developed region in the country, it features some of the most pristine rainforests, extensive cave networks, coastal lowland plains, and offshore cays. More Info: http://reefci.com/2013/07/24/10-interesting-and-quirky-facts-about-belize/ http://thefactfile.org/interesting-facts-belize/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo_District http://forteanzoology.blogspot.ro/2010/07/dale-drinnon-sisimite-tzitzimitl.html Music: Maderra - Waves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrXMIfsBbfk • Maderra https://soundcloud.com/maderramusic https://twitter.com/maderramusic https://www.facebook.com/maderramusic Images: http://letsbetourists.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/yellow-dog-flyfishing-adventures-belize-flats-fishing-permit-bonefish-tarpon-belize-city-day-trips-6.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8c/Danakosko_april_5,2008_3.jpg/1280px-Danakosko_april_5,2008_3.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/62/Panorama_atop_Caracol.png https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/El_Castillo,_Xunantunich,_Cayo,_Belize.jpg http://creatureplica.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/sasquatch-4.jpg http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/cryptidz/images/8/8d/Sasquatch.png/revision/latest?cb=20150812141705 http://travelhdwallpapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Belize-Barrier-Reef-4.jpg http://www.yokhabelizeresort.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/barrier-reef-belize.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Laughing_Bird_Caye,_Belize.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/72/EnglishCayeBelize.jpg http://www.belizehub.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/blue-hole-belize.jpg http://i.imgur.com/cVoDmPU.jpg http://www.belizehub.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/toledo-district-belize.jpg http://www.kaanabelize.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/VOLVO_04-Belize.jpg Intro: Overlay by PushedToInsanity https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzMRfmdypVUxZ0H8xvGDOA Intro Music: Jesse Spillane – Dance Rocket http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/
Views: 7752 Sebastian Ioan
7 facts about Indonesia
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the Asian series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N Here is the European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Indonesia. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Indonesia is huge. Composed of 17,508 islands covering approximately 1,919,440 square kilometers, it takes over 12 hours of flying time to get from one end of the country (say, Northern Sumatra) to the other end (West Papua Guinea). It is also the fourth most populous nation of the world, with 225 million people. 2. Indonesia is strict when it comes to religion. The government only recognizes six religions – Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Protestantism, Catholicism, and Confucianism – and every citizen must officially subscribe to one of those religions, regardless of what he or she may actually believe. Two individuals with different religions are not allowed to marry, unless one of them converts. 3. Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world. The lake's supervolcanic eruption that occurred 70,000 years ago was the largest known explosive eruption on Earth in the last 25 million years. According to the Toba catastrophe theory, it killed most humans living at that time. 4. The most odorous flower on Earth, Amorphophallus titanum, is found in Indonesia and can grow to an average height of two meters. When it blooms, it releases a foul odor comparable to rotten meat, which can be smelled from half a mile away. Also known as the "devil's tongue", it was originally discovered in 1878 in the rainforest of central Sumatra island, by the Italian botanist and explorer Dr Oroardo Beccari. 5. Krakatoa, a volcano in Indonesia, is the site of the largest volcanic eruption ever recorded. Occurring on August 27, 1883, it had a force equivalent to 2,000 Hiroshima bombs and resulted in the death of 36,000 people. A tsunami 131 feet (40 m) high, radiating outward at a speed reportedly of over 311 mph (500 kph), destroyed coastal towns and villages. The explosion was heard from Sri Lanka to Perth, Australia, and the resulting waves led to a noticeable surge in the English Channel. It was the greatest volume of sound recorded in human history. 6. Jakarta is the capital and the largest city of Indonesia. Jakarta is the eleventh largest city in the world, however officially it is not a city. It is a province which has been given the special status of being the capital. The number of people residing in Jakarta is estimated at 11 million, but the entire metropolitan area is home to about 30 million people! 7. The Indonesia Pasola has to be the most extravagant and bloodiest harvest festivals in Asia. Two teams of spear-wielding ikat-clad horsemen gallop at each other, hurling their spears at rival riders. Despite the blunt spears, injuries and occasional accidental deaths still occur. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia http://indonesiad.com/20-fun-facts-about-indonesia/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Toba http://facts.randomhistory.com/indonesia-facts.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakarta https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasola Music: Bensound – New Dawn http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music Images: http://www.samataliveaboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/rajaampat1.jpg http://www.warscapes.com/sites/default/files/map-of-indonesia-large.jpg http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/68923704.jpg http://www.yekwo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/The-Masjid-Raya-Grand-Mosque.jpg http://aartigarde.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/toba-119.jpg http://sakuja.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/53-towards-brastagi-lake-toba-last-view.jpg https://www.edenproject.com/sites/default/files/styles/ep_main_image/public/ep-t1/HERO-Titan-arum-flowering-A_0.jpg?itok=qbimyDXO http://houseplantsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/titan_arum-2.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Krakatoa_eruption_lithograph.jpg http://guardianlv.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/indonesia-volcano-culture-1.jpg http://www.layoverguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Jakarta-skyline-Indonesia.jpg http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/people-dont-have-to-be-anything-else/images/9/9d/1878436151_1375642329.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150105013932 Intro: Creation by Shaheen http://topfreeintro.com/creation-free-intro-template-after-effecs/ Jonjass Designs https://www.youtube.com/user/JonjassDesigns Intro Music: DJ Goodman – Japanese Flute (Dubstep Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JH_H_-I4Hw
Views: 51834 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about the Dominican Republic
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about the Dominican Republic. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The Dominican Republic is the oldest country of the Americas, the first place reached by Christopher Columbus in 1492. The Hispaniola is the island where the Dominican Republic is located, along with Haiti. It was the first place reached by Christopher Columbus, who originally named it La Española. Santo Domingo is the first capital city of North and South America and houses the first cathedral the first university and the first hospital! 2. Nestled between the rolling hills of the Northern Corridor mountain range, the 27 Waterfalls of Rio Damajagua are known as one of the best eco-adventure sites in the DR. Visitors can jump, slide and swim through Mother Nature’s water park. 3. Altos de Chavon is the recreation of a medieval European town, complete with an open-air amphitheater, cobble-stone roads and a charming church. 4. Spain ceded the colony to France in 1795, and Haitian blacks under Toussaint L'Ouverture conquered it in 1801. In 1808, the people revolted and captured Santo Domingo the next year, setting up the first republic. Spain regained title to the colony in 1814. In 1821 Spanish rule was overthrown, but in 1822 the colony was reconquered by the Haitians. In 1844 they were again thrown out, and from 1861 to 1865 it became a province of Spain. President Buenaventura Báez, faced with an economy in shambles, attempted to have the country annexed to the U.S. in 1870, but the U.S. refused. 5. The Dominican Republic has both highest point (Pico Duarte at 3098 m) and the lowest point (Lago Enriguillo at 34 m) in the Caribbean, the last also being the largest lake in the region. 6. Merengue is a type of music and dance originating in the Dominican Republic which has become a very popular genre throughout Latin America and in the United States who hold Hispanic communities. Merengue was first mentioned in the mid 19th century with the earliest documented evidence being newspaper articles. Nowadays it is THE music that comes to mind when thinking of Latin America. 7. Santo Domingo is North and South America's first capital city, the site of the first catholic cathedral, first university and hospital. Some of the original buildings have been restored and can be visited in Santo Domingo's Colonial City, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altos_de_Chav%C3%B3n http://www.infoplease.com/country/dominican-republic.html http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/dr-fun-facts-.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Enriquillo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_Duarte https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merengue_music Music: Frakture - Hindsight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM5lbD6Y1us • Frakture https://soundcloud.com/fraktureuk https://twitter.com/fraktureuk https://www.youtube.com/user/fraktureuk Images: http://www.casasanchezhotel.com/images/homePhotos/21.jpg http://www.destination360.com/caribbean/dominican-republic/images/s/zona-colonial-santo-domingo.jpg http://cdn.mntm.me/ab/6f/ef/Fantastic-Waterfalls-to-Visit-in-the-Caribbean-with-Kids-ab6fefc1d3754b8f99575818fd8c4a6c.jpg http://passportto.iberostar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/CAR_Los-27-charcos-de-Damajagua-de-Puerto-Plata.jpg https://www.carnival.com/~/media/Images/PreSales/Excursions/Ports_G-L/LRM/428050/Pictures/altos-de-chavon-and-river-boat-cruise-la-romana-dominican-republic-3.jpg http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/altos_de_chavon_002-1920x1080.jpg https://www.newyorklatinculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Dominican-Day-Parade-1280x911-40.jpg http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fn-latino/sports/0/0/57073101.jpg https://www.ii.uib.no/~petter/mountains/3000mtn/Duarte/5341_duarte.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Lago_Enriquillo1.jpg http://taxi-shuttle.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/dance.jpg http://www.davestravelcorner.com/wp-blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/DR-Merengue-Dancers-9.jpg http://www.noticiassin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Santo-Domingo-de-noche.jpg http://www.enjoyourholiday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/san5.jpg Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpJqbf6zhpU Intro: Overlay by PushedToInsanity https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzMRfmdypVUxZ0H8xvGDOA Intro Music: Jesse Spillane – Dance Rocket http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/
Views: 39463 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Trinidad and Tobago
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Trinidad and Tobago. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Trinidad & Tobago are actually the same country (The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago) but two separate islands with distinct differences. Tobago is more of the resort destination, with white sand beaches, water sports, expansive golf courses and a general old world Caribbean feel. Additionally, the culture and demographic is rooted in African traditions, especially in terms of cuisine and festivals. On the other hand, Trinidad is a huge business travel destination, especially as it is home a booming oil and natural gas industry. It has more of a city feel, with more outdoor offerings available as you get out of Port of Spain. In terms of demographics, about 43% of the population is of East Indian decent. 2. Trinidad is home to the largest Caribbean Carnival. It’s an annual event held on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday in Trinidad and Tobago. Costumes, stick-fighting and limbo competitions are also important components of the festival. By the way, Limbo dance is originally from Trinidad & Tobago. And steelpan music. And Calypso music. 3. Tobago is home to goat racing. Goat racing is one of the island’s most popular but unusual sports where jockeys run alongside goats, guiding them with a 3 metre leash and whip. The sport has been taking place on Tobago since 1925, with Buccoo being the hub of the action. 4. The La Brea Pitch Lake – A destination of amazement and mystery, the Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the in the world. It is the largest commercial deposit of natural asphalt in the world – one of only three in known existence – and holds approximately 10 million tonnes of asphalt. 5. Tobago has a Swimming Pool in the Middle of the Ocean – The Nylon Pool is a natural, 1 metre-deep crystal clear swimming pool with a sandy bottom in the middle of the sea created by an offshore sandbar and a still lagoon. Take a rejuvenating swim with the deep ocean on one side and palm fringed beaches on the other. 6. Trinidad and Tobago is the only country whose capital city is named after another country: Port of Spain. Today, Port of Spain is a leading city in the Caribbean region. From 1958 to 1962, Port of Spain was the temporary capital of the short-lived West Indies Federation, though there were plans to build a new federal capital at Chaguaramas. 7. Trinidad & Tobago has an impressive record in the petrochemical industry. The largest oil and natural gas producer in the Caribbean, with one of the largest natural gas processing facilities in the western hemisphere, T&T was identified as the world’s sixth largest liquefied natural gas. T&T is one of the earliest exporters of petrochemical products, having exploited these resources for over 100 years. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_and_Tobago_Carnival https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat_racing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nylon_Pool http://jessieonajourney.com/12-things-you-didnt-know-about-trinidad-and-tobago/ Music: Teknoaxe – Lucid Stalemate https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Port_of_Spain_night_skyline_2008.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Pigeon_Point_jetty.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Carnaval_%C3%A0_trinidad_3.JPG https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/Trinidad_Carnival-4093.jpg http://www.tobagohoteltourism.com/images/IMG_1852.JPG https://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1375219/goat-racing.jpg http://www.destinationtnt.com/wp-content/uploads/fs_pitch-lake-5308162890_63c497fb5c_o.jpg https://audysignattnt.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/p1060300.jpg https://amarulasail.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/img_3642.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2693/4367630672_6760e73693_b.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Internationalfinancecentre.JPG http://news.power102fm.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/port-of-spain.jpg http://vifreepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/oil-industry-TnT.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/39/Thunder_Horse_Semisub.jpg Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qHoWTmM7Pk Intro: Overlay by PushedToInsanity https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzMRfmdypVUxZ0H8xvGDOA Intro Music: Jesse Spillane – Dance Rocket http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/
Views: 64785 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Austria
 
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In the middle of Europe there is a country that looks like a piece of Heaven. Here are some of Austria's little known facts. Do you know them? Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the entire series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Austria , the formal imperial country that used to dominate Central Europe. Today it is one of the most developed countries in the world, with beautiful architecture inherited from the time of the Habsburgs. If you consider spending your hollyday in Austria, you might check out these facts. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The croissant was invented in Austria. The Wiener Schnitzel is a typical Austrian main dish and the dessert "Strudel" or "Apfelstrudel" (filled with apple) was also created in Austria. 2. The world's largest emerald (2860 carat) is displayed in the Imperial Treasury of the Hofburg (Imperial Palace) in Vienna. It was commissioned by the Hapsburg king, Emperor Ferdinand III in 1641, and was carved out of a single large emerald crystal of Colombian origin. 3. Founded in 803 as Stiftskeller St. Peter in Salzburg, Haslauer is the world's oldest inn/restaurant still in operation, and the oldest company in Europe. 4. Austria has given the world many famous people, like the classical music composers: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, J. Strauss, Mahler, and Bruckner, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Hollywood actor and governor of California, the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, the founder of the German sports car company 'Porsche' was the Austrian Ferdinand Porsche, who also designed the Volkswagen, Christian Doppler, the scientist who discovered the “Doppler Effect”. 5. Austria’s flag is one of, if not the, oldest national banners in the world. In 1191, Duke Leopold V of Austria’s tunic became blood spattered and, upon removal of his wide sash, a white band was revealed. The red-white-red color combination was then adopted as his banner. 6. 62% of Austria's total land area is covered by the Austrian Alps. 7. The Habsburgs’ Winter Palace in the capital of Austria, Vienna, the Hofburg, has over 3,000 rooms and is bigger than the Louvre in Paris. It was over 600 years in the making because all the emperors had to build new wings for themselves. Today it houses 20 different museums. ------------------------------------------------ More info: http://www.did-you-knows.com/did-you-know-facts/countries.php http://www.eupedia.com/austria/trivia.shtml http://www.clarknorton.com/fifteen-things-i-didnt-know-about-vienna-austria/#.VU5U-pPXlx8 http://facts.randomhistory.com/austria-facts.html http://www.internetstones.com/emerald-unguentarium-in-the-imperial-treasury-vienna-2860-carats-schatzkammer.html Music: UncleBibby – Coulda Shoulda Buddha http://freemusicarchive.org Images: http://mapsof.net/map/austria-flag-map http://facts.randomhistory.com/austria-facts.html http://www.hoehenrainer.de/putenschnitzel-wiener-art/ http://www.baguette.at/produkte/suesses/bio-vom-berg-apfelstrudel/index.htm?no_cache=1 http://www.internetstones.com/emerald-unguentarium-in-the-imperial-treasury-vienna-2860-carats-schatzkammer.html http://www.giltravel.com/explore-the-world/tour/prague-vienna-and-budapest-tour-imperial-cities/ http://worldalldetails.com/Gallery/Austria/420-The_oldest_restaurant_in_the_world_-_Saint_Peter_restaurant_Stiftskeller.html http://torsional-vibration-symposium.com/program/social-and-cultural-program/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armida_%28Haydn%29 http://www.eurotravelogue.com/2012/12/Austrian-Christmas-Market-Tour.html http://www.musicaltoronto.org/2014/06/25/the-origins-of-the-canadian-national-anthem-revealed-in-mozart/ http://music.newcity.com/2014/02/03/dialogue-muti-on-schubert-and-the-band-chicago/ http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Strauss_%28figlio%29 http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger http://www.ipedia.ro/sigmund-freud-1128/ http://www.vratislavice.cz/rodaci/ferdinand-porsche http://theandersoncollection.blogspot.ro/ http://vrenisviennadailyphoto.blogspot.ro/2010_04_01_archive.html http://outrageousestates.com/two-mountain-peaks-in-austrian-alps-for-just-175000/ http://miriadna.com/preview/tyrol-%28austrian-alps%29 https://ameliesayshola.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/semana-santa-series-part-14-does-the-sun-ever-shine-in-vienna/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hofburg_Palace
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7 Facts about Costa Rica
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Costa Rica. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Isla del Coco is the most remote part of Costa Rica, nearly 360 miles (600 km) into the Pacific Ocean, southwest of the mainland. Millions have seen this island on film, in the opening moments of the Steven Spielberg film Jurassic Park. At 8 miles by 3 miles (12 km by 5 km), Isla del Coco is the largest uninhabited island in the world. 2. During the arribada, as many as 100,000 Olive Ridley turtles come ashore on the isolated beaches at the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge and leave behind as many as 10 million eggs. Arribadas generally occur at two- to four-week intervals between the third quarter and full moon from April to December, peaking July through September. 3. Costa Rica abolished its armed forces in 1949 and has no standing military; however, the country still maintains a small force to enforce laws and assist with foreign peacekeeping. 4. Like Eskimos with their 57 words for snow, Costa Ricans have at least a dozen terms for rain—from drizzly pelo de gato (cat hair) to a baldazo or aguacero (downpour) and a temporal (heavy rain falling for several days without letting up during the rainy season). Due to the large amounts of rain, Costa Rica has more rivers and a higher volume of water for a country of its size than any other nation except for New Zealand. 5. The most famous place in Costa Rica for witchcraft is Escazú where, historically, people secretly attempted to continue to practice their religious and magical rituals in mountain caves. Today, Escazú is a rich suburb of the capital San José and looks more like California than Cost Rica; however, brujas (witches) can still be found, offering readings of tarot cards and a whole range of “other services.” 6. Costa Ricans tell the story of how they received independence by mail. On October 13, 1821, a courier aboard a mule arrived in the central valley of Costa Rica with the news of independence—nearly a month after colonial officials in Guatemala City had declared independence for Costa Rica from the Spanish Empire 7. Costa Rica’s Diquís Delta stone spheres are one of Central America’s most intriguing archaeological phenomena. Believed to be around 2,000 years old, thousands of stone spheres, from 4 inches (10 cm) to 8 feet (2.5 m) in diameter, were uncovered in the 1940s. Many of the stones were found placed close to gravesites, aligned in strait and curved lines, triangles, and parallelograms. They were most likely constructed by the ancestors of the current Boruca, Térraba, and Guaymi tribes. More Info: http://facts.randomhistory.com/costa-rica-facts.html Music: Liquid Memoirs - Lucid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CgUb2IfbcQ • Liquid Memoirs https://soundcloud.com/liquid-memoirs Images: https://tipscostarica.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/isla-coco-costa-rica-1024x768.jpg http://www.ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/140315IsladelCoco.jpg http://www.lindsayfendt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/arribada02small.jpg http://www.travelandescape.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Sea-Turtle-Arribada-credit-WildCoast.jpg https://costaricalandsforsale.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/vrr_12911.jpg http://www.ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Pepe_2.jpg http://www.ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/150713Rain1.jpg http://www.ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/150518Rainy.jpg http://qcostarica.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/noche-de-brujas.jpeg http://www.antiquemapsandprints.com/ekmps/shops/richben90/images/post-office-postman.-valentines.old-antique-print.1888-wdjb--137080-p.jpg http://thecostaricanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/15-de-set.jpg http://www.elfinancierocr.com/estilos-de-vida/Esferas_de_piedra-Diquis-Patrimonio_del_Humanidad-Unesco_ELFIMA20130301_0009_1.jpg http://www.costaricanewtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Sfere-di-pietra-Costarica-Diquis-jpg.jpg Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt2gI5YKTJ8 Intro: Overlay by PushedToInsanity https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzMRfmdypVUxZ0H8xvGDOA Intro Music: Jesse Spillane – Dance Rocket http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/
Views: 12170 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Georgia
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the entire series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Georgia. The capital of Georgia is Tblisi, a wonderful blend of old and new architecture. But where is Georgia? Some say it’s in Asia, but most consider it a part of Europe. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Spoken Georgian (kartvelian) is like no other language you are likely to hear. It belongs to its own ancient linguistic group unlike any other language spoken outside the region. It includes rare sounds that many visitors may never have heard before. Georgian has its own 33-letter alphabet thought to be based on the sort of Aramaic spoken in the time of Jesus. To the untutored eye, the letters look very much alike. But even without understanding it, Georgian writing is beautiful, a myriad of theatrical swirls and flourishes. 2. Take a look at a map and you'll find the former Soviet republic 1,000km east of the Bosphorus, marooned in Asia. One definition of Europe marks the Caucasus Mountains as its border, putting Georgia firmly in Asia. Other definitions place the whole Caucasus region, including Georgia, in Europe which is where most Georgians feel it belongs. 3. Georgia isn't called Georgia by Georgians. They call their country Sakartvelo. One theory suggests that the origins of the country's name come from the Middle Ages when Christian crusaders swept through the region on their way to the Holy Land. At that time, it was part of the Persian Empire and the people here were known as "Gurj". They were also devotees of St George. 4. The little streets of Tbilisi makes you forget about Paris or Venice! Cute little alleys and streets all over the city. It definitely has its charm and you could almost say Tbilisi is the Paris of Eurasia. 5. Ever heard of Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili? Born in Gori, he became one of the most important rulers in the history of mankind. After becoming the leader of the Soviet Union, he ordered the imprisonment and execution of millions, starved Ukrainians to submission, lead his country to victory in WW2 and brought most of eastern Europe under the control of Moscow. You may know him by his Russian name: Joseph Stalin. 6. Georgia contains 2 de facto independent regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which gained limited international recognition after the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. Georgia and a major part of the international community consider the regions to be part of Georgia's sovereign territory under Russian military occupation. 7. Georgia launched a large-scale military operation against South Ossetia during the night of 7–8 August 2008 to "restore constitutional order" in the region. 11,000 soldiers took part in the general Georgian offensive. Russia officially sent troops across the border, claiming to be defending both peacekeepers and South Ossetian civilians. In 5 days of fighting, the Russian forces pushed back Georgian troops and largely destroyed Georgia’s military infrastructure. Russia recognised Abkhazia and South Ossetia on 26 August 2008. In response, the Georgian government cut diplomatic relations with Russia. More Info: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-23072361 http://www.gotravelyourway.com/2013/11/12/8-reasons-to-travel-to-georgia-and-tbilisi/#.VYarf0YZEhw http://www.travelingmyself.com/2014/01/22/interesting-facts-about-georgia/ https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Georgia_%28country%29 Music: Starpause – Hooky Hicky http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://alinsuciu.com/2013/01/28/2nd-international-symposium-georgian-manuscripts-tbilisi-25-30-june-2013/ https://bpgfonts.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/bpg-infotech-nokia_pure/ http://wallpapers111.com/tbilisi-hd-wallpaper/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Europe_map_georgia.png https://theanadromist.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/georgia-sakartvelo-%E1%83%A1%E1%83%90%E1%83%A5%E1%83%90%E1%83%A0%E1%83%97%E1%83%95%E1%83%94%E1%83%9A%E1%83%9D-1/ http://dragos-serban.ro/poze/batumi-sakartvelo.jpg http://previews.123rf.com/images/leonidtit/leonidtit1308/leonidtit130800416/21301661-View-of-the-village-Adishi-Upper-Svaneti-Georgia-Europe-Caucasus-mountains-Beauty-world--Stock-Photo.jpg http://wallpaperus.org/wallpapers/04/155/stalin-ussr-2500x3096-wallpaper-1652222.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6e/Stalin_1902.jpg http://wallpaperswide.com/grunge_flag_of_the_soviet_union-wallpapers.html http://www.economica.net/rusia-va-semna-un-acord-de-parteneriat-si-cu-osetia-de-sud-dupa-cel-incheiat-cu-abhazia_92745.html http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/_np/0856/6150856.jpg
Views: 182861 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Swaziland (eSwatini)
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Swaziland. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Swaziland's King Mswati II (1840-1868) was considered the greatest fighting king, having fought competing Zulu tribes and some of his own brothers for the throne. "Swazi" is the anglicized version of his name. 2. The mountains in Swaziland's Malolotja Nature Reserve are among the oldest in the world at 3.6 billion years. The park includes Ngwenya Mountain. The Ngwenya Mine is the oldest known mine, at an age of 43000 years. 3. Once a year, Swaziland holds a fertility festival and reed dance called umhlanga. During the week-long festival, over 25,000 unmarried girls of the kingdom dress in elaborate costume and sing and dance before the Queen Mother, giving the King an opportunity to choose a new wife. King Mswati III of Swaziland has 15 wives and 23 children. 4. Swaziland is almost completely surrounded by the larger country of South Africa, only sharing its eastern border with Mozambique. 5. Swaziland has two capital cities. Mbabane is the administrative, officially recognized capital, while Lobamba is the royal and legislative capital. 6. Swaziland surpassed Botswana as having the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world, with an estimated 210,000 people out of its 1.2 million population, or 27.73% living with HIV or AIDS. 7. Contact with the British came early in Mswati’s reign, when he asked British authorities in South Africa for assistance against Zulu raids into Swaziland. It also was during Mswati’s reign that the first whites settled in the country. Following Mswati’s death, the Swazis reached agreements with British and South African authorities over a range of issues, including independence, claims on resources by Europeans, administrative authority, and security. South Africans administered the Swazi interests from 1894 to 1902. In 1902 the British assumed control. More Info: https://www.factretriever.com/swaziland-facts http://www.factsking.com/countries/swaziland/ Music: Jesse Spillane – Call for Surrender http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jesse_Spillane/ Images: http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1397767/swaziland-king-mswati-iii-picks-his-14th-wife-80000-half-naked-girls-dance-wedding-ceremony.jpg https://cdn.mg.co.za/crop/content/images/2016/09/15/ipad000par2005041946221_landscape.jpg/1280x720/ https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5534/10745031996_aec577eb4a_b.jpg http://www.simo.ru/s_africa2005/pic/sa053138.jpg https://readtiger.com/img/wkp/en/Princess_Swaziland_015.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/Princess_Swaziland_014.jpg https://thevelvetrocket.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/swaziland-border.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c9/Swaziland_in_Africa_%28-mini_map_-rivers%29.svg/1084px-Swaziland_in_Africa_%28-mini_map_-rivers%29.svg.png http://jamiedunning.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/285.jpg http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/68552060.jpg http://www.pedaids.org/page/-/uploads/blog-content-images/baby%20meds.jpg http://abma.uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/HIV.jpg http://www.britishempire.co.uk/images3/southafrica1885map.jpg http://www.britishempire.co.uk/images3/southafrica1885map.jpg Intro video: http://thetravelmanuel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/DSC_1970.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 17421 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Tanzania
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Tanzania. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The highest point in Africa, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, is in Tanzania. 2. Almost 38 per cent of the land area of Tanzania consists of National Park or Conservation Areas, with 16 parks, 13 nature reserves, and 38 protected areas. 3. The earliest human skull in the world was discovered in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. 4. With more than 4 million wild animals in its periphery, Tanzania has the largest concentration of animals per square kilometer, in the world. Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania is home to the world’s only tree climbing lions. 5. In the Zanzibar archipelago of Tanzania, one can find the largest crab in the world; the coconut crab. 6. The lead vocalist of the English band ‘Queen’ is a Tanzanian by birth and was born in the archipelago of Zanzibar, in Stone Town. And, by the way, his real name is Farrokh Bulsara! 7. Tanzania has two capital cities, Dar es Salaam (the administrative capital) and Dodoma city (the legislative capital) where its parliament sits. More Info: http://www.livescience.com/40455-olduvai-gorge.html https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/12-interesting-facts-tanzania-you-did-know-dronacharya-dave Music: • Aurora B.Polaris https://auroraborealischill.bandcamp.... https://open.spotify.com/album/4aJsVk... https://www.facebook.com/AuroraBoreal... https://soundcloud.com/auroraborealis... https://auroraborealischill.bandcamp.... https://twitter.com/abofficialmusic Images: https://www.alpineascents.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/shutterstock_51439435.jpg https://www.alpineascents.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/1.jpg http://trevarontours.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/African-Lion.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/NgoroNgoro_Crater,_Tanzania,_Africa.jpg https://www.naturalworldsafaris.com/~/media/images/destinations/tanzania/nws-st-leopard-tree.ashx http://cdn.sci-news.com/images/enlarge/image_1603e-Paranthropus-boisei.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/04/c9/2b/04c92b59dc1014bdcb9ce0dc80b20fd9.jpg https://twoandahalfbackpacks.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/king-of-the-jungle-7.jpg https://suitcasemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/zanzibar-indian-ocean.jpg http://www.tanzaniatourism.com/images/featured/zanzibar-stone-town.jpg http://e03-elmundo.uecdn.es/assets/multimedia/imagenes/2016/11/25/14800943918390.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3031/2578515072_710f5d9270_b.jpg http://www.indaressalaam.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DSC_7512.jpg http://airlines-airports.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Tanzania-Dar-Es-Salaam.jpg Intro image: http://2016.export.gov/tanzania/build/groups/public/@eg_tz/documents/webcontent/~export/eg_tz_095432~3~DCT_Center_Content/280541-2.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 17810 Sebastian Ioan
7 Facts about Algeria
 
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Algeria is huge: it’s the 10th largest country in the world. It’s larger than Mexico or Indonesia. However 80% of the land is occupied by the Sahara desert. Despite this, Algeria is relatively prosperous and stable, and has managed to become a regional power, dominating the politics in the region. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Algeria. 1. Algeria is the largest country by area in Africa. Before 2011, when South Sudan became independent, Sudan was the largest. Just how big is it? It’s the 10th largest country in the world, bigger than Mexico or Indonesia, and almost 4 times larger than France! 2. The Sahara Desert covers 80 per cent of Algeria. The coastal areas, where 90% of Algerians live, are shielded from the harsh desert mostly by mountains, thus having a nice Mediterranean climate. The Saharan quarter has very high average temperatures of 38 up to 47C. The ground temperatures can easily reach 80C. 3. Ancient Algeria has known many empires and dynasties, including ancient Numidians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Umayyads, Abbasids, Idrisid, Aghlabid, Rustamid, Fatimids, Zirid, Hammadids, Almoravids, Almohads, Ottomans and the French colonial empire. Berbers are generally considered to be the indigenous inhabitants of Algeria. Following the Arab conquest of North Africa, most indigenous inhabitants were Arabized. 4. Unlike in other Islamic nations, women in Algeria have gained more prominent status in the society. Women make up 60% of Algeria’s judges, 70% of the lawyers, and 60% of the student population. What’s more, they have a bigger household income contribution than men. 5. Algeria’s Tassili n’Ajjer National Park is also called “Plateau of the Rivers”. It is a large open sky museum where there are many prehistoric rock art drawings and other archaeological sites from the Neolithic era. 15,000 engravings have been identified to date. 6. The capital city of Algeria gave the country’s name: Algiers. The city name is derived from the Arabic name al-Jazā’ir, which translates as "The Islands", referring to the four islands which lay off the city's coast until becoming part of the mainland in 1525. Today it’s a modern city of 3.5 million people. 7. Between 1830 and 1962 Algeria was a colony of France. During the late 19th and early 20th century the European share was almost a 5th of the population. The French government aimed at making Algeria an assimilated part of France, and this included substantial educational investments especially after 1900. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_area https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahara https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tassili_n'Ajjer Music: Teknoaxe – Love on a Starship https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fe/Algeria_in_the_world_(W3).svg/1280px-Algeria_in_the_world_(W3).svg.png http://geology.com/store/wall-maps/political-map-of-africa-lg.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Libya_4985_Tadrart_Acacus_Luca_Galuzzi_2007.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Algeria_Sahara_Desert_Photo_From_Drone_5.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/BATNA_TEMGAD.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Ancient_Roman_theater_in_Timgad_121.JPG http://c.tribune.com.pk/2016/06/1117532-Algeriastudents-1465234066.jpg http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1552060/images/o-GREEN-HIJAB-facebook.jpg http://d1vmp8zzttzftq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/dramatic-sunrise-in-sahara-desert-tassili-n-ajjer-algeria-1600x1066.jpg https://en.wiki2.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e7/Tassili_-_whites_and_blacks_leaving_in_harmony%3F.jpg/2000px-Tassili_-_whites_and_blacks_leaving_in_harmony%3F.jpg http://www.worldgallery.pictures/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Algiers-At-Night-Algeria.jpg http://globalvillage.world/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/algeria-theatre-doran.jpg http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1610007/images/o-ALGERIA-FLAG-facebook.jpg http://66.media.tumblr.com/ac4d3cd37f2401cc12036f26b7621f6f/tumblr_mpgj0ptngT1rqkjy0o3_1280.jpg Intro video: Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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7 Facts about Uzbekistan
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe ------------------------------------------------ Watch the Asian series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N Here is the European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Follow: https://plus.google.com/+blinder00 https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Uzbekistan. More information about the video content bellow: 1. If you’re intrigued by the ancient Silk Road but don’t have the time to travel its length from China to Turkey, you’ll find three of the route’s most important cities in Uzbekistan. Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand were key stop-offs for traders, and have all been painstakingly restored to their former glory – think glittering minarets, voluptuous domes and hypnotic mosaics. 2. Tashkent’s metro features chandeliers, marble pillars and ceilings, granite, and engraved metal. It has been called one of the most beautiful train stations in the world. Each of the Tashkent metro’s three stations has its own design and unique theme. 3. The Muruntau gold deposit is situated in the Kyzyl Kum Desert of Uzbekistan. It is being mined in the world's largest open pit gold mine with production believed to be of the order of two million ounces per annum. The open pit measures about 3.5 by 2.5 km and extends to a depth of 560m (2012). 4. Vozrozhdeniya, an island in the Aral Sea, was a secret test site for biological weapons during the Soviet era. In 1988, the Soviets attempted to bury the evidence on the island, a frightening legacy that Uzbekistan inherited upon independence. U.S. scientists have confirmed that the island contains live anthrax and other deadly poisons. 5. The walled city of Khiva is a living museum, protected by Unesco but still populated by Uzbek families and businesses. It was founded in the 6th century, and thrived as a Silk Road trading city – with increasingly ornate mosques, mausoleums and madrassas (religious schools) added to its labyrinth of streets, all of which have been artfully restored. 6. The highest point in Uzbekistan is the Khazret Sultan, at 4,643 metres (15,233 ft) above sea level, in the southern part of the Gissar Range in Surkhandarya Province. Due to its location within a series of endorheic basins, none of its rivers lead to the sea. Less than 10% of its territory is intensively cultivated irrigated land in river valleys and oases. The rest is vast desert (Kyzyl Kum) and mountains. 7. Compared to Bukhara, Khiva, and Samarkand there is nothing to see, but Tashkent has a few historical monuments that are worth your attention. They are not as ancient, but Tashkent is a capital, a modern city. It has its own history, views, name, and sights that you will find interesting. One can be assured that Tashkent is not the dullest place in Uzbekistan. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muruntau_gold_deposit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/uzbekistan/articles/uzbekistan-highlights-silk-road-why-you-should-visit/ http://www.reckontalk.com/uzbekistan-interesting-facts-meaning-images/ http://www.factsking.com/countries/uzbekistan/ Music: Jim Rooster – Come Away http://freemusicarchive.org/ Images: http://pichdwallpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Abu-Mansur-Mosque-in-Samarkand-Uzbekistan.jpg http://islam.pictures/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/The-Registran-at-sunset-in-Samarkand-Uzbekistan.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l9kncn07kAk/UDpxpuq2ZQI/AAAAAAAACi4/DUa29rjt7Qs/s1600/IMG_3787.JPG http://eurasia.travel/files/metro_1024x768_aq7.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e2/Muruntov_mine.JPG http://s2.postimg.org/5knay1ohl/3852693809_98e84d312b_o.jpg http://gogoo-tour.com/image/data/Blog/Vozrozhdeniya%20(Medium).jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Z4iP9IHa_9Q/maxresdefault.jpg https://59steps.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/khiva.jpg https://airwaysandtravels.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/dsc_0389.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Desert_Kyzyl_Kum_in_Uzbekistan_IGP2432.jpg http://www.kemper.nu/gallery/pano-chimgan-1.jpg http://d1vmp8zzttzftq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/cabinet-of-ministers-in-the-city-of-tashkent-the-capital-of-the-republic-of-uzbekistan-1600x1071.jpg http://holidayhubz.com/CMS_form/CMSDOC/MainImage/Tashkent-tour-package43.jpg Intro: Creation by Shaheen http://topfreeintro.com/creation-free-intro-template-after-effecs/ Jonjass Designs https://www.youtube.com/user/JonjassDesigns Intro Music: DJ Goodman – Japanese Flute (Dubstep Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JH_H_-I4Hw
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7 Facts about Cameroon
 
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Cameroon used to be a German colony, and then it was divided between France and the United Kingdom. After independence, both halves wanted to unite and formed the nation that we know today. Since then, Cameroon enjoyed relative stability and prosperity. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Cameroon. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Debundscha is at the foot of the Cameroon Mountains and records annual rainfalls of 400 inches (10,000mm), this is about 20 times the annual rainfall recorded in England.It is the second wettest place in the world. 2. Cameroon has been called “Africa in miniature”. As one can see the wild animals, sunny beaches, mountains, extraordinary landscapes, forest walks and many other attractions which is spread all over the African Continent. 3. The world’s biggest frog comes from Cameroon. It is can grow up to 33 cm in length, excluding the legs which can also be up to 30 cm long when stretched. They are known to be the largest species of frog on earth and are called Goliath Frog. 4. Mandrills are the largest monkeys of the world. The Mandrills are very shy and are known for their colorful face and buttocks. The Mandrills live in “the rainforest of equatorial Africa, from the Sanaga River in Cameroon, to the Congo River”. 5. In the 15th century, Fernão do Pó is considered the first European to explore the Wouri River, specifically the estuary of the Wouri River. After finding lepidopthalmus turneranus (Cameroon Ghost Shrimp) in abundance, he named the place “Rio dos Camarões”, meaning “River of Shrimps”. The name Cameroon was derived from this name. 6. Cameroon is another former German colony. After WWI it was divided between France and Great Britain. It took Cameroon an independence war of 5 years to separate from France (1960). One year later the British half united with the rest of the country to form today’s republic. 7. Cameroon’s capital city is Yaoundé, however its largest city, Douala, is much more famous. Douala was transformed by the Germans into a political and commercial hub. It has had the highest standard of living among all African cities for the majority of the last 40 years. A very high number of European, American and Asian expatriates live in the city due to its highly developed infrastructure and peaceful environment for successful business and good life. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandrill http://www.factsking.com/countries/cameroon/ Music: Teknoaxe – Stepping on the Off Beat https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: http://photos.petersonfamily.info/downloadfullsize/send/1281 http://cityhangaround.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Debundscha-Cameroon-Africa.jpg http://www.wondermondo.com/Images/Africa/Cameroon/Littoral/EkomNkamFalls.jpg http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/kids/photos/Countries/A-G/Cameroon-valley.jpg http://www.awf.org/sites/default/files/media/gallery/Countries/Cameroon/Cameroon_1_ukn.jpg?itok=xrep6jRc http://viraldragon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/uniquehunters-goliath-frog.jpg http://globalwildlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Goliath-Frog_2_edited.jpg https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cV_1v0Hv3iU/TXJ0ERTe3hI/AAAAAAAABdQ/JD0w953dc9I/s1600/male-mandrill-pictures.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/10/ad/89/10ad897bd4e61a2368d88fe848a307b8.jpg http://www.intercoins-berlin.de/out/pictures/master/product/1/27088_fernodop_r.jpg http://www.caudata.org/forum/attachments/f46-beginner-newt-salamander-axolotl-help-topics/f47-newt-salamander-help/22479d1334978107-just-got-some-ghost-shrimp-any-way-tell-if-they-palaeomonetes-patulous-macrobrachium-lanchesteri-1.jpg http://www.welcometocameroon.org/images/cmr/mon/Monument_Reunification.jpg http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1202832/images/o-BORN-THIS-WAY-CAMEROON-LGBT-UNDERGROUND-facebook.jpg http://www.visathing.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/yaounde-10.jpg https://cdn.thecrazytourist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Yaounde-Cameroon-1024x768.jpg Intro video: https://pixabay.com/en/videos/forest-trees-aerial-drone-5744/ Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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7 Facts about the Solomon Islands
 
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about the Solomon Islands. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The Solomon Islands is an island-country situated in Melanesia, consisting of six major islands and approximately 992 small islands, atolls and reefs. 2. The highest point is Mount Popomanaseu, located on the Guadacanal province at 2335 m. Panning east across the South Pacific, there is no higher mountain until reaching the Andes in South America. 3. Skull Island in Solomon Islands is a small island located in Vona Vona Lagoon that contains a headhunting shrine. The centerpiece of the shrine is an elaborately carved container that holds the skulls of the chiefs of the local village. Littered around the chief’s shrine are the skulls of the chief’s victims. It’s a very eerie and interesting look into the headhunting days of the area. 4. 5 to 10% of the population has blond hair. But it's due to an entirely different gene from Europeans, as it appeared in Oceania spontaneously and is not passed down from European settlers. 5. Guadalcanal was the scene of a major battle in the Pacific theater of WWII. The initial landings of US Marines on 7 August 1942 secured a contested airfield without too much difficulty, but holding the airfield for the next six months was one of the most hotly contested campaigns in the entire war for the control of ground, sea and skies. Guadalcanal became a major turning point in the war as it stopped Japanese expansion. The airfield in question is today the Honiara International Airport. 6. Honiara, with a population of 64,000 people, is the capital city of Solomon Islands. Since the late 1990s, Honiara has suffered a turbulent history of ethnic violence and political unrest and is scarred by rioting. In 2003 conditions had become so bad in Honiara that the Australian military and police units moved into the country to restore order. 7. In 1568, the Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña was the first European to visit the Solomon Islands archipelago, naming it Islas Salomón ("Solomon Islands") after the wealthy biblical King Solomon. It is said that they were given this name in the mistaken assumption that they contained great riches. Mendaña himself died on Santa Cruz, part of the Solomon Islands. More Info: http://www.factsking.com/countries/solomon-islands/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Popomanaseu http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2139462/Riddle-Solomon-solved-Scientists-South-Sea-islanders-blond-hair-didnt-come-Europeans-evolved-separately.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalcanal#Second_World_War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honiara https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands#Name Music: Teknoaxe – Tribute to the Glitchmob https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Solomon_Islands_1989.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d3/Solomon_Islands_in_Oceania_(relief)_(-mini_map).svg/2000px-Solomon_Islands_in_Oceania_(relief)_(-mini_map).svg.png http://5togsolomonislands.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/8/6/24860243/2999500_orig.jpg http://antsofafrica.org/ant_species_2012/personal/solomons/71-09-03.jpg http://www.charterworld.com/index.html?sub=solomon-islands-yacht-charter http://www.katiearnoldi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/P1010508.jpg http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/solomon-0141.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e4/9b/ab/e49bab37c57bd7f942797c2bafa6cb79.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/U.S._Soldiers_at_Bougainville_(Solomon_Islands)_March_1944.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3S3QeqbxJWE/URI4CtvMi1I/AAAAAAAABh0/4tkKzz_1krc/s1600/tanque+guadalcanal.jpg https://prod01-cdn06.cdn.firstlook.org/wp-uploads/sites/1/2015/03/175970624-feature-hero.jpg https://somuchworldsolittletime.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/honiara-from-the-air.jpg http://jewishexponent.com/sites/default/files/styles/facebook_og-image/public/event/main_image/Weitzman%20-king-solomon01.jpg?itok=lRPWKkMX http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Biblical-Kings-David-and-Solomon-Actually-Existed-New-Evidence-Suggests-467686-5.jpg Intro video: http://www.coverr.co/ Intro Creator: Official™ Designs http://bit.ly/OffTMDesigns
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7 Facts about the Cook Islands
 
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You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about the Cook Islands. More information about the video content bellow: 1. The Cook Islands is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. The Cook Islands' defence and foreign affairs are the responsibility of New Zealand, but they are exercised in consultation with the Cook Islands. Although Cook Islanders are citizens of New Zealand, they have the status of Cook Islands nationals, which is not given to other New Zealand citizens. 2. The Cook Islands are the world’s second largest producer of black pearls. 3. The chief town, Avarua is located on the north coast of Rarotonga, and it is the capital of the Cook Islands. 4. The Cook Islands were named by the Russians in the early 1800’s in honor of the Captain James Cook. On his third world voyage, Cook landed on several islands in the Southern Cook Island Group. In the early 1800s the name "Cook Islands" showed up on a Russian naval chart and it stuck. 5. Think 'Cook Islands' and you think 'beaches,' but one of the best kept secrets in the Cook Islands is the beautiful island of Aitutaki. The turquoise lagoon, white sands and thick palm forests make for an incredible backdrop for your trip. 6. The Cook Islands became a British protectorate in 1888, due largely to community fears that France might occupy the territory as it had Tahiti. On 6 September 1900, the leading islanders presented a petition asking that the islands (including Niue "if possible") should be annexed as British territory. 7. The Cook Islands were first settled in the 6th century by Polynesian people who migrated from Tahiti, an island 1,154 kilometres to the northeast. The journeys undertaken by these stone age people in their fragile craft dwarf the voyages of exploration boasted of by the Portuguese, Spanish, British, Dutch, and French. Over-population on many of the tiny islands of Polynesia led to these oceanic migrations. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands Music: Mōbe - in palo alto https://www.youtube.com/user/HEROboard Images: http://images.kuoni.co.uk/73/pacific-resort-aitutaki-38977656-1493112413-ImageGalleryLightboxLarge.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Cook_Islands_on_the_globe_%28Polynesia_centered%29.svg/2000px-Cook_Islands_on_the_globe_%28Polynesia_centered%29.svg.png http://pearlauthority.com/sites/default/files/styles/full_post/public/sorting-pearls-2_0.jpg?itok=1qPwIqWz https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/81/2a/71/812a713cbb66bc7c54cce3e6d8a42c85.jpg https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LHfqZ0REQkM/UZc9ZFfBOqI/AAAAAAAAZP0/9wdKd-Lp83k/s1600/avarua.JPG http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_r2V0kwA-oSY/S61F0mgLv1I/AAAAAAAAAKA/B4nDE3tP6zQ/s1600/158.JPG http://smartraveller.gov.au/Maps/Cook_Islands.gif http://cartographicperspectives.org/index.php/journal/article/viewFile/42/90/400 https://by934lktje-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/cookislands.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/iV2SGjSlzZA/maxresdefault.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/1892_Cook_Islands_1_penny_stamp.jpg https://libertyflagandbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cook-islands-flag.jpg http://www.downunderendeavours.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/destination-cook-islands-hero-rarotonga-citc-037-2000x837.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SyQ1rMxdcOE/ThOO98ThErI/AAAAAAAAAp8/6HUY7fdpM5c/s1600/DSCN0852.JPG Intro video: https://cookislandsescapes.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/The-Cook-Islands-Aerial-View-1030x1030.jpg Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
Views: 14931 Sebastian Ioan