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Kenya Plants and Economy

Kenya Plants and Economy

What is a liver sausage tree? The semi-desert makes up a large part of Kenya. There is almost no precipitation here and only plants that can cope with it can survive here. Acacias and various thorn bushes succeed in this. The flute acacia in particular is known for the semi-desert. In central and southern Kenya you will mainly find umbrella and flute acacias. A very special tree is also the baobab tree, which can reach a height of 20 meters…

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Niger Wildlife and Economy

Niger Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Nature in Niger Niger is largely located in the desert, in the Sahara. The south lies in the still very dry Sahel zone. In such a barren landscape, the flora and fauna are correspondingly barren and not very rich in species. But there are areas in Niger where things look different, for example in the Aïr Mountains or in the fertile south-west. Which animals live in Niger? The animal inhabitants of Niger are the desert fox fennec,…

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Togo History and Politics

Togo History and Politics

Prehistoric time to the Middle Ages Where the state of Togo is today, people lived as early as the Stone Age, first as hunters and gatherers, later as settled farmers. From the 15th century on, tribes who came to this area settled here. These tribes include the Ewe and Yoruba, who immigrated from the east (today Benin and Nigeria) and whose peoples still live in Togo today. Other tribes such as the Mina and Fanti immigrated from the west. Beginning…

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Tunisia History and Politics

Tunisia History and Politics

Carthage, its destruction and the consequences Originally the area of ​​what is now Tunisia was settled by the Berbers. In the north of the country lies the capital of Tunisia, which is called Tunis. It is very close to a famous ancient city, namely Carthage. Carthage was once the capital of the Phoenicians. You also sometimes hear the term “Punic” or “Carthaginian”. The Phoenicians probably founded the city in 814 BC. BC and established a world empire based primarily on…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Recent History

Bosnia and Herzegovina Recent History

Declaration of Independence Night Tito’s death, conditions in the country worsened and the problematic economic situation led to increasing dissatisfaction among the population. The new government violently suppressed all democratic movements, for example the student uprising in Kosovo in 1981. The nationalists received stronger support from the population. In 1987 Slobodan Milošević was appointed chairman of the Serbian Communist Party. He immediately began to develop the supremacy of the Serbs, which was viewed critically by the other republics. When there…

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Bulgaria Wildlife and Economy

Bulgaria Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What is growing in Bulgaria? Just over a third (35 percent) of Bulgaria is covered with forest. This grows mainly on the mountain slopes. Deciduous trees can be found in lower elevations, while conifers such as pine, spruce and fir trees are more common. Common tree species are beech, oak and maple. Olive trees and holm oaks grow on the Black Sea with its Mediterranean climate. From around 2000 meters, the climate becomes alpine. This means that…

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Cyprus Overview

Cyprus Overview

Animals and Plants Which animals live in Cyprus? Some endemic animals live in Cyprus, such as the Cyprus mouflon, a wild sheep. The Cypriot spiny mouse is also endemic, it only exists in Cyprus. It was only discovered in 2004 and is noticeable for its larger head size and larger ears. But they have been around for thousands of years. Incidentally, it is very rare for an unknown mammal like this little mouse to be discovered in Europe. There are…

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Greece Food

Greece Food

Delicious starters In Greece, people like to eat that one or that bit of appetizer before they eat. These can be cheese cubes, but also cucumber or tomato slices, olives, mussels or small fish. Are also typical octopus salad (octopus salad) and Dolmadakia which are rolled grape leaves with rice and spices. Broad white beans in a spicy vegetable and tomato sauce are also typical. There is also aubergine salad, for which the aubergines are grilled and then pressed through…

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Typical India

Typical India

What is actually typical for India? This video shows you some things that are typical of India. India is a very diverse country as you will see. Opposites Not only poor people live in India, but also some rich people. Some of the richest people in the world are Indian. And the Indian economy is growing. There are many modern companies that are very successful. Those who work in such a company earn enough money to be able to afford…

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Typical China

Typical China

Time in China and what the Chinese morning begins with… Did you know that China spans five time zones? The local time in Beijing is seven hours ahead of our time and in China itself there is a time difference of up to four hours. Many Chinese get up in the morning and do some morning exercises like Kung Fu, Tai Chi or Qigong. Jogging has also caught on in China. From seven o’clock the streets are already quite busy….

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Turkmenistan Overview

Turkmenistan Overview

Animals and Plants What is growing there in Turkmenistan? The landscape of Turkmenistan consists to a very large extent of desert and steppe. Only grasses and bushes that can get by with little water grow there. In the more mountainous locations it rains more and so a greater variety of plants and trees is created here. Grapes, figs and pistachios spread wildly. A big problem is that more and more area is becoming a desert. The soil becomes too salty…

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Thailand Everyday Life

Thailand Everyday Life

What do you celebrate in Thailand? The most famous festival in Thailand is Loi Krathong, the festival of lights. Everywhere people are making little rafts called Krathons. All Thais can build such rafts. Traditionally, the materials come from the banana tree and are decorated with flowers. Many dress in traditional costumes and prepare for the big parade. People float their krathons. People thank the water and apologize for polluting and using it. Candles burn in honor of the Buddha. The…

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South Korea Wildlife and Economy

South Korea Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What is growing in the Republic of Korea? The flora of the Korean Peninsula is very diverse and rich in species. Not only did the ice ages not affect the peninsula, but also the great climatic differences make it possible for many different plants to thrive here. In the mountains above the tree line there are many alpine plants, while in the subtropical areas of the south coast and especially on Jejudo Island, subtropical plants such as…

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Singapore Wildlife and Economy

Singapore Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants From rainforest to urban jungle Where there is a modern city today, the area was still covered with tropical rainforest a few decades ago. This was completely cut down in order to build a country at this point. All of the forest areas that are now growing in Singapore were created after the clearing. On the outside of the coastal areas, where some mangrove forests still grow, there are almost no plants from earlier times. Singapore’s artificial…

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Pakistan Wildlife and Economy

Pakistan Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Which animals live in Pakistan? The mountains of Pakistan are an ideal home for leopards and snow leopards. However, these animals have been almost completely exterminated by hunting in the past centuries. Few of their kind now live in the very remote and lonely areas of Pakistan. The habitat of the king tiger, the Indian elephant, the cheetah and the Asiatic lion was also destroyed. In the mountains of the Himalayas and Karakoram there are even bears,…

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Nepal Wildlife and Economy

Nepal Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Which animals live in Nepal? About 30 larger and over 80 smaller mammal species live in Nepal. Anyone who travels the country will particularly notice the many species of butterflies. There are a lot of insects and they tend to be a bit bigger than ours. Some animal species can only survive protected, such as the unicorned rhinoceros or the elephants. In very remote areas of the Himalayan Mountains you can still find bears and snow leopards….

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Yemen Wildlife and Foods

Yemen Wildlife and Foods

Animals and Plants Water shortage in Yemen Over the past 100 years, Yemen’s fauna and flora have suffered greatly from overuse of soil, deforestation and desertification. Due to climate change, the water table continues to sink and many species are lacking water. However, some stubborn animal and plant species have persisted, many of which are found exclusively in Yemen. Where did the mammals go? The previously great diversity of mammals has unfortunately declined significantly due to the drought and also…

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Israel Animals and Plants

Israel Animals and Plants

A country that is half desert Since there are several climatic zones in Israel, there is also a rich flora and fauna. Over 2800 plant species could be counted in Israel and that is quite a lot in a country that consists of half desert. These plants are well adapted to the climate and can also survive the waterless times. In addition to the native plants, there are many trees that have been planted in Israel since the state was…

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Iran Wildlife and Economy

Iran Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What is growing in Iran? Much of the country is made up of deserts or semi-deserts. No or very few plants grow here. What grows here must be able to survive in this hostile environment. Acacia trees, for example, survive even in extremely drought conditions. More plants are thriving in the mountains and along the coast of Iran. Oaks, maples and hornbeams grow in the mountains and mountains. Tamarisks can reach heights of up to 15 meters,…

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Iran Early History

Iran Early History

The early period up to the first Persian empire Even during the Neolithic Age, people lived in what is now Iran. In the 4th millennium BC The Indo-Europeans immigrated to the area, followed by other tribes, all of whom were already farming and building small settlements. 728 to 550 BC The Medes established an empire. That was also the time of the immigration of the first Persians. The Assyrians followed. 550 BC The famous Persian king Cyrus II overthrew this…

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Indonesia Animals and Plants

Indonesia Animals and Plants

The Wallace Line The conditions for a diverse flora and fauna are very good in Indonesia, a country located in Asia according to itypejob. The climate is temperate and the soils of volcanic origin are suitable for the growth of many plant species. Due to the size of the country, the flora and fauna in Indonesia are different. In one part of the country (the western part) live animals that find a home on the Asian continent. In the eastern…

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Belize Wildlife and Economy

Belize Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What animals live in Belize? The largest predator in Belize is the jaguar. Its relatives such as the jaguarundi, the puma and the ocelot are smaller. Other predators are the gray fox, the coyote, the Central American cat frett, the long-tailed weasel and the tayra. The Eastern Spotted Skunk is just as indigenous to Belize as the Central American tapir, also known as the Baird tapir. The tapir is the largest mammal in Belize and is considered…

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India Wildlife and Economy

India Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants There’s something going on in India! India is a diverse country and so are the flora and fauna in India. Due to the different landscape and climatic zones, many animal species also live on the Indian subcontinent. 350 species of mammals, 1,300 birds, 400 reptiles – and more than 2,000 fish species were counted there. 10 percent of all mammals, 15 percent of all bird species and almost 10 percent of reptile species live in India. National…

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El Salvador Wildlife and Economy

El Salvador Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Which animals live in El Salvador? There are hardly any habitats left in El Salvador for larger mammals. However, pumas, ocelots, jaguarundis, wrapped bears and anteaters still live in the country. Squirrels, porcupines, pakas and skunks can also be seen. Coat howler monkeys, nine-banded armadillos, and whitebearded peccaries are other residents of the country. The bird world is particularly rich in species. The torogoz is the national bird of El Salvador. It is just as colorful as…

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East Timor Animals and Plants

East Timor Animals and Plants

What animals live in East Timor? The special geographical location of the state of East Timor is decisive for the animal and plant world of the country. Since East Timor is on the Wallace Line, both Asian and Australian species are common. The Australian animal world includes the gray cuscus, a climbing bag. It is predominantly nocturnal and, thanks to its climbing ability, gets along well in the tree-rich areas of East Timor. In the forests there are also some…

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Guatemala Wildlife and Economy

Guatemala Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Animals and Plants in Guatemala The many landscapes of Guatemala such as coast, mountains and lowlands have produced a great diversity of species. There are also many endemic species, that is, species that are only found here and nowhere else in the world. The wildlife of Guatemala A variety of animals live in the forests of Guatemala. This includes, for example, the jaguar, which has become rare. Other predators are the puma, the ocelot, the jaguarundi, the…

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China Animals and Plants

China Animals and Plants

Which animals live in China? China is one of the countries with the most animal species. 10 percent of the world’s total species population lives in China. Of these, more than 2,400 animal species can be found on land and almost 4,000 in water. In China there are also some rare animal species that are almost extinct. This includes the cute panda bearthat can weigh up to 135 kilograms. His diet is only available in sufficient form in China, because…

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Haiti Wildlife and Economy

Haiti Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Haiti’s nature – a problem case Haiti used to be covered with tropical rainforest. Then the trees were cut down because they wanted land for fields and also to obtain firewood and charcoal. But due to the lack of plants, the soil was now unprotected. Erosion spread. The fertile topsoil is washed away by the rain, and soon nothing grows there anymore. In the photo on the left you can see the border to the Dominican Republic….

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Cambodia Everyday Life

Cambodia Everyday Life

Metropolitan traffic Most people ride a moped in the capital, Phnom Penh. The Cambodians transport almost anything you can imagine on their mopeds. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the latest models. Some parts have already been patched up several times and don’t exactly look trustworthy. Traffic lights are more used for decorative purposes, because they have very nice colors: green and red. The meaning of this color was probably never really conveyed to road users. One-way streets are annoying,…

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Bhutan Wildlife and Economy

Bhutan Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants Bhutan and its forests The forest is protected in Bhutan. 60 percent of the country should always remain forest. There is also a national tree, that is the cypress. The Bhutanese appreciate this tree because, according to their beliefs, it is so similar: it just grows, but can also survive under poor conditions, just like the inhabitants of the country. Natural reserve Many areas of Bhutan are nature reserves, which after all make up half of the…

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