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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bangladesh Wildlife and Economy

Bangladesh Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants The Bengal tiger One of the most famous animals in the region is the Bengal tiger. These animals grow up to three meters long and quite heavy. This tiger species is characterized by its red and gold fur. The hunger of this animal is enormous, it needs around nine kilos of meat per day to be satisfied. But the range of this species has shrunk and it had to be protected. Several hundred specimens live in the…

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Azerbaijan Wildlife and Economy

Azerbaijan Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What animals live in Azerbaijan? Many different landscapes in Azerbaijan also offer a habitat for many animal species. In Azerbaijan there are both high and low mountains, fresh water lakes and the salt water lake of the Caspian Sea. There are forests, a lowland on the Kura River, meadows and also arable land. A total of 107 species of mammals have been counted so far. They include wolves, jackals, foxes, brown bears, lynxes, wild boars and hyenas….

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Afghanistan War and Politics

Afghanistan War and Politics

The so-called proxy war This led to disputes and ultimately to intervention by the Soviet Union, which wanted to consolidate its interests in Afghanistan. The Soviet Union has been providing Afghanistan with economic support since the 1950s. The country was on the border with what was then the Soviet Union. In order to suppress the influence of radical Islam in the region and at the same time strengthen socialism, soldiers of the Soviet Union marched into Afghanistan in 1979. As…

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Afghanistan Overview

Afghanistan Overview

Animals and Plants What animals and plants are there in Afghanistan? The consequences of the war are still evident in Afghanistan today and are causing problems for the flora and fauna. Important habitats have disappeared or been destroyed. Afghanistan is characterized by steppe landscapes. So there are the steppe shrubs typical of this landscape. Dense stands of trees can only be found in a few regions, as many forests have been cut down over the past 25 years. Pistachio trees,…

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Living in East Timor

Living in East Timor

Timor-Leste is a diverse country that has retained its originality in many places. Its cultural and scenic charms inspire again and again. In recent years, a tourist infrastructure has slowly developed in the country. Eco-tourism is playing an increasingly important role in this. On the island of Atauro, communities have organized themselves in the Grupu Turizmu Ataúro. The first tour operators in Germany have included Timor-Leste in their program. There are special offers for diving, hiking and trekking tours. The…

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East Timor Everyday Life

East Timor Everyday Life

Currency: U.S. dollar Exchange rate: € 1 = US $ 1.13 (July 2020) Time zone: CET +8 Country code (phone): +670 Climate (for capital): tropical, hot all year round Money The national currency of Timor-Leste is the US dollar. There are also East Timorese coins in circulation, the centavos, which are used according to the cent. Timor-Leste’s central bank, the Banco Central de Timor-Leste, emerged by law on September 13, 2011 from the Bank Payment Authority (BPA, established in 2001…

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Travel to East Timor

Travel to East Timor

Entry COVID-19 pandemic The government’s early intervention largely prevented a corona outbreak in Timor-Leste. After the first infections were detected on March 21, 2020, the government declared a state of emergency and ordered a lockdown. So far, Timor-Leste has 31 infected people, all of whom have recovered. Timor-Leste is one of the 10 countries in the world that have effectively contained the virus. To prevent the spread of Corona, the government ceased air traffic on April 4, 2020 and closed…

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East Timor Gender Balance and Gender-based Violence II

East Timor Gender Balance and Gender-based Violence II

In a regional and international comparison, women havein Timor-Leste relatively good access to political office. Thanks to a quota system – every third candidate on every list must be female – East Timor’s parliament has 38 percent women. Women also head several ministries. The picture is very different at community and village level, where traditions are still very strong: of the 442 villages (Suco, smallest administrative unit) and 2,225 village communities (Aldeias), only 2% are run by women. A new…

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East Timor Gender Balance and Gender-based Violence I

East Timor Gender Balance and Gender-based Violence I

With a few exceptions, the cultures in Timor-Leste are patrilinear, and this is reflected in a patriarchal social structure: the man is the focus of social interest, women are considered to be of little importance and their space is settled in the private. At marriage, the bride is officially handed over to the house of her husband’s family through a gift exchange (called ‘Barlake’ in Timor-Leste). According to Western understanding, this is often referred to as the dowry or bride…

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East Timor Education

East Timor Education

At the time of the Portuguese colonial rule, the education system in East Timor was a completely neglected area in terms of broad education. The illiteracy rate was 95-98%. Basically, education was only offered to the elite. The Catholic Church and religious orders were responsible for education. The Mission in Soibada, founded in 1988 by the Jesuits and the Canossian Sisters, established the first boarding schools for boys in 1904 and for girls in 1910 a. The children of the…

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East Timor Religion

East Timor Religion

According to militarynous, 97.6% of East Timorese are Catholic. The church is the most influential organization in Timor-Leste. Numerous religious orders have been active on the island for centuries. The best known are Salesians, Jesuits, Carmelites and the Canossian nuns. Church and order have a network of social services, they maintain schools and training centers, health stations and orphanages. You are committed to overcoming structures of violence in order to build a society capable of peace. During the Portuguese colonial…

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