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Climate and Weather of L’Anse aux Epines, Grenada

Climate and Weather of L’Anse aux Epines, Grenada

The climate of L’Anse aux Epines According to shopareview, L’Anse aux Epines is a small community located at the very tip of Grenada. This part of the island is characterized by the small sheltered beaches and some popular marinas. In the area is the Nevera National Park. This park has some special natural attractions. Off the coast is a coral reef, which makes it great for swimming and snorkeling. In the park is an old volcano crater filled with water…

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Curaçao Attractions and Culinary

Curaçao Attractions and Culinary

Attractions Trips In the vicinity of Hato, not far from the airport, impressive stalactite caves can be visited. The huge labyrinth of caves features stalactites, cave paintings, and underground streams and waterfalls . The Seaquarium, which is open daily, offers a fascinating insight into the underwater world: you can marvel at 400 species of fish and feed sharks, giant turtles and rays. In Cas Cora, a former plantation, there is a zoo and a botanical garden. Outside of Willemstad lies the University of the Netherlands…

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Belize State Overview

Belize State Overview

Data of interest The capital of Belize is Belmopan, since 1970, the old capital, Belize City, was abandoned because of the hurricanes. The official language is English, although Spanish is mostly spoken. The form of government is a parliamentary democracy, whose head of state is the monarch of the United Kingdom, since it is part of the Commonwealth. The currency is the Belizean dollar and is in the UTC time zone. Relief Its relief is divided into four sectors. The north is a natural extension…

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Travel to Cuba

Travel to Cuba

Say Cuba and most people think of rum, revolution and fat cigars. But Cuba is also a historic colonial city, interesting museums and tropical sandy beaches. Here are pulsating salsa rhythms, green arable land with meter-high sugar cane and murals that pay tribute to the revolutionary hero Che Guevara. And if you travel to Cuba, you do not have to miss out on either rum or cigars. See Cuba Travel Population: 11 mill. Capital: Havana Language: Spanish the American author…

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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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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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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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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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Antigua and Barbuda Guide

Antigua and Barbuda Guide

Antigua and Barbuda – country information Country name Antigua and Barbuda Official name Antigua and Barbuda Capital Saint John’s Continent North America Area 442 km2 Population 86,295 (2011) Foundation of a state 1/11/1981 The highest mountains highest point 405 m State system constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliament The biggest cities Saint John’s (Capital) 40,000 Official language English Ethnicity/National Composition blacks 89%, mixed race 10%, others 1% Religious affiliation Anglicans 45%, other Protestants 42%, Roman Catholics 10%, others 3% Currency…

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Bahamas Guide

Bahamas Guide

Bahamas – Country Information Country name Price Official name Commonwealth of the Bahamas Capital Nassau continent North America Area 13,878 km Population 351 461 (2010) Foundation of a state 10. 7. 1973 The highest mountains highest point 61 m State system constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliament The biggest cities Nassau (Capital) 185,000, Freeport/Lucaya 28,000 Official language English Ethnicity/National Composition blacks 80%, mixed race 10%, whites 10% Religious affiliation Anglicans 20%, other Protestants 56%, Roman Catholics 18%, others 6% Currency…

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Barbados Guide

Barbados Guide

Barbados – country information Country name Barbados Official name Barbados Capital Bridgetown Continent North America Area 430 km2 Population 285,000 (2013) Foundation of a state 30/11/1966 The highest mountains Hillaby 340 m State system constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliament The biggest cities Bridgetown (Capital) 7,600 (Agglomeration 105,000) Official language English Ethnicity/National Composition blacks 80%, mixed race 16%, whites 4% Religious affiliation Anglicans 41%, other Protestants 26%, Roman Catholics 4%, other 29% Currency 1 Barbadian dollar (BDS$) = 100 cents…

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Dominica Guide

Dominica Guide

Dominica – country information Country name Dominica Official name Dominican Community Capital Reed continent North America Area 751 km Population 71 293 (2011) Foundation of a state 3. 11. 1978 The highest mountains Morne Diablotin 1447 m State system a pluralist republic with a unicameral parliament The biggest cities Roseau 24,000 (Capital City) Official language English Ethnicity/National Composition black 91.5%, mixed race 6%, Indian 1.5%, white 0.5% Religious affiliation Roman Catholics 68%, others 32% Currency 1 East Caribbean dollar (EC$)…

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Dominican Republic Guide

Dominican Republic Guide

Dominican Republic – country information Country name Dominican republic Official name Dominican republic Capital Santo Domingo Continent North America Area 48,671 km2 Population 9,445,281 (2010) Foundation of a state 27/02/1844 The highest mountains Pico Duarte 3175 m Longest rivers Yague del Norte 200 km State system pluralistic presidential republic The biggest cities Santo Domingo (capital) 2,600,000 (conurbation), Santiago de los Caballeros 525,000, La Vega 210,000 Official language Spanish Ethnicity/National Composition mulattoes and other mixed races 70%, whites 15%, blacks 15%…

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Grenada Guide

Grenada Guide

Grenada – country information Country name Grenada Official name State of Grenada Capital Saint George’s continent North America Area 344 km Population 103 328 (2011) Foundation of a state 7. 2. 1974 The highest mountains highest point 840 m State system constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliament The biggest cities St. George’s (capital) 4,500 (conurbation 32,000) Official language English Ethnicity/National Composition black 83%, mixed race 13%, white 1%, other 3% Religious affiliation Roman Catholics 61%, Protestants 34%, others 5% Currency…

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Haiti Guide

Haiti Guide

Haiti – country information Country name Haiti Official name Republic of Haiti Capital Port-au-Prince Continent North America Area 27,750 km2 Population 10,413,211 (2012) Foundation of a state 1/1/1804 The highest mountains La Selle 2674 m Longest rivers Artibonite 225 km State system transitional government The biggest cities Port-au-Prince (capital) 810,000 (agglomeration 1.35 million), Cap Haitien 105,000, Gonaives 70,000 Official language Haitian Creole, French Ethnicity/National Composition blacks 60%, mulattoes 35%, creoles 5% Religious affiliation Roman Catholics 82%, Protestants 15%, others 3%…

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Jamaica Guide

Jamaica Guide

Jamaica – country information Country name Jamaica Official name Jamaica Capital Kingston Continent North America Area 10,991 km2 Population 2,711,476 (2012) Foundation of a state 8/6/1962 The highest mountains Blue Mountains Peak 2256 m State system constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliament The biggest cities Kingston (capital) 110,000 (conurbation 660,000), Spanish Town 100,000, Montego Bay 90,000 Official language English Ethnicity/National Composition blacks 76%, mulattoes and mestizos 15%, Indians 3.5%, others 5.5% Religious affiliation Protestants 57%, Roman Catholics 5%, Atheists and…

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Cuba Guide

Cuba Guide

Cuba – country information Country name Cuba Official name Republic of Cuba Capital Havana Continent North America Area 110,861 km2 Population 11,167,325 (2012) Foundation of a state 5/20/1902 The highest mountains Pico Turquino 1994 m Longest rivers Car 250 km State system a socialist republic with a one political party system and a unicameral parliament The biggest cities La Habana (Capital) 2,200,000, Santiago de Guantánamo 215,000, Santa Clara 200,000 Official language Spanish Ethnicity/National Composition whites 66%, mixed race 22%, blacks…

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Trinidad and Tobago Guide

Trinidad and Tobago Guide

Trinidad and Tobago – country information Country name Trinidad and Tobago Official name Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Capital Port of Spain Continent South America, North America Area 5,130 km2 Population 1,328,019 (2011) Foundation of a state 31/8/1962 The highest mountains Aripo 940 m State system a pluralistic parliamentary republic with a bicameral parliament The biggest cities Port of Spain (capital) 55,000 (conurbation 170,000), Chanaguas 60,000 Official language English Ethnicity/National Composition black 44%, Indian 36%, mixed race 16%, white 2%,…

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St. Vincent Guide

St. Vincent Guide

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Country Information Country name Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Official name Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Capital Kingstown Continent North America Area 388 km2 Population 109,000 (2013) Foundation of a state 27/10/1979 The highest mountains Soufriere 1234 m State system a constitutional monarchy with a unicameral parliament The biggest cities Kingstown (capital) 38,000 Official language English Ethnicity/National Composition blacks 66%, mulattoes 19%, Indians 5.5%, whites 3.5%, Zambians 2%, others 4% Religious affiliation Protestants 82%,…

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St. Lucia Guide

St. Lucia Guide

Saint Lucia – country information Country name Saint Lucia Official name Saint Lucia Capital Castries Continent North America Area 539 km2 Population 180,000 (2013) Foundation of a state 2/22/1979 The highest mountains Gimia 958 m State system constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliament The biggest cities Castries (Capital) 72,000 Official language English Ethnicity/National Composition blacks 88%, mixed race 9%, Indians 2.5% Religious affiliation Roman Catholics 79%, Protestants 15.5%, others 5.5% Currency 1 East Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents gross…

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St. Kitts and Nevis Guide

St. Kitts and Nevis Guide

Saint Kitts and Nevis – information about the state Country name Saint Christopher Official name Saint Kitts and Nevis (Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis) Capital Basseterre Continent North America Area 261 km2 Population 54,000 (2013) Foundation of a state 19/09/1983 The highest mountains Mount Misery 1156 m State system a constitutional monarchy with a unicameral parliament The biggest cities Basseterre 18,000 (Capital) Official language English Ethnicity/National Composition black 86%, mixed race 11%, white 2%, Indian and Pakistani 1% Religious…

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Panama Guide

Panama Guide

Panama – country information Country name Panama Official name Republic of Panama Capital City of Panama continent North America Area 75,517 km Population 3 405 813 (2010) Foundation of a state 3. 11. 1903 The highest mountains Chiriqui (Vol. Baru) 3478 m Longest rivers Santa Maria 150 km State system a pluralistic presidential republic with a unicameral parliament The biggest cities Panama 525,000 (agglomeration 800,000) (capital), San Miguelito 300,000, Colón 105,000 Official language Spanish Ethnicity/National Composition mestizo 62%, blacks and…

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Nicaragua Guide

Nicaragua Guide

Nicaragua – country information Country name Nicaragua Official name Republic of Nicaragua Capital Managua continent North America Area 130 000 km Population 6 071 045 (2012) Foundation of a state 15. 9. 1821 The highest mountains Cord. Isabela 2408 m Longest rivers Coco 750 km The largest lakes Nicaragua 8430 km State system pluralistic presidential republic The biggest cities Managua (capital) 1,100,000, León 150,000, Granada 120,000 Official language Spanish Ethnicity/National Composition mestizo 78%, white 9%, black 9%, Indian 4% Religious…

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Honduras Guide

Honduras Guide

Honduras – country information Country name Honduras Official name Republic of Honduras Capital Tegucigalpa Continent North America Area 112,088 km2 Population 8,555,072 (2013) Foundation of a state 15/9/1821 The highest mountains Las Minas 2865 m Longest rivers Patuca 525 km State system a pluralistic presidential republic with a unicameral parliament The biggest cities Tegucigalpa 750,000 (capital), San Pedro Sula 350,000, La Ceiba 90,000 Official language Spanish Ethnicity/National Composition mestizo 90.5%, Indians 6.5%, blacks 2%, whites 1% Religious affiliation Roman Catholics…

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Guatemala Guide

Guatemala Guide

Guatemala – country information Country name Guatemala Official name Republic of Guatemala Capital Guatemala continent North America Area 108,889 km Population 15 806 675 (2014) Foundation of a state 15. 9. 1821 The highest mountains Tajumulco 4210 m Longest rivers Usumacinta 1000 km (in the country 700 km) State system a pluralistic presidential republic with a unicameral parliament The biggest cities Guatemala (capital) 1,175,000 (agglomeration 2 mil.), Escuintla 125,000, Quezaltenango 120,000 Official language Spanish Ethnicity/National Composition Indians 45%, Ladins (mestizo)…

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El Salvador Guide

El Salvador Guide

El Salvador – country information Country name El Salvador Official name Republic of El Salvador Capital San Salvador Continent North America Area 21,041 km2 Population 6,340,000 (2013) Foundation of a state 15/9/1821 The highest mountains Monte Cristo 2,418 m Longest rivers Lempa 300 km State system pluralistic presidential republic The biggest cities San Salvador (capital) 475,000 (agglomeration 1.65 million), Santa Ana 230,000, San Miguel 200,000 Official language Spanish Ethnicity/National Composition mestizo 89%, Indians 10%, whites 1% Religious affiliation Roman Catholics…

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Costa Rica Guide

Costa Rica Guide

Costa Rica – country information Country name Costa Rica Official name Republic of Costa Rica Capital San Jose Continent North America Area 51,100 km2 Population 4,667,096 (2013) Foundation of a state 15/9/1821 The highest mountains Chirripó 3819 m Longest rivers San Juan-San Carlos 230 km State system a pluralistic presidential republic with a unicameral parliament The biggest cities San José 330,000 (agglomeration 1.15 million) (capital), Alajuela 180,000, Cartago 130,000 Official language Spanish Ethnicity/National Composition whites 85%, mestizos 8%, blacks and…

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Belize Guide

Belize Guide

Belize – Country Information Country name Belize Official name Belize Capital Belmopan Continent North America Area 22,966 km2 Population 349,728 (2013) Foundation of a state 9/21/1981 The highest mountains Victoria Peak 1122 m Longest rivers Honda 225 km State system constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliament The biggest cities Belize 50,000, Belmopan (Capital) 4,500 Official language English Ethnicity/National Composition Mestizo 44%, Creole 30%, Mayan 11%, Garifuna 6.5%, White 4%, Indian 3.5% Religious affiliation Roman Catholic 58%, Protestant 28.5%, other Christian…

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