Category Archives: Europe

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Sigulda, Latvia

The history of modern Sigulda as a city began between the 16th and 18th centuries. Then, on the route of the future railway connecting Pskov with Riga, Sigulda gradually turned into a transit point and a resort at the same time. At the end of the 19th century, the Russian owner of local lands, Prince… Read More »

Things to Do in Center Region, France

The Center region, as the name suggests, is located in the central part of France. The region is surrounded by the regions of Île-de-France, Burgundy, Auvergne, Limousin, Poitou-Charentes, Pays de la Loire, Basse-Normandie and Haute-Normandie. The city of Orléans is the largest city and the capital of the region. Other major towns in the region… Read More »

Sights of Utrecht, Netherlands

According to Aviationopedia, Utrecht is the capital of the province of the same name. Thanks to its central location, Utrecht has been able to grow into the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. The Romans already discovered around the year 50 that this was a great place strategically. They already built a fort here. Utrecht… Read More »

Northern Ireland Travel Tips

Located in north-western Europe, Great Britain consists of four parts: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. So you should definitely remember: Great Britain is not the same as England. However, the capital of Great Britain is London . Surrounded by the Atlantic , Great Britain only borders Ireland in the south-west, which, unlike Northern Ireland,… Read More »

Visa, Embassy and Holidays in Reunion, France

VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Reunion, France To travel to Reunion, Russian citizens need to apply for a visa at the French Visa Application Center, since Reunion is an Overseas Department of France. Before submitting documents, a few weeks before the trip, you need to sign up by phone 784-71-47 (on weekdays from 9:00… Read More »

Ecotourism and Hiking in Canary Islands, Spain

The main attraction of the Canary Islands is an extinct Teide volcano (3718 m) – rises in the center of the island of Tenerife. The volcano formed about 180 thousand years ago in the caldera of an older volcano, the height of which reached 6000 m. The volcano is protected by the national park of… Read More »

Nikolaevsk, Russia

Off the coast of the Vanino region in the Tatar Strait, the island of Toki with a rookery of pinnipeds is interesting, and the valley of the Tumnin River, which flows through the territory of the region, is a very picturesque place where you can see rocky landscapes, interesting backwaters and channels, as well as… Read More »

Rome, Lazio (Italy)

According to Lawfaqs, Rome is the “eternal city”, one of the most ancient, legendary and beautiful European capitals, once the center of the great Roman Empire. The city is located off the western coast of the Apennine Peninsula near the confluence of the Tiber River into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Rome is the administrative center of… Read More »

Czech Republic Encyclopedia

At the center of Europe When we speak of Central Europe, of “Middle Europe”, we also and above all speak of the Czech Republic: the westernmost territory inhabited by Slavic peoples, between German lands in terms of language and culture. For centuries, a country of contacts and contrasts, but deeply embedded in rich and developed… Read More »

Top 12 Resorts in Spain

Incendiary flamenco, bullfighting, delicious paella and hot sangria… And hundreds of unusual seaside resorts for every taste and budget. You can get acquainted with the sights of the Basque country throughout your vacation, traveling from the capital to the most remote corners. Visiting museums in major cities and getting to know the local culture and… Read More »

Top 17 Most Romantic Places in Europe on Valentine’s Day

Looking for a place to go for Valentine’s Day, don’t know where to spend your honeymoon or celebrate your wedding year? Discover tours for Valentine’s Day. Visit the best romantic corners of France, Great Britain, unforgettable medieval cities and castles, as well as sea coasts that promise an interesting joint vacation. European Best Destinations named… Read More »

Shopping and Eating in Turkmenistan

Shopping According to topschoolsintheusa, carpets and horses are the two main treasures of Turkmenistan. It is unlikely that it will be possible to take home a handsome Akhal-Teke horse (although nothing is impossible), but anyone can buy an authentic Turkmen carpet or rug. The largest selection is in the bazaars of Ashgabat, as well as… Read More »

About United Kingdom

Great Britain consists of four regions, each of which is unique and beautiful in its own way. Picturesque natural landscapes are combined here with ancient cities. The rich history of Great Britain has made it an internationally recognized center of tourism. Many prominent historical figures were born and lived here. The largest kingdom of Great… Read More »

About Bulgaria

The official name is the Republic of Bulgaria. One of the most accessible countries for recreation for Russians. Throughout history, Bulgaria has been and remains a friendly country to Russia, so compatriots feel quite comfortable there. Due to the fact that the Bulgarian language is part of the Slavic group, communication between the local population… Read More »

About Liechtenstein

The dwarf state of Liechtenstein, hidden between Austria and Switzerland in the snowy Alps, is quite a lot of all kinds of entertainment. Here you can get acquainted with the cuisine of almost all of Europe, see the famous Rhine, go to high-class ski resorts and just breathe in the fresh smell of “little Europe”.… Read More »

Sights of Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish capital is rich in historical past, architectural monuments, numerous museums and interesting sights: The Old Town (Gamlaston – from the Swedish Gamla stan) is the historical center of Stockholm, built on the island of Stadsholmen. Here in 1251 Stockholm was founded. In the Old Town there is: City Hall with three gilded crowns on… Read More »

Russia Population

The territory of Russia represents, like those of Eastern Europe in general, one of the most recent areas of population, in the context of the old world. At the beginning of the nineteenth century it is probable that there were not yet a total of 10 residents per sq. km, with a maximum of 35… Read More »

Italy Population and Society

With 61 million residents, Italy is the fourth most populous country in the European Union after Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The population density is among the highest in the continent, even if the distribution on the territory is concentrated in some metropolitan areas. Over the last few years, the population has increased slightly,… Read More »

Italy Communications, Education and Religion

Routes, means of communication and tourism The structure of the Italian railway network (over 16,000 km) dates back to the early decades of the twentieth century. There have been modernizations (electrification) and upgrades (doubling of lines, high-speed sections), but also suppression or downsizing of unprofitable sections ( fig. 2 ). The railway mainly carries passengers (over 540 million… Read More »

Italy Armed Forces

Army. – By decree-law of 11 October 1934, and subsequent updates, changes were made to the organization of the army, which is made up of the following elements: General Staff Corps (officers of the General Staff from lieutenant to colonel); Royal Carabinieri (see App.); Military schools (see school: Army school system, App.); Infantry (see App.);… Read More »

Italy Ecclesiastics

Since the dawn of the second millennium the direct work of Italian ecclesiastics and saints appears preponderant in the development of the major religious, mystical and theological centers across the Alps. In the 11th-14th centuries this contribution is oriented almost exclusively towards the region of Western Europe (France, England, Rhineland), while following the progressive conquest of… Read More »

Italy Economic and Financial Policy

The oil crisis of 1973-74 had caught the Italy at a time of strong production expansion, of social and political tensions, of difficult evolution of industrial relations, after the deterioration that began with the “ hot autumn ” of 1969, which was followed by a rapid and sustained growth in wages realities of industrial workers.… Read More »

Italy Economic Conditions

The financial crisis, which began in the United States in 2007 and exploded the following year as a global recession, has affected all Western countries, including Italy, whose economy previously experienced a condition of relative fragility. due to low growth and difficulties in adjusting to global transformations. The country, through timid fluctuations, from 2008 to… Read More »

Italy Economic Trends and Economic Policies

From the stabilization of 1976 to the productive restructuring (1978-83). According to TIMEDICTIONARY, the currency crisis of January 1976 was followed by immediate restrictive measures on the monetary front (with a 4-point increase in the official discount rate) and on the currency front (with the obligation of a non-interest-bearing deposit on purchases of currency for foreign… Read More »

Italy Economy and Finance – The Pre-war Period

According to THEFREEGEOGRAPHY, Italian economic policy has gone through two phases, in many ways different from each other, in the last fifteen years. The first, which lasted about eleven years, can be called a war economy, even if the war was limited to a total of seven years (Ethiopian conflict, intervention in the Spanish civil… Read More »

Italy Employment

Borders. – With the agreements between Italy and Yugoslavia relating to the territory of Trieste, a provisional solution was adopted in 1954 according to which “Zone A” (210.12 km 2) was entrusted to the Italian administration and “Zone B” (529 km 2) remained with the Yugoslav civil administration. On 10 November 1975 the Italian government signed a… Read More »

Italy Employment, Unemployment and Productivity

The evolution of the Italian economy from 1960 onwards – which has been said so far – is the result of multiple economic and non-economic factors, which very often have their roots in the years prior to 1960. Therefore, for a better understanding the phenomena that conditioned the economic system of our country in the… Read More »

Italy Encyclopedia for Kids Part II

City people In Italy (about 300,000 km 2) live today just under 58 million residents; of these, about two thirds live in cities – if we consider cities, centers with at least 10,000 residents. In other advanced countries the population considered urban is more numerous, but the statistics do not tell us how deep and ancient… Read More »