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Langur, Hanuman: Mammal Encyclopedia

Langur, Hanuman

Langur, Hanuman: Mammal Encyclopedia For Students And Children — The gray langurs are a group of Old World monkeys and make up the entirety of the genus Semnopithecus. Colobinae is a subfamily of the Old World monkey family that includes 58 species in 10 genera, including the skunk-like black-and-white colobus, the large-nosed Proboscis Monkey, and the gray langurs, sacred to …

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China World Encyclopedia for Students

China – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: People’s Republic Capital: Beijing Location: In central and eastern Asia, together with some offshore islands, the country has borders with Mongolia, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan Area: 9,596,961 sq km National composition: Chinese (Han, 95%) and about 50 minorities Religions: Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism Official language: Chinese (Mandarin), together with major local …

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Christmas Island World Encyclopedia for Students

Christmas Island – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Australian administration since 1958 Administrative center: Flying Fish Cove Location: Volcanic island in the Indian Ocean south of Java Area: 135 sq km Currency: Australian dollar Population: 2,072 (2011) Continent: Asia  Christmas Island is very beautiful Island of Australia, inhabited by refugees This small island is populated by Chinese and Malays. The only industry is phosphate mining. Christmas Island is an Australian territory in the …

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Elephant: Mammal Encyclopedia For Students & Children

World Elephant Day: Elephant is the most exploited animal

Elephant — Elephants (Elephantidae) are a family in the order Proboscidea in the class Mammalia. They were once classified along with other thick skinned animals in a now invalid order, Pachydermata. There are three living species: the African Bush Elephant, the African Forest Elephant (until recently known collectively as the African Elephant), and the Asian Elephant (also known as the …

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North Dakota: USA Encyclopedia For Students And Children

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North Dakota, located at the center of the North American continent, is bounded by Montana on the west, South Dakota on the south, Minnesota on the east, and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan on the north. North Dakota encompasses 183,123 sq km (70,704 sq mi), of which 2% is surface water. The state ranks 19th in area of …

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Ohio: USA Encyclopedia For Students And Children

USA Encyclopedia

Ohio contains the edge of the Appalachian Mountains in the east and plains in the west. It is bordered by Indiana on the west, Michigan and Lake Erie on the north, and Pennsylvania and West Virginia on the east. The Ohio River follows the state’s southern border with West Virginia and Kentucky. Almost equidistant in its north-south and east-west dimensions, …

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Oklahoma: USA Encyclopedia For Students And Children

USA Encyclopedia

Oklahoma, located near the central part of the conterminous United States, has an area of 181,048 sq km (69,903 sq mi) and ranks 20th in size among the states. It is bordered by Kansas and Colorado on the north, by New Mexico on the west, by Texas on the west and south, and by Missouri and Arkansas on the east. …

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Oregon: USA Encyclopedia For Students And Children

USA Encyclopedia

Oregon, one of the states of the northwest, lies along the Pacific Ocean coast. It is bordered by the state of Washington on the north, Idaho on the east, and Nevada and California on the south. Oregon ranks 9th in area among the U.S. states with 254,819 sq km (98,386 sq mi), and 29th in population with 2,842,321 (1990 resident …

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Pennsylvania: USA Encyclopedia For Students And Children

USA Encyclopedia

Pennsylvania, one of the Middle Atlantic states, is bounded by Lake Erie and New York on the north, New Jersey on the east, Delaware and Maryland on the south, West Virginia on the south and west, and Ohio on the west. The state ranks 5th in population, exceeded only by New York, California, Texas, and Florida, and it ranks 33rd …

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Rhode Island: USA Encyclopedia For Students And Children

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Rhode Island, one of the 13 original colonies and the smallest of the 50 states, is bounded on the north and east by Massachusetts, on the south by Rhode Island Sound, and on the west by Connecticut. The state is almost cut in two parts by NARRAGANSETT BAY, which reaches 45 km (28 mi) to the state capital of Providence. …

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