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Portugal: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

System of government: Republic Capital: Lisbon Location: In south-western Europe, Portugal is bounded by Spain Area: 92,082 sq km National Composition: Portuguese Religion: Roman Catholic Official language: Portuguese Currency: Escudo = 100 centavos Administrative divisions: Currently, mainland Portugal is divided into 18 districts. The Portuguese autonomous regions of Acores and Madeira are no longer divided into districts. Other major cities: Porto …

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Albania: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Albania – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Socialist Republic Capital: Tirana Location: In the south-eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula, bordering the Adriatic Sea. On land, it has frontiers with Yugoslavia and Greece Area: 28,748 sq km National composition: Mostly Albanians Religion: Official atheist; formerly Islamic Official language: Albanian Currency: Lek = 100 quintars Administrative divisions: Albania is divided into 12 administrative counties. These …

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Greece: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Greece – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Athens (Athinai) Location: Occupies the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula and includes numerous islands and archipelagoes. Greece is bounded by the Ionian and Aegean Seas in the Mediterranean. On land it has borders with Albania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Turkey Area: 131,944 sq km National composition: Mostly Greeks Religion: Greek Orthodox Official language: Greek Currency: …

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Romania: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Romania – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Socialist Republic Capital: Bucharest (Bucuresti) Location: In south-eastern Europe on the Black Sea coast; bordered on land by the USSR on the north and east, Bulgaria on the south, and Hungary and Yugoslavia on the west Area: 237,500 sq km National composition: Romanians (88%), Hungarian, German and Gypsy minorities Religions: Eastern Orthodox, Protestant minority Official language: Romanian …

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United States: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

United States – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Federal Republic Capital: Washington, D.C. Location: In the central part of North America, bounded by the Atlantic in the east, Canada in the north, the Pacific in the west and Mexico in the south National composition: Non-Hispanic whites make up 63 percent of the U.S.; Hispanics, 17 percent; blacks, 12.3 percent; Asians, 5 percent; and multiracial Americans, …

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Canada: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Canada Map

System of government: Federal state, number of the Commonwealth Capital: Ottawa (metropolitan area) Location: In the northern part of North America, bounded by the United States in the south and the north-west (Alaska). Canadian territory also includes numerous islands, the largest ones being Baffin, Ellesmere, Victoria, Newfoundland and Vancouver. Area: 9,976,900 sq km National composition: English-speaking Canadians (45%), French-speaking Canadians …

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Switzerland: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Switzerland - World Atlas, Facts, Information

System of government: Federal Republic Capital: Bern (Berne) Location: Landlocked Central European nation, bordered by the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein Area: 41,288 sq km National composition: German speakers (73.5%), French speakers (20.1%), Italian speakers (4.5%), Romansch speakers (0.9%), speakers of other languages (1%) Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic Official languages: German, French, Italian Currency: Swiss franc …

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Denmark: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Denmark Travel Guide, Map, Anthem, Facts & Information

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy Capital: Copenhagen Location: In north-western Europe, Denmark consists of the peninsula of Jutland (Jylland) and adjacent islands in the North Sea and Baltic. It has land borders with the Federal Republic of Germany in the south Large islands: Sjaelland, Fyn, Lolland, Bornholm, Falster, Langeland Area: 43,069 sq km National composition: Danes Religion: Protestant (Lutheran) Official …

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Egypt: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Egypt - Country Guide, Facts, Information, Map

System of government: Republic Capital: Cairo Location: In north-eastern Africa, facing the Mediterranean and the Red Sea; part of the territory (the Sinai Peninsula) is in Asia. The country borders on Libya, Israel and the Sudan Area: 1,001,449 sq km National composition: Arabs (98%), Nubians and Berbers Religion: Islamic Official Language: Arabic Currency: Egyptian pound = 100 piaster = 1,000 …

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Morocco: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Morocco – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy (kingdom) Capital: Rabat Location: This north-western African country faces the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic and is bordered by Algeria and Western Sahara Area: 458,730 sq km National composition: Arabs and Berbers, some Europeans Religion: Islamic Official language: Arabic Currency: Moroccan dirham = 100 centimes Administrative divisions: In Morocco, the 75 second-level administrative subdivisions are …

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