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Niger: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Niger – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Niamey Location: Western African country bordered by Algeria, Libya, Mali, Upper Volta, Benin, Nigeria and Chad Area: 1,266,995 sq km National composition: Hausa (53%), Djerma, Songhai, Fulani (Peul, Fulbe) and other ethnic groups; Turages lives in the north Religions: Islamic, Animist Official language: French Currency: West African CFA Franc Administrative divisions: 7 regions Highest elevation: …

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Mauritania: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Mauritania – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Nouakchott Location: On the coast of the Atlantic in north-western Africa, bordered by Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Mali and Senegal Area: 1,030,700 sq km National composition: Arabs, Maurs, Fulani (Peuls), Tukulors Religion: Islamic Official languages: French and Arabic Currency: Ougiya = 5 chum Administrative divisions: Mauritania is divided into 15 regions. Highest elevation: Kedia d’Idjil …

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Bulgaria: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Bulgaria – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Socialist Republic Capital: Sofia (Sofiya) Location: In the north-western part of the Balkan Peninsula on the coast of the Black Sea; Bulgaria is bounded by Yugoslavia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and Romania to the north Area: 110,912 sq km National composition: Bulgarians (91%), Turks, Macedonians, Romanians, Armenians, Gypsies Religion: Eastern Orthodox Official …

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Mali: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Mali – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Bamako Location: Landlocked state of north-western Africa bordered by Algeria, Niger, Upper Volta, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Senegal and Mauritania Area: 1,240,000 sq km National composition: Bambara, Mandingo (Malinke), Songhai, Tuaregs and other ethnic groups Religion: Islamic Official language: French Currency: West African CFA Franc Administrative divisions: Since 2016, Mali has been divided into ten regions …

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Italy: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Italy – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Rome Location: In southern Europe; bounded by France, Switzerland, Austria and Yugoslavia on the north. Italian territory also includes the islands of (Sicilia), Sardinia (Sardegna), Elba, Capri, Ischia, Pantelleria and the Lipari and Aegadian Islands Area: 301, 225 sq km National composition: Italians Religion: Roman Catholic Official language: Italian Currency: Euro Administrative divisions: Politically, the …

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Algeria: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Algeria: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

System of government: Republic Capital: Alegiers Location: In northern Africa facing the Mediterranean and bordered by Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Tunisia and Libya Area: 2,381,740 sq km National composition: Arabs and Berbers: negroes in the south; some 900,000 Algerians live abroad, mostly in France Religion: Islamic Official language: Arabic Currency: Algerian dinar =100 cents Administrative divisions: Algeria is …

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Gooseberry – Plants & Trees Encyclopedia for Kids

Gooseberry - Plants & Trees Encyclopedia for Kids

Gooseberry – Plants & Trees Encyclopedia for Kids: The gooseberry Ribes uva-crispa (syn. R. grossularia) is a species of Ribes, native to Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia. It is one of several similar species in the subgenus Grossularia; for the other related species (e.g. North American Gooseberry Ribes hirtellum). Although usually placed as a subgenus within Ribes, a few taxonomists …

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Ani – Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Ani – Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Ani – Bird Encyclopedia for Kids: The anis are the three species of near-passerine birds in the genus Crotophaga of the cuckoo family. They are essentially tropical New world birds, although the range of two species just reaches the United States. Recent DNA evidence places them in a new family, Crotophagidae. Unlike some cuckoos, the anis are not brood parasites, but …

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Albatross – Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Albatross - Bird Encyclopedia for Kids

Albatross — Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm-petrels and diving-petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. They are absent from the North Atlantic, although fossil remains show they once occurred there too and occasional vagrants are found. Albatrosses are among the …

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Chinese Lantern Plant

Chinese Lantern Plant

Chinese Lantern Plant — Physalis alkekengi (Bladder-cherry, Chinese Lantern, Japanese-lantern, or Winter cherry; Japanese: hōzuki), is a relative of P. peruviana (Cape Gooseberry), easily identifiable by the larger, bright orange to red papery covering over its fruit, which resemble Chinese lanterns. It is native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing …

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