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Luxembourg: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Luxembourg – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy (Grand Duchy) Capital: Luxembourg City Location: In western Europe, enclosed by Belgium to the west, France to the south and the Federal Republic of Germany Area: 2,586 sq km National composition: Mainly Luxembourgers, some foreign nationals, including French and Italians Religion: Roman Catholic Official languages: French, Letzeburgesch Currency: Franc = 100 centimes Administrative divisions: The …

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United Kingdom: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

United Kingdom – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy Capital: London Location: An island kingdom of western Europe in the British Isles, including the Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) and Northern Ireland. It contains many smaller islands, including the Shetlands, Orkneys and Hebrides in Scotland, Anglesey in Wales and the Isle of Wight, England. It is separated from the continent of Europe by the …

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Belgium: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Belgium – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy Capital: Brussels (Bruxelles or Brussel) Location: In western Europe, facing the North Sea and bordering France in the south, Luxembourg and the Federal Republic of Germany in the east, and the Netherlands in the north Area: 30,513 sq km National composition: Flemings in the north, Wallons in the south; Brussels is a bilingual city. There …

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The Netherlands: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

The Netherlands – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy Capital: Amsterdam. The seat of government is at The Hauge (‘s Gravenhage or Den Haag) Location: In western Europe, bordering Belgium in the south and the Federal Republic of Germany in the east Area: 40,844 sq km National composition: The Dutch form the majority, with some Flemings and Frisians Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant Official language: …

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France: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

France – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Paris Location: In western Europe, bounded by the Atlantic in the west, Belgium and Luxembourg in the north-east, the Federal Republic of Germany, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Spain to the south Area: 547,026 sq km National composition: Mainly French; foreign-born people, including Portuguese, Algerians, Spainards and Italians made up 6.5% of the …

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Ireland: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Ireland – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Dublin Location: Island nation in the British Isles, separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea Area: 70,283 sq km National composition: mainly Irish Religion: mainly Roman Catholic Official languages: Irish (Gaelic), English Currency: Irish pound = 100 pence Administrative divisions: 32 counties Other major cities: Cork, Limerick Highest elevation: Carn Tuathail (1,041 m) in …

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Monaco: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Monaco – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Principality Capital: Monaco-ville Location: In western Europe on the coast of the Ligurian (Mediterranean) Sea. On land it is bounded by France Area: 1.9 sq km (second smallest country in the world) National composition: Monegasques, French, Italian Religion: Roman Catholic Official language: French Currency: French franc = 100 centimes Climate: Temperate, Mediterranean; hot, dry summers, mild, moist …

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Andorra: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Andorra – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Co-principality under the joint suzerainty of the President of France and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel Capital: Andorra La Vella Location: In south-western Europe, enclosed by France on the north and Spain on the south Area: 453 sq km National composition: Catalans, French, Spaniards Official language: Catalan; Spanish and French are also spoken Currency: French franc = …

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Spain: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Spain – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy Capital: Madrid Location: In south-western Europe, occupying a major part of the Iberian Peninsula; borders with Portugal, France, Andorra and Gibraltar Area: 504,782 sq km National composition: The Spaniards are divided by language. The main language is Castillian. Other languages are Catalan, Galician and Basque Religion: Roman Catholic Official language: Spanish (Castilian) Currency: Peseta = …

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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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