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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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Sweden: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Sweden: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy Capital: Stockholm Location: In the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Sweden is bordered by the North and Baltic Seas, with land frontiers with Norway and Finland. The coastal waters are studded with islands, islets and rocks. The largest islands are Gotland and Oland Area: 449,964 sq km National composition: Swedes (95%), some Finns and …

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Turkey: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Turkey - World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Ankara Location: Includes the south-western part of the Balkan Peninsula and Asia Minor. The Sea of Marmara and the straits of Bosporus and Dardanelles separate Asian Turkey from Europe. The shores of Turkey are washed by the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black seas. On land, Turkey has borders with Bulgaria, Greece, Syria, Iraq, Iran and the …

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Lebanon: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Lebanon – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Beirut Location: On the eastern coast of the Mediterranean, Lebanon has borders with Syria and Israel. Area: 10,400 sq km National Composition: Mostly Arabs, with Armenian, Greek, Turkish and other minorities; about 1.5 million Lebanese live abroad Religion: Islam, Christianity Official Language: Arabic Currency: Lebanese Pound = 1oo piastres Administrative Divisions: 6 provinces including the capital Other Major Cities:  Tripoli (Tarabulus), …

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Cyprus: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Cyprus – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Nicosia (Levkosia) is capital of Greek Cyprus; Limassol is capital of Turkish Cyprus Location: In the eastern Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey. Area: 9,251 sq km National Composition: Greek Cypriots (78%), Turkish Cypriots (18%), small numbers of Armenians, British and others Religion: Orthodox Church of Cyprus; Islam Official Language: Turkish, Greek Currency: Cyprus Pound = 1,o00 mils Administrative Divisions: Greek and Turkish Zones …

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Syria: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Syria – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Damascus (Esh Sham, Damas) Location: In south-western Asia on the Mediterranean Sea coast; the region is traditionally known as the Levant. Syria has borders with Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and Iraq. Area: 185,190 sq km. National Composition: Arabs (88%), Kurds (6%), Armenians and other minorities Religion: Islam Official Language: Arabic Currency: Syrian pound = 100 piasters Administrative Divisions: 14 administrative districts, …

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Jordan: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Jordan – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy Capital: Amman Location: In south-western Asia, Jordan shares borders with Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Syria Area: 97,940 sq km National composition: Mostly Arabs; Circassian, Armenian and Kurdish minorities Religion: Islam Official language: Arabic Currency: Dinar = 1,000 fils Administrative divisions: 8 districts, including the capital Other major cities: Zarqa, Irbid Highest elevation: Jebel Ram (1,754 …

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Israel: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Israel – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Jerusalem Location: On the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel has borders with Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt Area: 20, 770 sq km National composition: Jews (90%), Arabs (many Palestinian Arabs live in various Arab nations) Religions: Judaism , Islam, Christianity Official languages: Herbrew, Arabic Currency: Shekel = 100 new agora Administrative divisions: 6 …

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Saudi Arabia: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Saudi Arabia – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy Capital: Riyadh Location: In the Arabian Peninsula, between the Persian (or Arabian) Gulf, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. It has borders with Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, the Yemen Arab Republic and South Yemen (Yemen PDR) Area: 2,149,690 sq km National composition: Mostly Arabs, with Indian, Pakistani, African and European …

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