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North Korea: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

North Korea – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: People’s Republic Capital: Pyongyang Location: Northern part of the Korean Peninsula, between the Yellow and East China seas and the Sea of Japan. North Korea has borders with the Russia, China and South Korea. Area: 120,538 sq km National composition: Koreans Currency: Won = 100 chon Administrative divisions: 9 provinces and 4 independent municipalities with the status …

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Japan: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy Capital: Tokyo Location: Island nation in the Pacific; the Japanese archipelago is separated from the Asian mainland by the Sea of Japan; it includes the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, the Ryukyu group, Tsushima, Bonin, Izu and Volcano Islands, as well as numerous smaller islands Area: 373,313 sq km National composition: Japanese (99%), …

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Hong Kong: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Hong Kong – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: British colony administered by a governor; due to revert to China in 1997 Capital: Victoria Location: Off the south coast of China, Hong Kong includes the island of Hong Kong, the Kowloon Peninsula and Stonecutters Island, together with the New Territories (comprising more than 230 islands and an area on the mainland), which were leased from China …

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Macau: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Macau – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Chinese territory under Portuguese administration Capital: Macao (Macau) Location: On southern coast of China, about 60 km from Hong Kong; Macau consists of the Macau Peninsula and the islands of Taipa and Coloane Area: 16 sq km National composition: Chinese, Portuguese Official language: Portuguese Currency: Pataca = 100 avos The economy of Macau depends on entrepot trade …

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Cocos (Keeling) Islands – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Australian Overseas Territory Capital: Administrative centre on West Island Location: Two atolls consisting of 27 coral islands in the Indian Ocean south-west of Sumatra Area: 14 sq km National composition: Malays and Europeans The chief product of this small Australian territory is copra. The airstrip on West Island is a refueling base for flights between Australia and …

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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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