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What is Zagreb city profile?

over the roofs of Zagreb - courtesy Brenda Annerl - CC-BYZagreb is the capital of Croatia and the country’s largest city. The first recorded appearance of the name Zagreb is dated in 1094 though ancient Roman settlements preceeded it. In 1991, it became the capital of the country following secession from Yugoslavia. Zagreb is not especially considered a tourist destination but it does have a [&hel[more...]

Apr
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2009
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What is Yerevan city profile?

Republic Square. Singing and dancing fountains  - courtesy Tamara Areshian - CC-BYYerevan is the capital of Armenia and the country’s largest city. Yerevan reaches back to the 8th century BC, with the founding of the Urartian fortress of Erebuni After World War I, Yerevan became the capital of the Democratic Republic of Armenia, then later the capital of the newly formed Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic. Following [&hel[more...]

Apr
13
2009
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What is Yaounde city profile?

Presidential palace - courtesy dorineruter - CC-BYYaounde is the capital of Cameroon and the country’s second largest city. Yaounde was founded in 1888 by German traders. Yaounde is a city of open-air street markets and international embassies. The city is a center of Cameroon’s culture, with the National Museum, the AFHEMI Museum, and the Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe, all three of [&hel[more...]

Apr
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What is Windhoek city profile?

Windhoek - courtesy coda - CC-BYWindhoek is the capital of the Republic of Namibia and the country’s largest city. Windhoek was founded in 1890. The city is very clean and still has a strong German presence. In fact, the city center is characterised by a proliferation of German style buildings, a lasting reminder of Namibia’s early colonial history. There are [&hel[more...]

Apr
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What is Wellington city profile?

Wellington, New Zealand - courtesy PhillipC - CC-BYWellington is the capital of New Zealand and the country’s third largest city. Wellington has a long history. Maori legends date back as far as 950 AD when Kupe first discovered Wellington. In the 1840s European settlers started to arrive and colonise the region. The capital was moved from Auckland to Wellington in 1865. Wellington’s [&hel[more...]

Apr
12
2009
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What is Washington D.C. city profile?

United States Capitol Building - courtesy humbertomoreno - CC-BYWashington, D.C. is the capital of the United States of America. Washington D.C. was founded in 1790. Washington, DC is filled with exciting and memorable places to visit from the Capitol Building to the Smithsonian Museums. Washington D.C. is also a place that demonstrates that the American Dream does not always live up to its [&hel[more...]

Apr
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2009
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What is Warsaw city profile?

The Castle Square, Warsaw, Poland - courtesy Jarosław Pocztarski - CC-BYWarsaw is the capital of Poland and the country’s largest city. The modern Warsaw was founded about 1300. The first historical document stating the existence of a Warsaw castellan dates to 1313. Warsaw has shrugged off its dour Eastern Bloc image, and finally showing its true colors. Today with the growing Polish economy and the [&hel[more...]

Apr
12
2009
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What is Vilnius city profile?

Old Vilnius - courtesy Jurijus Azanovas - CC-BYVilnius is the capital of Lithuania and the country’s largest city. The city was first mentioned in 1323, when Letters from Grand Duke Gediminas were sent inviting Germans and members of the Jewish community to settle in the capital city. These letters contain the first reference to Vilnius as the capital. When the Soviet Union [&hel[more...]

Apr
12
2009
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What is Vientiane city profile?

serene scene in Vientiane - courtesy permanently scatterbrained - CC-BYVientiane is the capital of Laos and the country’s largest city. A fairly old city, Vientiane was established as the capital in 1560 AD. When compared to the hectic capitals in other Southeast Asian countries, Vientiane offers something unusual for an Asian city, the possibility of some peace and quiet.. French Colonial architecture sits next [&hel[more...]

Apr
12
2009
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What is Vienna city profile?

Vienna - courtesy Elin B - CC-BYVienna is the capital of the Republic of Austria and the country’s largest city. Vienna was founded around 500 BC by Celts and later became a Roman frontier city.  It became a capital city in 1440 AD. You can walk in the footsteps of the Habsburgs, visit the splendid Schonbrunn and Belvedere Palaces, and take [&hel[more...]

Apr
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2009
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What is Valletta city profile?

Valletta Skyline - courtesy foxypar4 - CC-BYValletta is the capital of Malta and the country’s largest city. Valletta was founded in 1566 by Grandmaster of the Order of Saint John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. The streets of Valletta display architecture ranging from the early 16th century to Modern. Its collection of churches, palaces and museums attract visitors from around the [&hel[more...]

Apr
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2009
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What is Vaduz city profile?

castle of vaduz, lichtenstein - courtesy ghentooo - CC-BYVaduz  is the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the country’s second largest city. Vaduz is claimed to be mentioned in 12th century manuscripts as Farduzes. It is however more commonly believed to have been founded in the 13th century by the Counts of Werdenberg. Vaduz is home to the Prince’s castle and related [&hel[more...]

Apr
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2009
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What is Ulaanbaatar city profile?

general of chinggis - courtesy marissas23 - CC-BYUlaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia and the country’s largest city. Ulaanbaatar was founded in 1639 as a yurt based Buddhist monastery. As a portable monastery town, it was relocated often. As the city grew, it moved less frequently. In 1778, the city settled for good at its current site. When under communist rule, the [&hel[more...]

Apr
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2009
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What is Tunis city profile?

Entrance to the Medina - courtesy Leandro's World Tour - CC-BYTunis is the capital of the Tunisian Republic and the country’s largest city. In the 2nd millennium BC the city, named Tunes, was founded by Berbers. Later the city was both destroyed and rebuilt by the Romans. Tunis first became a formal capital in 1228. Tunis is divided into the old city, known as the [&hel[more...]

Apr
11
2009
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What is Tripoli city profile?

TripoliTripoli is the capital of Libya and the country’s largest city. The city was founded in the 7th century BC, by the Phoenicians. By the end of the 2nd century BC it belonged to the Romans. Tripoli is one of the most beautiful cities along the Mediterrenean Sea. It has a friendly atmosphere, where the [&hel[more...]

Apr
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What is Tokyo city profile?

Cherry blossoms and TokyoTokyo is the capital of Japan and the Greater Tokyo Area is the world’s most populous metropolitan area with 35 million people. Tokyo was originally called Edo. Its name was changed to Tokyo when it became the imperial capital in 1868. This enormous and wealthy city has high-tech side-by-side with old Japan and something for [&hel[more...]

Apr
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2009
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What is Tirana city profile?

Tirana - courtesy MrSco - CC-BYTirana is the capital of the Republic of Albania and the country’s largest city. The area occupied by Tirana has been occupied since Paleolithic times around 30,000 BC. The modern city was founded in 1614 and became Albania’s capital in 1920. Tirana has undergone a remarkable change from the dull city it was only a [&hel[more...]

Apr
10
2009
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What is Tegucigalpa city profile?

Tegucigalpa - courtesy alex-s - CC-BYTegucigalpa is the capital city of Honduras and is the country’s largest city. Tegucigalpa was founded as “Real Villa de San Miguel de Heredia de Tegucigalpa” in 1578 and finally became capital in 1880. Tegucigalpa, got its name from the Nahuatl language, and translated means “silver mountain”. Hurricane Mitch destroyed much of Tegucigalpa in 1998, [&hel[more...]

Apr
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2009
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What is Tbilisi city profile?

View over Tbilisi - courtesy mortsan - CC-BYTbilisi is the capital of the Republic of Georgia and the country’s largest city. Archaeological evidence has revealed that the area of Tbilisi was settled as early as the 4th millennium B.C.  The earliest recorded accounts of settlement come from the second half of the 4th century AD. Tbilisi became a capital city in the [&hel[more...]

Apr
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2009
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What is Tashkent city profile?

Kukeldash Madrassa, Tashkent - courtesy upyernoz - CC-BYTashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and the country’s largest city. In pre-Islamic times the city was known as “Chach”. After the 16th century, the name steadily evolved to Tashkand. The modern spelling of Tashkent reflects Russian influence. In fact, in the centuries past, Tashkent, has been called Chach, Shash, and Binkent. On April 26 [&hel[more...]

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