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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 [more…]

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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 [more…]

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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 [more…]

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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 [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 [more…]

Apr
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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 [more…]

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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 [more…]

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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 [more…]

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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 [more…]

Apr
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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 [more…]

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