Austria from A to Z: Facts, figures and information about people, history, culture, landscape, lakes, rivers, animals, plants, weather and climate.
Austria is located in a temperate climatic zone with a Central European climate influenced by the Atlantic climate. The four seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) each have typical temperature and climatic characters.
Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe and shares its border with seven countries, including Russia. It is partially bounded by two bodies of water - most notably, the Black Sea. Ukraine is delineated into 24 provinces (called oblasts) and Crimea, which is an autonomous republic. Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and the largest city, followed by Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Odessa. One of the most fa
Heir to ancient cultures and a rich colonial tradition, Perú is a magical spot which involves one of the richest biodiversities of Earth, and is a melting pot of different cultures who together are forging the promise of a better future
Ten thousand years of history are lived through 180 museums and historical places. While Peru inevitably evokes images of Machu Picchu and the Inca empire, the
Chilean territory is found on the south west of South America, from latitude 17° 30’ S to 90° S. Its continental longitude is approximately 4.200km and 8.000km if you consider the Chilean Antarctic. Also forming part of our country are: Easter Island ‘Isla de Pascua’ or ‘Rapa Nui’, the Archipelago of Juan Fernandez, San Felix,San Ambrosio, Sala and Gomez Islands, 200 miles of territorial sea and
This natural symbol of Rio de Janeiro can be seen at the entrance to Guanabara Bay. There are two stages in the cable-car trip to the top of the rock. The first is from the station at Praia Vermelha to Urca Hill, which rises 705 feet above the bay, and the second links Urca Hill to the top of Sugar Loaf, 1,300 feet high. Each stage lasts three minutes. For tourists seeing Rio from the air, there
Located on zero latitude, Ecuador is divided into four distinct regions, where four seasons can occur in a single day. Discover this land from the eternal snow of the Andes, to the thick humid forests of the Amazon, to the sunny beaches along the Pacific coast and the fascinating Galapagos Islands.
It comes from the Latin term “argentum”, which means silver. The origin of this name goes back to the first voyages made by the Spanish conquerors to the Río de la Plata. The survivors of the shipwrecked expedition mounted by Juan Díaz de Solís found indigenous people in the region who gave them silver objects as presents. The news about the legendary Sierra del Plata - a mountain rich in silver