Description of the basic geographic context, i.e. population, size
of country, land use in terms of urban, agricultural, semi natural,
mountains, forests etc. as well as other outstanding geographic
The Republic of Argentina is located in the southern, western
and maritime hemisphere. Its territory comprises a South American
continental part, islands and a sector of Antarctica.
The Argentine Antarctica lies between 25º and 74º W and south
of 60ºS down to the South Pole.
The main features of the Argentine territory are the following:
- South American continental space: 2,791,810 km2. Most of
the economic activity is developed in this area.
- Antarctic continental space: The population living in this
territory belongs to scientific bases and family groups. Its
area is 969,464 km2.
Australia is the largest island continent in the world, with
a total area of over 7,600,000 sq km, lying south of the Equator
between the Indian and South Pacific Oceans. The population is
approximately 19.5 million, with a growth rate of about 1%. The
majority of the population (85%) resides in urban areas along
the east and southeast coastline and fertile plains.
Much of the interior of the country is flat, barren and sparsely
populated. The highest point, Mt Kosciuszko reaching 2,229m, is
within an extensive mountain range running north south along the
eastern seaboard. Australia also lays claim to the third largest
marine jurisdiction in the world and has a coastline extending
more than 36,700km.
Austria is situated in southern central Europe, covering part
of the eastern Alps and the Danube region and, although land-locked,
it borders on the Mediterranean area. The country has a wide variety
of landscape, vegetation and climate, and situated as it is at
the heart of the continent, it has always been a junction for
communication links between the trade and cultural centres of
Austria is a federal state with a total area of 83,858 sq.km,
consists of nine provinces and has a population of 8.1 million.
Austria has common borders with eight other countries. The borders
have an overall length of about 2,708 km.
Surface: 30 520 km2
Population: 10 249 000 hab
Density: 336 hab / km2
Main cities: Antwerp, Brugge, Gent, Liège
Highest point: signal of Botrange, 694 m
Geographic specificity: dish Country, except the Ardennes
Climate: moderate oceanic
Average temperature: 17.8°C in July, 2.2°C in January
Annual precipitation: 780 mm ...
Brunei Darussalam - in Borneo Island with Malaysia and Indonesia
Brunei Darussalam is situated on the north-west of the island
of Borneo, between east longitudes 114 degrees 04' and 114 degrees
23' and north latitudes of 4 degrees 00' and 5 degrees 05'. It
has a total area of 5,765 sq.km. with a coastline of about 161
km along the South China Sea. It is bounded on the North by the
South China Sea and on all the other sides by Malaysian State
The population of Brunei Darussalam in mid-year 1999, is estimated
at 330,700 persons, an increase of 7,600 persons or growing at
2.4% over the mid year population estimate 1998. Of the said total,
Cambodia is located in the South-East Asia, with a total area
of 181,035 sq km lying north of the Equator and next to Vietnam,
Thailand, Laos and Gulf of Siam. The population is approximately
12 million, with the annual growth rate of about 2.5%.
Statistics on land are as yet not too accurate in Cambodia. Information
available indicates that the cultivated area under subsistence
(or peasant) farming covers 2.71 million ha, and 1 million ha
are taken up by towns, infrastructure and waterways. The protected
areas cover 3.27 million ha and forestry and fishing concessions
are taking up 4.21 million ha and 1million ha, respectively. Agricultural
concessions cover about 0.83 million ha and forest lands, not
under any concession or protection, cover about 3.27 million ha.
The People's Republic of China, located in East Asia, on the
western shore of the Pacific Ocean, is the third largest country
in the world in terms of area and the largest in terms of population.
Its total area is 9.6 million sq km and its population is 1.2
billion. The territory of China measures some 5,500 km from north
to south and about 5,200 km from west to east. China has land
borders 22,800 km long, with 15 contiguous countries. The Chinese
mainland is flanked to the east and south by the Bohai, Yellow,
East China and South China seas, with a total maritime area of
4.73 million sq km. A total of 5,400 islands dot China's vast
territorial waters, including the Taiwan Island, the Hainan Island
and others. ...
Cyprus is situated in the north-eastern part of the Mediterranean
Sea, with an area of 9251 km² and a population of approximately
793,000. Topographically Cyprus consists of two mountain masses
(on the north and south) and a central lowland. The Kyrenia Range
lies close to the north coast and consists mainly of limestone.
To the south is the Mesaoria Plain. The southern half of the island
is occupied by the rugged Troodos Mountains, composed mainly of
volcanic rocks and reaching a maximum elevation of 1953 m. The
agricultural areas have the biggest share with 47.89%, followed
by the forest and semi-natural areas, which represent the 44.12%
of the total land area of the island. The share of the other categories
is much smaller, with the artificial coverage covering 7.63%,
followed by wetlands with 0.21% and water with 0.15% of the total
area of Cyprus.
The Czech Republic is a small landlocked country, lying in the
central part of Europe. Its area of 78,866 square kilometres,
population of 10,289,621 people, and population density of 130
inhabitants per square kilometre rank the country on the 21st,
12th and 13th places among European countries, respectively. The
country's borders make up neighbourhood with Poland (762 km),
Germany (810 km), Austria (466 km) and Slovakia (252 km). 67%
of the country's whole territory can be found at an altitude of
up to 500m, 32% between 500 and 1,000m, and only 1% above 1,000m.
The average altitude of the Czech Republic is 430m.
The land fund according to land use is distributed as follows:
- 54% of total area is an agriculture land (arable land 39%,
gardens 2%, meadows and pastures 13%),
- 46% of total area is non-agriculture land (forests 33%, waters
2%, buildings and yards 2%, other land 9%)
Denmark is a part of Scandinavia and a member of the European
Union. The total area is 43,000 sq. kilometres (not including
the Faeroe Islands and Greenland). The population is around 5.3
million of which 85% live in the cities and towns. About one third
of the population lives in the capital area of Greater Copenhagen.
Denmark is a low-lying country, its highest point rising 175
metres above the sea. Approximately 10% of the country is used
for urban areas and transport installations, 67% is agricultural
land, 12% is forests, and the rest is semi-natural areas such
as heaths, lakes and streams. Denmark consists of Jutland, a peninsula,
two major islands Zealand and Funen, and an archipelago of around
400 islands of which around 80 are inhabited. The total coastline
stretches for some 7,300 kilometres.
The Republic of Fiji, which includes the island of Rotuma, lies
wholly within the southern tropics, between the Equator and the
Tropic of Capricorn, and between longitudes 175 and 178 degrees
west and latitudes 15 and 22 degrees south. The area included
within Fiji's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is 1,163,272 square
kilometres but most of this is ocean with only 18,333 square kilometres
of land. Only 16% of this landmass is suitable for agriculture
and is found mainly along the coastal plains, river deltas, and
The estimated number of islands that make up the Fiji Group varies
from 300 to 500, depending upon who is doing the estimation and
Finland has 5.3 million inhabitants. The total area of the country
is 338,000 km2. On average there are about 17 inhabitants/km2.
The population is located mainly in the Southern and Western parts
of the country. 67% live in towns or urban areas, 33% in rural
Land use: 68% is forest, 10% water, 6% cultivated land and 2%
urban areas. Finland is a land of lakes; there are about 188,000
lakes and about 179,000 islands.
The Federal Republic of Germany is situated in the heart of Europe
with nine neighbor countries. Germany is a link between East and
West and between Scandinavia and the Mediterranean. It covers
an area of about 357,000 km2, 876 km from north to south and 640
km from west to east. The total length of the countries borders
is 3,758 km. The terrain consists of a variety of landscapes,
from coastal lowlands in the north, the central upland range to
the Alpine foothills in the south and the Bavarian Alps with the
highest point, Zugspitze (2,962 m).
The Federal Republic of Germany is a densely populated country.
Approximately 82 million inhabitants live here, which corresponds
Hong Kong, geologically a submerged highland area, is a deepwater
port in Southeast China, with an area about 1100 km2. Most of
the 6.8 million of population dwell in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon
Peninsula and flat land in the New Territories and outskirt islands.
Metropolitan development covers near half of the area and the
rest half hilly area is designated as country parks.
Hungary is located in Central Europe, one of the candidate countries
joining the European Union in 2004. The total area is 93,000 sq.km.
The population is about 10.1 million, 60 % live in cities. About
one fifth of the population live in the capital of Budapest, which
is the centre of the economy and cultural life.
The majority of the country is plain area; there are mountains
in northern and western area. The highest peak in Hungary in the
northern mountains is 1015m above sea level. 7% of the country
is urban area, 65% is used for agricultural purpose, 15% is forest,
the rest are rivers, lakes, and national reserve.
India is located in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea
and Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan with an area of
over 3,287,270 sq km including territorial sea. It has land cover
over 2,973,190 sq km. The land mass boundary is about 15,200 km
and coastal line is about 75,166 km Mainland, Lakshadweep and
Andaman & Nicobar.
India has plain in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges,
desert in west and high mountains in north. Kanchanjunga is the
highest peak of height 8598 m in the north.
Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world, consists
of 17,508 small and big islands, with a total area of 1,919,440
sq km, consists of water area = 93,000 sq km (not included exclusive
economic zone: 200 nautical miles, and land area = 1,826,440 sq
km with its coast line = 54,716 km. Straddles equator, strategic
location astride or along major sea lanes from Indian Ocean to
Pacific Ocean. Population = 231,328,092 (July 2002 est.). Arable
land = 9.9%, permanent crops = 7.2%, others = 82.9%. Land use:
cultivable regions = 123,432,164 ha (consists of forests = 57.74%
and non-forest = 42.26%); sheltered regions = 67,491,646 ha (consists
of forest = 81.56% and non-forest = 18.44%).
Israel is located in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean
Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon next to Syria and Jordan. The total
area of over 20,770 sq km and a coastline of about 190 km along
the Mediterranean. The area of lakes (sea of Galilee and Dead
sea) 440 sq km (2%). Israel lies between 340°30' - 350°45' W and
29°30' - 33°20' N. The territory of Israel measures some 420 km
from north to south and about 120 km from west to east.
The population of Israel is about 7 million of which 85% live
in the cities and towns. About 80% of the population Jewish and
20% non-Jewish (mostly Arab). Hebrew and Arabic are the two official
languages (English being the most commonly used foreign language).
The capital city of Israel is Jerusalem with population of about
700,000 inhabitants. About 40% of the population lives in the
metropolis of Tel-Aviv, which is the center of the economy and
cultural life. The population annual growth rate of about 1.2%
and population density of 305 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Iran is the large country in Middle East, with a total area of
1,648,195 sq km, lying south of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan,
and nourth of Qatar, U.A.E, Bahrein, Saudi-Arabia, Kuwait and
west of Pakistan and Afghanistan and east of Iraq and Turkey.
The Land Boundary is almost 5,261 km along above countries. The
Coast Line is about 2440 km along Caspian Sea, Oman Sea and Persian
Golf. According to the National Geographic Organization statistics
the Total length of Iranian borderlines is 8731 km. The Iran-Iraq
borderline is 1609, Iran-Turkey borderline is 486, Iran-Turkmenistan
borderline is 767, Iran-Armenia borderline is 40, Coastline in
north is 657, Iran-Afghanistan borderline is 945, Iran-Pakistan
is 978, and Coastline ...
Japan is an island nation stretching archwise in northeastern
Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The land
consists of 4 main islands and over 6,800 islands with a total
area of approximately 380,000 sq km, which is roughly the size
of California. Japan is mountainous country lying on the circum-Pacific
volcanic zone. Mountain ranges with altitude of 2,000-3,000m,
which are collectively called the Japan Alps, cross the center
of the main island. The highest point, Mt. Fuji is one of the
active volcanoes reaching 3,776m. There are 150 important volcanoes
and crustal movements cause frequent earthquakes. The Population
is approximately 127 million with an annual growth rate of 0.11%
('01-'02). The majority resides in urban areas along the Pacific
side. With few flat areas (approx. 24% of total land), its density
of population in inhabitable area is one of the highest of the
Jordan's total area is around 89,000km2 and with a population
of about 5 millions inhabitants. The Capital city of Jordan is
Amman with population of about 1.5 million inhabitants. 80% (est.)
of the total area is desert. 16% (est.) settled areas, 4% is arable
land. All forest, including re-planted areas, cover less than
one present of the country.
73% of the population are urban; less than 6% of the rural population
is nomadic or semi nomadic. 70% of the urban population lives
within 30 km of the capital city, Amman.
Kiribati is amongst the smallest island nations of the world.
The nation comprised 33 low lying coral islands and atolls scattered
along and astride the equator between the 170degrees East meridian
and 150degrees west meridian in the central Pacific ocean. This
is a stretch of 4,400km between the most eastern and western located
Kiribati claimed to be the first country to sight the new millennium
and thus renamed its most un-inhabited eastern located island
Millennium Island after the occasion. Only 20 of the 33 islands
are inhabited. Although the total land area of all the islands
put together is relatively small at only 750 sq km the vast ocean
area that surrounded the three main groups of islands (Gilbert,
Phoenix and Line islands) forming the country's exclusive economic
zone covered roughly 3.5 million sq km of the Pacific Ocean.
The population according to the recent census accounted for almost
85,000 persons in Kiribati with a growth rate of 1.8% per annum.
The capital South Tarawa with its land area of 16 sq km is home
for 43% (almost 37,000 persons) of the total population.
Korea (Rep. of):
The Korean Peninsula, located in Northeast Asia, is bordered
on the north by China and Vladivostock, Russia. To the southeast,
it juts toward the lower islands of Japan. The Korean Peninsula
is 222,154 km2, almost the same size as the U.K. or Romania. The
administrative area of the Republic of Korea is 99,585 km2, slightly
larger than Hungary or Portugal and a little smaller than Ireland.
The Republic of Korea is composed of nine provinces and 6 metropolitan
cities. Its capital city is Seoul. The landscape of the country
is spectacular in its variations, about 70 percent of it being
mountainous. More than 3,000 islands dot the coastline.
Latvia is to be found in the North-eastern Europe, on the eastern
coast of the Baltic Sea. It is the central country of three Baltic
States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). The territory of the Republic
of Latvia is 64 589 square kilometers. The length of state border
is 1,862 km, but the length of the coastline - 494 km. Latvia
borders Estonia, Russia, Belarus and Lithuania. The capital of
the state is Riga, almost one third of the population of the state
lives there (at the beginning of 2005 - 731,762).
The landscape of Latvia is marked by lowland planes and hills.
The average altitude of Latvia is 87 m over sea level. Inland-waters
cover 2,543 km2 or approximately 4% of the territory of country.
In Latvia, there are totally 750 rivers that are longer than 10
km, and ...
Lithuania is located at the western end of the East European
Plain, on the shores of the Baltic Sea. It borders Latvia, Belarus,
Poland and the Russian Federation (Kaliningrad district) and is
the biggest of the three Baltic States. The total area is 65,300
sq. kilometers making the total of 1273 km land boundaries and
99 km of coastline bordering the Baltic Sea. The geographical
centre of Europe (54°51' north and 25°19' east) lies in Lithuania,
20 kilometres north of Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania.
There are 758 rivers and streams longer than ten kilometers. The
longest river is the Nemunas at 937 km in length (475 km through
Lithuania). The country boasts more than 2800 lakes covering 1.5%
of the country's area. Lithuania is a low-lying country, its highest
point rising 292 meters above ...
The Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR), being part of
the China Territory, is located at the Pearl River Delta of the
southeastern coast of Mainland China. The territory, 26.8 sq km
in area, consists of the Macao Peninsula, Taipa Island and Coloane
Island - the Macao Peninsula is connected to the Taipa Island
by two bridges and the two islands are connected by reclaimed
lands. The highest peak, of 170.6 m in height, is located on the
Coloane Island. Macao has undergone many substantial changes in
shape and size over its history. In the last century alone Macao
has more than doubled its land area.
The population is approximately 441.6 thousands, with about 95
percent of the population Chinese and 5 percent Portuguese, Europeans
and from other countries. More than 85 percent of the population
resides in the Macao peninsula, others in Taipa and Coloane Island,
as well as the maritime area.
Malaysia covers an area of about 329,758 sq. km, consisting of
11 states in Peninsular Malaysia, 2 states in the island of Borneo
(Sabah and Sarawak) and 3 Federal Territories. Peninsular Malaysia,
covering 131,598 sq. km. has its frontier with Thailand and Singapore
while the states in Borneo covering 198,160 sq. km. borders the
territory of Indonesia's Kalimantan to the South and Brunei to
the North. Malaysia lies close to the equator between latitudes
1°and 7° North and Longitudes 100° and 119° East. The population
is approximately 24.92 million, with a growth rate of about 1.7%.
Malaysia is a muti-racial country and the majority of the population
resides along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
Population: Total up to 2000: 97,483,412
Size of country:
Territorial surface 1,964,375 km2
Conterminuous 1,959,248 km2
Insular 5,127 km2
Areas of urban use: 20,692,331 ha (approximately)
Land use with farming surface (in million ha):
Only by irrigation 3.80
Only by rainy season 23.20
By Irrigation and rainy season 4.10
Namibia is located on the southwestern corner of Africa and covers
an area of 834,295 square kilometers, which makes it the 31st
largest country in the world. It shares long borders with Angola
in the north, Botswana in the east and through the Caprivi Zipfel
touches Zambia and Zimbabwe. Its natural boundaries are the Kunene,
Kavango and Zambezi River systems in the north and the Orange
River in the south. These are also Namibia's four perennial rivers.
Topographically, Namibia can be divided into three distinct regions:
the Namib and Kalahari Deserts, the Central Plateau and the northern
Savannah Grasslands. It is a country with unique beauty and scenery;
of wide, open spaces; of constantly moving golden sand-dunes;
of arid and barren terrain; of hardy flora and fauna; ...
Nepal is a land locked country surrounded by China in North and
India in South, East and West. The elevation ranges almost from
60m to 8848m, the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest (Mount
Sagarmatha) Out of 14 peaks with more than 8000 m high of the
world, 8 peaks are in Nepal. Geographically, it is located between
26 degree N to 31degree N latitude and 80 degree E to 88 degree
E longitude of the globe. The length in the east-west direction
is about 885 km. and the width in the north-south direction varies
between 145 km to 245 km. The area of the country is 147,181 sq.
km. Depending upon the elevation, the country is divided into
five physiographic regions namely: Terai (Plain area) 60-300 m,
The Netherlands is a country located in Western Europe, bordering
the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany. It is located at the
delta of three major European rivers (Rhine, Maas, Schelde). The
area of land is 33,883 km2 and of water 7,643 km2. The geographical
coordinates are 52 30 N, and 5 45 E. The terrain consists of mostly
coastal lowland and reclaimed land (polders), with some hills
in the southeast. The lowest point is -7 m (Zuidplaspolder) and
the highest point +322 m (Vaalserberg). It is estimated that 8%
is urban land, 58% is agricultural land, 7% is forest, 3% is natural
reserve, and the rest is various. There are 6.6 million buildings.
The population of the Netherlands is 16,067,754 people (1 July
2002). The GDP is 434 bill $, the growth rate 0.3 % (2002). The
GDP by composition is agriculture 3%, industry 26% and services
New Zealand is situated in the Southwest Pacific (Te Moana Nui
a Kiwa) ocean, some 2000 km east of Australia in temperate latitudes,
and lies close to the 180° meridian, extending from the 162nd
degree of east longitude and 173rd degree of west longitude, and
between the 33rd and 53rd parallels of south latitude.
New Zealand's people are principally derived from Maori (Polynesian)
and European descent. English and Maori are the two official languages.
English is most widely spoken, though the Maori language, is making
a comeback due to the revival of Maori culture. New Zealand has
a population of 4m, of whom about 15% are Maori or of Maori descent.
Norway covers the western and northern sections of the Scandinavian
peninsula, and includes the northern territories of Jan Mayen
Island and the Svalbard archipelago. In the east, Norway borders
with Sweden, Finland and Russia. At the very north is the Barents
Sea and in the west the Norwegian Sea. The North Sea and Skagerrak
lies off the southern coast. Norway is 1,752 km long from Lindesnes
to Nordkapp. The coastline is 21,112 km, and the country is covering
323,802 sq km. The population is around 4.5 million (2002). In
the southern hemisphere Bouvet Island, Peter I Island and Queen
Maud Land are Norwegian territories.
Norway is richly endowed with natural resources, including oil,
gas, fish, timber and waterfalls used for hydropower. But only
a small percentage of Norway's land area is suitable for productive
agriculture or forestry. All over the country you could find wilderness
including large forest areas, different pristine landscape and
mountainous tracts. The highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen, is 2469
meter over sea level.
Philippines is one of the South East Asian countries, composed
of around 7,100 islands with a land area of approximately 30 Million
hectares and lying north of the Equator with the South China Sea
on the west and the Pacific Ocean on the east. Specifically, it
is scattered within 4 degrees to 22 degrees Latitudes and 116
degrees to 127 degrees Longitudes.
There are three (3) major group of islands namely : Luzon, Visayas
and Mindanao. Largest group of islands is Luzon with an area of
around 13,900,041 hectares followed by Mindanao with an area of
around 10,671,365 hectares and the Visayas region with an area
of around 5,662,632 hectares. Of the total number of islands,
there are ...
Based on statistics, emanating from Census 2001, dated October
2001, the 2nd Census in a democratic South Africa, the estimated
population of South Africa is 44,8 million people. The 1st Census
dated October 1996, indicated an estimated population of 40,6
million people. 55,4% live in urban areas and 44,6% in rural areas.
South Africa is located at the southern tip of the continent of
Africa . The geographic co-ordinates are 22 00-34 00 South and
16 00-32 00 East. It has an area of 1,219,912 sq.km, which includes
Marion and Prince Edward Islands. This is slightly less than twice
the size of Texas. It's land boundaries total 4,862 km and its
coastline extends for 2,798 kms. Its border countries are Botswana,
Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, ...
Sri Lanka is a topical island, lies southeast of the Southern
tip of India, and well known to travellers of many nationalities
from ancient times. Total area is 65600 km2 . Major climatic zones
are Wet, Dry and Intermediate. Population has increased from 2.76
million in 1881 to the present 20 million, recording a sharp increase
particularly after Independence. Population concentrates heavily
in the southwest and central regions of the island and in the
Jaffna Peninsula. The Dry Zone, in spite of state-aided settlement
schemes in recent decades, remains sparsely populated. Sri Lanka's
highest point is over 2,524 meters at Piduruthalagala Peak.
Sweden has about 450,000 km2 and a population close to 9 million.
About 80% live in urban areas.
Switzerland is situated in the centre of Western Europe, bordering
with Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy and France. Its territory
covers an area of 41,290 sq km and is dominated by mountain ranges
(Alps in the South, Jura in the Northwest) with a central plateau
of plains, rolling hills and large lakes. The highest point is
Dufourspitze with 4,634m, while the lowest point is Lago Maggiore
at 193m above sea level.
The total population is 7,261,000 (end of 2001). The five largest
urban areas are Zurich (943,400), Geneva (457,500), Basle (401,600),
Berne (319,100), and Lausanne (288,100). There are four languages
in Switzerland that are used and recognized as official administrative
languages. About 65% of the population speak German, 19% French,
8% Italian, and 1% Romansch; a remaining 7% speak other languages.
Tanzania is located on the east coast of Africa between latitude
1°S and 12°S, and 29°E and 41°E. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda
to the North, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo
to the West, Zambia to the Southwest, Malawi and Mozambique to
the South, and the Indian Ocean to the East. Tanzania is predominantly
agricultural with emerging mining activities.
Tanzania mainland has an area of about 931,000 km2 of which 886,000
km2 is land and the rest is water. 23% of the land is allocated
to reserve areas such as National Parks and Forests. Only 5% of
the land area is cultivated. The rest of the area is pastureland.
The Republic of Turkey is located at a point where the three
continents making up the old world. Geographically, the country
is located in the northern half of the hemisphere at a point that
is about halfway between the equator and the North Pole, at a
longitude of 36 degrees N to 42 degrees N and latitude of 26 degrees
E to 45 degrees E. Turkey is roughly rectangular in shape. The
actual area of Turkey inclusive of its lakes is 814,578 square
kilometers, of which 790,200 are located in Asia and 24,378 in
Europe. Turkey has a population 67.8 million (as of 2002 data).
66% of them live in cities and towns. Istanbul, the most crowded
city of Turkey, has 15% of the total population of the country.
In terms of population, Turkey ...
of the Central Asian States lies in the heart of Asia, in the territory
known since ancient times as Bactria, Maverannahr, and later on
as Turkestan. Since ancient times, the geopolitical location of
Uzbekistan has been where the main caravan roads traversed to link
Asia and Europe, predicting the historical richness of the land.
The country is situated in the middle of Central Asia between the
Amu-Darya and Syr-Darya rivers. The highest point is 4,643 m. The
country has a land area of approximately 447,400 square km and total
population approximately 26 million, with a growth rate of about
2 %, the percentage of population in urban areas is 37.3% and in
rural areas 62.7%.
La República Bolivariana de Venezuela se localiza al norte de
Suramérica, geográficamente se ubica entre los 00º45' y 15º40'
de latitud norte y entre los 59º45' y 73º25' de longitud oeste.
Limita al norte con la República Dominicana, Antillas Neerlandesas
y Estados Unidos (puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes Estadounidenses);
por el este con Francia (Martinica y Guadalupe), Trinidad - Tobago
y Guayana; por el sur con Brasil y Colombia, y por el oeste con
Colombia. Su territorio emergido ocupa 916,445 Km2 y sus espacios
marítimos cubren cerca de los 900,000 Km2, y una población de
23,054,210 habitantes de los cuales 11,402,689 son hombres y 11,651,341
mujeres. El 94% de dicha población se ubica al norte del Orinoco
fundamentalmente en ...