Thursday, June 17, 2010

10 countries you probably never heard about

You really have to be a geography freak to know about these countries from the list. It’s irrelevant to us how recognized they are as countries but they surely look at themselves like that. Of course a special thanks to Wikipedia for the article’s research.
 10. Vanuatu, 90% of Vanuatu people household and consume fish, and 80% are living in rural, isolated villages with their own gardens and food supplies. Scuba diving is a very popular tourist attraction here. Tsunamis are not a rare thing in Vanuatu, and earthquakes have a negative affect on the country’s economy.
 9. Nauru, a former German Empire colony is also known as Pleasant Island of the South Pacific. The people of Nauru are collecting rain water during monsoon rains between November and February because they are very limited on natural fresh water. The most popular sport in this country is Australian rules football, and they have football league with seven teams.
 8. Tuvalu, is a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. They don’t have regular military forces, and spend no money on defense. Tuvalu is the 4th smallest country in the world. The first inhabitants of the country were Polynesian people.
 7. Comoros is African island nation in the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Madagascar. The island is an old French colony, and today there is about 300 000 Comorians living in France. 98% of the population is Islamic.
 6. Guernsey  is under the responsibility of the United Kingdom but they don’t count as a part of the U.K, as well as the European Union. Guernsey is located in the English Channel on the coast of Normandy. They have complete autonomy over internal affairs, and they are discussing total independence from the British Crown.
 5. Isle of Man, also known as Mann, is self-governing British Crown Dependency, with a location in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. They are not a part of the European Union. Isle of Man economy is based on offshore banking and tourism. The island has been inhabited since before 6500 BC.
 4. Tokelau, is a non-self-governing territory of New Zealand that consists of three islands. The name Tokelau is a Polynesian word that means “north wind”. The island has the smallest economy of any country in the world that makes them almost completely dependent on subsidies from New Zealand. 96% of the population is Christians and 57% of these are women.
 3. Cook Islands, are a self-governing parliamentary democracy. With over 90 000 tourists per year, tourism is their far best industry and their leading element of the island economy, far ahead of offshore banking, marine, pearls and fruit exports. Cook Islands got named by the British navigator Captain James Cook when he arrived the islands in 1773.
 2. Pitcairn Islands, officially named the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, are a group of four volcanic islands that are formerly a British colony, the last remaining in the Pacific. The population’s language is a mix of English and Tahitian. In recent years the church has been closed because only 8 islanders have been visiting it regularly. There is only one Café and Bar on the island, and the Government Store is selling alcohol and cigarettes. They used to have moral strict laws which prohibited dancing, smoking and consummation of alcohol.
1. Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is the independent republic located between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Nagorno Karabakh is one of the most heavily mined regions of the former Soviet Union because of the 1991-1994 Nagorno-Karabakh War. They are still not recognized by any state, including Armenia. 95% of the population is Armenian, and the rest are Greeks and Kurds. Their tourism are basically directed to Armenians that live in Western countries.

20 comments:

俊偉 said...

朝著既定的目標走,就不會迷失。......................................................................

林怡洋 said...

一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。.................................................................                           

江婷 said...

生活總是起起伏伏,心情要保持快樂才好哦!!.................................................................                           

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如果成為一支火柴,也要點亮一個短暫的宇宙;如果是一隻烏鴉,也要叫疼閉塞的耳膜。.................................................................

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人生之中,比冒險更危險的一件事:不去冒險。..................................................

育隆 said...

什麼樣的學習計畫並不重要,重要的是你是什麼樣的人。............................................................

淑娟淑娟 said...

今夜星光多美好~祝你快樂~~~~..................................................................

芸茂芸茂 said...

每天都是新的心情~~希望都是好心情!!!!............................................................

姿吟 said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。............................................................

陳佑發 said...

rain before seven; fine before eleven.............................................................

承蘋承蘋 said...

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仇恨是一把雙刃劍,傷了別人,也傷了自己..................................................

國林維 said...

Learning makes life sweet.

承謝翰承謝翰 said...

Make yourself necessary to someone..................................................................

沈許玉佳貞儀 said...

Rome was not built in a day............................................................

偉曹琬 said...

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路過留言支持~~~............................................................

建枫 said...

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世間事沒有一樣沒有困難,只要有信心去做,至少可以做出一些成績。..................................................

于庭吳 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。..................................................

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