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  Egypt Encyclopedia Article @ Involuntarily.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Byzantines were able to regain control of the country after a brief Persian invasion early in the seventh century, until in AD 639, Egypt was invaded by the Muslim Arabs.
The brief French Invasion of Egypt in 1801 had a great social impact on the country and its culture, as native Egyptians were introduced to the principals of the French Revolution and were invited to head their own government.
Egypt is the most populous country in the Middle East and the second-most populous on the African continent, with nearly 79 million people.
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 Kazakhstan Encyclopedia Article @ CNAdvertiser.com (CN Advertiser)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Population in 2006 is estimated at 15,300,000, down from 16,464,464 in 1989 [1] due to the emigration of ethnic Russians and Volga Germans.
Kazakhstan is a bilingual country: the Kazakh language, spoken by 64.4% of the population, has the status of the "state" language, while Russian is declared the "official" language, and is used routinely in business.
The 1990s were marked by the emigration of many of the country's Europeans, a process that began in the 1970s; this was a major factor in giving the autochthonous Kazakhs a majority along with higher Kazakh birthrates and ethnic Kazakh immigration from the People's Republic of China, Mongolia and Russia.
www.cnadvertiser.com /encyclopedia/Kazakhstan   (4309 words)

  
 Trinidad and Tobago - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago is a primarily industrialised country whose economy is based on petroleum and petrochemicals.
The country consists of two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and 21 smaller islands, the most important being Chacachacare, Monos, Huevos, Gaspar Grande (or Gasparee), Little Tobago and St.
English is the country's only official language, but Hindi is also spoken by some Indo-Trinidadians and widely used in popular music.
www.openencyclopedia.net /index.php/Trinidad_and_Tobago   (2542 words)

  
 Azerbaijan Encyclopedia Article @ CNAutomobiles.com (CN Automobiles)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia, it is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, and Iran to the south.
The country is formally an emerging democracy, however with strong authoritarian rule.
For most of the country, the wettest periods are in spring and autumn, with summers being the driest.
www.cnautomobiles.com /encyclopedia/Azerbaijan   (2523 words)

  
 Egypt - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
While the country is geographically situated in Africa, the Sinai Peninsula, east of the Suez Canal, is a land bridge to Asia.
Covering an area of about 1,001,450 square kilometres (386,560 square miles), Egypt borders Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, and Israel and the Gaza Strip to the northeast; on the north and the east are the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, respectively.
The ancient name for the country, kemet, or "fl land," is derived from the fertile fl soils deposited by the Nile floods, distinct from the 'red land' (deshret) of the desert.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Egypt   (4158 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of General Culture: Turkey
The Republic of Turkey or Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye), is a bicontinental country located mainly in the Anatolian peninsula, with 3% of its territory located in the Balkan region of Southeastern Europe.
Turkey borders eight countries: Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia, Armenia and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan and to the northeast; Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south.
Unlike other Muslim-majority countries, there is a strong tradition of separation of church and state (in this case mosque and state) in Turkey.
encyclopediageneral.blogspot.com /2006/02/turkey_09.html   (4203 words)

  
 Georgia (country) - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two Georgian Kingdoms of late antiquity, known to Greece and Rome as Iberia in the east of the country and Colchis in the west, were among the first nations in the region to adopt Christianity (317 AD and 523 AD, respectively).
As a result of wars against the neighbouring countries the population of Georgia was reduced to 250 000 inhabitants at one point.
The southern portion of the country is bounded by the Lesser Caucasus Mountains.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Georgia_(country)   (4243 words)

  
 The Ultimate Russia - American History Information Guide and Reference
With an area of 17,075,400 km² (6,595,600 mi²), it is the largest country in the world, covering almost twice the territory of the next-largest nation, Canada.
Formerly the dominant republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Russia is an independent country, and an influential member of the Commonwealth of Independent States, since the union's dissolution in December 1991.
The brutal rule of Joseph Stalin forced rapid industrialization of the largely rural country and collectivization of its agriculture at the cost of tens of millions of lives.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Russia   (3314 words)

  
 Egypt Encyclopedia Article @ RichEnterprisesLLC.com (Rich Enterprises LLC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Egypt (Egyptian: Km.t, Coptic: Ⲭⲏⲙⲓ Kīmi, Arabic: مصر Miṣr; Egyptian Arabic: Máṣr), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country in North Africa that includes the Sinai Peninsula, a land bridge to Asia.
One of the ancient Egyptian names of the country, km.t, or "fl land," is derived from the fertile fl soils deposited by the Nile floods, distinct from the 'red land' (dSr.t) of the desert.
Almost all the population is concentrated along the banks of the Nile (notably Alexandria and Cairo), in the Delta and near the Suez Canal.
www.richenterprisesllc.com /encyclopedia/Egypt   (4935 words)

  
 Bicontinental country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A bicontinental country is a country whose contiguous continental territory (or in case an island state - its different islands) lie in two different continents.
Countries are sorted according to percentage of European population.
Countries are sorted according to percentage of Oceanian population.
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 Happy Dogs Clup, The biggest dog resource center,breeds,cloths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two Georgian Kingdoms of late antiquity, known to Greece and Rome as Iberia in the east of the country and Colchis in the west, were among the first nations in the region to adopt Christianity (in 337 AD, or in 319 AD as recent research suggests.).
As a result of wars against the neighbouring countries the population of Georgia was reduced to 250 000 inhabitants at one point.
Georgia is the second oldest country after Armenia to declare Christianity as an official state religion of Kartli (Iberia) in 327.
www.happydogsclup.com /sdmc_Georgia_(country)   (6214 words)

  
 Cyprus - WikiGadugi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Turkey is 75 kilometres (47 miles) north; other neighbouring countries include Syria and Lebanon to the east, Israel to the southeast, Egypt to the south, and Greece to the west-north-west.
Under the Geneva Conventions of 1949, it is a war crime to transfer, directly or indirectly, the civilian population of a country power onto land under that country's military occupation.
Eventual adoption of the euro currency is required of all new countries joining the European Union, and the Cyprus government currently intends to adopt the currency on 1 January 2008.
en.wikigadugi.org /wiki/Cyprus   (6228 words)

  
 Cyprus Encyclopedia Article @ CNAdvertisers.com (CN Advertisers)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Turkey is the only country to date that recognises the administration on the northern third of Cyprus.
Geneva Conventions of 1949, it is a war crime to transfer, directly or indirectly, the civilian population of a country power onto land under that country's military occupation.
Economic affairs in Cyprus are dominated by the division of the country.
www.cnadvertisers.com /encyclopedia/Cyprus   (4931 words)

  
 TUR
A small portion of the country's territory (3%) is situated in southeastern Europe, west of the Bosphorus straits.
By September 18th, 1922 the country was liberated resulting in the Treaty of Lausanne of 1923, and after the subsequent evacuation of the British, French and Italian forces who left the shores of the modern day Turkey.
Although, unlike other majority Muslim countries, there is a strong tradition of separation of church and state in Turkey, in practice this means rather the subordination of religion to the state instead of what Westerners would consider separation.
www.measuroo.com /Acr-T/TUR.php   (5372 words)

  
 Turkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Turkey borders eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Iran and the Nakhichevan exclave of Azerbaijan to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast.
By 18 September 1922 the occupying armies were repelled and the country saw the birth of a Turkish state.
In the coming years, Atatürk's reforms changed the landscape of the country and Kemal Pasha became the Republic's first President and instituted with the aim of modernizing the new Republic from the remnants of its Ottoman past.
www.a013.com /wiki/Turkey   (5662 words)

  
 Kazakhstan Encyclopedia Article @ CNAdvertisers.com (CN Advertisers)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
IPA [kəzʌxˈstan]), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country that stretches over a vast expanse of northern and central
Kazakh Steppe, with an area of around 804,500 square kilometres (310,600 sq. mi), occupies one-third of the country and is the world's largest dry
The 1990s were marked by the emigration of many of the country's Europeans, a process that began in the 1970s; this was a major factor in giving the autochthonous Kazakhs a majority along with higher Kazakh birthrates and ethnic Kazakh immigration from the
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 DarkLyrics.com Forums :: Music Overboard :: Reuben
Turkey is the only country to date that recognises the "government" of the occupied part of Cyprus.
Economic affairs in Cyprus are dominated by the division of the country due to the Turkish occupation of the north part of the island.
Candidate country: Republic of Macedonia (referred to as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by the European Union)
forum.darklyrics.com /read.php?6,88821   (8030 words)

  
 Indonesia - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With a population of over 200 million, it is the world's fourth most populous country and the most populous Muslim-majority nation.
From 1997 to 1998, however, Indonesia became the country hardest hit by the East Asian Financial Crisis, aggravating popular discontent with Suharto, who already faced accusations of corruption, and further inflaming popular protests in early 1998.
As a highly populous country part way through a rapid industrialisation process, Indonesia faces some grave ecological issues, which are often given a lower priority due to high poverty levels and weak, under-resourced governance.
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=Indonesia   (5480 words)

  
 Top20Kazakhstan.com - Your Top20 Guide to Kazakhstan!
Kazakhstan is the ninth-largest country in the world by area, but its semi-deserts (steppe) make it only the 57th country in population, with approximately 6 persons per sq km (16 per sq mi).
The 1990s were marked by the emigration of much of the country's Europeans, a process that begun in the 1970s; this was a major factor in giving the autochthonous Kazakhs a majority along with higher Kazakh birthrates and ethnic Kazakh immigration from China, Mongolia and Russia.
In part because of the country's enormous semi-arid steppe, the Soviet government used Kazakhstan as its nuclear testing site, and this, along with near-absent pollution controls, has contributed to an alarmingly high rate of disease in many rural areas.
www.top20kazakhstan.com   (3433 words)

  
 Georgia (country) information - Search.com
Georgia (Georgian: საქართველო, transliterated as Sakartvelo), known officially from 1990 to 1995 as the Republic of Georgia, is a country in Eurasia (Eastern Europe/Western Asia)
According to most geographic definitions which consider the Caucasus as the Europe-Asia boundary, Georgia is regarded as a transcontinental country with a large part of its territory lying in Asia and a small portion in Europe.
The United Nations classification of world regions places Georgia in Western Asia though the country is frequently considered as part of Eastern Europe for cultural and historical as well as political reasons
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 Turkey - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Republic of Turkey or Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye), is a bicontinental country located mainly in Asia Minor, with 3% of its land located in the Balkans.
Unlike other Muslim-majority countries, there is a strong tradition of separation of church and state in Turkey.
PKK is a Marxist separatist group that until recently sought to create an independent Kurdish state in southeastern Turkey and parts of neighboring countries inhabited by Kurds.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/Turkey   (4575 words)

  
 Meteoroloo.com :: Trinidad and Tobago - trinidad and tobago newspapers
After changing hands between maunday trinidad and tobago the British, French, Dutch and miss trinidad and tobago Courlanders, Britain consolidated its hold on both islands during the Napoleonic Wars, and they were combined pictures of trinidad and tobago into the colony of Trinidad and Tobago in 1889.
African slaves trinidad and tobago newspapers and Indian, Chinese, Portuguese and free African indentured labourers were imported to supply labour in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Immigration from Barbados and the Lesser Antilles and from Syria and Lebanon also impacted on the ethnic make-up of the country.
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 Top20Turkey.com - Your Top20 Guide to Turkey!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Republic of Turkey or Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye), is a bicontinental country that is located in the heart of civilisations.
The Anatolian peninsula comprises most (97%) of its territory, and is situated between the Black Sea on the north and the Mediterranean Sea to south and west, with the Aegean Sea (and Marmara Sea) in between.
3% of the country's territory is situated in southeastern Europe, west of the Bosphorus straits.
top20turkey.com   (3990 words)

  
 Asia - China-related Topics AQ-AT - China-Related Topics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Maritime Southeast Asia, the countries of Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia (Bicontinental country#Countries in both Asia and Oceaniasome of the indonesian islands also lie in the Melanesia region of Oceania).
The country of Malaysia is divided in two by the South China Sea, and thus has both a mainland and island part.
Unlike the figures in the country articles, the figures in this table are based on areas including inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers) and may therefore be lower here.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Asia   (1675 words)

  
 Acidophilus notes | 15:42   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A transcontinental country is a country belonging to more than one continent.
Of course, many other countries outside Europe have cultural and historical ties to Europe as a consequence of colonization and migration.
Culturally and historically all Caribbean islands (and even some smaller continental countries) are very close together (both similar indigenous people and similar colonial past) and all of them are often labeled as North American.
www.acidophiluseffects.com /notes/?title=Bicontinental_countries   (4443 words)

  
 Top20Egypt.com - Your Top20 Guide to Egypt!
Egypt is the second most populous country in Africa, and the vast majority of its 77 million population (2005) lives less than a kilometer away from the banks of the River Nile (about 40,000 km²), where the only arable agricultural land is found.
Nearly all the population is concentrated along the River Nile, notably Alexandria and Cairo, and along the Nile Delta and near the Suez Canal.
Many theories have been proposed on the origins of the Egyptians; however, none are conclusive, and the most widely accepted theory is that Egyptian society was the result of a mix of East African and Asiatic people who moved to the Nile Valley after the Ice Age.
www.top20egypt.com   (2251 words)

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