Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Cape Town, South Africa


Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. The city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is also Africa's most popular tourist destination. Today it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa. 2007 the city had an estimated population of 3.5 million. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Paris, France


Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. Paris France is a city full of tourist attractions, world-class art galleries and museums and beautiful parks and gardens. Take a romantic boat cruise on the Seine River or visit the Mona Lisa at the world-famous Louvre. Enjoy a fun-filled day at Disneyland Paris or experience the magic of the Eiffel Tower.  Paris France has something of interest for everyone!. The Paris metropolitan area has a population of 12,089,098 (January 2008), and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.

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Monday, 27 February 2012

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper,[3][4] making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Rio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country estimated at about R$ 343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$ 201 billion), and is the headquarters of two major Brazilian companies – Petrobras and Vale, and major oil companies and telephony in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches. Rio's Maracanã Stadium will also host the final match for 2014 FIFA World Cup. The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American city hosts the event.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Moscow Kremlin, Russia


The Moscow Kremlin is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). It is the best known of kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes four palaces, four cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. The site has been continuously inhabited since the 2nd century BC, and originates from a Vyatich fortified structure (or "grad") on Borovitsky Hill where the Neglinnaya River flowed into the Moskva River. The Slavs occupied the south-western portion of the hill as early as the 11th century, as evidenced by a metropolitan seal from the 1090s, which was unearthed by Soviet archaeologists in the area.

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