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« Reply #3060 on: February 03, 2018, 03:59:47 PM »
East Timor (or Timor-Leste) - A small country in Southeastern Asia and the first new independent nation of the 21st century after a long struggle against Indonesian occupation. East Timor has nine major indigenous languages and it's the only Christian country in Asia in addition to the Philippines, Armenia and Georgia. The capital is called Dili and it is located on the northern coast of the country.
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« Reply #3061 on: February 03, 2018, 04:31:05 PM »
Rio Rancho - A city of approximatley 95,000 people located in the southwestern United States in the state of New Mexico. It's a suburb of Albuquerque (the state's largest city) and is itself the third largest city in New Mexico, behind Las Cruces and Albuquerque. Its nickname is "The City of Vision". It has a very high population of people in witness relocation.
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« Reply #3062 on: February 03, 2018, 06:01:17 PM »
Oulunkyl‰ (consider the last letter A) - A neighborhood in northern Helsinki, the Finnish capital. Largely a rural area until the early 20th century, today Oulunkyl‰ is home to over 22 thousand people. It borders the Central Park of Helsinki which is a large woodland and recreational area spreading towards the Vantaa river which forms part of the boundary between Helsinki and a neighboring city which holds the same name as the river.
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« Reply #3063 on: February 03, 2018, 10:48:53 PM »
(Actually, I decided to accept the challenge of that last letter.)

ƒtran - A river in Sweden that is 240 km long, has a drainage basin area of 3343 km sq, and drains southwest into the sea of Kattegat.

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« Reply #3064 on: February 11, 2018, 06:04:03 PM »
Nicosia - The capital of Cyprus. Located in the central parts of the island, on the Mesaoria plain, the city is cut in half between the areas governed by the separatist Turkish state and the recognized Cypriot government. Ever since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nicosia is the last shared capital in the world.

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« Reply #3065 on: February 11, 2018, 06:45:17 PM »
Aurora - a city of approximately 325,000 people located in the state of Colorado in the United States. It is the third most populous city in Colorado, behind Colorado Springs and Denver, the latter of which Aurora is a suburb of. It spans three counties, with most of the city lying within Arapahoe and Adams counties, and a small portion in Douglas county. It made headlines a few years ago when there was a mass shooting in a movie theater there.

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« Reply #3066 on: February 12, 2018, 11:05:54 PM »
Albany - Capital of the state of New York. Founded by the Dutch in 1614 as Fort Nassau and later as Fort Orange, when the British took control of the colony in 1664, it was renamed after the Duke of Albany (later Kings James II of England). Officially chartered as a city in 1686 (the oldest continuous such charter in the United States), it became the state capital in 1797. It was a major center of trade in the 18th and 19th centuries due to its location at the north end of the navigable part of the Hudson River and on the eastern terminus of the Erie Canal that connected to the Great Lakes.

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« Reply #3067 on: February 13, 2018, 06:26:53 PM »
Yangon (formerly Rangoon) - The largest city and former capital of Myanmar. Yangon has managed to preserve most of the old colonial architecture of the British era but around the well-preserved central parts of the city opens many impoverished areas with limited infrastructure. It is also a major Buddhist center and a home to Shwedagon Pagoda which is believed to house many relics from the founding fathers of the religion. Its name meaning End of Strife, Yangon lost its capital status to newly built Naypyidaw in 2005.

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« Reply #3068 on: February 13, 2018, 07:09:38 PM »
Niue - a small island in the South Pacific that is a freely-associated state of New Zealand. It was first settled by Samoans around 900 AD, and it was later settled by people from Tonga in the 1500s. Now it boasts a population of approximately 1600, along with its own language, which 40% of the island's population speaks exclusively. It also has its own currency, but it primarily uses the New Zealand dollar. James Cook, the first European to try and land there in 1774, named it "Savage Island", which endured for several centuries before the island's traditional name (Niue) started to be used again.
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« Reply #3069 on: February 14, 2018, 06:11:39 AM »
I already used Niue on the last page. :D

Edinburgh of the Seven Seas - The only hamlet on the British-administered island of Tristan de Cunha. Home to less than 300 people, Edinburgh is the most remote permanently inhabited place in the world with the nearest other village being located on Saint Helena, more than 2,100 km away. The surrounding archipelago is home to Gough and Inaccessible islands which were proclaimed World Heritage Sites in 1995 due to their importance for rare bird species. Tristan de Cunha is only accessible by ships from South Africa which have very irregular timetables as the islands don't have an airport of their own.

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« Reply #3070 on: February 14, 2018, 11:28:33 PM »
Quote from: Sovereign on Feb 14 2018, 05:11:39 AM
I already used Niue on the last page. :D
Sorry. I forgot you'd done it, and I wanted to take a little break from doing places in New Mexico and Colorado.

Salida - a town of approximately 5200 people located in southern Colorado along the Arkansas river. Its name is the Spanish word for "exit". It is the county seat and most populous city for Chaffee County.

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« Reply #3071 on: February 15, 2018, 10:19:41 AM »
Arunachal Pradesh - A state of India located in the far northeastern parts of the country. Located on the foothills of the Himalayas, Arunachal has been greatly commended for its natural beauty and named as the Paradise of the Botanists. China claims most of the state as South Tibet and it a focus of one of the two major territorial disputes between the two countries, the other area being called Aksai Chin near Kashmir. Arunachal's capital is called Itanagar and the state population is about 1,4 m people, the third lowest in the country.

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« Reply #3072 on: February 15, 2018, 10:30:26 PM »
Hilo - With a population of 43,263, it is the largest settlement (it's not officially a city) on the big island of Hawaii, and county seat of Hawaii county. Located on the eastern coast of the island, this area has been inhabited since at least 1100 AD, when the Polynesian settlers arrived at the Hawaiian islands. According to oral history, the name means "to twist". It's location in a somewhat funnel-shaped bay also makes it vulnerable to tsunamis, with particularly destructive ones that occurred in 1946 and 1960, and there is even a museum focused on tsunamis, the only one of its kind in the state.

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« Reply #3073 on: February 22, 2018, 10:24:58 AM »
O'ahu - an island located in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is the most populous and third largest of the Hawaiian islands. It is also home to the state capital, Honolulu.
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« Reply #3074 on: February 22, 2018, 10:20:44 PM »
United Kingdom - A country in Europe that consists of four "countries": England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland; with the first three consisting of the entire island of Great Britain. England conquered Wales in the late 13th century, England and Scotland joined to form the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707, then all of Ireland was also joined to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Much of Ireland later became independent in 1922, with the northern portion of the island remaining part of the country, leading to its current full name of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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« Reply #3075 on: March 08, 2018, 06:44:24 AM »
Mykolaiv is a city in southern Ukraine, the administrative center of the Mykolaiv Oblast.

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« Reply #3076 on: March 09, 2018, 09:00:45 PM »
Vermont - A state in the United States of America. It has an area of 9,616 sq mi (4,923 sq km) (ranked 45th of 50) and a total population of 624,594 (ranked 49th of 50). It was admitted as a state on March 4, 1791, the 14th state to join the union, making it the first one after the original thirteen colonies. Prior to that, as a result of land disputes between the neighboring colonies of New York and New Hampshire, it was an independent republic from 1777 until its admission into the United States in 1791.
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« Reply #3077 on: May 23, 2018, 03:06:20 PM »
The Touraine District (District 10) is a municipal district in the city of Gatineau, Quebec. The district was known as Riverains from 2002 to 2009.