Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is the eastern part of Europe. For a long time, the definition has been the countries that were subject to the Warsaw Pact, but with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the enlargement of the EU, the border has moved further east. Today, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova will typically be characterized as Eastern European countries. The eastern border of Eastern Europe is at the Ural Mountains,…

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World Heritage Sites and Culture in Slovakia

Historic Center of Bardejov (World Heritage)

World Heritage Sites (K) and World Natural Heritage (N) original farming village Vlkolínec belonging to Ružomberok (K; 1993) Spis Castle (Spissky Hrad) with the city church plan (Spišské Podhradie) and Zipser chapter (Spišská Kapitula) (K; 1993) Mining town of Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz) (K; 1993) Caves in the Aggtelek and Slovak Karst (N; 1995) Old town of Bardejov (Bartfeld) (K; 2000) Primeval beech forests of the Carpathian Mountains (N; 2007) Wooden…

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World Heritage Sites in Slovenia

Mercury extraction in Almadén and Idrija (World Heritage)

World Heritage Sites (N) and World Heritage Sites (K) Škocjan karst caves (N; 1988) Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps (K; 2011) Historic sites of mercury extraction: Almadén and Idrija (K; 2012) Old beech forests and primeval beech forests in the Dinaric Mountains (N; 2017) Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps (World Heritage) The cross-border world heritage of the 111 selected prehistoric sites in six Alpine countries includes 18 pile-building…

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Ukraine History Timeline

Ukraine History Timeline

According to ehealthfacts, Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe with an estimated 45,593,300 (2012) residents. The border countries are Russia, Poland, Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova. To the south, it is adjacent to the Black Sea, where the Crimean peninsula is located. In terms of area, Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe after Russia. The capital is Kiev with 2.6 million. residents. Until 1991, Ukraine was a…

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Latvia History Timeline

Latvia History Timeline

According to constructmaterials, the Republic of Latvia is a country in Northern Europe. The country borders the Baltic Sea and is one of the three Baltic countries together with Estonia and Lithuania, which are Latvia’s neighboring countries to the north and south, respectively. To the east, the country borders Russia and Belarus. TIMELINE: 2000 BCE – The first residents of Latvia were nomadic tribes of hunters, fishermen and gatherers who…

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Lviv Old Town (World Heritage)

Lviv Old Town (World Heritage)

Lviv, the old Lemberg, has been the administrative and economic center of Galicia since its foundation in the 13th century. The urban community of Poles, Germans, Ukrainians, Armenians and Jews formed a melting point of cultures, which was also reflected in the cityscape. Outstanding examples include the Dominican Church, the Jesuit Church, the Armenian Cathedral, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition, the City Hall and…

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Shopping and Eating in Slovenia

Eating in Slovenia

SHOP Overview Beautifully crafted craftsmanship can be found everywhere in Slovenia. Popular souvenirs are bobbin lace (the delicately crafted laces from Idrija are particularly fine), crystal glass from Rogaška, wood carvings, pottery and Slovenian wines and schnapps. A special souvenir are Panjska Koncnic – small pictures that are painted on the headboard of a beehive; mostly religious, fairytale or folkloric scenes are depicted. In the coastal region, sea salt is…

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Slovenia Travel Overview

Slovenia Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Republic of Slovenia. Capital Ljubljana. Geography According to a2zgov, Slovenia is a small country with transit roads crisscrossed from north to south and east to west. Slovenia borders Italy in the west, Austria in the north, Hungary in the northeast and Croatia in the south. Mountains, lush forests and rivers determine the varied landscape. The most important port on the 47 km long Adriatic…

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Shopping and Eating in Bulgaria

Eating in Bulgaria

SHOP Overview Popular souvenirs include handicrafts such as lace doilies, wood carvings, toys, leather goods, and jewelry. The handcrafted colorful blankets, carpets and traditional costumes, which are woven by Bulgarian women and embroidered with artistic patterns, are particularly beautiful. Typical souvenirs are also spirits, wine and sweets. Branded clothing is imported from Turkey and is available cheaply. Eyeglass frames are up to 50% cheaper in Bulgaria. The best shopping in…

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Bulgaria Economy and Currency

Bulgaria Currency

ECONOMY Business etiquette Appointments should be made in advance. It is customary to invite Bulgarian business partners to dinner according to areacodesexplorer. Opening hours Business hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5.30pm. Economy Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Central Europe c / o SOFI Swiss Organization for Facilitating Investments Stauffacherstraße 45, CH-8026 Zurich Tel: (044) 249 48 80. Internet: www.sec-chamber.ch German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce F.J. Curie Str. 25 A, BG-1113 Sofia Tel: (02)…

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