Geography of Malta

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Malta consists of the islands of Malta (246 km²), Gozo (67 km²) and Comino (2.6 km²), as well as two uninhabited cliffs. The islands are located on a shelf surrounded by a 200–300 meter deep sea. They consist of almost horizontal tertiary sand and limestone deposits and constitute the remnants of the land bridge that once linked Sicily and Africa. The coast is steep and cut. Highest point is Ta’Dmejrek,…

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Albania Overview

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According to Digopaul, Albania has long been one of Europe’s most isolated countries, and among the last to be drawn into the fall of the Iron Curtain. The Stalinist communist regime is gone, and Albania is now a charter destination that attracts tourists with cultural treasures, pristine coves and a fascinating history. Capital: Tirana Biggest city: Tirana State: republic Language: Albanian Religion: Islam, Christian Orthodoxy, Catholicism Surface: 28 748 km²…

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Andorra Overview

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According to Digopaul, Andorra is a principality located in the Pyrenees, between Spain and France. Lilleputtlandet is one of Europe’s oldest states, and a mountainous country with partly very high peaks. Capital: Andorra La Vella Biggest city: Andorra La Vella State: principality Language: Catalan Religion: catholicism Surface: 468 km² Population: 85 300 (2013) Population density: 179 residents per km² Life expectancy: 83 years Illiteracy: 0% Currency: euro (EUR) 1 euro…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Overview

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According to Digopaul, Bosnia-Herzegovina, often referred to simply as Bosnia, is located on the Balkan Peninsula, bordering Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The country consists of the regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is populated by three constitutional ethnic groups; Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats. You have a coast almost 20 km long along the Adriatic Sea. Capital: Sarajevo Biggest city: Sarajevo State: Federal Republic Language: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian Religion: Islam, Christian…

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Cyprus Overview

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According to Digopaul, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, and a popular tourist destination among Swedes. Geographically, Cyprus is located in Asia, but is considered part of Europe for cultural and political reasons. Capital: Nicosia Biggest city: Nicosia State: republic within the EU (in 1983 the Turkish Cypriots declared the internationally unrecognized Northern Cyprus which is not a member of the EU) Language: Greek, Turkish Religion: orthodox…

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Greece Overview

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According to Digopaul, Greece has one of the most interesting cultural heritage in the world, and is often described as the cradle of civilization. The ancient cultural heritage, the sunny climate and the Greek archipelago with its whitewashed houses against a clear blue sea, attract half a million Swedes to Greece every year. Capital: Athens Biggest city: Athens State: republic within the EU Language: Greek Religion: orthodox christian Surface: 131,940…

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Italy Overview

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According to Digopaul, Italy is the world’s fifth largest tourist destination, and is visited annually by around 45 million visitors. Tuscany’s beautiful landscapes, ancient Rome, the Italian Alps and cities such as Florence and Venice are just some of the country’s tourist attractions. Capital: Gypsy Biggest city: Gypsy State: republic within the EU Language: Italian Religion: catholicism Surface: 301 230 km² Population: 59.8 million (2013) Population density: 193 residents per…

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Croatia Overview

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According to Digopaul, Croatia is located on the Balkan Peninsula on the Adriatic Sea, and is a popular summer destination. Crystal clear water, Roman palaces, old medieval towns and lots of sun and bathing are some of the reasons why the country has become so popular among Swedes. Capital: Zagreb Biggest city: Zagreb State: republic Language: Croatian Religion: catholicism Surface: 56 542 km² Population: 4.3 million (2013) Population density: 79…

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Liechtenstein Overview

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According to Digopaul, Liechtenstein is an independent principality in the Alps of Central Europe, located between Switzerland and Austria. The Prince of Liechtenstein is one of the richest heads of state in the world, and the population of the country has one of the highest living standards in the world. Liechtenstein is one of Europe’s microstates. Capital: Vaduz Biggest city: Schaan State: principality Language: German Religion: catholicism Surface: 160 km²…

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Macedonia Overview

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According to Digopaul, Macedonia is located on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe, and is slightly smaller in area than Dalarna. Due to a name conflict with Greece, the country is also known internationally as “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. Capital: Skopje Biggest city: Skopje State: republic Language: Macedonian Religion: orthodox christianity, islam Surface: 25 333 km² Population: 2.1 million (2013) Population density: 82 residents per km² Life expectancy:…

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