Showing posts with label Countries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Countries. Show all posts

Monday, April 4, 2022

Bonaire


We just learned about the country of United States Virgin Islands

Let's learn a little about the country of Bonaire!

This country is in C, and borders B.
It is about 300 square kilometers, and about 20,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak Dutch or Papiamento.


(from: wikipedia - bonaire)

The flag of Bonaire is sideways stripes of yellow, white and blue.
In the middle of the white is a black compass circle with a red star in it.
Blue is for the sea, white is for the sky, and yellow is for the sun.
The compass is for the people of Bonaire who come from all over the world.
The six pointed star is for the six villages that were first built on the island.


(from: wikipedia - )

Salt is a big business in this country, with things called salt pans which are flat salty wet areas where salt dries up and can be farmed.

(from: wikipedia - bonaire)

The cactus plant grows easily in this country, so in some places people would grow the cactus plant as a type of fence for their land.

(from: wikipedia - bonaire)


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Monday, March 28, 2022

United States Virgin Islands


We just learned about the country of Curaçao.

Let's learn a little about the country of US Virgin Islands!

This country is in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico.
It is about 350 square kilometers, and about 87,000 people people live there.
The people in this country speak English or Creole.


(from: wikipedia - united states virgin islands)

The flag of US Virgin Islands is an eagle holding a laurel for freedom and three arrows for the three main islands, with the letters V and I around the eagle for Virgin Islands.


(from: wikipedia - flag of the united states virgin islands)

To eat in this country you might have Johnnycake, which is a type of corn bread.


(from: wikipedia - johnnycake)

Visiting this country you might go see TrunK Bay, which is named after the Leatherback Turtles that are nicknamed Trunks.

(from: wikipedia - trunk bay)


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Monday, March 21, 2022

Curaçao


We just learned about the country of Turks and Caicos Islands

Let's learn a little about the country of Curaçao!

This country is in the Caribbean Sea, just north of South America.
It is about 444 square kilometers, and about 155,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak either Dutch, Papiamentu, or English.
Papiamentu is a language made up of a mixture of Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch.
The country is a land owned by the Netherlands, and it is made up of one main island and then a smaller one called Klein Curaçao.


(from: wikipedia - curaçao)

The flag of Curaçao is blue with a yellow stripe and two white stars.
The blue is for the sea nand the sky, the yellow is for the sun, and the stars are for the two islands that make up this country.


(from: wikipedia - flag of curaçao)

To eat in this country you might have oliebol, which are like donuts!


(from: wikipedia - oliebol)

Visiting this country you might go to one of the country's many beaches, like Kliene Knip

(from: wikipedia - kliene knip)

One of the bridges in this country is called Queen Emma Bridge. It is a movable bridge called a swing bridge.
The bridge is on floating pontoons, and it will split in the middle and swing out to make room for boats that need to go through.

(from: wikipedia - queen emma bridge)


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Monday, March 14, 2022

Turks and Caicos Islands


We just learned about the country of Martinique

Let's learn a little about the country of Turks and Caicos Islands!

This is a territory owned by Britain in the Caribbean Sea, and is southeast of Florida.
There are about 30 islands, with Caicos being the biggest ones and Turks the smaller ones.
They make up about 1,000 square kilometers, and about 57,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak either English, Creole or Spanish.


(from: wikipedia - turks and caicos islands)

The flag of Turks and Caicos Islands has a blue background, with the British flag on the top left, and the coat of arms of Turks and Caicos on the right.
The coat of arms has a yellow shield with a conch shell, lobster and Melocactus.

The Melocactus that is found on the island has a red top that looks like a Turkish hat called a fez, which is where the island got the name Turks.


(from: wikipedia - flag of the turks and caicos islands)

To eat in this country you might have conch fritters.


(from: wikipedia - turks and caicos islands)

Visiting this country you might go to one of the beautiful beaches on the island, like Columbus Landfall Beach, which was named this because some people think this is where Columbus first landed when he crossed the ocean.

(from: wikipedia - turks and caicos islands)

There is a statue of the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the island, because after it went into outer space, it came down and splashed into the ocean right next to the Turks and Caicos islands and was brought to the island.

(from: wikipedia - turks and caicos islands)


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Monday, March 7, 2022

Martinique


We just learned about the country of Guadeloupe

Let's learn a little about the country of Martinique!

This country is in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela.
It is about 1,000 square kilometers, and about 360,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak either French or Creole.


(from: wikipedia - martinique)

The island of Martinique is owned by France, so their country flag is the French flag.
There is a flag just for the island that is blue and white with snakes on it.


(from: wikipedia - coat of arms of martinique)

To eat in this country you might have Colombo, which is a type of curry or stew with meat, vegetables, spices, and coconut milk.


(from: wikipedia - ginataag manok)

Visiting this country you might go see Mount Pelée, which is an active volcano on the island. Mount Pelée means bald mountain.

(from: wikipedia - mont pelee)

Les Salines is a big sandy beach that is a haven for sea turtles to come lay their eggs in the sand.

(from: wikipedia - martinique)


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Monday, February 28, 2022

Guadeloupe


We just learned about the country of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Let's learn a little about the country of Guadeloupe!

This is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Cuba.
Even though the islands are part of North America, they are part of the country of France.
It is about 1,600 square kilometers, and about 400,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak French or Creole.


(from: wikipedia - guadeloupe)

The flag of Guadeloupe is blue, yellow and green with a picture of a sun and a bird.
Because it is a region to France, it says "Region Guadeloupe" on it.


(from: wikipedia - coat of arms of guadeloupe)

To eat in this country you might have Passion Fruit, which is a type of fruit that tastes kind of like a guava.


(from: wikipedia - passiflora edulis)

Visiting this country you might go see one of the many beautiful beaches, like Grande Anse Beach.

(from: wikipedia - guadeloupe)

There are volcanoes on the island, like La Soufrière Volcano crater.

(from: wikipedia - guadeloupe)


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Monday, February 7, 2022

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


We just learned about the country of Barbados

Let's learn a little about the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines!

This country is in the Caribbean Sea, just north of South America, and just west of Barbados.
It is about 390 square kilometers, and about 110,000 people live there.
The country is made up of about 32 small islands.
The people in this country speak either English or Creole.


(from: wikipedia - saint vincent and the grenadines)

The flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is blue, yellow and green, with three green diamonds in the middle of the yellow.
Blue is for the sky and sea, yellow is for the sand and sun, and green is for the plants and life.
Three diamonds in the middle are for the nickname for the country of the "Gem of the Antilles", and it's in the shape of a V because of the Saint Vincent.


(from: wikipedia - flag of saint vincent and the grenadines)

To eat in this country you might have Pumpkin Soup

(from: wikipedia - pumpkin soup)

Visiting this country you might go see La Soufrière, a volcano that has erupted many times, even recently in 2021.

(from: wikipedia - la soufrière (volcano))

There is a private island called Mustique that means mosquito, where only a few super rich people like Tommy Hilfiger own the island and have very fancy private houses and beaches.

(from: wikipedia - mustique)


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Monday, January 31, 2022

Barbados


We just learned about the country of Antigua and Barbuda

Let's learn a little about the country of Barbados!

This is a very small island country in the Caribbean Sea, just north of Trinidad and Tobago, and South America.
It is about 439 square kilometers, and about 287,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak either English or Creole.


(from: wikipedia - barbados)

The flag of Barbados is vertical stripes of blue, yellow, and blue with a black trident in the middle.
Blue is for the ocean and sky, yellow is for the sand, and the three points of the trident are for government of the people, by the people and for the people.
The bottom of the trident is broken to show that they are not part of a colony and owned by another country anymore after their freedom.


(from: wikipedia - flag of barbados)

To eat in this country you might have fried breadfruit, which is kind of like a jackfruit.


(from: wikipedia - breadfruit)

Visiting this country you might go to Miami Beach

(from: wikipedia - miami beach, barbados)

There is a large cave in Barbados called Harrison's Cave that has a small train ride you can take through the caves.
Some places you get to stop and get out and walk aroud the cave, like one spot called The Great Hall is 15 meters high.


(from: wikipedia - harrison's cave)


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Monday, January 3, 2022

Trinidad and Tobago


We just learned about the country of Jamaica

Let's learn a little about the country of Trinidad and Tobago!

This country is in the Caribbean, just north of the South American country of Venezuela.
The main big island is Trinidad, and the smaller main island is Tobago.
There are about 30 total islands in this country, with the others all smaller than Tobago.
The total land of all the islands is about 5,000 square kilometers, and about 1.3 million people live there.
The people in this country mostly speak either English or Creole.


(from: wikipedia - Trinidad and Tobago)

The flag of Trinidad and Tobago is red, with a black diagonal line, and two white diagonal lines on it.
The red is for courage and the fire of the sun, the black is for dedication and the earth, and the white is for purity and water.


(from: wikipedia - flag of trinidad and tobago)

To eat in this country you might have food called doubles, which is flat fried dough filled with chickpeas and curry.


(from: wikipedia - doubles (food))

Visiting this country you might go to Pigeon Point, to see one of the best beaches in the country.

(from: wikipedia - pigeon point, tobago)

Trinidad has a place called Pitch Lake, which is the largest deposit of asphalt in the world, with around 10 million tons.

(from: wikipedia - pitch lake)


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Monday, December 27, 2021

Jamaica


We just learned about the country of The Bahamas

Let's learn a little about the country of Jamaica!

This country is in the Caribbean, south of the island of Cuba.
It is about 4,000 square miles, and about 2.7 million people live there.
The people in this country speak English or Jamaican Patois.


(from: wikipedia - jamaica)

The flag of Jamaica has a green triangle on top and bottom, black triangles on left and right, and a yellow X in the middle.
Black is for strength of the people, gold is for the wealth and sunshine, and green is for the plants.


(from: wikipedia - flag of jamaica)

To eat in this country you might have Ackee and Saltfish. Ackee is a type of fruit that is almost like a cream cheese, and it is boiled with the fish and then usually eaten with rice or bread.


(from: wikipedia - ackee and saltfish)

Visiting this country you might go to the Doctor's Cave Beach Club.
This is a nice beach that was owned by a doctor who had a hospital there, and believed that the water was so great it was almost like it had healing powers.
He let his friends swim there, and then later gave the land to be free for everyone to use.


(from: wikipedia - doctor's cave beach club)

There is a small beach in a town called Oracabessa where called James Bond Beach, because the person who wrote the James Bond books lived there in Jamaica.
Some parts of the James Bond movies were also filmed at this beach.


(from: wikipedia - orcabessa)


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Monday, December 20, 2021

The Bahamas


We just learned about the country of El Salvador

Let's learn a little about the country of The Bahamas!

This country is in the Caribbean Sea, south east of the state of Florida.
It is made up of about 700 islands, and about 3,800 square miles of land.
About 385,000 people live there, and the people speak English.


(from: wikipedia - the bahamas)

The flag of The Bahamas has a black triangle on the left, and then three sideways stripes of blue, yellow and blue.
Blue is for the water around the country, yellow is for the sunshine, and black is for strength.


(from: wikipedia - flag of the bahamas)

To eat in this country you might have conch chowder which is soup made from the animal called a conch that lives in a shell.


(from: wikipedia - conch soup)

Visiting this country you might go see Blue Lagoon Island
This is a small island that was used for many different things through the years like a zoo, or a place for pirates to stop and rest, or a place for soldiers during world war 2 to practice swimming.

(from: wikipedia - blue lagoon island)

In the Bahamas there is a lighthouse called Great Isaac Lighthouse built in 1859, that is about 151 feet tall.
In 1969 the people who were supposed to be working at the lighthouse disappeared, and some people believe it was part of the Bermuda Triangle where people disappear for no reason.

(from: wikipedia - great isaac lighthouse)


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