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

Monday, July 18, 2022

Brazil


We just learned about the country of Bolivia

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

This country is in South America, and borders all of the countries in South America except Ecuador and Chile.
It is about 8 million square kilometers, and about 217 million people live there.
The people in this country speak Portuguese.


(from: wikipedia - brazil)

The flag of Brazil is green with a yellow diamond in the middle, and a blue circle with a white stripe on it.
Green and yellow are for the old emperor of Brazil, the blue circle with stars is for the starry night sky over Rio de Janeiro on the night of the country's independenc, and the words across the middle of the blue circle say "Ordem e Progresso" which means Order and Progress.


(from: wikipedia - flag of brazil)

To eat in this country you might have feijoda, which is a kind of stew made with beans, beef and pork.


(from: wikipedia - feijoda)

Visiting this country you might go see the 98 foot tall Christ the Redeemer statue, made by artist Paul Landowski in 1931.
It is a status of Jesus with his arms stretched out 92 feet wide, looking over the city of Rio de Janiero.


(from: wikipedia - christ the redeemer (statue))

In the national park called Serra dos Órgãos, there is a rock called Dedo de Deus, which means finger of God.

(from: wikipedia - serra dos orgãos national park)


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Monday, July 11, 2022

Bolivia


We just learned about the country of Argentina

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

This country is in South America, and borders Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru.
It is about 1 million square kilometers, and about 12 million people live there.
The people in this country speak Spanish.


(from: wikipedia - bolivia)

The flag of Bolivia is red, yellow and green, with the coat of arms in the middle that has a llama and some wheat and some other things.
Red is for the blood of the heroes of Bolivia, yellow is for wealth, and green is for nature.


(from: wikipedia - flag of bolivia)

To eat in this country you might have pique macho, which is beef, with potatoes, onions, peppers, eggs, mustard, mayonnaise and ketchup.

(from: wikipedia - pique macho)

Visiting this country you might go see Salar de Uyuni, which is the largest salt flat in the world, at over 10,000 square kilometers.
A salt flat is a big flat area where the ground is made of hard packed salt.


(from: wikipedia - salar de uyuni)

Sol de Mañana is a place with pools of sulphur, boiling mud lakes, and steam that sprays up to 50 meters high in some places.


(from: wikipedia - sol de mañana)


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Monday, May 30, 2022

Bermuda


We just learned about the country of Saint Martin

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

This country is in the Caribbean Sea, east of the United States.

It is made up of over 180 islands, it makes up about 53 square kilometers, and about 63,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak mostly English, and some Portuguese.


(from: wikipedia - bermuda

The flag of Bermuda is red with the British flag on the top left, and the coat of arms on the right.
Bermuda's coat of arms has a red lion for England, and a picture of a shipwreck, for the first ship called the Sea Venture that brought people to Bermuda.


(from: wikipedia - bermuda)

To eat in this country you might have bermuda fish chowder, which is made of fish, tomatoes, onions, black rum and pepper sauce.


(from: wikipedia - bermuda fish chowder)

Visiting this country you might go see some of the pink sand beaches, like Astwood Park

(from: wikipedia - )

Bermuda is an archipelago, which means it is a group of small islands.
Most of the big islands are connected by bridges, and then there are a bunch of very small islands that are not very busy.

(from: wikipedia - bermuda


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Monday, May 23, 2022

Saint Martin


We just learned about the country of Anguilla

Let's learn a little about the country of Saint Martin!

This is an island in the Caribbean, just east of Puerto Rico.
It is about 87 square kilometers, and about 73,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak English, French and Dutch.

This island is actually divided into two parts. One that is called Saint-Martin and is owned by France, and the other is called Sint Maarten and is owned by the Netherlands.


(from: wikipedia - saint martin (island))

The flag of Saint-Martin is the same as the flag for France.
The flag of Sint Maarten is a white triangle on the left, then stripes of red and blue on the right.
The red is for the blood of the people, the blue is for the sea and sky, and the white has the coat of arms for the country in the middle.


(from: wikipedia - flag of sint maarten)

To eat in this country you might have a drink or jam made from guavaberry.


(from: wikipedia - myrciaria floribunda)

Visiting this country you might go see one of the many famous beaches.

(from: wikipedia - saint martin (island))


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Monday, May 16, 2022

Anguilla


We just learned about the country of Montserrat

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

This country is in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico.
It is about 91 square kilometers, and about 15,000 people live there.
The people in this country mostly speak English.


(from: wikipedia - anguilla)

The flag of Anguilla is blue, with the British flag in the top left, and shield on the right with the three orange dolphins and a blue and white background.
The dolphins stand for friendship, wisdom and strength, the white stands for peace, and the blue stands for the sea.


(from: wikipedia - flag of anguilla)

To eat in this country you might have breadfruit, which is a type of fruit that tastes kind of like potatoes, and looks like bread when it is cooked.


(from: wikipedia - breadfruit)

Visiting this country you might go see one of the many beautiful beaches like Juluca.
The beach is named after a legendary magical feathered creature that was lucky for fishermen.


(from: wikipedia - )


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Monday, May 9, 2022

Montserrat


We just learned about the country of British Virgin Islands

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

This country is in Caribbean.
It is about 102 square kilometers, and about 4,600 people live there.
The people in this country speak English and Irish.


(from: wikipedia - )

The flag of Montserrat is blue, with the British flag in the upper left. On the right is a woman named Erin who stands for Ireland, holding a harp and a cross to honor the Irish people who moved there.


(from: wikipedia - flag of montserrat)

To eat in this country you might have goat water, which is a type of stew made with goat meat and spices.


(from: wikipedia - goat water)

Visiting this country you might go see Soufrière Hills, which is an active volcano that has erupted many times and destroyed many parts of the island.


(from: wikipedia - soufrière hills)


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Monday, May 2, 2022

British Virgin Islands


We just learned about the country of Aruba

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

This country is in the Caribbean, and is made up of 4 main islands and over 50 smaller ones.
It is about 150 square kilometers, and about 30,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak most English, and sometimes Spanish.


(from: wikipedia - british virgin islands)

The flag of the British Virgin Islands is blue with the British flag and the Virgin Islands coat of arms on it.
The coat of arms has Saint Ursula holding a gold lamp and 11 other lamps, and the word Vigilate which menas Be Watchful.


(from: wikipedia - flag of the british virgin islands)

To eat in this country you might have roti, which is a type of flatbread.


(from: wikipedia - roti)

Visiting this country you might go see The Baths, which is a famous beach that also has very large boulders all over it and some tunnels and archways.

(from: wikipedia - the baths)


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Monday, April 25, 2022

Aruba


We just learned about the country of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

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

This country is in the Carribbean, and just north of South America and Venezuela.
It is about 180 square kilometers, and about 116,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak Dutch or Papiemento, which is like Portuguese and Spanish mixed.
Some people also speak English and Spanish.


(from: wikipedia - aruba)

The flag of Aruba is blue, with a red star and two sideways yellow lines.
Blue is for the ocean, yellow lines are for gold and flowers, and the star is like a compass star for all the people in Aruba that have come from different places around the world.


(from: wikipedia - flag of aruba)

To eat in this country you might have stoba, which is a stew made from papaya and goat's meat.

(from: wikipedia - aruba)

Visiting this country you might go see one of the many beautiful beaches or resorts to relax in the sunshine.

(from: wikipedia - aruba)

There are markings from ancient people who used to live in Aruba known as the Arawak.

(from: wikipedia - aruba)


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Monday, April 18, 2022

Saint Pierre and Miquelon


We just learned about the country of Cayman Islands

Let's learn a little about the country of Saint Pierre and Miquelon!

This country is in the northern Atlantic ocean, just east of Canada.
It is about 242 square kilometers, and about 6,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak French.


(from: wikipedia - saint pierre and miquelon)

The flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon is either the flag of France, or a special flag made just for the islands.
The special flag is a yellow ship called the Grande Hermine sailing on a blue sea. This was the French ship that discovered the island.
On the left are the flags of three countries that have ruled over the island: Basques, Bretons, and Normans.


(from: wikipedia - flag of saint pierre and miquelon)

Visiting this country you might go see the coastal city of St. Pierre, which is the biggest town and place where most of the business like fishing happens.

(from: wikipedia - saint pierre and miqueon)

Because Saint Pierre and Miquelon are so far to the north by Canada, they can have very harsh winters with lots of snow!

(from: wikipedia - saint pierre and miquelon)


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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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