Showing posts with label Maps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maps. Show all posts

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 11, 2022

Cayman Islands


We just learned about the country of Bonaire

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

This country is in the Caribbean, close to Jamaica.
It is about 260 square kilometers, and about 69,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak S.


(from: wikipedia - cayman islands)

The flag of Cayman Islands is blue with the United Kingdom flag in the top left, and then the Cayman Islands coat of arms on the right.
The coat of arms has three green stars for the three islands, wavy blue and white lines for the sea, a gold lion for Britain, a turtle for the sailing, rope and a pineapple for those businesses.
At the bottom are the words He hath founded it upon the seas, which is from the Bible Psalm 24.


(from: wikipedia - flag of the cayman islands)

To eat in this country you might have Callaloo which is a type of spinach.


(from: wikipedia - callaloo)

Visiting this country you might go to Seven Mile Beach.

(from: wikipedia - seven mile beach, grand cayman)

Lots of people go scuba diving in the Cayman Islands, and there is a place called Stingray City that is very shallow water and people can swim around with stingrays.

(from: wikipedia - stingray city, grand cayman)


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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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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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