Belarus

2008-01-26 07:45:00

BelarusFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search"BLR" redirects here. For the IATA code, see HAL Bangalore International Airport.For other uses, see Belarus (disambiguation).Рэспубліка БеларусьРеспублика БеларусьRepublic of Belarus   Flag National emblem  Anthem: Мы, беларусы  (Belarusian)My, Belarusy  (transliteration)We Belarusians  Location of  Belarus  (orange) on the European continent  (white)  —  [Legend] Capital(and largest city) Minsk53°55′N, 27°33′E Official languages Belarusian, Russian Demonym Belarusian, Belarussian Government Presidential republic  -  President Alexander Lukashenko  -  Prime Minister Sergey Sidorsky Independence from the Soviet Union   -  Declared July 27, 1990   -  Established August 25, 1991   -  Completed December 25, 1991  Area  -  Total 207,600 km² (85th)80,155 sq mi   -  Water (%) negligible (183 km²)1 Population  -  2007 estimate 9,724,723 (86th)  -  1999 census 10,045,237   -  Density 49/km² (142nd)127/sq mi GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate  -  Total $79.13 billion (64th)  -  Per capita $7,700 (78th) GDP (nominal) 2006 estimate  -  Total $36.94 billion (69th)  -  Per capita $3,808 (82nd) Gini (2002) 29.7 (low)  HDI (2005)  0.804 (high) (64th) Currency rouble (BYR) Time zone EET (UTC+2)  -  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Internet TLD .by Calling code +375 1 Tourism. Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Retrieved on 2006-03-26. Belarus (IPA: /ˈbɛləruːs/) (Belarusi... Devamı

Belgium

2008-01-26 07:44:01

BelgiumFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchFor other uses, see Belgium (disambiguation).(Dutch) Koninkrijk België(French) Royaume de Belgique(German) Königreich Belgien Kingdom of Belgium   Flag Coat of arms  Motto: Eendracht maakt macht  (Dutch)L'union fait la force"  (French)Einigkeit macht stark  (German)"Strength through Unity" Anthem: The "Brabançonne"  Location of  Belgium  (dark green) – on the European continent  (light green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (light green) Capital Brussels50°54′N, 4°32′E Largest metropolitan area Brussels Capital Region Official languages Dutch, French, German Demonym Belgian Government Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy  -  King Albert II  -  Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt  -  Prime Minister-designate Yves Leterme Independence  -  Declared 4 October 1830   -  Recognized 19 April 1839  EU accession 25 March 1957 Area  -  Total 30,528 km² (139th)11,787 sq mi   -  Water (%) 6.4 Population  -  2007 estimate 10,584,534[1] (76th [2005])  -  2001 census 10,296,350   -  Density 344.32/km² (2006) (29th [2005])892/sq mi GDP (PPP) 2004 estimate  -  Total $316.2 billion (30th)  -  Per capita $31,400 (13th) Gini (2000) 33 (medium) (33rd) HDI (2005)  0.946 (high) (17th) Currency Euro (€)1 (EUR) Time zone CET (UTC+1)  -  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Internet TLD .be² Calling code +32 1 Prior to 1999: Belgian franc. 2 The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with other European Union member states. The Kingdom of Belgium is a country in northwest Europe bordered by the Netherlands (450 km), Germany (167 km), Luxembourg (148 km), and France (620 km), with a short coastline on the North Sea. It is one of the founding members of the European Uni... Devamı

Azerbaijan

2008-01-26 07:44:00

AzerbaijanFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchThis article is about the country in Eurasia. For other uses, see Azerbaijan (disambiguation).Azərbaycan Respublikası Republic of Azerbaijan   Flag Coat of arms  Motto: none Anthem: Azərbaycan Respublikasının Dövlət Himni(March of Azerbaijan)  Capital(and largest city) Baku40°22′N, 49°53′E Official languages Azerbaijani Demonym Azerbaijani Government Presidential republic  -  President Ilham Aliyev  -  Prime Minister Artur Rasizade Independence from the Soviet Union   -  Declared August 30, 1991   -  Completed December 25, 1991  Area  -  Total 86,600 km² (114th)33,436 sq mi   -  Water (%) 1.6% Population  -  2008 estimate 8,621,000 [1] (91st)  -  2002 census 8,265,000   -  Density 97/km² (100th)251/sq mi GDP (PPP) 2007 estimate  -  Total $52.35 billion (77th)  -  Per capita $6.476 (96th) Gini (2006) 36.5 (58th) HDI (2007)  0.746 (medium) (98th) Currency Manat (AZN) Time zone (UTC+4)  -  Summer (DST)  (UTC+5) Internet TLD .az Calling code +994 Azerbaijan (IPA: /ˌæzəbaɪˈʤɑːn/ (UK), /ˌɑzɚbaɪˈʤɑːn/ (US); Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası), is the largest and most populous country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, it is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, and Iran to the south. The Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan is bordered by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, and Turkey to the northwest. Nagorno-Karabakh, along with 7 other districts in Azerbaijan's southwest have been controlled... Devamı

Austria

2008-01-26 07:38:01

AustriaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchFor other uses, see Austria (disambiguation).Republik Österreich Republic of Austria   Flag Coat of arms  Anthem: Land der Berge, Land am Strome  (German)Land of Mountains, Land on the River  Location of  Austria  (dark green) – on the European continent  (light green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (light green) Capital(and largest city) Vienna48°12′N, 16°21′E Official languages Germanlocally also Hungarian, Slovenian and Croatian Demonym Austrian Government Federal Parliamentary republic  -  President Heinz Fischer  -  Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer Independence  -  Austrian State Treaty in force July 27, 1955   -  Declaration of Neutrality October 26, 1955 (before: Austrian Empire: 1804, First Austrian Republic: 1918)  EU accession January 1, 1995 Area  -  Total 83,872 km² (115th)32,383 sq mi   -  Water (%) 1.7 Population  -  2007 estimate 8,316,487 (93rd)  -  2001 census 8,032,926   -  Density 99/km² (99th)257/sq mi GDP (PPP) 2006 estimate  -  Total $279.5 billion (34th)  -  Per capita $36,000 (8th) GDP (nominal) 2005 estimate  -  Total $307.07 billion (23rd)  -  Per capita $37,117 (12th) Gini (2000) 29.1 (low)  HDI (2005)  0.948 (high) (15th) Currency euro (€) ² (EUR) Time zone CET (UTC+1)  -  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Internet TLD .at ³ Calling code +43 1 Slovenian, Croatian, Hungarian are officially recognised regional languages and Austrian Sign Language is a protected minority language throughout the country. 2 Prior to 1999: Austrian Schilling. 3 The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with other European Union member states.  Austria (German: Österreich) (Österreich (help·info)), officially the Republic of Austria (German: Repu... Devamı

Andorra

2008-01-26 07:38:00

AndorraFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchFor other uses, see Andorra (disambiguation).Principat d'Andorra Principality of Andorra   Flag Coat of arms  Motto: "Virtus Unita Fortior"  (Latin)"Strength United is Stronger" Anthem: El Gran Carlemany, Mon Pare  (Catalan)The Great Charlemagne, my Father  Location of  Andorra  (circled in inset) on the European continent  (white)  —  [Legend] Capital(and largest city) Andorra la Vella42°30′N, 1°31′E Official languages Catalan Recognised regional languages Spanish, French, Portuguese Demonym Andorran Government Parliamentary democracy and Co-principality  -  French Co-Prince Nicolas Sarkozy  -  Episcopal Co-Prince Joan Enric Vives Sicília  -  Head of Government Albert Pintat Santolària Independence  -  Paréage 1278  Area  -  Total 468 km² (193rd)181 sq mi   -  Water (%) 0 Population  -  2007 estimate 82,000 (194th ?)  -  2006 census 69,150   -  Density 154/km² (69th)393/sq mi GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate  -  Total $2.77 billion (177th)  -  Per capita $38,800 (unranked) Currency euro (€)1 (EUR) Time zone CET (UTC+1)  -  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Internet TLD .ad² Calling code +376 1 Prior to 1999: French franc and Spanish peseta. Small amounts of Andorran diners (divided into 100 centim) were minted after 1982. 2 Also .cat, shared with Catalan-speaking territories. Andorra (Catalan: Andorra), officially the Principality of Andorra (Catalan: Principat d'Andorra) is a small landlocked country in western Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain (Catalonia) and France (Northern Catalonia and old Occitania). Once isolated, it is currently a prosperous country mainly because of tourism and its status as a tax haven. The people of Andorra are currently listed... Devamı