Location: In the North Atlantic Ocean on the Eastern edge of the Carribbean
Just 45 miles Southeast of Florida
Population: 305,655 people
The Bahamas Climate Month Temp(°F) Temp(°C) January 70 21 February 70 21 March 72 22 April 76 24 May 77 25 June 80 27 July 82 28 August 82 28 September 81 27 October 78 26 November 75 24 December 70 21
The Bahamas are made up by roughly seven hundred islands, as well as about two thousand rock formations, islets, and cays. Nassau is located on New Providence Island which is the most densely populated island (60%). The rest of the inhabited islands are known as the Family Islands. Most of these islands are long, narrow, and outlined by coral reefs.
The Bahamas are located in southwestern area of the North Atlantic Ocean, between the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea. None of the islands of The Bahamas are large enough to support large rivers of streams but there are many small streams on the islands.
The Bahamas are full of flora and fauna. The only small mammals that live on the Bahamas are the raccoon and the hutia. The larger mammals consist of wild donkeys, wild boar, and horses. Mammals that live off the coast of the Bahamas are the whale and the dolphin. The reptiles of The Bahamas are the rock iguana, the terrapin, and the Hawksbill turtle. An indigenous bird of The Bahamas is the flamingo. The flora of The Bahamas is similar to Florida and Cuba. Lignum vitae, Mahogany, Caribbean pine, Candlewood, and Red Cedar are some native trees. Shrubs like Cascarilla, Strong back or Yellow Elder and various palms are also native. Some native wild fruit trees are Pigeon plum, Coco plum, Sea grape, Tamarind, Sugar apple, and Guava.
Hutia Rock Iguana Hawksbill Turtle Yellow Elder Sea Grape Sugar Apple
The first inhabitants of the Bahamas were the Arawak Indians. Columbus first came to the New World when he landed on the island of San Salvador on Oct. 12, 1492. The British were the first to build settlements on the islands. The Bahamas became a Crown colony from 1717 until they were granted self-government in 1964. The Bahamas became an independent nation on July 10, 1973.
The Raid of the Nassau took place in Feb. 1720 when a Spanish army attempted to invade the settlement of Nassau during the War of the Quadruple Alliance. Nassau quickly prepared by making Fort Nassau. Not much fighting took place when the Spanish arrived and they left shortly after.
Many people of The Bahamas follow the Protestant religion or the Roman Catholic Church. The most popular Protestant denominations followed in The Bahamas are Baptist and Anglican. Obeah is an African system of belief in spirits that is also followed by some people of The Bahamas.
The original people of Finland were the Lapps. When more people started coming from Siberia they moved the Lapps out of the Country.
Finland was very much involved in World War II. About 86,000 Finns died in the war. Finland was set back drastically because of the war. Many people were left homeless and many sources of income were gone.
The traditional clothing of Finland is a folk costume. The outfit consists of a shirt with a vest worn on top. Women wear a skirt on the bottom and men wear knee length pants called knickerbockers. Most of the clothes are made from wool and cotton.
People of Finland believe in the supernatural world that was transformed by some Christian influences. Many people of Finland belong to the Finland Orthodox Church, Russian Orthodox Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Finland is known for its ice and freezing weather. But did you know swimming through frozen ice water is a sport? People of Finland swim around a 25 meter track all for the glory of saying they swam through the icy water and lived to tell the story.
Location: In Northern Europe. Germany shares borders with Denmark, Baltic Sea, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, and the North Sea. Population: 81,879,976 people
Germanic tribes which originated from a combination of peoples along the Baltic Sea coast inhabited the northern part of the European continent by about 500 B.C. By 100 B.C. The Germanic tribes had advanced into the central and southern areas of present-day Germany.
Germany is responsible for World War II because their leader, Adolf Hitler, caused Germany to go against the world to achieve the perfect society. Many innocent people were killed because of this war and for this war. The Holocaust was one of the most horrific times in our world.
Bread is the main food at every meal along with sausages, cold cuts, cheese, vegetables, potatoes, and salad. Pork is the most consumed meat. Cabbage, beets, and turnips are indigenous vegetables of Germany.
Germans love their beer. They rank second in the world for beer consumption. If you want a beer you show your thumb. Your first finger means 2 beers. Be careful how many fingers you hold up! It is cheap to buy beer in Germany but deciding is a different matter. There are 1,500 types of beer!
Location: In Southern Asia. India is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bay of Bengal, Pakistan, and the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. Population: 1,155,347,678 people
Indian music has a strong connection to their beliefs, religions, and culture. The music and dance in India is a common way in which the people of India express themselves. There is two types of music in India, margi (classical), and desi (folk).
Dance in India is considered a form of art. Many movies in India consists of music and dancing.
Originally the island of Ireland was very divided and had limited unity. Ireland had a hard time getting the power that they wanted. The struggle for power for Ireland was hard. David Lloyd George decided that give Ireland the home rule they always wanted. The Ireland act separated the island into 2 sections, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Many people eat porridge or oatmeal for breakfast. As a snack people will eat cookies of biscuits. For the main meal beef, chicken, pork, or lamb is eaten. Fish and chips and soup are popular quick meals.
The Hanbok is South Korea’s clothing dating as far back as 57 B.C. Hanbok’s are separated into different categories according to their purpose: everyday clothes, ceremonial clothes, and special clothes. In recent decades South Korea has modernized their fashion. The Hanbok is now only used from special occasions.
At many meals, Korean people eat a bowl of white rice. They may also eat toast, eggs, soybeans, vegetable soup, fish, and meat. Kimch’I is the national dish of South Korea. Kimch’I is pickled vegetables.
The Gyeongbokgung Palace was built in 1395. It is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because its toward the north. The original palace was destroyed by a fire in the 1500s but has been beautifully restored.