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Maldives Introduces Green Tax on Tourists

Posted: September 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm   /   Featured, Latest Posts, Maldives

Maldives the flattest country on earth is threatened by sea level rises caused by global warming has introduced a green tax on tourism for the first time. Earlier in the year the Maldivian President Nasheed Announced an ambitious plan for the Maldives to be the first carbon neutral country within a decade. This is the […]

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Afghanistan

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:34 am   /   Country, Featured

Afghanistan is a culturally mixed nation, a crossroads between the East and the West, and has been an ancient focal point of trade and migration. It has an important geostrategical location, connecting South, Central and Southwest Asia.

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Bangladesh

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:33 am   /   Country, Featured

Bangladesh’s economy is ranked 31st largest in the world. The most largest and successful industry is the garment industry and the current GDP of Bangladesh is at 57%. And the agricultural economy is pretty strong as most Bangladeshis earn their living from it This image is a work of a United States Agency for International Development employee, […]

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Bhutan

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:31 am   /   Country, Featured

Bhutan’s indigenous population is the Drukpa. The Sharchops, Ngalops and the Lhotsampas are the three main ethnic groups. Bhutan’s earliest residents, the Sharchops reside predominantly in eastern Bhutan. The Ngalops migrated from the Tibetan plains and are the importers of Buddhism to the kingdom.

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India

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:28 am   /   Country, Featured

India is the largest democracy in the world. For most of its democratic history, the federal government has been led by the Indian National Congress (INC). State politics have been dominated by several national parties including the INC, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Communist Party of India (CPI), and various regional parties.

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The Maldives

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:25 am   /   Country, Featured

The Maldives holds the record for being the flattest country in the world, with a maximum natural ground level of only 2.3 m (7½ ft), though in areas where construction exists this has been increased to several metres. Over the last century, sea levels have risen about twenty centimetres (8 in). The ocean is likely […]

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Nepal

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:24 am   /   Country, Featured

Modern Nepal was created in the latter half of the 18th century when Prithvi Narayan Shah, the ruler of the small principality of Gorkha, formed a unified country from a number of independent hill states. The country was frequently called the Gorkha Kingdom, the source of the term “Gurkha” used for Nepali soldiers.   This […]

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Pakistan

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:23 am   /   Country, Featured

Pakistan is a rapidly growing population. Pakistan has a mixture of many ethnic groups ranging from Pathans, Baluchis, Punjabis and Sindhis. 97% of the country is and Urdu is the official language, but Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Baluchi, and Brahui are also spoken. English is common among the upper classes and also in the government.

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Sri Lanka

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:22 am   /   Country, Featured

In February 1948, Sri Lanka became an independent member of the British Commonwealth. The country is now in the process of creating peace but in April 2006 this was disrupted by interethnic violence leaving the future of Sri Lanka in a balance. But one can only hope for the peace process for Sri Lanka will […]

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