10 Facts You Might Not Know About Dundee

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10 Facts You Might Not Know About Dundee

 

  1. James Chalmers who invented the Adhesive Postage Stamps was born in Dundee

  2. The First ever radio broadcast was sent from Dundee. “Check 1,2”

  3. The Famous Grand Theft Auto game created by Rockstar North was founded in Dundee.

  4. Dundee has 6 twin cities, Virginia, Alexandria etc.

  5. In 1706, Britain’s first ever elephant dissection was carried out in Dundee by Doctor Patrick Blair.

  6. Dundee’s famous creations are the comics named The Dandy and The Beano, first published in the 1930’s.

  7. Aspirin was first developed by a Dundonian, in Dundee.

  8. There are two universities in Dundee. They are called the University of Dundee and the University of Abertay Dundee

  9. In Dundee, in 1965 the largest European teaching hospital was built.

  10. In Dundee in 1965 construction began on the largest teaching hospital in Europe.

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6 Facts You Might Not Know About Ceuta

Ceuta

6 Facts You Might Not Know About Ceuta

 

  1. Spain and Morocco have had several disagreements about the territories.
  2. The City area is about 20 square kilometres.
  3. hundreds of illegal migrants stormed border fences between Morocco and the two enclaves in desperate attempts to enter European territory due to this accident The fences were strengthened and more forces deployed.
  4. Ceuta stands on the Moroccan side of the Strait of Gibraltar.
  5. In 1415 Portugal seizes control of Ceuta.
  6. it’s a port city, with a large harbour and ample wharves and a refuelling and fishing port.

 

 

10 Facts You Might Not Know About Cordoba

10 Facts You Might Not Know About Cordoba

10 Facts You Might Not Know About Cordoba

1. Cordoba has some of the world’s largest olive plantations.

2. Cordoba’s Mezquita is the largest mosque in the entire world, as well as the world’s largest temple.

3. The library of al-Hakam II is thought to have amounted to 400,000 books.

4. Cordoba was founded in 169 BC by Romans.

5. The highest point in Cordoba is 120 meters above sea level

6. Cordoba is world-renowned for its leather manufacturing sites and silversmiths.

7. Córdoba is one of the few cities in the world that has a near-exact antipodal city (Hamilton, New Zealand)

8. Cordoba is the place of birth of the grand Roman philosopher Seneca.

9. Cordoba was a spot of peaceful coexistence of three different cultures: Jews, Muslims and Christians.

10. In the 11th century, it was one of the most important capitals in Europe

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17 Facts You Might Not Know About Cardiff

20 Facts You Might Not Know About Cardiff

17 Facts You Might Not Know About Cardiff

1. The oldest record shop in the world, opened in 1894, is Spillers Records in Cardiff.

2. Cardiff is home to the world’s oldest record store, which opened in 1894, Spillers.

3. One of the most infamous pirates, Henry Morgan, was born in Llanrumney in Cardiff in 1635, you might know this pirate as Captain Morgan.

4. Cardiff is one of the flattest cities in Britain.

5. Llandaff Cathedral dates back to 1107, which makes it one of the oldest Christian Sites in Britain.

6. BBC Cardiff is home to Doctor Who since 2005.

7. The first ever British news film was filmed in Cardiff in 1896

8. 10% of the population in Cardiff speaks Welsh as well as English

9. Cardiff was the first Fair Trade capital in the world.

10. The Romans settled in Cardiff in 55AD

11. During World War II, Cardiff Castle was used as an air raid shelter.

12. Millennium Stadium has one of the largest sliding roofs in the world and is the second-largest stadium in the world with a fully retractable roof

13. Cardiff has on average more hours of sunlight than Milan.

14. Cardiff won the title of European City of Sport twice 2014 and 2009

15. Cardiff became the capital of Wales in 1955. It’s Europe’s smallest and one of its newest capital cities.

16. There are secret underground tunnels spanning the city centre

17. The largest waterfront redevelopment project in Europe cost £102 million, the Cardiff Bay.

 

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10 Facts You Might Not Know About Bari

Photographs of Bari

10 Facts You Might Not Know About Bari

  1. The city of Bari is divided into four urban centres.

  2. Bari’s Airport is named after Pope John Paul the Second, Karol Wojtyła Airport.

  3. Bari’s Climate is considerably favourable for outdoor activities compared to other European cities.

  4. Bari is located in the region of Apulia and is also the regional capital of this region.

  5. Bari has been related to very outstanding people on the worldwide stage including of Pope Benedict XIII.

  6. Bari’s delicacies and gastronomy are based totally on three main elements which are found in Puglia vicinity: wheat, olive oil and wine.

  7. The Latin name for Bari is Barium.

  8. Castello Svevo was originally built by the Norman King Ruggero II in the 12th century.

  9. Bari was conquered and ruled by the Goths and Lombards as well as the Byzantines.

  10. Bari is the second biggest city in southern Italy.

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20 Facts You Might Not Know About Barcelona

Had no beaches until the 1992 Olympics, The seacoast was covered by industrial companies.

20 Facts You Might Not Know About Barcelona

1. The only city in the world awarded a Royal Gold Medal for architecture by Royal Institute of British Architects, Barcelona is the first and only city on the planet to receive this honor.

2. Had no beaches until the 1992 Olympics, The seacoast was covered by industrial companies.

3. Driving in Barcelona is dangerous with an accident occurring in the city every 19 seconds.

4. Barcelona comes 4th on 2016’s ranking of Europe’s most visited cities

Barcelona’s El Somorrostro beach, Icebarcelona

5. Every year, on 23rd April, Barcelona celebrates the patron saint of Catalonia with roses and books.

6. Opened in 2007 on Barcelona’s El Somorrostro beach, Icebarcelona is the world’s first ice bar located on the beach.

7. 68 parks, More than 10 percent of the city is covered by urban parks.

8. The first city in the world to gain the “Biosphere World Class Destination” certification

9. The most crowded street in Spain is Portal de l’Ange.

10. Sant Jordi’s day is the Catalan Valentines day

11. The Sagrada Familia has taken 200 years to build

Barcelona has 12 abandoned Metro stations

12. The FC Barcelona museum is the most visited Museum in Barcelona

13. Barcelona has 12 abandoned Metro stations

14. Barcelona has 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

15. La Rambla is not just one street… it’s five streets

16. It is Europe’s largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast

17. Fiestas de la Mercè is the most important festival in Barcelona

18. Montjuic Park is the largest park in Spain covering an area of 203 hectares

19. Barcelona was the first choice to build Eiffel Tower, but the project was rejected.

20. The Barri Gotic is the centre of old Barcelona and some of the buildings go back even to the Roman era.

Amsterdam facts & figures

Amsterdam facts & figures

Amsterdam in numbers

Population

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Inhabitants 834,713
Inhabitants in Amsterdam Metropolitan Area 2,388,318
Nationalities 180
Mayor 1
Night Mayor 1

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Transport

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Trams 213
Busiest tram line 1
Electric vehicle charging points 650
Bicycles (estimated) 881,000
Ferry routes 9
Metro Lines 4
Public Parking Spaces in City Center 19,580+

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Places & Facilities

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Markets 32
Shops 6,159
Restaurants 1,325
Cinemas 15
Cafés and bars 1,515
Hotel beds 37,627
5-star hotels 14
Clubs 16
Theatres and concert halls: 55
Museums 44
Royal Palace 1
Parks 40
 Art galleries  141

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Housing

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Houseboats 2,500
16th, 17th and 18th century buildings 8,863

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25 Interesting Fact about Amsterdam

Interesting Facts about Amsterdam!

1. All over Amsterdam there are hidden water taps under the ground. They were installed in fear of a big disaster so we would always have drinking water.

2. Residents of Amsterdam are known as Amsterdammers.

3. Amsterdam is one of the top 25 safest cities in the world

4. Every year on average 10.000 bikes are dredged out of the Amsterdam canals.

5. Dutch people are the tallest people in the world.

6. Amsterdam is home to 872 bridges.

7. In Amsterdam there are 7 famous leaning houses in a row known as the Dancing Houses.

8. Amsterdam, and even half of the Netherlands, lies below sea level.

9. There are over 850,000 bikes in Amsterdam, which means they have more bikes than people.

10. Amsterdam is home to the world’s smallest movie cinema

11. There are over 2,500 houseboats

12. Amsterdam is the first city to allow gay marriage with regular rituals.

13. There are more women than men in Amsterdam

14. Amsterdam Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in the world. It is located in the old city center.

15. The Nickname of Amsterdam is Mokum

16. The IATA Code for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is AMS. The ICAO Code is EHAM.

17. The 36-story office tower Rembrandttoren, named after the painter, is 135 meters tall

18. Anne Frank’s diary is the most translated Dutch book. It was translated to 70 different languages and published in over 60 countries.

19. Amsterdam residents are the second largest consumers of coffee in the world.

20. The north side of Amsterdam is divided from the rest of the city by water

21. Amsterdam Is One of the Capitals with the Most Museums in the World

22. You can find over 1,500 Bars and Cafes in Amsterdam

23. There are 165 canals in Amsterdam

24. Amsterdam Is Full of Polyglots, that means the people of Amsterdam can speak two languages of more, in fact 86% of the people can speak more then one language

25. The Netherlands is the world’s biggest exporter of this popular intoxicant beer.

25 Amazing Fact about Aberdeen

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Fun & Interesting Facts About Aberdeen

  1. The first stern trawler was built in Aberdeen.

  2. The local people sometimes speak in a dialect called Doric, They are called Aberdonians.

  3. Aberdeen used to be known as the energy city because of its booming offshore oil industry.

  4. The Aberdeen area has the largest number of whiskey distilleries of any whisky producing area in Scotland

  5. Aberdeen has the busiest civilian heliport in the world.

  6. Charles Cameron from Aberdeen designed many buildings in St Petersburg during the reign of Catherine the Great.

  7. More medieval coin hoards have been found in Aberdeen than anywhere else in Britain.

  8. Aberdeen is called the “Silver City by the Golden Sands”.

  9. Planted in 1935, the maze in Hazlehead Park is Scotland’s oldest.

  10. There are over 30 places named Aberdeen throughout the world, Towns and cities called Aberdeen can be found in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and South Africa.

  11. Sir David Gill, who took the first photograph of the moon in 1868, was born in Aberdeen.

  12. Union Street is named to commemorate the Union of Britain and Ireland.

  13. The self-seal envelope was developed in Aberdeen.

  14. Patrick Gordon from Aberdeen was the principal military instructor of Peter the Great of Russia.

  15. Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire have over 52 golf clubs, one for every week of the year.

  16. The Aberdeen Journal, one of the Press and Journal’s ancestors, is one of the oldest newspapers in Britain, first printed in 1748.

  17. The National Lottery has produced more than 40 millionaires in Aberdeen alone, making the city one of Scotland’s luckiest postcodes.

  18. Sir Winston Churchill was granted the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen in 1946.

  19. The Tolbooth Museum is one of the best preserved 17th-century jails in Scotland.

  20. The First ever seated stadium was Pittodrie Stadium.

  21. Aberdeen Harbour is one of the best locations for dolphin.

  22. Aberdeen is home to Scotland’s largest permanent funfair.

  23. The Robert Gordon University launched the UK’s first-degree course in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

  24. Aberdeen Harbour Board, established in 1136, is Britain’s oldest business.

  25. The Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen has produced 3 Nobel Laureates.

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