Ceylon: the customs and foundations of modern Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, in general, a poor Asian country, the life expectancy of the population is surprisingly high, even by European standards - an average of 75 years (73 for…

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CountriesGreeceCities of GreeceThessaloniki Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki is one of the largest Greek cities. It is located in the northern part of the country, in Macedonia - a historical region well known to tourists from all…

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Ski resorts near Moscow
Ski resorts near Moscow and Moscow region The territory of the Moscow region is predominantly flat, and therefore finding a suitable natural relief for organizing a ski resort is not…

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Madrid

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, located in the center of the country. Being the highest capital of Europe, Madrid is very hot in summer and quite cool in winter, and mild weather reigns in spring and autumn. Spring is the best time for a visit and walks in the squares and alleys of this densely populated city.

The city grew around the fortress Majirít, the first mention of which dates back to 932. During the Reconquista, in 1083 Madrid was subjugated by King Alfonso IV. The development of the city until 1561 (when King Philip II made it the capital of the kingdom) was largely dependent on the relationship between the Arabs and Spaniards, who fought, then lived in peace. The outlines similar to the modern city acquired in the period from the 1570s to the 1670s, the years of the most intensive development. Continue reading

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