BC: Made by: Tiffany Frost
FC: World | 2010-2011 | Geography
1: China (p. 2-3) Japan (p. 4-5) Thailand (p. 6-7) France (p. 8-9) Russia (p. 10-11) Colombia (p. 12-13) Egypt (p. 14-15) Spain (p. 16-17) Iceland (p. 18-19)
2: China | Bamboo is a grass... | That pandas love to snack on... | and it grows up to 18 inches a day.
3: Mt. T'ai Shan is the most sacred of the five mountains in the Taoism faith. Some people make the 6-7 hour ascent on their knees. | The Great Wall of China is the longest structure ever built at 4,000 miles long. It was built by hand mainly between the 14th and 17th century to keep out intruders.
5: 7 Fast Facts About Japan! 1. It is home to Mount Fuji, Japan's largest mountain with an elevation of 12,388 feet. 2. The white of Japan's flag represents Japan itself, while the red represents the red sun. 3. A Japanese person's favorite food is sushi (aka raw fish). 4. Japan's main exports are: cars, computers, and other transport equipment. 5. Several Japanese TV dramas are: Kabuki, Noh, Bonraku, and Kyogen. 6. The four most popular sports in Japan consist of sumo wrestling, martial arts, baseball, and association football. 7. About 127,000,000 people live in Japan, and 10% of all those people live in Tokyo, Japan's capitol.
6: 95% of the people in Thailand are Buddhists, 3% are Muslims, and 2% are of different religions. | Construction of the The Grand Palace in Bangkok began is 1782 and served as the official residence of the kings of Thailand from the 18th century onwards.
7: Thailand Bangkok is the capitol of Thailand and is home to 5,104,476 people.
9: France | Between 62 and 65 million people live in France. 51% of them are Catholic. The Eiffel Tower is the most visited monument in the world. Paris, France is the most romantic city in the world.
11: Russia | Russia is the world's largest country. War & Peace was the most expensive movie ever produced at $700 million and was filmed in Russia. Male life expectancy there: 62 years Female life expectancy there: 72 years Russia will host the 2018 World Viva Cup. 141 million people live here. They use fish, poultry, berries, and honey in their cuisine.
13: Columbia is famous for it's coffee and are the most productive coffee producers in the world. They mine emeralds and Colombia is the best place to buy emeralds. | Colombia's population is 45 million people. Their capitol is Bulgaria. They've won the world cup 4 times in soccer. 90% of them are Catholic. Their flag colors and their meanings: Yellow-gold found Blue-ocean shores Red-blood shed in war
14: The full length of the Sphinx is 73.5 meters. The Nile River is 4,132 miles long and is the longest river in the world. | Egypt
15: Average core blocks used in building the Great Pyramid weigh about 1.5 tons, while the granite blocks used to roof the burial chambers are estimated to weigh about 80 tons. The pyramids Egypt's flag colors stand for: Black-determination Red-hardness, strength, bravery, and valour White-peace and bravery
16: The Tomato Festival in Spain is a festival where you get to throw a ton of tomatoes at each other!!!!! | General Francisco Franco was the youngest general for Spain, was a horrible dictator in the 1900's, and the total number of killings caused/ordered by him was over 2 million. | Floating Arts & Science building in Valencia, it's kind of like an opera house only on the water.
17: Spain | Capitol: Madrid Population: 45 million
18: Population: 318,452-319,062 Capitol: Reykjavik which means Bay of Smoke Religion: Lutheran Language: Icelandic | There are many volcanoes in Iceland and more than 30 of them are active! There are a lot of geysers... | There are many waterfalls, but the tallest is Glymur with a cascade of 196 meters! Tallest freefall height: Haifoss at 122 meters Most powerful: Dettifoss