As of 2014, there are no officially recognized countries that begin with the letter "x." Mexico and Luxemburg are the only two countries with names containing the letter "x," while China has two regions that begin with "x" – Xizang province and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Countries that begin with "z" and "u" are Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa, Uzbekistan in central Asia and Uruguay in South America.Know More
A famous city that begins with "x" is Xi'an, located in Shaanxi, China. Xi'an is the burial site of Emporer Qin Shi Huang who built an army of life-size terracotta soldiers, horses and chariots to guard him in the afterlife. The soldiers were discovered in 1974 and have been studied extensively for their artistry and construction; they may provide the earliest example of assembly-line manufacturing. Each soldier has unique facial features and was originally painted in bright colors that unfortunately faded when exposed to light.
Among the fictional places that begin with "x" are the mystical city Xanadu from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's unfinished poem "Kubla Khan" and the imaginary country Xanth, created by fantasy author Piers Anthony. Xanth occupies the same area as Florida but exists on a separate, magical plane of reality.Learn more about Reference Books
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday that is celebrated only in North America, as Canada and the United States are the only two countries that celebrate a holiday by the name Thanksgiving. Other countries around the world that celebrate a holiday similar to the celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada are China, Brazil, Malaysia, India and Korea. Thanksgiving is a harvest-related festival.Full Answer >
The two countries that fought the War of 1812 were Great Britain and the United States. The war's main causes were British trade restrictions against the U.S. and the forced impressment of American sailors by the British Royal Navy.Full Answer >
The two countries with square flags are Switzerland and the Vatican. However, the Swiss flag can be seen at the Olympic games with a 2:3 rectangular proportion that matches the other country's flags.Full Answer >
North Korea and Iran are two countries with unlimited government. The American government classifies North Korea as a one-man dictatorship and Iran as a theocratic republic. Both forms of government give essentially all government power to one person with little or no limitations.Full Answer >