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.
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
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Absolute advantage is the circumstance in which a company or nation is the most productive in producing a certain good or service. The efficiency is the key component of absolute advantage and does not necessarily mean that a company or nation is the most cost-effective in production, just the amount of product made in a certain time. Adam Smith coined the phrase along with a number of other economic terms that are related to one another.Full Answer >
According to Dictionary.com, vocal resonance (from a medical perspective) refers to the sounds that are heard through a stethoscope, when listening to the chest area as a person speaks. Vocal instructor Karyn O'Connor notes that in terms of singing, vocal resonance describes the relationship between the vocal cords and pharynx and the sound it creates. Classical singers enhance their sound through optimal vocal resonance.Full Answer >
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