Baghdad is located in Iraq, and it is the capital of the country. Baghdad is located approximately 300 miles from Iraq's northern, southern and western borders.
Baghdad's location is on both sides of the Tigris River and 40 miles from the Euphrates River. The city was founded in the eighth century, and the physical location was chosen due to it being right in the middle of Mesopotamia. Baghdad has a subtropical, arid climate, and its temperature can range from 20 degrees Fahrenheit to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The name of Baghdad dates back to pre-Islamic times and its origins are not well known.Learn More
Cyprus is an island nation located in the Mediterranean Sea in Europe. The Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the European Union since 2004, and the island country has a population of approximately 800,000 inhabitants.Full Answer >
Blue and white on the Greek flag represent the sky and the sea. The sea is critical to Greek livelihood. Much of Greece's industry is related to the sea, hence the importance of the color blue to the Greeks. Scholars also believe that the blue and white of the Greek flag may also be associated with Greek gods or goddesses.Full Answer >
The Ural Mountains is the primary mountain range that divides Europe and Asia. The mountains stretch a distance of over 1,550 miles from the Arctic Ocean in the north almost to the Caspian and Aral Seas in the south.Full Answer >
Scientists believe that a pocket of magma located beneath Iceland was the creating force behind the formation of Iceland itself. They theorize that hot lava from the magma pocket rose to the ocean's surface, cooled and then slowly accumulated to form an island, and eventually, Iceland.Full Answer >