Country Posts : Letter G
Brief History Guinea-Bissau has been inhabited for thousands of years, but much of its early history is undocumented. The first people in this area were hunters and gatherers, and later agriculturalists. The region that is now Guinea-Bissau used to be a part of the Kaabu Empire. In the 1400s, Portuguese…
Brief History Guyana was originally inhabited by Arawak and Carib tribes. They named this area “Guiana,” meaning “land of many waters.” In 1448, Christopher Columbus sighted Guyana's coast and claimed the region for Spain. However, the first European settlers were the Dutch who came in the late 1500s. The Dutch…
Brief History Like many African countries, Guinea was passed back and forth between a number of different empires prior to a recent period of independence. Long before the arrival of Europeans, the area that is now Guinea lay on the borders of the Ghana Empire. During this period, Islam expanded…
Brief History Guatemala has been inhabited by humans for over 14,000 years, and pre-Columbian history can be pieced together using artifacts and archaeology. The Maya civilization built large, complex monuments and structures as early as 3,000 years ago, many of which have only been recently discovered as they are buried…
The first inhabitants of Grenada were the Arawak-speaking Amerindians from South America. Evidence shows that the Amerindians were agriculturists and fishermen. They were driven out by the Caribs. Christopher Columbus reportedly sighted Grenada during his third voyage to the New World in 1498. In 1650, the French governor of Martinique…
Brief History Greece has been home to many different civilizations and groups throughout history, including the Minoans and Mycenaeans before the Middle Ages. Greece was divided into many small communities when it emerged from the Dark Ages in 8 BC. This time in history is called the Archaic Period. The…
Brief History The Empire of Ghana was formed in 300AD. The Ghanaian Empire included what we now know as Senegal, Mauritania, and Mali. The ruler of this empire was called the ‘Ghana,’ which means ‘Warrior King’ in the Soninke language. In the late 1400s, Portuguese settlers arrived in Ghana. They…
Brief History After the last Ice Age—about 10,000 years ago—humans settled in northern Europe. Germanic-speaking tribes have been in the area that is now Germany for centuries. From 768 to 814, the area was a part of the Frankish empire under the rule of Charlemagne. The Kingdom of Germany became…
Brief History Humans have inhabited the land that is now Georgia since prehistoric times. Georgia was under Roman control from the 1st century BC and the 7th century AD. Shortly after converting to Christianity in 330, Georgia became closely tied with the Byzantine empire. In 1220, the Mongols invaded Georgia.…
Brief History Pygmies were the earliest humans in Gabon, and their existence can be dated back to 7000 BC. During the 13th century, Bantu tribes entered the area. The first European exploration of Gabon was during the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers came to the area. The Dutch arrived in…
Belize is located in Central America ,on the western edge of the Caribbean Sea. Its borders are Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the South and West. Belize is a relatively small country and is mostly flat. On the coast, there is a swampy Coastal plain that is mostly…
Geography of Angola
One of the largest countries in Africa, bordering with Zambia, Namibia and the Congo countries, Angola is situated on the western Atlantic coast of central Africa. Combined coastal lowlands, hills, mountains and high plateau’s, Angola has a varied terrain. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the west coast of the country.
A very large country in North West Africa, Algeria is the largest country on the continent of Africa. Largely flat desert in the south west of central area of the country. The Atlas Mountains are to the north, with the Hoggar Mountains to the south. Algeria is a land of…
Geography of Austria
Austria is a landlocked country located in the southern part of Central Europe. It borders the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland. The majority of Austria is mountainous and forested country. The northeastern part of Austria contains lowlands. These lowlands have most of the country’s farmland.
One of the largest country in Africa, bordering with Zambia, Namibia and the Congo countries, Angola is situated on the western Atlantic coast of central Africa. Combined coastal lowlands, hills, mountains and high plateau’s, Angola has a varied terrain. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the west coast of the country.…
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