The Largest Cities With the Shortest Names

We’ve talked before on this site about the eight Scandinavian villages named Å, and there are a few other places in the world with just one letter for a name, but what one-letter town can actually claim to be the largest?  Not too many people can claim to live in such uniquely-named locales. The former…

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The Highest of Low Points: The 15 Most Elevated Countries on Earth

There is a special place reserved in respective national consciousnesses for the highest point in a country. Everest, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc, Fuji, Olympus, Ben Nevis – the towering peaks that can be seen for miles across the countryside and are held up as national symbols. They form the basis for religious myths (and political…

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