Orange, Australia

Orange is a city located 206 km (128 mi) west of Sydney, in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The town has a population of some 40,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Orange Orange dates to a convict settlement called Blackman’s Swamp that was established by Captain Percy Simpson in 1822. Later […]

Sierra, Leone

Sierra Leone is a small republic in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea, which surrounds it on the northern and eastern side, and Liberia to the southeast. Sierra Leone has a coastline facing the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. It covers 71,740 sq km (27,699 sq mi) and has a population of 6.2 million […]

Tiverton, England

Tiverton is a major town in the Mid Devon district in Devon, England. Its name means “town on two fords”, as it sits at the confluence of the rivers Exe and Lowman. It has a population of 19,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Tiverton Human habitation in the Tiverton area goes back into the Stone […]

Munster, Germany

Münster (map) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It covers an area of 302.89 sq km (116.95 sq mi) and has a population of 280,000 (2011 estimate). The city is the regional administrative center for Münsterland and the cultural center for the Westphalia region. It observes the Central European Time (UTC+1) and in summer […]

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Ciudad Juárez (map), or simply Juárez, is a booming city on the Mexican side of the US-Mexico border. Formerly called El Paso del Norte, the city is today the seat of the municipality of Juárez within the state of Chihuahua. Covering 188 sq km (72.6 sq mi), Ciudad Juárez has a population of 1.3 million […]