Bern, Switzerland

Bern is the capital city of Switzerland. It is also written as Berne in French, and Berna in Italian and Romansh. It terms of population, it is the fourth largest city in Switzerland behind Zurich, Geneva and Basel. Covering 51.6 sq km (19.9 sq mi), Bern has a population of 125,000 (2011 estimate) within a […]

Selby, England

Selby is a town in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the River Ouse, about 19 km (12 miles) to the south of York. The town has a population of around 15,000 people. It was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire until the restructuring of the subdivisions of Yorkshire that created North Yorkshire. […]


Chile is a long and narrow country in South America. It measures some 4,200 kilometers from north to south, but is never more than 180 km at its widest. It is bordered by Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage to the far south. It is […]

Adelboden, Switzerland

Adelboden is a small village at the beginning of the Engstligental Valley, in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. It covers 88.2 sq km (34.1 sq mi) and has a population of 3,600 people (2011 estimate). The village is situated at an altitude of 1,350 m (4,429 ft) above sea level. More on Adelboden What makes […]

Castro, Chile

Castro is a city on ChiloĆ© Island in Chile. It serves as the capital of ChiloĆ© Province. Covering 427.5 sq km (165.1 sq mi), Castro has a population of 40,000 people (2012 estimate). It is the third oldest continuously inhabited city in Chile that is still in existence. Iglesia San Francisco de Castro, in Castro, […]