Antakya, Turkey

Antakya, also known as Antioch since ancient times, is a city in Hatay Province in southern Turkey. It is located along the Orontes River, about 22 km (14 mi) from the Mediterranean coast. The city is also near the border with Syria, and is about three hours away from Aleppo, the biggest city in Syria. […]

Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Krasnoyarsk (Russian: Красноярск) is a city in Siberia, Russia. Located on the Yenisei River, it is the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai. Krasnoyarsk covers 348 sq km (134 sq mi) and has a population of 974,000 people (2012 estimate). This makes it the third largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and Omsk. More on Krasnoyarsk […]

Moscow, Russia

Moscow is the capital as well as biggest city in Russia. With a population exceeding 10 million people, it is also the seventh largest city in the world. Moscow is located by the banks of the Moskva River, in the European part of Russia. The city is the home of the Russian parliament – the […]

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku is the capital and largest city in Azerbaijan. Located on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula facing the Caspian Sea, it spreads over 2,130 sq km (820 sq mi) and has a population of around 2 million people (2012 estimate). More on Baku Baku is today home to a quarter of the population […]


Turkey is a Eurasian country. Covering 783,562 sq km (302,535 sq mi), Turkey stretches across the Anatolian peninsula in western Asia and Thrace in the Balkan region of southeastern Europe. It is 1,600 km (1,000 mi) long and 800 km (500 mi) wide. The tallest peak is Mount Ararat, at 5,165 m (16,946 ft). Its […]