Yakutsk, Russia

Yakutsk (Russian: Яку́тск; local Sakha language: Дьокуускай) is a city in the Sakha Republic in Siberia, Russia. Yakutsk covers 121.93 sq km (47.08 sq mi) and has a population of 270,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Yakutsk Yakutsk dates back to 1632, when it was established by Cossack explorer Pyotr Beketov as a fort. It […]

Ankara, Turkey

Ankara is the capital and second biggest city in Turkey. Located at an elevation of 938 m (3,077 ft) within Ankara Province in the region of Anatolia in central Turkey, the city covers 2,516 sq km n(971.4 sq mi) and has a population of 1.55 million people (2011 estimate). It is within the Ankara metropolitan […]

Kislovodsk, Russia

Kislovodsk (Russian: Кислово́дск) is a spa city in the North Caucasian region of Russia, between the Black Sea and the Capsian Sea. It is within the federal subject of Stavropol Krai. The city occupies 41.5 sq km (16 sq mi) and has a population of 128,500 people (2012 estimate). More on Kislovodsk Kislovodsk was founded in 1803 […]

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale is a site of natural travertine terraces in Denizli Province, Turkey. These terraces were created by carbonate mineral deposits as water cascades down the slope. The name Pamukkale means “cotton castle”, a creative expression for the snow-white formations. The travertine terraces of Pamukkale measures 2,700 meters (8,860 ft) long, 600 m (1,970 ft) wide […]

Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yekaterinburg (Russian: Екатеринбу́рг, also written as Ekaterinburg, map) is the fourth largest city in Russia. The city of 1.35 million people is the administrative capital of Sverdlovsk Oblast. It observes the Yekaterinburg Time (UTC+6). More on Yekaterinburg Yekaterinburg is 1,667 km (1,036 mi) to the east of Moscow. It is also to the east of […]