Eindhoven, Netherlands

Eindhoven (map) is the fifth largest city of the Netherlands and the most populous city in the region of North Brabant. It covers 88.84 sq km (34.3 sq mi) and has a population of 214,000 (2011 estimate) within a metropolitan area with some 750,000 inhabitants. More on Eindhoven The earliest mention of Eindhoven in history […]

Avezzano, Italy

Avezzano is a town in the province of L’Aquila, in the region of Abruzzo, in central Italy. Located at an elevation of 695 m (2,280 ft), it covers 104.05 sq km (40.17 sq mi) and has a population of 41,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Avezzano The name Avezzano is said to have originated during […]

West Macedonia Periphery, Greece

The West Macedonia Periphery (Δυτική Μακεδονία) is one of the thirteen regions, called peripheries, in Greece. It is located on the western part of Greek Macedonia, on the north of the country. West Macedonia Periphery covers 9,451 sq km (3,649 sq mi) and has a population of 394,000 (2011 estimate). The peripheral capital is the […]

Salzwedel, Germany

Salzwedel is a town in the district of Altmarkkreis Salzwedel in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Officially called Hansestadt Salzwedel, it covers 305 sq km (118 sq mi) and has a population of 25,000 people (2012 estimate). Due to its many well-preserved timber-framed houses, it is part of the German Timber-Frame Road (Deutsche Fachwerkstraße). The history of Salzwedel […]

Bad Homburg, Germany

Bad Homburg (map), or in full Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, is a town on the southern slope of the Taunus mountains, in Hesse, Germany. As the word Bad (meaning “bath”) in its name suggests, it is a spa town. Bad Homburg is well known in Germany for its therapeutic mineral water as well as […]