Brig, Switzerland

Brig (officially: Brig-Glis, French: Brigue-Glis, Italian: Briga-Glis) is a small town in Upper Valais, Switzerland. Located at an altitude of 691 m (2,267 ft) above sea level, Brig covers 38 sq km (14.7 sq mi) and has a population of 12,000 (2011 estimate). More on Brig Human habitation in Brig goes back to the Bronze […]

Cajamarca, Peru

Cajamarca is a city on the northwestern highlands of Peru. It serves as the provincial and regional capital of the eponymous province and region. The city has a population of 220,000 people (2011 estimate). More on Cajamarca Located 2,700 m (8,900 ft) above sea level, Cajamarca enjoys a mild climate and plenty of sunshine. Tourists […]

Neuhausen Am Rheinfall, Switzerland

Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a town on the northern bank of the River Rhine, in Schaffhausen canton, northern Switzerland. The town is where the Rhine plunges down Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall. Neuhausen am Rheinfall covers 7.98 sq km (3.08 sq mi) on a loop of the river. It has a population of 10,000 people […]

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Puerto Chacabuco is a town at the head of Aisén Fjord, in Aisé Province, Aisén Region, Chile. It was named after the Battle of Chacabuco of 1817. Puerto Aisén was once the main port in the Aisén Fjord until the eruption of Mount Hudson volcano in 1991. The resulting ashes and erosion made the area […]

Tikehau , French Polynesia

Tikehau is a coral atoll in French Polynesia. It is part of the Palliser Islands group within the Tuamotu Archipelago. Also called Porutu-kai, it covers 20 sq km (8 sq mi) and has a population of around 500 people (2012 estimate). The name Tikehau means “peaceful landing” in the Tuamotuan language. More on Tikehau The […]