S Chanf, Switzerland

S-chanf (German: Scanfs) is a small village in the Engadine Valley, in Graubünden canton, Switzerland. Situated 1,660 m (5,446 ft) above sea level, it covers 137.9 sq km (53.24 sq km) and has a population of just under 700 people (2011 estimate). More on S-chanf S-chanf is a Romansh name of the village. It is […]

Saratov, Russia

Saratov (Russian: Сара́тов) is a port city on the Volga River in southern Russia. The administrative center of Saratov Oblast, it spreads over 393 sq km (152 sq mi) and has a population of 838,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Saratov Human presence in the Saratov area goes back at least to the 14th century, […]

Hesse, Germany

Hesse is one of the 16 states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Known in German as Hessen, it is located at the center of the country, bordered by Thuringia to the east, Bavaria to the southeast, Baden-Wüttemberg to the south, Rhineland-Palatinate to the west, North Rhine-Westphalia to the northwest and Lower Saxony to the […]

Newton Abbot, England

Newton Abbot is a market town in Teignbridge District, in southeastern Devon, England. Located on the River Teign, it has a population of around 24,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Newton Abbot The area around Newton Abbot has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. Based on the discovery of coins, it is evident that the […]

Huesca, Spain

Huesca is a city in the autonomous community of Aragón, Spain. It covers 161 sq km (62 sq mi) and has a population of just 52,000 people (2012 estimate). Huesca traces its history to a pre-Roman settlement called Bolskan. When the Romans ruled the area, they called the city Osca. It was made a municipum […]