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Japan🇯🇵

The megalopolis-capital of Japan has not so surprisingly also the world's busiest railway station, the Shinjuku Station, reaching an average of 3.64 million people per day in 2007 and registered in the Guinness World Records!🚃 The station has 36 platforms and is a connecting hub for rail traffic between Tokyo's wards (core municipalities) and Western Tokyo.🏙 There are eell over 200 exits and another 17 platforms can be accessed through hallways to 5 directly connected stations without surfacing outside.🚏 Shinjuku Station opened in 1885 as a stop on Japan Railway's Akabane-Shinagawa line, while Shinjuku was still a quiet community at the time and the station was not heavily trafficked at first and in 1933 the Japanese government designed a major revamp of the station, which included a large public square on the west side completed in 1941.🚄 •
📷: @tokyoscape

Comment below if you love to travel by train!🚄



#tokyojapan #visittokyo #shinjukustation #japanrailway #railwaystation #tokyocity #tokyolife #tokyo🇯🇵

East Timor🇹🇱

Also know as Timor-Leste, this country located in Maritime Southeast Asia became the first new country of the 21st century, becoming a sovereign state on the 20th of May of 2002!🎉 It has an area of 15,410 sq km (5,400 sq mi) and a population of 1,167,242 people according to the 2015 census, occupying the eastern half of the island of Timor.🏝 Much of the country is mountainous, surrounded by flat plains and crossed by large braided rivers that completely dissapear in the dry season but can turn into raging torrents after a heavy rain, creating impressive waterfalls cascading fown the mountainsides.💦

📷: @swiggswoo

Who would like to visit this small nation?🇹🇱 Comment below!👇🏼👇🏼



#easttimor #timorleste #timor #southeastasia #timorisland #timorleste🇹🇱 #timorsea #islandliving #islandlifestyle

Egypt🇪🇬

Located in the northeastern part of Africa and the southwest corner of Asia, this transcontinental country is the most populous Arabic country, with a population of 92,5 million people as of a 2016 estimate!☀ It has one of the largest and most diversified economies of the Middle East and is considered a regional power.🌍 Due to the extreme aridity of Egypt's climate, population centers are concentrated along the narrow Nile Valley and Delta, meaning that 99% of the population lives in about 5.5% of the total land area.🏜 Most of Egypt's rain falls in the winter months, mostly between October and March, and snow falls on Sinai's mountains and some of the north coastal cities such as Damietta, Baltim, Sidi Barrani and rarely in Alexandria.🌇

📷: @crayban

Check out @experienceegypt for more great info and photos of this Arab country!🇪🇬



#arabworld #visitegypt #egypt🇪🇬 #egipto #pyramids #pyramidsofgiza #arabs #nile #nileriver #nilo

Ireland🇮🇪

The country of Ireland located in northwestern Europe and with capital Dublin, has also the continent's largest zinc mine in the County Meath.⛏ The Tara Mines which are underground were discovered in 1970 and started production 3 years later, reaching as of now 200,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate annually.📊 The Republic of Ireland occupies about five-sixths of the island of Ireland, where the western landscape mostly consists of rugged cliffs, hills and mountainds, whereas the central lowlands are extensively covered with glacial deposits of clay and sand, as well as significant areas of bogland (wetland) and several lakes.🌿 The climate of Ireland is mild, moist and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of extreme temperatures, defined as a temperate oceanic climate.🌧

📷: @conormccann

Tag someone from Ireland below!🇮🇪👇🏼



#visitireland #ireland🍀 #irelandtravel #ireland_gram #zinc #countymeath #meath #irlanda #republicofireland

Mexico🇲🇽

Located in the southern part of North America and west of the Caribbean Sea, Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country and Latin America's second, with a population of 119,5 million people as of 2015.📈 It is divided into 31 states and a federal district, Mexico City, which is also the capital and largest city in the country.🌆 Almost all of Mexico lies in the North American Plate, with small parts of the Baja California peninsula on the Pacific and Cocos Plates, crossed from north to south by two mountain ranges known as Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra Madre Occidental, as well as from east to west at the center by the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt known as the Sierra Nevada.🏔 Mexico ranks fourth in the world in biodiversity, home to 10-12% of the world's biodiversity with 170,000 sq km considered "Protected Natural Areas" including 34 biosphere reserves, 67 national parks, 4 natural monuments and 17 sanctuaries.🌵

📷: @ignacioguevaraguevara

How many Mexican #geografans do we have?🇲🇽 Let's count below and see what number we reach!👇🏼👇🏼



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The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal in China is the longest and oldest canal in the world, with a length of 1,794 km (1,115 mi) and dating back to more than 2400 years ago!⛵ It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and links the Yellow River with the Yangtze River, passing through Tianjin and the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zheijang.🏞 During wartime, the high dikes of the Yellow River were sometimes broken on purpose in order to flood advancing enemy troops, also causing disaster and prolonged economic hardships.⚔️ From the Tang to Qing dynasties, the Grand Canal served as the main artery between northern and southern China and was essential for the transport of grain to Beijing, also transporting other commodities developing an important economic belt along the canal.⛵️

📷: Michael Yamashita from @natgeo



#visitchina #travelchina #grandcanal #china🇨🇳 #chinatravel #chinatrip #unescoworldheritage #unescoworldheritagesite

Swaziland🇸🇿

Neighbored by Mozambique and South Africa, the landlocked Kingdom of Swaziland is the last absolute monarchy in Africa, ruled by Ngwenyama Mswati III since 1986, head of state and the person responsible of appointing the country's prime ministers and a number of representatives in the country's parliament.👑 It has a land area of 17,364 sq km and has a wide variety of landscapes, from the mountains along the border with Mozambique to savannas in the east and rain forest in the southwest, with seven nature reserves, four frontier conservation areas and three wildlife or game reserves.🦁 In 1903, Swaziland became a British protectorate and much of its early administration was carried out from South Africa until 1906 when the Transvaal colony was granted self-government, which then gained independence when the constitution was promulgated by Britain in 1963, although later following the elections of 1973 the constitution was suspended by King Sobhuza II who ruled the country until his death in 1982.🛡

📷: @elinamarjaana

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#swaziland #swazi #southernafrica #visitafrica #african_portraits #monarchy #afrika #africanculture #kingdom

Germany🇩🇪

Located in Germany's city of Munich, the country's third largest city and capital of the State of Bavaria, the Deutsches Museum is the world's largest museum of science and technology, receiving about 1.5 millions visitors each year and with approximately 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science.🔭 The museum was founded in 1903 at a meeting of the Association of German Engineers, as an initiative of Oskar von Miller who studied electrical engineering, now located on a small island in the Isar river that was renamed to Museuminsel (Museum island).🔬 In addition to the main site on the Museuminsel, the museum has a branch 18 km north of Munich called the Flugwerft Schleißheim that displays various interesting airplanes for which there was insufficient room at the site in downtown Munich, as well as a branch opened in Bonn in 1995 that focuses on German technology, science and research after 1945.⚗️

📷: @hrrbhn

Check out @deutschesmuseum for more information and photos of this museum of Munich!🇩🇪



#deutschesmuseum #münchencity #muenchen #visitmunich #visitbavaria #munich🇩🇪 #bavarian

Bhutan🇧🇹

This landlocked country located in the Eastern Himalayas is South Asia's second least populous in the region with 797,965 estimated inhabitants but most important of all, it is the world's first carbon negative country.♻ This means Bhutan absorbs more carbon dioxide than it emits, with the help of its massive tree cover (72% of the country's area), making it a carbon sink place.🌲 The Kingdom of Bhutan is located on the southern slopes lof the eastern Himalayas, landlocked between China to the north and India to the south, its land consists mostly of steep and high mountains crisscrossed by a network of swift rivers that form deep valleys, giving an elevation variation from 200 m to more than 7000 m above sea level.⛰

📷: @mgtenazas

Check out @tourismbhutan for more information and facts about this country!🇧🇹



#tourismbhutan #visitbhutan #bhutan #centralasia #asiaphotography #kingdom #himalayas #southasia #mountainous

Poland🇵🇱

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, located in northern Poland, is the world's largest castle measured by land area (18 ha), named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 for its symbol of power and cultural tradition, being the most important monument to the monastic state of the Teutonic Order.🏰 The town of Malbork (Marienburg in German) situated in the Pomeranian Voivodeship has a population of more than 38 thousand inhabitants and was built around the Castle of the Teutonic Order, founded in 1274 on the east bank of the river Nogat, named for their patron saint, the Virgin Mary, and later the town becoming part of the Hanseatic League.⚓️ After World War II, the town and the castle became again part of Poland and the castle has been reconstructed with restorations going on since 1962, during which many forgotten medieval art and craft techniques have been rediscovered.⚔️

📷: @ruda_rudzilla

Visit @polska.travel for more beautiful photos and info about Poland!🇵🇱



#visitpoland #poland🇵🇱 #pomerania #malbork #europeancity #castles_oftheworld #teutonic #polonia

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📷: @geoawesomeness



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Seychelles🇸🇨

The archipelago and sovereign state of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean is located 1500 km east of mainland East Africa and has also the world's only oceanic islands made of granite, the Granitic Seychelles, composed primarily of massive granite fragments of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana.🏞 They make up the majority of the Inner Islands, are home to tropical moist forests and are thought to be the world's oldest islands according to geologists, which is where 98% of the country's population lives.🏝 Tourism has become a significant industry, now making up the biggest part of the Seychelles' economy, with the government encouraging foreign investment to upgrade hotels and other services giving a rise in real estate projects and new resort properties such as the @hiltonseychelleslabriz on the famous white sand shore of Silhouette island, the third largest of the country.🏖

📷: @robertmichaelpoole

Check out @visitseychelles for more amazing pictures and info about this island-country!🇸🇨



#visitseychelles #seychelles #seychellesislands #seychellesisland #indianocean #islandliving #islandlifestyle #granite

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