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City Of Literature
UNESCO's City of Literature
City of Literature
programme is part of a wider Creative Cities Network which was launched in 2004 and is currently made up of 180 UNESCO
UNESCO
Creative Cities globally. Members are drawn from 72 countries and cover seven creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music, and Media Arts.[1] The Network was born out of UNESCO's Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity initiative which was created in 2002. The Creative City Network’s aim is to "promote the social, economic and cultural development of cities in both the developed and the developing world." The cities in the network promote their local creative scene and conform to UNESCO’s goal of fostering cultural diversity
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Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
(Slovene: [ljuˈbljàːna] ( listen),[5] locally also [luˈblàːna]; also known by other, historical names) is the capital and largest city of Slovenia.[6][7] It has been the cultural, educational, economic, political, and administrative center of independent Slovenia
Slovenia
since 1991. Its central geographic location within Slovenia, transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific and research institutions, and cultural tradition are contributing factors to its leading position. During antiquity, a Roman city called Emona
Emona
stood in the area.[8] Ljubljana
Ljubljana
itself was first mentioned in the first half of the 12th century. It was under Habsburg
Habsburg
rule from the Middle Ages until the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918
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Tartu
Tartu
Tartu
(Estonian pronunciation: [ˈtɑrtˑu], South Estonian: Tarto) is the second largest city of Estonia, after Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn. Tartu
Tartu
is often considered the intellectual centre of the country,[2][3][4] especially since it is home to the nation's oldest and most renowned university, the University of Tartu. The city also houses the Supreme Court of Estonia, the Ministry of Education and Research, and the new building of the Estonian National Museum, opened to the public in October of 2016. It is also the birthplace of Estonian Song Festivals. Situated 186 kilometres (116 miles) southeast of Tallinn
Tallinn
and 245 kilometres (152 miles) northeast of Riga, Tartu
Tartu
lies on the Emajõgi ("Mother river"), which connects the two largest lakes of Estonia
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Iraq
Coordinates: 33°N 44°E / 33°N 44°E / 33; 44 Republic
Republic
of Iraqجمهورية العراق (Arabic) کۆماری عێراق (Kurdish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: الله أكبر (Arabic) "Allahu Akbar" (transliteration) "God is the Greatest"Anthem: "Mawtini" "موطني" (English: "My Homeland")Capital and largest city Baghdad 33°20′N 44°26′E / 33.333°N 44.433°E / 33.333; 44.433Official languagesArabic KurdishReligion IslamDemonym IraqiGovernment Federal parliamentary republic•&#
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Barcelona
Nickname(s): Ciutat Comtal (ca)/Ciudad Condal (es) "City of Counts" Cap i Casal de Catalunya (ca) "Head and Hearth of Catalonia"Abbreviation(s): Barna, BCNBarcelonaLocation of Barcelona Show map of CataloniaBarcelona Barcelona
Barcelona
(Spain) Show map of SpainBarcelona Barcelona
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Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°07′N 14°49′E / 46.117°N 14.817°E / 46.117; 14.817Republic of Slovenia Republika Slovenija  (Slovene)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: Zdravljica  A Toast[i]Location of  Slovenia  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Capital and largest city Ljubljana 46°03′N 14°30′E / 46.050°N 14.500°E / 46.050; 14.500Official languages Slovene[ii]Ethnic groups (2002[4])83% Slovenes 2% Serbs 2% Croats 1% Bosniaks 12% others (including Istrian Italians) / unspecifiedReligion Predominantly ChristianDemonym SloveneGovernment Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic• PresidentBorut Pahor• Prime MinisterMiro Cerar[5]Legislature Parliament• Upper houseNational Council•
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Lviv
Lviv
Lviv
(Ukrainian: Львів [lʲʋiu̯] ( listen); Russian: Львов Lvov; Polish: Lwów[2] [lvuf] ( listen); German: Lemberg; see also other names) is the largest city in western Ukraine and the seventh-largest city in the country overall, with a population of around 728,350 as of 2016. Lviv
Lviv
is one of the main cultural centres of Ukraine. Named in honor of Leo, the eldest son of Daniel, King of Ruthenia, it was the capital of the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia
Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia
(also called Kingdom of Rus')[3] from 1272 to 1349, when it was conquered by King Casimir III the Great
Casimir III the Great
who then became known as the King of Poland
Poland
and Rus'. From 1434, it was the regional capital of the Ruthenian Voivodeship in the Kingdom of Poland
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Ukraine
42,418,235 [4] (32nd)• 2001 census48,457,102[3]• Density73.8/km2 (191.1/sq mi) (115th)GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate• Total$366 billion[5] (50th)• Per capita$8,656[5] (114th)GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate• Total$104 billion[5] (62nd)• Per capita$2,459[5] (132nd)Gini (2015)  25.5[6] low · 18thHDI (2015)  0.743[7] high · 84thCurrency Ukrainian hryvnia
Ukrainian hryvnia
(UAH)Time zone EET (UTC+2[8])• Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)Drives on the rightCalling code +380 ISO 3166 code UA Internet
Internet
TLD.ua .укрAn independence referendum was held on 1 December, after which Ukrainian independence was finalized on 26 December.This article contains Cyrillic text
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Montevideo
Montevideo
Montevideo
(Spanish pronunciation: [monteβiˈðeo]) is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. According to the 2011 census, the city proper has a population of 1,319,108 (about one-third of the country's total population)[9] in an area of 201 square kilometres (78 sq mi). The southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo
Montevideo
is situated in the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata. The city was established in 1724 by a Spanish soldier, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst the Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region
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Uruguay
Coordinates: 33°S 56°W / 33°S 56°W / -33; -56Oriental Republic of Uruguay República Oriental del Uruguay  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Libertad o Muerte" (Spanish) "Freedom or Death"Anthem: Himno Nacional de Uruguay National Anthem of UruguayLocation of  Uruguay  (dark green) in South America  (grey)Capital and largest city Montevideo 34°53′S 56°10′W / 34.883°S 56.167°W / -34.883; -56.167Official languages Spanish[fn 1]National language SpanishEthnic groups (2016[1])88% White 8% Mestizo 4% BlackReligion See Religion in UruguayDemonym UruguayanGovernment Unitary presidential constitutional republic• PresidentTabaré Vázquez• Vice PresidentLucía TopolanskyLegislature General Assembly• Upper houseSenate• Lower hous
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Óbidos, Portugal
Óbidos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɔβiðuʃ]; Proto-Celtic: *Eburobrittium) is a town (Portuguese: vila) and a municipality in the Oeste Subregion in Portugal. The town proper has approximately 3100 inhabitants. The municipality population in 2011 was 11,772,[1] in an area of 141.55 square kilometres (54.65 square miles).[2]Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Tourism3.1 Óbidos Medieval Market4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit]The castle and wall of Óbidos, view from the west.Azulejo on Óbidos city gateTop view of the Santa MariaThe name "Óbidos" is a Latinised (oppidum, citadel) derivation of the older Celtic "Eburobricio". The municipality had its growth from a Roman settlement near the foothills of an elevated escarpment
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Portugal
Portugal
Portugal
(Portuguese pronunciation: [puɾtuˈɣaɫ]), officially the Portuguese Republic
Republic
(Portuguese: República Portuguesa [ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ puɾtuˈɣezɐ]),[note 1] is a sovereign state located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
and to the north and east by Spain
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Estonia
Estonia
Estonia
(/ɛˈstoʊniə/ ( listen);[11][12] Estonian: Eesti [ˈeːsti]), officially the Republic
Republic
of Estonia
Estonia
(Estonian: Eesti Vabariik), is a sovereign state in Northern Europe.[13] It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
with Finland
Finland
on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia
Latvia
(343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus
Lake Peipus
and Russia
Russia
(338.6 km).[14] Across the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
lies Sweden
Sweden
in the west and Finland
Finland
in the north
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Czech Republic
The Czech Republic
Czech Republic
(/ˈtʃɛk rɪˈpʌblɪk/ ( listen)[10] Czech: Česká republika, Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka] ( listen)),[11] also known as Czechia[12] (/ˈtʃɛkiə/ ( listen); Czech: Česko, pronounced [ˈtʃɛsko] ( listen)), is a landlocked country in Central Europe
Europe
bordered by Germany
Germany
to the west, Austria
Austria
to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland
Poland
to the northeast.[13] The Czech Republic
Czech Republic
covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, has 10.6 million inhabitants and the capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents
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Ulyanovsk
Ulyanovsk
Ulyanovsk
(Russian: Улья́новск, IPA: [ʊˈlʲjanəfsk]) is a city and the administrative center of Ulyanovsk
Ulyanovsk
Oblast, Russia, located on the Volga River
Volga River
705 kilometers (438 mi) east of Moscow. Population: 613,786 (2010 Census);[5] 635,947 (2002 Census);[10] 625,155 (1989 Census).[11] The city, founded as Simbirsk
Simbirsk
(Симби́рск), is the birthplace of Alexander Kerensky
Alexander Kerensky
and Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin
(born Ulyanov), for whom it was renamed in 1924
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Russia
Coordinates: 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90Russian Federation Росси́йская Федерaция (Russian) Rossiyskaya FederatsiyaFlagCoat of armsAnthem:  "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii"  (transliteration) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation"Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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