Archive for the 'Islands' Category

Newfoundland, Canada

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Newfoundland — is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Newfoundland is often referred to as “The Middle of the North Atlantic”, but it is actually more than 1000 km away from it. The island of Newfoundland (originally called Terra Nova) was most likely first named by the Italian John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) in 1497. The province where this island is located was also called “Newfoundland” until 2001, when its name was changed to “Newfoundland and Labrador” (the postal abbreviation was later changed from NF to NL). The island was known as Vinland to the Norse.



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Mallorca (Majorca), Spain

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Mallorca (in Catalan, Spanish, and English; also called Majorca in English) is one of the Balearic Islands (Catalan: Illes Balears, Spanish: Islas Baleares), which are located in the Mediterranean Sea and are part of Spain.



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Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Curaçao (pronounced [kura'são]) is an island in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela. The isle is the largest and most populous of the three so-called ABC islands (for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) and belongs to the Netherlands Antilles, a self-governing part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Curaçao’s capital is Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles.


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