Full country name: people’s democratic Republic of Korea
Size: 120410 sq. km.
Population: 24 million.
Religion: All religions were officially banned after 1950
Government: Communist “dynasty,” the dictatorship of one leader
Industries: arms manufacturing, mechanical engineering, power industry, chemical industry, mining, metallurgy, textile, food.
Main partners: China, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia
Health risks: there is virtually no risk, but due to the fact that Western medicines cannot get it to root here is not too pleasant. The main available means of treatment of traditional Korean medicine, is very similar to Chinese.
Time: GMT plus 9 hours
Power supply: 110/220V, 60Hz
Weights and measures: metric
This country is very suitable for those who wish to plunge into the Soviet era — is one of the few remaining bastions of socialism in the world. A trip to this country will allow Russian tourists to plunge into the past — to see old buildings, monuments, mausoleum. North Korea is one of the most closed country. Any movement on site must be done under the supervision of guides. Historical and cultural heritage of North Korea Continue reading
They say that beauty is a terrible force. But if we leave aside the colorful turns of phrase, and return to reality, we have to admit that the most terrible power of this element, the existence of the forces of nature. Mankind often forgets about it – and then come to him reminders in the form of such tragedies as the tsunami in Japan on 11 March 2011, however, the waves of this tsunami were not the highest registered in the history of the tsunami.
Comparable in strength to the magnitude 9 earthquake and ensuing tsunami with a height of 5 meters according to scientists has already taken place in Japan in 1700. Interestingly, the Japanese began to document tsunami in the early 16th century.
The tsunami waves swept the entire Pacific basin (coast of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile), but in other countries the tsunami has already lost his strength and looked at worst like waves of several meters height. Height struck Japan waves averaged about ten meters and it took them about 20 minutes after the start of earthquake to reach the shore. In some cases were marked by waves of up to forty meters.
The scale of the destruction and victims caused by the tsunami was huge in the first place for the reason that the coast of Japan is one of the most densely populated in the world. Japanese mountainous Islands are spacious enough valley for the location Continue reading