Where in the World is Village School?
Can you name the Country with the Clues we provide? Each day a video clue will be posted right here, and your guesses can be placed in the box by the large map on the way to the gym at Village School. Click on the photo and see the video for a brand new clue. Be sure to check back Monday through Thursday. The Mystery Country will be revealed on Fridays during morning announcements! Have fun learning about other countries and where they are on our map!
|The Cathedral Ghent|
This country is known for its medieval old towns, Flemish Renaissance architecture and is the international headquarters of the European Union and NATO.
|The Capital City|
Government Type: Federal Parliamentary Democracy under Constitutional Monarchy
Natural hazards: flooding is a threat along rivers and in areas of reclaimed coastal land, protected from the sea by concrete dikes
Steak FritesWhen it comes to national dishes, steak frites is nearly on the same pedestal as moules frites. In specialist grill restaurants you will able to choose between different cuts of prime, domestic and even imported beef.
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Let's take an adventure to a land filled with deep, green forests, sparkling lakes and snowy landscapes.
It's geographic coordinates are
64º N, 26º E.
This country gained it's independence from Russia on 6 December 1917
Environment current issues:air pollution from manufacturing and power plants contributing to acid rain; water pollution from industrial wastes, agricultural chemicals; habitat loss threatens wildlife populations.
Trade is important, with exports accounting for over one-third of GDP in recent years. (GDP or Gross Domestic Product is a broad measurement of a nation’s overall economic activity.)
We found out that this country is historically competitive in manufacturing - principally the wood, metals, engineering, telecommunications, and electronics industries.
It excels in the export of technology for mobile phones as well as promotion of startups in the ICT, gaming, clean tech, and biotechnology sectors.
Except for timber and several minerals, it depends on imports of raw materials, energy, and some components for manufactured goods.
Because of its climate, agricultural development is limited to maintaining self-sufficiency in basic products.
Forestry, an important export industry and provides a secondary occupation for the rural population
|Compañia de Jesus cathedral|
|Compañia de Jesus cathedral|
In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial center, decorated with 16th- and 17th-century palaces and churches including the ornate Compañía de Jesús cathedral.
Currency: United States Dollar
President: Rafael CorreaPop: 15.74 million (2013) World Bank
Agriculture Products: bananas, coffee, cocoa, rice, potatoes, cassava (manioc, tapioca), plantains, sugarcane; cattle, sheep, pigs, beef, pork, dairy products, fish, shrimp and balsa wood
Fernandina (elev. 1,476 m), a shield volcano that last erupted in 2009, is the most active of the many Galapagos volcanoes. Additional historically active Galapagos volcanoes include Wolf, Sierra Negra, Cerro Azul, Pinta, Marchena, and Santiago.
|Students at a school.|
an average of 63 pupils throughout 6 grades.
The majority of schools require students to wear a uniform, but there are a few private schools that do not require uniforms. Requiring uniforms can make attending school expensive, especially at private schools. Most schools have two uniforms, one formal the other informal for physical education days.
|School Uniforms at one school.|
The cuisine is diverse, varying with altitude, and associated agricultural conditions. Pork, chicken, beef, and cuy (guinea pig) are popular in the mountainous regions, and are served with a variety of carbohydrate-rich foods, especially rice, corn, and potatoes.
Ceviche is claimed as their national dish. Stews of meat, plaintains, and root vegetables are the platos nacionales of several countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean: Colombian ajiaco, and the sancocho of the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Panama.
We are in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan. This country actually dominates South Asian subcontinent and is near the Indian Ocean trade routes. This country is also home of the third largest mountains in the world (Kanchenjunga) lies on the border with Nepal.
This country has a vast variety of languages spoken. The most important language for national, political and commercial communication is Hindi. 41% of this country's population speaks Hindi. There are 14 other official languages and they are Bengali,Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sandskrit. Hindustani is a combination of Hindi and Urdu and widely spoken throughout this country's northern area but it is not an official language.
English is this country's sub-official language.
Population: 1, 251, 695, 584 (July 2015 est.)
By the 19th century, Great Britain had become the dominant political power on the subcontinent. The British Indian Army played a vital role in both World Wars. Years of nonviolent resistance to British rule, led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU, eventually resulted in this country's independence, which was granted in 1947.
It's terrain is upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in the south,
flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in the north.
It's climate varies from tropical monsoon in the south to temperate in the north
This country's administrative divisions are 29 states and 7 union territories*; Andaman and Nicobar Islands*, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh*, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli*, Daman and Diu*, Delhi*, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep*, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry*, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal
Legal System: common law system based on the English model; separate personal law codes apply to Muslims, Christians, and Hindus; judicial review of legislative acts.
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Eastern Africa, west of Somalia