Gaztelugatxe is an islet on the coast of Biscay belonging to the municipality of Bermeo, Basque Country (Spain). It is connected to the mainland by a man-made bridge. On top of the island stands a hermitage (named Gaztelugatxeko Doniene in Basque; San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spanish), dedicated to John the Baptist, that dates from the 10th century, although discoveries indicate that the date might be the 9th century. With another small neighboring island, Aketze, they form a protected biotope that extends from the town of Bakio until Cape Matxitxako, on the Bay of Biscay.
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Tablas de Daimiel National Park (Parque Nacional de las Tablas de Daimiel) is a wetland on the La Mancha plain, a mainly arid area in the province of Ciudad Real. With an area of about 3,000 ha, the park is the smallest of Spain’s fifteen national parks. The protected area is in the process of being expanded outside the original nature reserve to include neighbouring dryland farming areas. The expansion is part of efforts to improve the condition of the wetland, which has been damaged by over-exploitation of water resources.
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Chinchilla de Monte-Aragon, more commonly just Chinchilla, is a municipality in the province of Albacete in Castile-La Mancha, (Spain) in the region of La Mancha Montearagon. This town is located 15 km from the capital of the province. In 2008, with 3,660 inhabitants, according to INE data, but according to water consumption data are estimated about 5,000 since many are not registered in this town used by many as a dormitory town of Albacete.
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Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the capital of the Province of Tarragona, and part of Tarragones and Catalonia. Geographically, it is bordered on the north by the Province of Barcelona and the Province of Lleida. The Roman ruins of Tarraco have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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Champasak (or Champassak, Champasack) is a province in southwestern Laos, near the borders with Thailand and Cambodia. It is one of the three principalities that succeeded the Lao kingdom of Lan Xang. In 2005, it had a reported population of 607,333. The capital is Pakse, but it takes its name from Champasak, the former capital of the Kingdom of Champasak.
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Vang Vieng is a tourist-oriented town in Laos in Vientiane Province about four hours bus ride north of the capital. The town lies on the Nam Song River. The most notable feature of the area is the karst hill landscape surrounding the town.
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Tendra Spit is a sandbar in Black Sea near the coast of Kherson Oblast in Ukraine. The island serves as a separation of Gulf of Tendra from Black Sea located at the southern and western part of the bay. In the west the island has a spit Bili Kuchuhury which stretching east through the Gulf of Tendra as a shoal reaches the Yahorlyk Kut peninsula.
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Bogë (definite Albanian form: Boga) is a village in the former Shkrel municipality, northern Albania. The village is divided in two sections, consisting of Preçaj and Kolaj neighborhoods.
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Miniatürk is a miniature park situated at the north-eastern shore of Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. It was opened May 2, 2003. Miniatürk covers a total area of 60,000 square metres (650,000 sq ft). It is one of the world’s largest miniature parks with its 15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft) model area. The park contains 122 models in 1:25 scale. It contains structures from in and around Turkey, as well as interpretations of historic structures.
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The abandoned village of Khalde. Upper Svaneti, Georgia.
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