Adare is a beautiful village in County Limerick,Ireland. Adare's origin is as a settlement by a crossing point on the river Maigue. Renowned as one of Ireland's prettiest villages, Adare is designated as a Heritage Town by the Irish government. The main street combines typical Irish architecture with the English styled buildings and infrastructure purpose-built for the Dunraven estate.
Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia. It is the largest city in Ethiopia, with a population of 3,384,569 according to the 2007 population census. As a chartered city, Addis Ababa has the status of both a city and a state. It is where the African Union and its predecessor the OAU are based. Addis Ababa is therefore often referred to as "the political capital of Africa", due to its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent. The city is populated by people from different regions of Ethiopia the country has as many as 80 nationalities speaking 80 languages and belonging to a wide variety of religious communities.
Adeje is a town and municipality in the southwestern part of the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. The town Adeje is located 4 km from the coast, 8 km north of the resort town Los Cristianos, 60 km southwest of the island capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife and about 17 km northwest of Tenerife South Airport. Adeje is also home to Siam Park, the largest water park in Europe.
Many seaside communities of Adeje are major tourist hot spots. The main communities there are: Costa Adeje, Playa Paraiso, La Caleta, Playa Fañabe and Callao Salvaje.
Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth-largest city in Australia. It is known as "The City of Churches". Adelaide stretches 20 km (12 mi) from the coast to the foothills, and 90 km (56 mi) from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south.
As South Australia's seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions. Most of these are concentrated in the city centre along the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, King William Street and in various districts of the metropolitan area. Today, it is noted for its many festivals and sporting events, its food and wine, its long beachfronts, its large defence and manufacturing sectors. It ranks highly in terms of liveability, being listed in the Top 10 of The Economist Intelligence Unit's World's Most Liveable Cities!
Liverpool is an important city of Merseyside, England. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880. It is a major city famed for culture, football teams, The Beatles and buzzing nightlife. It lies within the historic county boundaries of Lancashire. It is also a large, vibrant city with great cultural heritage and was awarded the title of European Capital of Culture 2008, with the famous Pier Head Waterfront being a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004.
A landlocked mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest, Afghanistan is located within the heart of Asia, and is part of the US-coined Greater Middle East Muslim world. It has been the centre of many powerful empires for the past 2,000 years. Despite having numerous rivers and reservoirs, large parts of the country are dry. The endorheic Sistan Basin is one of the driest regions in the world. Aside from the usual rainfall, Afghanistan receives snow during the winter in the Hindu Kushand Pamir Mountains, and the melting snow in the spring season enters the rivers, lakes, and streams.
Agadir is a major city in southwest Morocco, capital of the Agadir province and the Sous-Massa-Draa economic region. The city is located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just north of the point where the Souss River flows into the ocean. A resort destination, it's known for its golf courses, wide crescent beach and seaside promenade lined with cafes, restaurants and bars.
Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located at the banks of river Yamuna, 363 kilometres (226 mi) west of state capital, Lucknow and 200 kilometres (124 mi) south from national capital New Delhi. With a population of 1,686,976 (2010 est.), it is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh and the 19th most populous in India. Because 80 percent of the city's sewage flows into Yamuna River, it is 20th most polluted city in India.
The city is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur. The city has little else to recommend it. Pollution, especially smog and litter, is rampant and travellers are pestered by swarms of touts and hawkers at every monument, mosque, temple or palace. That said, the sites are some of the wonders of the world and no trip to India is complete without at least one visit to the Taj!
Agrigento is a medium-sized city on the south coast of Sicily, Italy. It's popular for the Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples and the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas.
Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat, India. It is the seventh largest city and seventh largest metropolitan area of India, with a city population of approximately 3.96 million and metropolitan population of 5.56 million. Located on the banks of the River Sabarmati, 32 km from the state capital Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad is the fastest growing city of India, and ranked third as the fastest growing city worldwide. Across the river, the Calico Museum of Textiles, once a cloth merchant's mansion, has a significant collection of antique and modern fabrics.