Country Profile: Andorra

Population Size: 77,246 Area: 468 km² (181 sq mi) Main language(s): Catalan Primary religion(s): Roman Catholic Life expectancy: 82.8 (male/female specifics hard to find) Geography: In the Pyrenees mountains: lots of valleys and peaks Current leader: Xavier Espot Zamora Bordering countries: France, Spain Stability: Strong Debt: No data

(China-436) March 8, 2020 – A young man in Hong Kong interested in the history of the Jews in China — Getting 2 Know You – China

CAN THE JEWS OF KAIFENG, CHINA, SURVIVE XI JINPING, AS THEY HAVE 1,400 YEARS OF CLOODS, REVOLUTION, AND INTERMARRIAGE? Dwindling community in city in Henan province is threatened by a campaign against ‘unaurthorised religion’ It has an unlikely ambassador in the form of an 18-year-old schoolboy from Hong Kong Etan Smallman SCMP March 8, 2020 […]Continue reading “(China-436) March 8, 2020 – A young man in Hong Kong interested in the history of the Jews in China — Getting 2 Know You – China”

Why Today Is Important: 17th March

I’m sure most of the Western readers will have at the very least heard of St Patrick’s Day. It’s known for being a night of drunken revelry and mayhem, in the best kind of way. It’s a time when friends and family come together to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland: St Patrick. And thisContinue reading “Why Today Is Important: 17th March”

Why Today Is Important: 9th March

This day is important for more than one religion, in two distinctly different parts of the world. The first holiday I stumbled across, was Purim. Purim, a Jewish festival that falls on different dates each year on the Western calendar, but routinely falls on the 13th day of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/earlyContinue reading “Why Today Is Important: 9th March”

Why Today Is Important: 1st March

Saint David (approx. 520AD), the patron saint of Wales, was a man of mystery and legend. Today, the 1st March, is the day the Welsh dedicated to this holy man, a home grown hero and icon to many. Some rumoured that he was the nephew of King Arthur, and the overall consensus is that heContinue reading “Why Today Is Important: 1st March”

Country Profile: Afghanistan

Population: 31.6 million Area: 652,864 sq km, or 251,827 sq miles Main languages: Dari, Pashto Primary religion: Islam Life expectancy: Men = 59 years, women = 62 years Geography: Landlocked, mountainous Current leader: President Ghani (since September 2014) Bordering countries: Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and (via a very narrow corridor) Xinjiang Province, China. Stability:Continue reading “Country Profile: Afghanistan”

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