WORLDWIDE MAP STORIES - ASIA

Bahrain

Located just off the eastern coastline of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf, Bahrain is a small archipelago of 33 islands, with the largest island being Bahrain Island. Modern causeways connect the four main islands, and all are connected to Saudi Arabia by the 16-mile-long King Fahd Causeway.

Bahrain declared their independence on August 15, 1971, and joined the United Nations that same year.

However, it wasn't exactly smooth sailing for the country, as a failed coup attempt materialized in 1981 (following the Islamic revolution in Iran), riots were triggered in 1994 by women's participation in a sporting event, and the mid-1990s saw intermittent violence between the government and the cleric-led opposition.
King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa became head of state in 1999, releasing all political prisoners and granting women the right to vote.

Demonstrators took to the streets of Manama, Bahrain on February 14, 2011, calling for more political freedom and an end to discrimination.
Almost daily clashes between protesters and security forces are ongoing. As of March 2014 more than 80 civilians and 13 policemen have been killed.
Most of the modern population is concentrated around Manama, the capital city, and much of that population (about 30%) are non-Bahraini immigrants.
This land (especially Bahrain Island) is primarily barren desert, with a limestone surface. Petroleum processing and refining, as well as international banking are the major industries.

What kind of food do they eat in Bahrain ? Falafel: fried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) balls served with vegetables in bread, Machboos: the national dish is rice topped with meat or fish and sometimes also a tomato sauce, Muhammar: rice served with dates and/or sugar, Qoozi (or ghoozi): grilled lamb stuffed with rice, eggs, onions, and spices.

Bahrain Festivals - Muharram - Islamic New Year. One of the most highly anticipated events of the year, a ban on alcohol is strictly enforced as a measure to promote purity, Ashura. ..., Milad Al Nabi. ..., Independence Day. ..., Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr.

巴林位于沙特阿拉伯在波斯湾东部海岸线附近,是33个岛屿的小群岛,最大的岛屿是巴林岛。现代的堤道连接了四个主要岛屿,全部由16英里长的国王法赫德堤道连接到沙特阿拉伯。

巴林于1971年8月15日宣布独立,同年加入联合国。

然而,由于1981年(伊朗伊斯兰革命后伊斯兰革命)中出现的一场失败的政变,一九九四年由于妇女参与体育赛事而触发了骚乱,1990年代中期,间歇性政府与牧师主导的反对派之间的暴力。
哈马德·本·伊萨·哈利法国王于1999年成为国家元首,释放所有政治犯和给予妇女投票权。

示威者于2011年2月14日在巴林麦纳麦街头上呼吁更多的政治自由和结束歧视。
抗议者和安全部队之间几乎每天的冲突正在进行。截至2014年3月,已有80多名平民和13名警察遇害。
大多数现代人口集中在首都麦纳麦,大部分人口(约30%)是非巴林移民。
这个土地(特别是巴林岛)主要是贫瘠的沙漠,石灰岩表面。石油加工和炼油以及国际银行业是主要行业。

Bangladesh

For many thousands of years a long list of regional empires and European traders fought for control of the waterlogged land now called Bangladesh (formerly called East Pakistan).

Bangladesh was ruled by Britain throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1947 the country was partitioned along religious lines after the British retreated. Western territory was relinquished to the newly created India, while the eastern side became a province of Pakistan.

It wasn't long before dissatisfaction of Pakistan's ruling emerged, and throughout the 1950s and 1960s Bangladesh pushed for autonomy.

What kind of food do they eat in Bangladesh ? Different traditional flat breads include Luchi, Porota, Bakhorkhani, Nan, Ruti, Rice Flour Flatbread, Chitai Pitha, and many more. Dishes made from chicken, beef, fish or mutton, as well as dal (a spicy lentil soup) and vegetables commonly accompany rice and flat breads.

Bangladesh Festivals - Eid-Ul-Fitr. The biggest Muslim festival, Eid-ul- Fitr is observed throughout the world. ...Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Azha is the second biggest festival of the Muslims. ...Muharram. The biggest Muslim festival, Eid-ul- Fitr is observed throughout the world. ...Pahela Baishakh. ...Independence Day. ...21st Feb. : ...Chirstmas. ...Durga Puja.

数千年以来,一大批地区帝国和欧洲商人为控制淹水的土地而战,现在称为孟加拉国(以前称为东巴基斯坦)。

19世纪和20世纪,英国统治了孟加拉国。 在1947年,英国人撤退后,这个国家在宗教界划分。 西方领土被放弃给新成立的印度,东部成为巴基斯坦省。

不久之后,巴基斯坦的裁决不满,而在整个五十年代和六十年代,孟加拉国推翻了自治。

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Bhutan

The legendary land of Bhutan was first settled in the ninth century by wandering migrants from the Tibet region of China.
Called Druk Yul (Land of the Thunder Dragon) by its people, the strikingly beautiful Kingdom of Bhutan lies in the eastern Himalayas, sandwiched between China and India.

Today Bhutan's major trading partner is India, however many of its people still live in poverty, with widespread illiteracy a major social problem.
Despite these shortcomings, based Bhutan is rated as one of the happiest countries in Asia.

The small, landlocked country is completely bordered by mountains, making it difficult to navigate as there are few roads and no domestic (in-country) airlines or trains. Bhutan welcomes international travelers via (very pricey) Druk-Air, and the only ground entries into the country are through the towns of Phuntsholing and Samdrup Johghar.

The capital city of Thimphu sits at an altitude of 7,000 feet, on the banks of the Wong Chu river, and remains the site of royal government offices, and serves as a powerful magnet for adventure travelers from around the world.

Bhutan Food - Food for Tourists. Bhutanese cuisine is influenced by Chinese, Tibetan and Indian culture. The main dish, which generally includes white or red rice, seasonal vegetables, and meat (pork and chicken), are often cooked with chili or cheese. If you like Chinese food, you should be rather comfortable with Bhutanese food.

Bhutan Festivals - Tshechu, meaning “day 10” are yearly religious Bhutanese festivals held in each district of Bhutan. ...Thimphu Tshechu. ...Paro Tshechu. ...Jambay Lhakhang Drup. ...Punakha Drubchen. ...Haa Summer Festival.

不丹的传说中的土地首先通过从中国西藏地区流动的移民来定居在九世纪。
被称为“雷霆之龙”(Druk Yul)(雷霆之王),不朽的美丽王国位于喜马拉雅山东部,夹在中印之间。

今天,不丹的主要贸易伙伴是印度,但是其许多人仍然生活在贫穷之中,文盲普遍是一个重大的社会问题。
尽管有这些缺点,不丹也被评为亚洲最幸福的国家之一。

小的内陆国家与山脉完全接壤,导致国内(国内)航空公司或火车路数很少。不丹通过(非常昂贵的)Druk-Air欢迎国际旅客,唯一进入该国的地方是通过Phuntsholing和Samdrup Johghar的城镇。

廷布首都位于黄珠江畔的7000英尺高度,仍然是皇家政府机构的场所,是来自世界各地冒险旅客的强大磁铁。

Brundi

Numerous rounds of peace talks, overseen by leaders in Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda, began to establish power-sharing agreements in an attempt to satisfy the majority.

The future of Burundi is somewhat bleak, as less than half of all children attend school, and basic foods and medicines are in short supply. As a result of the latter, HIV/AIDS is almost out of control.

With a high population density and very limited natural resources, most of the population remains economically suppressed, and resign themselves to subsistence agricultural farming.

Brundi Food - ue to these characteristics, the Burundi cuisine is very representative of the African culinary culture, as it includes beans, which are the staple of Burundi cooking, exotic fruits (mainly bananas) plantains,sweet potatoescassava, peas, maize and cereals, like corn and wheat.

Burundi Holidays and Festivals. Throughout the year, Burundians celebrate different cultural traditions and remember various historical events likeIndependence DayUnity DayAnniversary of Rwagasore's Assassination, as well as theAssassination of the late President Ndadaye.

坦桑尼亚,南非和乌干达领导人多次和平谈判开始实行分享协议,以达到多数。

布隆迪的未来有些暗淡,少于一半的孩子上学,基本食品和药品供不应求。 由于后者,艾滋病毒/艾滋病几乎失去控制。

人口密度高,自然资源非常有限,大多数人口仍然经济压制,他们辞去自给自足的农业生产。

任何一个国家几乎没有时间庆祝阿塞拜疆和亚美尼亚在控制这两个国家的土地管理方面的区域性战斗。
1994年终于达成停火协议。
今天,这个历史悠久的土地文化多样化,70多个民族称之为家乡。

旅游是阿塞拜疆经济的重要因素,国家正在蓬勃发展无数自然和文化景点