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Tasmania, Australia

March 18th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The state of Tasmania, a sovereign Australian state, is located 200 kilometres (125 mi) south of the eastern side of the continent, being separated from it by Bass Strait . The state of Tasmania includes the island of Tasmania, and other surrounding islands. Tasmania has a population of 484,700 (March 2005, ABS) and an area of 68,332 square kilometres (26,383 sq mi).

The distance from the northernmost point (Woolnorth Pt) to the southernmost one (South East Cape) is 364 kilometers, the distance from the westernmost (West Pt) to the easternmost one (Eddystone Pt) is 306 kilometers.

Tasmania promotes itself as the Natural State and the "Island of Rejuvenation" owing to its large, and relatively unspoiled natural environment. Formally, 36% of Tasmania is in reserves, National Parks and World Heritage Sites.

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Danmark islet, Norway

March 5th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Small islet near E18 road near Sandvika.

Send by: czester 56


“Face Island”, Antarctica

February 21st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

"Face Island" - i mean it looks like a face, Antarctica

Send by: jackass123


Old Aircraft Base, Northern Mariana Islands

February 17th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Enola Gay and Bock's Car base during II World War.

August, 6, 1945 Enola Gay - flight to Hiroshima

August, 9, 1945 Enola Gay - flight to Nagasaki

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Čiovo - a small island located off the Adriatic coast, Croatia

February 17th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Čiovo (Italian: Bua ) is a small island located off the Adriatic coast in Croatia with area of 28.8 squared km (length 15.3 km, width up to 3.5 km), population of 6 071 inhabitants (2001) and its highest peak is 218 m (Rudine)(Italian: Monte Bua ).

The centre of the island has geographical coordinates 43°30′N 16°17′E, and the annual rainfall is about 900 mm.

Čiovo is located in the central Dalmatia, protecting the citiy of Trogir and Kaštela gulf. On its SE part it is only 2 km far from the cape Marjan, on northern part it is connected to the mainland with a small bascule bridge in the old centre of Trogir, and actually Trogir spread itself on the island. Besides the part of Trogir, on the island there are several villages: Arbanija(Italian: Arbania ) , Žedno(Italian: Nogaro ) , Okrug Gornji (Italian: Cerchio Superiore ), Okrug Donji (Italian: Cerchio Inferiore ), Slatine (Italian: Arona ) and Prizidnica(Italian: Bua ) .

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Newfoundland, Canada

February 14th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Newfoundland — is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Newfoundland is often referred to as "The Middle of the North Atlantic", but it is actually more than 1000 km away from it. The island of Newfoundland (originally called Terra Nova) was most likely first named by the Italian John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) in 1497. The province where this island is located was also called "Newfoundland" until 2001, when its name was changed to "Newfoundland and Labrador" (the postal abbreviation was later changed from NF to NL). The island was known as Vinland to the Norse.

The island of Newfoundland is separated from the Labrador Peninsula by the Strait of Belle Isle and from Cape Breton Island by the Cabot Strait. It blocks the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River, creating the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the world's largest estuary. Newfoundland's nearest neighbour is the tiny French overseas community of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

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Althorp - place where Diana, Princess of Wales is buried, Northamptonshire, England

January 25th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Diana, Princess of Wales is buried on a small island in the middle of a lake.

[Photo and description: www.bbc.co.uk]

Send by: Marianeczka


Rikers Island, New York, USA

January 25th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Rikers Island is the name of New York City's largest jail facility, as well as the name of the 413.17-acre (1.672 km²) island on which it sits, in the East River between the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx (40°47′28″N, 73°52′58″W), adjacent to the runways of LaGuardia Airport. The jail complex, operated by the New York City Department of Correction, has a budget of $860 million a year, a staff of 10,000 officers and 1,500 civilians to control a yearly inmate population of up to 130,000. The official permanent population of the island, as reported by the United States Census Bureau, was 12,780 as of the 2000 census.

The island is named after Abraham Rycken, a Dutch settler who moved to Long Island in 1638 and whose descendants owned Rikers Island until 1884, when it was sold to the city for $180,000 and has been used as a jail in one form or another ever since.

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