Rabbit Trail: Geography
Estimated Time: 45 minutes
In the reading this week, several places of interest are mentioned. Learn about each in the links below.
The principal city of northern Syria, Aleppo was the chief marketplace of the Middle East during the 16th and 17th centuries. It is now the largest city in Syria. Aleppo is located about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from both the Mediterranean Sea (to the west) and the Euphrates River (to the east).
In ancient times, Baghdad was a tiny village in a region dominated by Babylon and other powerful city-states. Today this city, once famous for its Arabian Nights tales, is the capital and largest city of Iraq. Located along the banks of the Tigris River, Baghdad has Iraq's main concentration of industry, finance, communications, and transportation.
Konya, city, central Turkey. The city lies at an elevation of about 3,370 feet (1,027 metres) on the southwest edge of the central Anatolian Plateau and is surrounded by a narrow fertile plain.
The dividing line between the European and Asian sections of the Turkish city of Istanbul (Constantinople) is the strait of the Bosporus. It lies between the Black Sea, to the north, and the Sea of Marmara. The strait is lined with villages, ancient towers and forts, and lovely palaces and summer homes.
Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey
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Belgrade is the capital city of the country of Serbia. Before the wars of the 1990s, it was the capital of Yugoslavia. Belgrade is also one of the most popular travel destinations in Eastern Europe. It is famous for a very busy nightlife and a lot of entertainment activities.