Panama map

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From Blanca 🙂

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Pennsylvania

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This one comes from Sarah. 🙂

Pennsylvania was the 2nd state in the USA; it became a state on December 12, 1787.
State Capital – Harrisburg
Largest City – Philadelphia
Origin of the Name Pennsylvania – This state was named to honor Admiral William Penn and his son, William Penn, Pennsylvania’s founder.
State Nickname – Keystone State
State Motto – “Virtue, Liberty, and Independence”

Puerto Rico map

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This map card comes from Charlie. 🙂

 

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Puerto Ricans often call the island Borinquen – a derivation of Borikén, its indigenous Taíno name, which means “Land of the Valiant Lord”. The terms boricua and borincano derive from Borikén and Borinquen respectively, and are commonly used to identify someone of Puerto Rican heritage. The island is also popularly known in Spanish as la isla del encanto, meaning “the island of enchantment”.

Columbus named the island San Juan Bautista, in honor of the Catholic Saint John the Baptist, while the capital city was named Ciudad de Puerto Rico (English: Rich Port City). Eventually traders and other maritime visitors came to refer to the entire island as Puerto Rico, while San Juan became the name used for the main trading/shipping port and the capital city.

Montenegro map

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This map of Montenegro comes from Justine. 🙂

Montenegro is a country in Southeastern Europe. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica, while Cetinje is designated as the Prijestonica, meaning the former Royal Capital City. From 1918, it was a part of Yugoslavia. On the basis of an independence referendum held on 21 May 2006, Montenegro declared independence from Serbia on 3 June of that year.

Montenegro is classified by the World Bank as a middle-income country. Montenegro is a member of the UN, the World Trade Organization, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, the Central European Free Trade Agreement and a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean. Montenegro is a candidate for membership of the European Union and NATO.

Map of Indonesia

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After almost 3 months of waiting, yesterday I finally received this card (along with a few others) from Jennifer from Indonesia. 🙂

Indonesia is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising 13,466 islands. The nation’s capital city is Jakarta.  Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies. The Indonesian economy is the world’s 16th largest by nominal GDP. Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups. The largest – and politically dominant – ethnic group are the Javanese. Indonesia’s national motto, “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (“Unity in Diversity” literally, “many, yet one”), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world’s second highest level of biodiversity. The country has abundant natural resources, yet poverty remains widespread.