Consisting of 16 states governed as a federal democracy, Germany sits at the centre of Europe and its influence on the region is keenly felt both economically and politically…
The Republic of Ghana is a West African country, famed for its jagged and beautiful coastline, rich culture and welcoming people. The country shares borders with Ivory Coast to the west, Togo to the east and Burkina Faso in the north.
Hong Kong is a city-state that consists of the Kowloon Peninsula and New Territories, which border the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, and several islands including Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island. A former British colony and protectorate, it was handed back to China in 1997.
Mark de Vos Can you please tell me a bit about your background before working at the University of Copenhagen? I am originally from the Netherlands and my background is in cultural anthropology. After my studies, I worked for 5 years in Ghana, first at the Dutch Embassy and then for a development organisation…>
The colourful and diverse nation of India borders many of the major countries of Asia. As well as sharing land borders with Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal and Bhutan, it is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian Ocean to the south and the Bay of Bengal to the east.
Referred to as ‘the small country with the big reputation,’ Ireland is a land of breathtaking scenery and distinctive cultural traditions. Ireland (Éire) is an island nation in the North Atlantic, separated from the United Kingdom by the North Channel, Irish Sea and St. George’s Channel.
The Mediterranean nation of Italy consists of the distinctive ‘boot-shaped’ mainland peninsula, the large islands of Sicily and Sardinia, and a number of smaller islands and archipelagos. Mainland Italy shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia to the north.
Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean characterised by a rich cultural history and remarkable natural beauty. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and the majority of its 127 million residents live on the largest islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku.
Kazakhstan is a country situated in Central Asia of Eurasian continent. The official name is the “Republic of Kazakhstan” and it is the largest landlocked country in the world with total area 2.7 million square kilometres. Kazakhstan has the ninth land area and borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
The Republic of Kenya is an East African state situated on the equator, which boasts a 1,420km-long coastline along the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Rich in wildlife, its geography consists of low plains, imposing mountains and vast savannahs such as the Maasai Mara National Reserve – home to the Maasai people.