Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Insight to some Arab capitals

1. Sanaa:


Capital and largest city of Yemen. It is a commercial and marketing center and is noted for the grapes grown nearby. Sana'a is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. At an altitude of 2,300 meters, it is also one of the highest capital cities in the world. It was declared a World Heritage City by the United Nations in 1986.Sana'a features the very rare mild version of a desert climate

The country code is: 967
The city code is: 1

Yemen Time  = GMT+3  Time Zone
Yemen Time does not operate Daylight-Saving Time

2.  Dushanbe:

Situated on the confluence of two rivers, Varzob and Kofarnihon, Dushanbe(دوشنبه) is the capital of Tajikistan, the name reflects the fact that the city grew on the site of a village that originally was a popular Monday marketplaceDushanbe features a Mediterranean climate.

Time zoneGMT (UTC+5)
 - Summer (DST)GMT (UTC+5)
No daylight saving time in 2010.

International country code: + 992 (Tajikistan)
Area code: 372


Ankara, formerly Angora, capital of Turkey and the country’s second largest city after Istanbul. The city was famous for its long-haired Angora goat and its prized wool (mohair), a unique breed of cat (Angora cat), white rabbits and their prized wool (Angora wool), pearshoney, and the region's muscat grapes.

Ankara has a continental climate, with cold, snowy winters due to its elevation and inland location, and hot, dry summers. Rainfall occurs mostly during the spring and autumn.Ankara has many parks and open spaces mainly established in the early years of the Republic and well maintained and expanded thereafter. Football is the most popular sport in Ankara. 

Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)

Ankara code: +90 312

4. Islamabad:

When Pakistan gained Independence in 1947, Karachi was its first capital. In 1960, Islamabad was constructed as a forward capital.Islamabad has attracted people from all over Pakistan, making it the most cosmopolitan city in the country.Islamabad features an atypical version of a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers accompanied by a monsoon season followed by mild and wet winters. 

Urdu is predominantly spoken within the city due to the ethnic mix of populations.English, being the official language of Pakistan, is also commonly understood. Islamabad boasts the highest literacy rate in Pakistan at 87%.Islamabad is connected to major destinations around the world through Benazir Bhutto International Airport, previously known as Islamabad International Airport.Taxis in Islamabad are abundant, popular and generally safe. The Margalla Hills are effectively foothills of the Himalayas – and are very easily accessible from Islamabad.

   Pakistan ISD code: +92


sandy said...

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Pilot-Pooja said...

It also means 'common'.