Famous Places, Towns and Buildings

Alaska It is the largest US State situated near Canada. It was purchases by the USA in 1867 from Russia; Famous for mining, lumbering and pulp milling industries; Oil resources are available here in plenty.
Algiers Capital city of Algeria in North Africa, renamed El Dzejair in 1972.
Alexandria Important city and seaport of Egypt: founded by Alexander the Great; Chief centre of foreign trade; it is famous for white marble lighthouse of the island of Pharaos.
Amsterdam Capital of the Netherlands; famous for diamond cutting industry.
Attock In Pakistan on the bank of river Indus; known for its oil wells, oil refinery.
Abadan Major oil terminal and refining centre in Iran.
Abu Simbel In Egypt; ancient temples carved out of solid sandstone.
Adam’s Bridge Chain of sandbanks, 22 metres long, in Palk Strait.
Angkor Vat Famous for ruins of ancient Hindu Temples dedicated to Vishnu in Cambodia built between 800 to 1200 A.D.
Aswan High Dam Opened in 1971, a 350 feet high dam on river Nile in Egypt.
Bikini Northernmost a toll of Ralik group, Marshal island, in the Pacific Ocean; the site where atom bomb tests were conducted by the U.S.A. in 1946.
Big Ben The Great Bell in Parliament Clock Tower, London.
Bethlehem In Israel, birth place of Jesus Christ.
Bangkok Capital of Thailand; venue of Asian Games in 1966, 1970, 1978 and 1998. It is called the Venice of the East.
Beijing Capital of China and venue of Olympic Games 2008; Beijing is the new romanised spelling of Peking name was introduced from September 1, 1975.
Baku Situated on the Caspian Sea, an oil field in Azerbaijan.
Bandung In Indonesia, venue of Afro-Asian Conference in April, 1955.
Baikanour Spaceship launching station(cosmodrome) in Kazakhstan.
Buckingham Palace In London; residence of the royal family of England.

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