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Driving Directions Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN is a landlocked republic in southern Asia. The greater part of the country is mountainous with a central mass of huge mountain ranges, the highest of which is the Hindu Kush. Many of the peaks rise to enormous heights, the greatest being Nowshak (7,845 meters or 24,557 feet) on the border with Pakistan. Glaciers and permanent snowfields cover the highest peaks. Routes through the mountains depend upon lower-lying passes such as the famous Khyber Pass in the east. Lower-lying areas are found only in the northwest, west, and south of Afghanistan, but much of this is arid or desert land as in the Registan Desert in the south.

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Driving Directions Albania

ALBANIA is a small mountainous republic in the Balkan region of south­eastern Europe. Its immediate neighbors are Greece, Serbia (Montenegro) and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and it is bounded to the west by the Adriatic Sea. Away from the coast, the land rises to form a series of wild and rugged hills and mountains that attain heights of 2,134-2,438 meters or 7,000-8,000 feet. In the north, these form the southernmost extension of the Dinaric Alps and are called the Albanian Alps.

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Driving Directions Algeria

ALGERIA is a large country in northern Africa with a Mediterranean Sea coastline in the north. The Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria is the second largest country in Africa although over four-fifths of its total area covered by the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert. The most fertile area is a narrow coastal plain, the Tell, containing most of the country’s cultivatable land and the greatest concentration of its people. Behind the plain, lies the hills and mountains of the High Plateaux, Atlas Mountains (Tell Atlas) and the Saharan Atlas Mountains. Beyond these, lies the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert, interrupted in the southeast by the dramatic massif of the Hoggar and Tassil-n-Ajer Mountains which reach a height of 3,003 meters or 9,852 feet. The Chelif, at 724 kilometers or 450 miles long, is the country’s main river, rising in the Tell Atlas and flowing to the Mediterranean.

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Driving Directions Andorra

ANDORRA is a tiny state, situated high in the eastern Pyrenees between France and Spain. The state consists of deep valleys and high mountain peaks which reach heights of 3,000 meters or 9,843 feet although only 20 kilometers or 12 miles wide and 30 kilometers or 19 miles long, the country’s spectacular scenery and climate attract many tourists.

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Driving Directions Angola

ANGOLA situated on the Atlantic coast of southern Africa, with the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east and Namibia to the south. Cabinda, a small enclave of Angola, is enclosed by the two Congos a few kilometers north.

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Anguilla Driving Directions

ANGUILLA is a British Overseas Territory. It was formerly part of St Kitts and Nevis and became a British dependency in 1980. The country's main source of revenue is tourism and lobsters account for half of the island's exports.

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Antigua and Barbuda Driving Directions

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA is a tiny state comprising three islands - Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda, an uninhabited rocky islet, located on the eastern side of the Leeward Islands.

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Driving Directions Argentina

ARGENTINA, the world’s eighth largest country, stretches from the Tropic of Capricorn to Cape Horn on the southern tip of the South American continent. It is 3,331 kilometers or 2,070 miles long and nowhere exceeds 1,384 kilometers or 860 miles in width, and it also includes the eastern part of Tierra del Fuego.

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Driving Directions Armenia

ARMENIA is the smallest republic of the former USSR and part of the former kingdom of Armenia which divided between Turkey, Iran and the former USSR. It declared independence from the USSR in 1991. It is a mountainous country dominated by the rugged peaks of the Southern Caucasus Mountains, with high plateaux and steep-sided valleys inter­spersed with numerous lakes. Many of the peaks are over 3,000 meters or 9,900 feet, and Lake Sevan is the largest lake. Lowland areas occur mainly in the river valleys and on the Ararat Plain in the west. Mount Ararat, now in eastern Turkey, has traditionally been very important to the people of Armenia.

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