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On the Coat of arms of Peru there is not...
the cinchona tree
the horn of plenty
a palm branch and laurel
The coat of arms (Escudo de Armas) has a palm branch on its left and an laurel one on its right. All four share the same escutcheon or shield, consisting of three elements: the top left section shows the vicuña, the national animal representing the fauna of Peru; the tree in the top right section is the cinchona tree representing the national flora; and the bottom cornucopia with coins spilling from it represents the mineral resources of the country.
What is the most populous island of the Carribean?
Hispaniola is the second-largest island in the Caribbean (after Cuba). Its total population of 20M is shared almost equally between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The population of Hispaniola is about twice as large as the population of Cuba (11M).
What is the name of the country that is the first in the world powered entirely by solar energy?
Tokelau is an island country and dependent territory of New Zealand.Three solar power stations provide 100% of current electrical demand from photovoltaics, with battery backup. The first power station was completed in August 2012. In total, 4,032 solar panels) each, making Tokelau the first nation in the world to be 100% powered by solar power.
Which of the given territories is the largest by area?
Indonesia is the largest (1 905 000 km²), the smaller Alaska (1 718 000 km²), then Iran (1 648 000 km²), at the very end Mongolia (1 566 000 km²). If you doubt this result, look here - thetruesize.com.
What point did the former meridian 0 °, called the Ferro meridian, run through?
through the Greenwich district in London
by the astronomical observatory in Paris
through the Spanish island of El Hierro
through the Italian city of Ferro
El Hierro, nicknamed Isla del Meridiano (the "Meridian Island"), is the smallest and farthest south and west of the Canary Islands. The line of longitude running through El Hierro (Ferro), the westernmost of the Canary Islands, was known in European history as the prime meridian in common use outside of the future British Empire.
The USA was formed by 13 colonies. How many Swiss cantons established the Confederation?
The eldest free Swiss cantons were Schwyz (that gave its name to the whole nation), Uri and Unterwalden. In 1291 they signed an eternal union – Federal Charter of 1291.
Which country has the highest rate of homicide in the world?
According to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Honduras has the highest rate of homicide. Every day an average of 22-23 people are murdered here, which gives over 8,000 a year (85 percent killed by firearms).