Country Profiles

We will introduce pathway7A1 student's countries.

Saudi Arabia

Students:
Fahad Saleh A Alkhaibari
Ibrahim Saeed Asiri

Full Name: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

Capital City: Riyadh

Japan

Student:
Suzuka Morita

Capital City: Tokyo

Population: about 128 million

Language: Japanese

Area: 377,914 km2

Currency: Japanese Yen

Industry: Car, Fish and Cosmetic goods

Religion: Buddhism and Shinto

Politics: Bicameral system

Ethnic groups: Japanese (98.5%), Korean (0.5%), Chinese (0.4%), other (0.6%)

China

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Students:
Bing Xu
Teng Wang
Tian Fan
Wen Hao

The People's Republic of China (PRC),

Location: eastern Asia on the western shore of the Pacific Ocean

Area: 9.6 million square kilometers

Climate: Continental Climate

Ethnic Groups: 56 ethnic groups.

Religion: Taoism, Buddhism, lslamism, Protestantism and Catholicism

Language and Character: Chinese

Capital: Beijing

Italy

Student:
Daniele Redi

Thailand

Student:
Chatchai Rosruen

Russia

Student: Tatiana Afonina

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Full name: Russian Federation

Population: 142,5 million

Capital: Moskow

Area: 17,075,400 square km

Major language: Russian

Major religions: Christianity, Islam, Buddism, Judaism

Life expectancy: 59 years(men) 73 years(women)

Monetary Unit: 1 ruble=100 kopecks

Internet domain:.ru, .su, .rf

International dialing code: +7

One of the major characteristics of the Russian people is "The Russian Soul". Russian people have more penetrating, all-encompassing concept of "the soul" than most other nations.We can say: "You are a person with a kind of soul". This means you are a good person. We can also say: "You have nothing in your soul". This means a person with poor personality characteristics. You can find many examples of "Russian soul" in Russian literacy written by famous Russian writers such as Gogol, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy. From Nikolay Gogol's satiric masterpiece "Dead Souls" you can find that soul is a synonym for person. The soul is the key to a person's identity and behaviour. "Her soul is wide open, as open a book" we say about some one who is honest and sincere.

Australia

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Teacher:
Nell

Full name: The Commonwealth of Australia

Population: approximately 22 million (Nearly 1/4 of whom were born overseas!!)

Capital: Canberra (with a population of 350 thousand it is only the 8th most populous city)

Land Area: 7.69 million km2
Ocean Territory: approximately 12 million km2

Languages: English (79%), Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Mandarin and Vietnamese

Ethnicity/Ancestry (groups with over 80,000 people): Australian, Indigenous Australian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Indian, Irish, Italian, Lebanese, Macedonian, Maltese, Maori, New Zealander, Polish, Scottish, Serbian, Sinhalese, South African, Spanish, Vietnamese, Welsh

Religious Affiliations: Catholic (26%), Anglican (19%), Other Christian (19%), No Religion (19%), Buddhism (2%), Islam (2%), Hinduism (1%)

Life expectancy: Males - 79.3 years, Females - 83.9 years

National Colours: Green & Gold

The Australian Coat of Arms: Kangaroo on the left, Emu on the right, holding a shield with State symbols (the lion represents Tasmania), with a backgound of wattle coloured green and gold.