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Fiat Tagliero in Asmara

Fiat Tagliero is a futuristic-style gas station building in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, a former Italian colony. It was completed in 1938 to a design by Italian engineer Giuseppe Pettazzi in an airplane-like form. The building has been declared a national asset of Eritrea. In 2017, the city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Asmara - the modernist city of Africa. 1)

Vitoria-Gasteiz

Although Vitoria is not as large and well-known as Bilbao or San Sebastián, it is in this city, called Gasteiz by the Basques, that the capital of their autonomous community is located. 2)

Salvador de Bahia

Salvador, a city in eastern Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. Its historical name is São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (Holy Savior of the Bay of All Saints). Until 1763 the capital of Brazil (Portuguese colony), moved to Rio de Janeiro. The agglomeration has 4 million inhabitants. 3)

The Fortress of Luxembourg

The Fortress of Luxembourg is a complex of fortress-type fortifications located around the city of Luxembourg, capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The fortress was of great strategic importance from the 17th century until 1867. The French engineer Lazare Carnot declared in 1793 that it was the best fortress in Europe outside Gibraltar, which led to Luxembourg. being called the “Gibraltar of the North”. 4)

Yamuna River

The Yamuna River was the historical boundary between the provinces of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Its flood plains provided fertile floodplain soil suitable for agriculture, but they tend to recur in floods. The Yamuna, a sacred river in Hinduism is the only major river flowing through Delhi. 5)

capital_cities.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/20 05:09 by aga