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25 Interesting Facts About Samoa

Samoa is a small island country in Polynesia , a subregion of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean. Its nearby countries are Tuvalu, Fiji, Tonga, and Niue. This microstate consists of four inhabited and five uninhabited volcanic islands . Savai’i is the largest island, while the second-largest island Upolu is the most populous and contains the capital, Apia. More than 99% land area of the country is composed of these two islands. The initial settlers of Samoa arrived around 1000 BC. They intermarried with the nobility of Tonga and Fiji . This system still dominates in Samoa, where almost all seats in the legislature are for Samoan chiefs. In 1722, a Dutch explorer became the first European to spot Samoa. Christian missionaries from the UK started their work in 1830. Missionary activities resulted in the conversion of the majority of the local population. Disputes between rival families over the succession of the Samoan king resulted in two civil wars during the 19 th Century. The US

30+ Interesting Facts About Manatees

Manatees are large aquatic mammals . Dugongs and manatees are the only living members of the mammalian order Sirenia. There are three species of manatees: West Indian manatees, West African manatees, and the Amazonian manatees. West Indian and West African manatees inhabit seawater and freshwater habitats, while the Amazonian manatees live only in freshwater. Manatees can reach up to 13 feet, while their weight can exceed 1,600 kg. Amazonian manatees are the smallest among these mammals. A fossil discovery proves that manatees  appeared on  Earth  47 million years ago, while  elephants  are their closest living relatives. These aquatic mammals have lived on every continent except  Antarctica . ( Source ) According to estimates, the skin of an adult manatee hosts numerous nematodes, algae, and other creatures. These also include previously unknown nematode species. ( Source ) Manatees are herbivorous animals that eat aquatic plants, algae, and seagrass. However, they sometimes eat smal

40+ Interesting facts About Europe

Europe is the 2 nd smallest continent after Australia. However, it has the 2 nd highest population density after Asia. The North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe from North America and Africa. However, there is no clear boundary between Asia and Europe. The frontier between these two continents generally includes the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Aegean Sea, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus Strait, the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, and the Greater Caucasus. There are 44 sovereign countries in Europe. Russia, a transcontinental country, is the largest and most populous European country. The largest and most populous countries entirely inside Europe are Ukraine and Germany . Historians divide European history into various periods according to their characteristics. The most prominent periods include ancient history, Middle Ages, Renaissance, industrial revolution, and European colonization. The two world wars in the 20 th Century declined the dominance