Catalonia to declare independence

Catalonia has just declared its independence this Friday, October 27th. In Madrid, the Spanish Senate, just after that and in retaliation, declared the tutelage of the Catalan region, by the vote of the application of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announced that the Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, his…

Map of the Tour de France 2018

The map of the Tour de France 2018 has just been released in Paris today by its owner Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO). It will be the 105th edition. Did you know that this cycling race is the most famous in the world? Approximately 12 million people follow the race on the roadside, and up to…

Puntland: Suspended State

The Puntland is a very poor state, little known to Westerners. Located on the tip of the Horn of Africa, it stemmed from the disintegration of Somalia since the early 1990s. This territory, which does not claim independence (unlike its western neighbor Somaliland) but autonomy in relation to the power of Mogadishu (capital of Somalia, in…

Here is an amazing video presenting the history of the urbanization of the world, from -3700 and its first cities, to the year 2000 and its giant megacities. World’s largest cities ranking Map of the world’s largest cities Monde – Histoire de l’urbanisation de -3700 à 2000