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Customs and Traditions of Abkhazia

Customs and Traditions of Abkhazia

Population and religion According to Countryaah, the population of the republic at the beginning of 2011 is about 243 thousand people. Having significantly decreased after the military events of the 1990s, the population is gradually moving towards natural growth. Of the 243 thousand people, about 65 thousand (almost a third of the population) are residents of the capital of the republic Sukhum. In the surrounding villages and suburbs of the Sukhumi region, the population in total barely exceeds the mark…

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Customs and Traditions of United Kingdom

Customs and Traditions of United Kingdom

Religion According to Countryaah, one of the most popular religious movements in the UK is Protestantism (Anglican Church). Presbyterian and Catholic churches also spread. The country is home to one of the largest Muslim communities in Western Europe. Rules of conduct in the UK Staying in the UK imposes certain obligations on the tourist. To avoid problems with the authorities, as well as misunderstanding of local residents, you should follow the basic rules of conduct. Communication. During the conversation, try…

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Customs and Traditions of Turkey

Customs and Traditions of Turkey

Language In addition to the main Turkish language, English, French and German are often found in resort areas and large cities. Currency The national currency of Turkey is the Turkish lira. Circulation has banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 lire. Currency exchange offices in Turkey usually work on all days of the traditional working week (from Monday to Friday) from 8-30 to 17 hours. Break for lunch from 12:00 to 13:30. You should not exchange…

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Customs and Traditions of Sweden

Customs and Traditions of Sweden

Religion According to Countryaah, Sweden is a country of Christian denominations. Most of the population is Lutheran and Protestant. There are no restrictions on other religions. Sweden has a Lutheran business ethic. As a rule, local residents are punctual, hardworking and responsible. A tourist who is in the company of Swedes will be bored, as it is not customary here to tell strangers about yourself. Local residents are closed, it is difficult to talk to them. Tourist behavior rules While…

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Customs and Traditions of Spain

Customs and Traditions of Spain

Language According to Countryaah, the main official language of Spain is Spanish. Other official languages include: Galician, Basque, Catalan. The Catalan language is used in various Spanish media, and part of the office work is also conducted in it. Religion The majority of religious Spaniards profess Catholicism (about 97%), the remaining insignificant part of believers belong to such religions as Islam, Judaism, and Protestantism. Behavior rules Visiting Spain for the first time, it may seem that the Spanish inhabitants are…

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Customs and Traditions of Portugal

Customs and Traditions of Portugal

Portuguese mentality Portugal is a country that was once a powerful kingdom and the owner of huge overseas colonies, and now has become a wonderful place for tourist recreation, with an abundance of cultural and artistic centers. The Portuguese have a peculiar national character and special Mediterranean traditions. The inhabitants of Portugal are characterized by slowness in business. For this reason, the schedule of many events in the country is very flexible. During the “siesta” from 12.00 to 15.00, most…

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Customs and Traditions of Poland

Customs and Traditions of Poland

Language and religious features The official language in Poland is Polish. English, German and Russian are also used in the country. Poland ‘s main religion: Roman Catholic. Poland is the most Catholic country in Eastern Europe, the church occupies one of the important places in the life of the country and takes an active part in economic and socio-political activities. When visiting a church at the entrance, you must kneel with your head bowed and cross yourself, entering the interior,…

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Customs and Traditions of Netherlands

Customs and Traditions of Netherlands

Religion According to Countryaah, more than 60% of the country’s population belong to Christians, with about half of them being adherents of Catholicism and the same proportion of Protestantism. 3% adhere to the Muslim faith, the rest prefer to be atheists. Attitude towards tourists The Dutch themselves are affable and friendly, distinguished by moderation and thrift in everything. At the same time, they are always ready to help. Russian tourists are treated the same as other foreigners. In the country,…

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Customs and Traditions of Montenegro

Customs and Traditions of Montenegro

Religion According to Countryaah, Orthodoxy is the predominant religion in Montenegro, it is preached by 70% of the country’s population. Also here you can meet representatives of Islam (21%), 4% of Catholics and 5% are adherents of other religious movements. Montenegro is a religious country. Atheists account for 1% of the total population. Although religious institutions do not depend on the state, it is obliged to support them financially. Tourist behavior rules Montenegrins are friendly and hospitable. They have a…

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Customs and Traditions of Malta

Customs and Traditions of Malta

Population and religion According to Countryaah, Malta is considered one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Most of the inhabitants are Maltese (about 96%). The country is home to quite a lot of immigrants from Libya, Egypt and Morocco. The majority of Maltese are Catholics (over 97%). Language The official language of the country is Maltese, but English and Italian are widely spoken.┬áCheck agooddir for recent history of Malta. Rules of conduct for tourists Many rules of…

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