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Lagos Live Cam, Portugal

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Lagos – a port city in southwestern Nigeria, the largest city in the country. Initially Lagos was a small settlement Yoruba, during the European colonization and independence, it became an important commercial center of Nigeria. Now the city occupies practically the entire territory of Lagos State and consists of a large number of areas connected and separated each other avtomagistralyami.Gorod located on the islands and on the coast of the Gulf of Benin (part of the Gulf of Guinea) of the Atlantic Ocean.

When Lagos was a Yoruba settlement, Awori called Eco City, which means “farm” or “camp”.

In 1472, Portuguese explorer landed here Rui de Sequeira (Rui de Sequeira) and called this area of ​​Lagos, which means “lakes”. In the years 1704-1851 Lagos was the center of the slave trade. In 1841, two Akita came to the throne in Lagos and banned the slave trade. Slave traders staged a rebellion and removed the king, enthroned his brother, two helmets, two Akita returned from exile with the British, who helped him return to the throne in 1851, and to ban the slave trade.

Lagos was annexed as a British colony in 1861. In 1914, Lagos was declared the capital of the protectorate. In 1960-1970-ies Lagos experienced rapid growth before the war in Biafra.

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The volcanic lake Lagoa do Fogo Live Cam, Portugal

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Lagoa do Fogo or Lake of Fire (Lagoa do Fogo) – lake on the island of Sao Miguel, Azores. It is the second largest lake on the island.

In 1974 declared a nature reserve. Located at an altitude of 947 m above sea level, located on the boiler of an extinct volcano, which was formed about 15 000 years ago, forming the volcanic massif Água de Pau.

There are two theories about the origin of the name of the water body. The first argues that the finder it was struck by the glare on the water surface of the setting sun, why it seemed to him that the lake is full of fire, not water. The second, more realistic, its supporters say the name of the lake is required to hot springs, located in the north-west of Lagoa do Fogo, from which the water is warm most of the year.

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Nordeste Live Cam, Portugal

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Nordeste – a municipality in the northeastern part of the island of São Miguel (Azores). Located east of Ponta and Vila Franca do Campo, east of Ribeira Grande and north-east from Furnas. Most of the Nordeste is covered with forests, mountain peaks and river valleys.

Azores (Port Açores [ɐsoɾɨʃ].) – An archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, the same name occupied an autonomous region of Portugal.

The name of the islands most likely comes from the old Portuguese word “Azures” (consonant with the Russian “blue”), which literally means “blue”. There is a more poetic version, asserting that its name took the island from the word «Açor» – Hawk (Hawk Island called Arabs). According to legend, sailors hawks were flying to their nests, and pointed the way to the islands. However, since this bird never existed in this region, scientists believe this version of the least likely.

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