What is unique about your state, province, department or region?

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    Nov 05, 2011 8:08 PM GMT
    What characteristic distinguishes your home area from the rest of your country?

    Share some things from your corner of the world that tend to be drowned out beneath the national identities. What would surprise someone from a foreign country about your home? How strong is "regionalism" in your area? Please try to make thoughtful and descriptive posts.

    Here in Colorado, we are known for having the lowest obesity rate in the U.S.

    Back where I grew up in the Four Corners region, only 30-35% of the regional population is anglo/caucasian. It is very common to hear up to four different languages on local radio, t.v., and in the grocery stores.
  • Nayro

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    Feb 11, 2013 2:40 PM GMT
    The province where I live has its own language!
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    Feb 11, 2013 9:08 PM GMT
    Townsville Qld , we have Maggie :

    Magnetic Island is a world heritage listed island, and the only residential island on Australia’s coast. Magnetic Island, better known as ‘Maggie’ to the locals, offers superb walking tracks for visitors and residents which weave through lush bushland with magnificent views of the coast. Maggie is famous for its sustainable practices, and is listed as a Solar City, under the Australian Government Solar Cities project

    And what is better to discover Maggie than an eZee-bike icon_smile.gif
  • LaidBack

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    Feb 11, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
  • Lincsbear

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    Feb 11, 2013 9:21 PM GMT
    My home county of Lincolnshire is remarkable for the south-eastern area known as the Fens(shared with the neighbouring county of Cambridgeshire)-a completely man made land lying barely above sea level and created by an extensive and continous drainage system across the whole area. Without it, this 'land' would be a swamp and frequently inundated by the sea. Its whole history is one of struggle against the sea.

    By British standards it is a very young region, dating from the mid-seventeenth century.

    It is also one of the most fertile and productive agricultural areas in the world. Indeed, it has been described as the nearest thing to an outdoor factory solely for the production of food!

    Although totally artificial and made for our convenience, visitors often comment on its bleak and inhospitable nature.

    Rising seal levels caused by the after effects of the Ice Age and modern day global warming will drown this land forever in the next few centuries.

    There is nowhere like it in the UK.
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    Feb 11, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
    We have Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall all in the same month. Sometimes in the same day.
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    Feb 11, 2013 9:36 PM GMT
    Mountains and the Pacific Ocean! Tallest trees in Canada! Virtually no "winter" as the rest of Canada knows it. So much damned good stuff.

    Also, most expensive place to live (understandably, because it's so sought-after).

    Oh right, it has ME. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 11, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
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