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1. This Croatian port on the Adriatic was long disputed between Hungary and Venice. It was passed to Austria in 1797 and was the capital of the Austrian crown land Dalmatia from 1815 to 1918. It was passed to Italy in 1920, and to Yugoslavia in 1947.
2. This city is the center of finance and manufacturing in Switzerland. It is also the country´s largest.
3. This town in Nowy Sacs province, Poland is a summer resort and a winter-sports center.
4. This city in Saxony, Germany was the birthplace of composer Robert Schumann (1810). It was a free imperial city 1290-1323.It was a prominent city in the rise of the Anabaptists in the 16th century.
5. This city is the capital of Overijssel province, Netherlands. Ecclesian and writer Thomas ŕ Kempis lived for most of his life in a monastery 5 km from the city.
6. This city is located on the Bosna River. For decades it has been identified with its huge steel factory.
7. The Russian city Sergiyev Posad was called _______ from 1930 to 1991. Before 1930 it was called Sergievski or Sergiyev. It is the site of the 14th century Troitsko-Sergevskaya monastery which is architecturally significant and important as a place of pilgrimage.
8. This city in Ukraine was formerly called Aleksandrovsk. It is a center for the metallurgic industry. In the 16th century and later
the surrounding country was the home of the _______ Cossacks.
9. This Czech city was called Gottwaldow 1948-91. It is an industrial and cultural center of the East Moravia region. Historically it was a center for shoemaking and leather industry.
10. This Belgian port was occupied by the Germans in WWI and used as a submarine base. The port was blocked by the British in 1918 by sinking vessels at its mouth. The port was also blocked during WWII.
11. This Spanish city was called Caesaraugusta by the Romans. It is the capital of Aragon autonomous community and of _______ province. (Spanish spelling).
12. This Greek town is the capital of an Ionian island and province with the same name. It belonged to Venice from 1485 to 1797.
Along with the other Ionian islands, ________ was part of a British protectorate from 1815-1864. In 1864 the Ionian Islands were passed to Greece.
13. This Slovak city is situated on the Váh River, north east of Bratislava. It is an industrial city. It is noted for its thermal springs.
14. This Hungarian city is situated west of the Lake Balaton. Soccer fans may remember that a team from this city beat Manchester United 1-0 on home ground in the Champion League Qualification in 2002.
15. This city in Vojvodina, Serbia was formerly called Petrovgrad or Veliki Beckerek. (Hungarian: Nagybecskerek, German: Grossbetscherek).
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