Around 2,500 Drokpas live in three small villages in a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. The only fertile valley of Ladakh. The Drokpas are completely different– physically, culturally, linguistically and socially – from the Tibeto-Burman inhabitants of most of Ladakh.
French Equatorial Africa (FEA): was the federation of French colonial possessions in Middle Africa, extending northwards from the Congo River to the Sahara Desert. Established in 1910, the federation contained five territories. French Congo and Gabon, Oubangui-Chari, Chad and French Cameroon (after World War I). In 1958 the federation was dissolved and in 1959 an interim association called the Union of Central African Republics, before becoming fully independent in August 1960.
September 1862. "Antietam, Maryland. Confederate dead by a fence on the Hagerstown road." The first major battle of the Civil War on Union territory was fought 150 years ago this month. Wet plate glass negative.
India - Facts about India: Area: 3,166,000 sq km. A further 121,000 sq km of Kashmir, a contested area, is administered by Pakistan and China. India dominates South Asia and the Indian Ocean. There are 28 Union States and 7 Union Territories. Population: 1,214,464,312. Capital: Delhi. Official language: Constitutionally there are 22 official languages. The official language is Hindi (spoken by 40% of the population). 456 languages