Porto-Novo. The city of Porto-Novo took its name from the Portuguese for "New Port".
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Tokyo. Surrounded by a moat lined with cherry trees, the Imperial Palace can be found in Tokyo, Japan.
Sicily. Sicily's Mount Etna at 10,900 feet is the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Mississippi. Magnolia bark extracts have shown interesting activity against bacteria that cause tooth and gum diseases.
Iberian. Before being divided, Spain and Portugal were known as Iberia.
The Yellow Sea. The Yellow Sea's name comes from the sand particles that color its water, originating from the Yellow River.
Iraqi. Iraq was called "Mesopotamia" in ancient times, meaning "land between the rivers" in Greek.