Palindromic places around the world
Who knew that there were more than 100 places in the world that are in fact palindromes? Everywhere from the 11-letter Anahanahana (Madigascar) to Zirak Kariz (Afghanistan). There is even a town that isn’t a natural palindrome. Avaden, Nevada is actually Nevada spelled backward.
All of this is of particular interest on 01/02/2010 as that particular date is also a palindrome. The Seattle Times has a front-page article about it in today’s paper. The last palindromic date was in 2001 and prior to — 08/31/1380!
Maybe it’s time for a palindrome tour.