Monday, June 23, 2008

Embassies of Washington

Address: 1712 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Mswati III, King
Themba Dlamini, Prime Minister
Ephraim M. Hlophe, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Africa
Capital: Lobamba (royal and legislative) and Mbabane (administrative)
Population: 1.03 million
Primary Industries: Sugar, soft drink concentrate, wood pulp and lumber, agriculture (pineapple, citrus fruit, and cotton), and mining (coal and diamonds.)

Address: 1619 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Alexander Lukaschenko, President
Sergey Sidorsky, Prime Minister
Mikhail Khvostov, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Eastern Europe
Capital: Minsk*
Population: 9.68 million
Primary Industries: Agriculture (potatoes and cattle byproducts, including meat) and tourism.

* Be sure to visit Minsk Daily Photo to see pictures of this country's capital city.

Address: 1714 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Paul Kagame, President
Bernard Makuza, Prime Minister
James Kimonyo, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Central Africa
Capital: Kigali
Population: 10.18 million
Primary Industries: Subsistence agriculture, export agriculture (coffee, tea, flowers) and minerals, as well as tourism and ecotourism.

The Embassy of Montenegro

Address: 1610 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Filip Vujanović, President
Milo Đukanović, Prime Minister
Miodrag Vlahovic, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Southeastern Europe
Capital: Podgorica
Population: 684,736
Primary Industries: Electricity generation, steel, aluminium, coal mining, forestry and wood processing, textiles and tobacco.

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The Artful Eye said...

I'm still in awe of all these embassies. I am intrigued by all the unique architecture.

D.C. Confidential said...

Andrea: I'm glad you're enjoying this series. I keep thinking it's dull as dust, but then someone leaves a comment and I dispose of that thought. Some of the embassies in this town are housed in old, historic buildings that were once the residences of city dwellers. Most of the embassies do a really good job of maintaining their properties, others struggle, and some just outright neglect or abandon them based on politics and conflicts in their home countries.