Radoslav Dodig’s First Death Anniversary

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Radoslav Dodig was one of the most famous Herzegovinians and his love for archaeology and history was unimaginable. He was born on 6 April 1954 at Prolog (Ljubuški). He completed secondary education at the classical gymnasiumRead More

House of Windsor Centenary

Gibraltar – The House of Windsor is the royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. The dynasty is of German paternal descent and was originally a branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, itself derivedRead More

Referendum 50th Anniversary

Gibraltar – The Gibraltar sovereignty referendum of 1967 was held on 10 September 1967, in which Gibraltarian citizens were asked whether they wished to pass under Spanish sovereignty, with Gibraltarians keeping their British citizenship and a special status for GibraltarRead More

UCI Road World Championships 2017

Norway – The Bergen region is hosting the UCI Road World Championships September 16-24. Several municipalities are sharing the event, and Bergen and Hordaland are set to show that they are prepared and ready for one of the largest championshipsRead More

Personal Anniversaries

The man behind the worker’s movement Norway – Marcus Thrane was a Norwegian teacher, publicist, journalist and political activist. He is known as the man behind the Thranite Movement, the first large political mass movement in Norway. He was bornRead More

Fredrikstad 450th Anniversary

Norway – King Frederik II’s city on the shores of Glomma can look back on a rich history. King Frederik II founded Fredrikstad, thus immortalising his name in Norway. After the Swedes burned down Sarpsborg during the Nordic Seven-Year War,Read More

Animals of Latvia – European Badger

Latvia – Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the family Mustelidae, which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels, and wolverines. They belong to the caniform suborder of carnivoran mammals. The 11 species of badgers are grouped in three subfamilies: Melinae (EurasianRead More

Durrell & Darwin – 25 Years of the Darwin Initiative

Jersey – Durrell, Jersey’s famous Wildlife Conservation Trust and Zoo, was established by naturalist and author, Gerald Durrell OBE in 1959. During the course of its conservation programme, Durrell has partnered with the Darwin Initiative – a United Kingdom GovernmentRead More


We are happy to say we now have banknotes available on WOPA! In this following section you will find a variety of different banknotes  from Gibraltar containing different values. GIBRALTAR – The first Bank Notes issued in Gibraltar date back to 1914. These BankRead More

Israeli Music – Love Songs

Israel – The people of Israel love to sing songs of love: love for God, love for their homeland, love for the world, love between a man and a woman. Some of the most beautiful poetic verses about love areRead More

The 20th Maccabiah

Faster, Higher, Stronger Israel – When the opening whistle was sounded on March 28th 1932, no one could have anticipated that the 20th Maccabiah would take place in the State of Israel 85 years later, with 10,000 participating athletes fromRead More

200th Anniversary of the Draisine Bicycle

Bosnia and Herzegovina – History records various examples of vehicles that are powered by human strength so the discovery of bicycle cannot be tied to the name of a particular inventor. The German baron Karl von Drais is mentioned asRead More