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Terra Mariana

: estonia.eu about-estonia country estonia-at-a-glance.html title Estonia at a glance year 2011 publisher Estonia.eu accessdate 5 November 2011 ) of whom some are non-citizens (Non-citizens (Latvia)). Latvia is historically predominantly Protestant (Protestantism), except for the region of Latgalia (Latgale) in the southeast which is historically predominantly Roman Catholic (Catholicism). In the beginning of the 13th century, large parts of today's Latvia were ruled by Germans. Together with Southern Estonia, these conquered areas formed the crusader state that became known as Terra Mariana or Livonia. In 1282, Riga, and later the cities of Cēsis, Limbaži, Koknese and Valmiera, were included in the Hanseatic League. Riga became an important point of east-west trading and formed close cultural contacts with Western Europe


Masvingo

of the area was devoted to cattle ranching, with mining and sugar cane growing (irrigated from Mutirikwi (Lake Mutirikwi)), and communal areas where subsistence farming is carried out. With the land reforms of the early 21st century large scale cattle and mixed farms are being redistributed to small farmers. Masvingo (formerly Fort Victoria) is the capital of the province. Chiredzi and Triangle (Triangle, Masvingo) are other major towns in the province. The province is dominated


Leamington, Ontario

East ''Lake Erie'' Southeast South ''Lake Erie'' Pelee Island (Pelee, Ontario) Southwest West Kingsville (Kingsville, Ontario) Northwest From 1844 through 1857, palace steamers carried passengers and cargo around the Great Lakes. Throughout the 20th century, large luxurious


Mission District, San Francisco

Seals . Earthquakes and population shifts *San Francisco's Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco) is renowned for its densely-packed street art San Francisco Bay Guardian, Jan 18-24, 2012, p.22 along Mission Street, and all along both Clarion Alley and Balmy Alley. By 2010 street art was also being created in Hayes Valley (Hayes Valley, San Francisco), SoMa (South of Market, San Francisco), Bayview-Hunters Point (Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco) and the Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco). Chloe Veltman, "Street Art Moves Onto Some New Streets", ''New York Times, May 8, 2010 right thumb 200px Ross Alley in San Francisco's Chinatown 1898. (Photo by Arnold Genthe (Image:Chinatownsf-large1.jpg)) It was during the 1860s to the 1880s when San Francisco began to transform into a major city, starting with massive expansion in all directions, creating new neighborhoods such as the Western Addition (Western Addition, San Francisco), the Haight-Ashbury, Eureka Valley (Eureka Valley, San Francisco), the Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco), culminating in the construction of Golden Gate Park in 1887. The City's famous Cable Cars (San Francisco cable car system) were built around this time, a unique invention devised by Andrew Smith Hallidie in order to traverse the City's steep hills while connecting the new residential developments. San Francisco grew in cultural prominence at this time as famous writers Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Oscar Wilde spent time in the city, while local characters developed such as Emperor Norton.


Harlow

of metamorphic events may become known in detail. This field is known as thermochronology or thermochronometry. Migration of Cockneys has also led to migration of the dialect. Ever since the building of the Becontree housing estate, the Barking & Dagenham area has spoken Cockney. As Chatham Dockyard expanded during the 18th century, large numbers of workers were moved from the dockland areas of London, bringing with them a "Cockney" accent and vocabulary. Within a short period this famously distinguished Chatham from the neighbouring areas, including the City of Rochester, which had a Kentish accent. In Essex, towns that mostly grew up from post-war migration out of London (e.g. Basildon and Harlow) often have a strong Cockney influence on local speech. However, the early dialect researcher Alexander John Ellis believed that Cockney developed due to the influence of Essex dialect on London speech. '''Matthew John Spring''' (born 17 November 1979, in Harlow, Essex) is an English central midfielder who plays for Leyton Orient (Leyton Orient F.C.). DATE OF BIRTH 17 November 1979 PLACE OF BIRTH Harlow, England DATE OF DEATH


Thurrock

) lies in south east Greater London, and is a borough referred to as part of Outer London. It has common borders with the London Borough of Bromley to the south, the Royal Borough of Greenwich to the west, across the River Thames to the north it borders the London Borough of Havering, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and a small boundary with the unitary authority Thurrock in Essex to the north east, to the east it borders the Dartford borough (Dartford (borough)) in Kent and to the south east a tiny boundary with the Sevenoaks district (Sevenoaks (district)) of Kent. Political career Neave stood at the 1950 election (United Kingdom general election, 1950) in Thurrock and at Ealing North in 1951. He was elected


Anuradhapura Kingdom

and the other by Malvatu Oya and Kala Oya, were covering the ''Rajarata'' area. The Mahavamsa records that many other rulers constructed a number of irrigation tanks, some of which have not yet been identified. By the 8th century, large tanks such as Padaviya, Naccaduva, Kantale and Giritale had come into existence, further expanding the irrgiation network. However, from the 8th century to the end of the Anuradhapura Kingdom, there wasn't much activity in construction of irrigation works. Technology thumb left The water supply for the Kuttam Pokuna was obtained through underground conduits. alt A large rectangular artificial pond with carved stone sides. (File:Anuradhapura Kuttam-Pokuna.jpg) Advanced technology was required for the planning and construction of large reservoirs and canals. When constructing reservoirs, the gaps between low ridges in the dry zone plains were used for damming water courses. Two different techniques were used in construction; one method involved making an embankment using natural rock formations across a valley and the other involved diverting water courses through constructed canals to reservoirs. All the reservoirs and canals in an area were interconnected by an intricate network, so that excess water from one will flow into the other. Siriweera (2004), p. 174 The locations of these constructions indicate that the ancient engineers were aware of geological formations in the sites as well, and made effective use of them. Seneviratna (1989), p. 89 Underground conduits have also been constructed to supply water to and from artificial ponds, such as in the Kuttam Pokuna and the ponds at Sigiriya.


Norfolk Island

briefly became a part of New South Wales when it was annexed by Britain in 1840. A.H. McLintock (ed), ''An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand”, 3 vols, Wellington, NZ:R.E. Owen, Government Printer, 1966, vol 3 p. 526.' During the 19th century, large areas were successively separated to form the British (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) colonies of Tasmania (established as a separate colony named Van Diemen's Land in 1825), South Australia (1836), Victoria (1851


Guangzhou

articlerender.fcgi?tool pubmed&pubmedid 11836649 pubmedcentral.nih.gov or displaced. From the tenth to twelfth century, Persian (Persian people) women were to be found in Guangzhou (Canton), some of them in the tenth century like Mei Zhu in the harem of the Emperor Liu Chang, and in the twelfth century large numbers of Persian women lived there, noted for wearing mulitiple earrings and "quarrelsome dispositions". WikiPedia:Guangzhou Dmoz:Regional Asia China Guangdong Guangzhou


Thuringia

and the district Goslar (Goslar (district)) in Lower Saxony. Between 1743 and 1755 120 families of smithes and metallurgic crafters moved from Thuringia and the Rhineland to Eberswalde. The steam boilers of the first German steam engines were made here. During the 19th century large factories were built in the area of Eberswalde, especially along the Finow Canal. On November 23, 1877 the first German telephone line was established here. Having married


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