to the British government under the Pangkor Treaty of 1874. Hopes that its excellent natural harbour would prove to be valuable were doomed to disappointment, and the islands, sparsely inhabited and altogether unimportant both politically and financially, were returned to and administered by the government of Perak sometime after World War I. Province Wellesley, on the mainland opposite the island of Penang, was ceded to Great Britain in 1798 by the Sultan of Kedah, on its
accessdate 2014-05-02 Manufacturing includes processed foods (convenience food), beverages (drink), textiles, cement and other building materials, plastic products, metalware, cigarettes, and shoes clothes. Petroleum (found in nearby off-shore deposits) is refined in the city, although this facility was repeatedly damaged during the Angolan Civil War of 1975–2002. Luanda has an excellent natural harbour; the chief exports are coffee, cotton, sugar, diamonds, iron, and salt. The city also has a thriving building industry, an effect of the nationwide economic boom experienced since 2002, when political stability returned with the end of the civil war. Economic growth is largely supported by oil extraction activities, although massive diversification (diversification (finance)) is taking place. Large investment (domestic and international), along with strong economic growth, has dramatically increased construction of all economic sectors in the city of Luanda. WikiPedia:Luanda Dmoz:Regional Africa Angola Localities Luanda Commons:Category:Luanda
was originally built in 1969, and it has improved it cleaning process since then, especially regarding fluoride. The effect that the extension will have on the environment and the local residents is though a huge concern for the people of Hafnarfjörður. History Hafnarfjörður takes its name (meaning ''harbour fjord'') from the area's excellent natural harbour. The town is first named in the medieval "Book of Settlements", and the earliest reports of voyages to Hafnarfjörður date from the end of the 14th century. Englishmen began trading in Hafnarfjörður in the 15th century, but German merchants followed in their wake and eventually drove the English out. After that, Hanseatic traders (Hanseatic League) prevailed in town until 1602, based at Hvaleyri. At this point, the Danish monarchy established a Danish trade monopoly in Iceland which lasted until late in the 18th century. During this period, Hafnarfjörður was the nation's busiest trade centre. In 1793 Bjarni Sívertsen settled here and became influential in local business and international trade, setting up a major commercial fishing operation. His enterprise and initiative signalled the start of impressive commerce in the town. Ever since, he has been called "the father of Hafnarfjörður" and nicknamed "Sir Bjarni." Around 1870 dramatic changes took place in Icelandic fishing. Residents followed the growing trend in Iceland of using decked boats rather than row-boats. This led to even more employment and rapid growth, and Hafnarfjörður attained official municipal status in 1908. After World War II, more advanced trawlers and numerous motorised ships were added to the fleet. The town's first stern trawler appeared in 1973. Today, Hafnarfjörður is one of the nation's largest fishing centres and the site of Iceland's first fish wholesalers' auction market. Through the years, Hafnarfjörður's dynamic local economy has been strongly linked to fishing, although freight transport has recently become the major harbour activity. And now, the town is Iceland's second-ranked import and export harbour. Local festivals Bright days Each year in May, the Bright Days festival is held . The events include short movies and concerts, and usually concludes on a day memorating the sailors of Iceland. Viking festival Each year on the summer solstice a viking festival is held in Hafnarfjörður. A local pub and resturant, Fjörukráin, started the festival and maintains it to this day. Elves Hafnarfjörður is known as one of the most popular residences for elves in Iceland. The town is built on lava and around huge boulders, which are believed to be homes for elves. A popular mythology is that it is very hard, and almost impossible, to destroy these homes. Tours around Hafnarfjörður to visit the most popular elven homes are available, and even though belief in elves has diminished in recent years, these are very popular amongst both Icelanders and tourists. Swimming pools Hafnfjörður has three swimming pools, despite its low population. This is common amongst any town in Iceland, due to the geothermal energy. In 2005, the total number of visits to these swimming pools was 350.085, averaging to 16 visits per resident. See also *List of cities in Iceland Miscellaneous information Hafnarfjörður was first mentioned around the year 1400, although the town is mentioned in the book of Landnámabók. The first Lutheran church in Iceland was raised at Háigrandi, opposite Óseyri, just outside of the small boat harbour in the year of 1533. Favourable harbour conditions made Hafnarfjörður a popular commercial harbour early on, and it was the main harbour for German merchants in the 15th century and during the early part of the commercial monopoly in the 16th century. The first road between Reykjavík and Hafnarfjörður was finished in 1898. The first hydrological power plant in Iceland was built in Hafnarfjörður in 1904. The first Icelandic trawler, Coot, was stationed in Hafnarfjörður between 1905 and 1908. Its kettle stands by the roundabout on the junction of Reykjavíkurvegur, Strandgata and Vesturgata. The first mayor was Páll Einarsson. He later became the mayor of Reykjavík. A harbour for large commercial ships was raised in 1912. The first car arrived in Hafnarfjörður in 1913. The Bookless-brothers owned the car, which was an Austin Martin. Out of 6000 voting imigrant in Iceland almsot 3000 live in Hafanrfjörður, therefore it has Icelands largest immigrant population. External links * Hafnarfjörður - Picture Gallery from www.islandsmyndir.is *Photos *Fjarðarpósturinn - Local Newspaper *Google Maps *Site of the local municipality. Sources 188.8.131.52 (User:184.108.40.206) 23:59, 22 July 2006 (UTC) *'''Declined'''. We can not accept copyrighted (WP:Copyrights) content taken from web sites or printed sources. Note that copyright protection is granted to all works automatically, whether it is asserted or not. Unless stated otherwise, assume that most content on the internet is copyrighted and not suitable for Wikipedia. Please write in your own words, and in continuous prose. This submission was taken from http: www.new-visions.com bio.html. NatusRoma (User:NatusRoma) Talk (User talk:NatusRoma) 03:38, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
in an effort to conserve it. Xiamen Port The Port of Xiamen (Xiamen Port) is a large deepwater port situated on the northern part of Xiamen Island. It has an excellent natural harbour and well connected to the mainland by road and rail. The Port of Xiamen has since the early 1980s been one of the busiest in China. Wikipedia:Xiamen
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José Lima (w:José Lima), a former baseball (w:baseball) pitcher for Major League Baseball (w:Major League Baseball)'s Houston Astros (w:Houston Astros), Detroit Tigers (w:Detroit Tigers), Los Angeles Dodgers (w:Los Angeles Dodgers), New York Mets (w:New York Mets), and Kansas City Royals (w:Kansas City Royals) (all in the United States (w:United States)) died suddenly at his Los Angeles home this morning of a heart attack (w:heart attack). He was 37 years old. His death was confirmed by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and his family.