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Mozambique

1982. Attractions The province has a number of attractions. In the east of the province along the Mozambique border is Gonarezhou National Park, part of the Gaza, Kruger (Kruger National Park) and Gonarezhou Transfrontier National Park concept. Less than an hour away to the east lies the world famous stone ruins of Great Zimbabwe National Monument, from which Zimbabwe draws its name. A little closer to the stone ruins is Lake Kyle, a huge body of water where people spend time engaged in recreational actives in Mutirikwi Recreational Park. Tourism is a major contributor to the province's GDP, as is agriculture. '''Cabo Delgado''' is the northernmost province (Provinces of Mozambique) of Mozambique. It has an area of 77,867 km² and a population of 1,650,270 (2006).


Lahore

. Along with the Peacock Throne, he also carried off the Koh-i-Noor to Persia in 1739. It was allegedly Nader Shah who exclaimed ''Koh-i-Noor!'' when he finally managed to obtain the famous stone, and this is how the stone gained its present name. There is no reference to this name before 1739. After the assassination of Nader Shah in 1747, the stone came into the hands of Ahmed Shah Abdali of Afghanistan. In 1830, Shah Shuja (Shuja Shah Durrani), the deposed ruler of Afghanistan, managed to flee with the Kohinoor diamond. He then came to Lahore where it was given to the Sikh Maharaja (King) of Punjab (Punjab region), Ranjit Singh; in return for this Maharaja Ranjit Singh won back the Afghan throne for Shah Shuja-ul-Mulk (Shuja Shah Durrani). Passage from India Maharaja Ranjit Singh was crowned ruler of Punjab (Punjab region) and willed the Koh-i-noor to the Jagannath Temple (Jagannath Temple (Puri)) in Orissa from his deathbed in 1839. But after his death the British administrators did not execute his will. On 29 March 1849, the British raised their flag on the citadel of Lahore and the Punjab was formally proclaimed to be part of the British Empire in India. One of the terms of the Treaty of Lahore, the legal agreement formalising this occupation, was as follows: thumb Lithograph by Emily Eden showing one of the favourite horses of Maharaja Ranjit Singh with the head officer of his stables and his collection of jewels, including the Koh-i-noor. (Image:Maharaja Ranjit singh's treasure.jpg) In due course the Governor-General received the Koh-i-Noor from Login, who had been appointed Governor of the Citadel, the Royal Fort at Lahore, with the Royal Treasury (Toshakhana), which Login valued at almost £1,000,000 (£ WikiPedia:Lahore


Zimbabwe

download afr_zw3003_6to.jpg High Resolution Map of Masvingo Province It was called Victoria Province before 1982. Attractions The province has a number of attractions. In the east of the province along the Mozambique border is Gonarezhou National Park, part of the Gaza, Kruger (Kruger National Park) and Gonarezhou Transfrontier National Park concept. Less than an hour away to the east lies the world famous stone ruins of Great Zimbabwe National Monument, from which Zimbabwe draws its name. A little closer to the stone ruins is Lake Kyle, a huge body of water where people spend time engaged in recreational actives in Mutirikwi Recreational Park. Tourism is a major contributor to the province's GDP, as is agriculture. '''Matabeleland North''' is a province (Provinces of Zimbabwe) in western Zimbabwe. It borders the provinces of Midlands and Mashonaland West to the east and northeast respectively, and the province of Matabeleland South and the city of Bulawayo to the south. Its northern border is defined by the Zambezi river, while its western border is shared with the country of Botswana. It has an area of 75,025 km² and a population of approximately 700,000 (2002). Lupane is the capital of the province. Hwange and Victoria Falls are the only towns in this province. '''Matabeleland South''' is a province (Provinces of Zimbabwe) of Zimbabwe. It has an area of 54,172 km² and a population of approximately 650,000 (2002). Gwanda is the capital of the province. '''Masvingo''' (before 1982 known as '''Fort Victoria''') is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. The town is close to Great Zimbabwe, the national monument from which the country takes its name. WikiPedia:Zimbabwe Dmoz:Regional Africa Zimbabwe Commons:category:Zimbabwe


Northern Ireland

the sea and with an impressive history dating back to Ireland’s earliest known settlers, Coleraine today is a major gateway to the popular Causeway Coast area.  Coleraine is an excellent shopping town and also has a major performance theatre located at the University of Ulster in the town.   * Derry, or Londonderry (Derry) ("the Maiden City") —On the banks of the Foyle River is the second city of Northern Ireland and fourth city of Ireland is well worth a visit for its famous stone city


Greece

BC. The Farnese Tazza (a cup) is the oldest major Hellenistic piece surviving. They were very popular in Ancient Rome, especially in the family circle of Augustus. The most famous stone "state cameos" from this period are the Gemma Augustea, the Gemma Claudia made for the Emperor Claudius, and the largest flat engraved gem known from antiquity, the Great Cameo of France. Those who argue for a pagan basis note that as far back as Babylonia


Italy

, Italy, built 1354 (picture (:Image:Pavia ponte coperto sul Ticino.jpg)) * Holzbrücke, over the river Rhine from Bad Säckingen, Germany, to Stein, Switzerland (picture (:Image:Holzbruecke Bad Saeckingen.jpg)), first built before 1272, destroyed and re-built many times. Famous stone covered bridges include: * Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy, which for long was one of only three bridges over the Grand Canal (Canal Grande) * the Bridges of Sighs Bridge of Sighs


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