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Inhambane

elevation_footnotes tags-- elevation_m 1 elevation_ft postal_code_type postal_code (+258) 223 area_code website footnotes '''Inhambane''', '''Terra de Boa Gente''' (''Land of Good People'') is a city located in southern Mozambique, lying on Inhambane Bay, 470 km northeast of Maputo. It is the capital of the Inhambane Province and according to the 2008 census has a population of 65,837, growing from the 1997 census of 54,157. World Gazeteer, Retrieved on June 16, 2008 It is a sleepy historic town known for its rusting colonial architecture and has been popular with tourists in recent years. The settlement owes its existence to a deep inlet into which the small Matamba river flows. Two protective sandy headlands protect the harbor and form a sandbank. The town of Maxixe (Maxixe, Mozambique) is located across the bay. History thumb left A Francisco de Almeida (File:SantaMaria.jpg) ship Inhambane is one of the oldest settlements on Mozambique's eastern coast. Dhows traded here as early as the 11th century. Muslim and Persian (Persian people) traders were the first outsiders to arrive to the area by sea and traded pearls and ambergris, and they also traded at Chibuene in the south. The area became well known for its local cotton spinning and production by the Tonga tribe. Sometime before the Portuguese (Portugal) reached the area, the Karanga had invaded Inhambane and formed a number of local chieftains. They dominated over the Tonga cotton workers and the rewards of trading with the Muslims went to them. Newitt, M., (1995),''A History of Mozambique'', p.161, C. Hurst & Co, Retrieved on June 15, 2008 When Vasco da Gama rounded Africa in the late 15th century, he pulled into Inhambane to replenish stocks and to explore. He took an immediate liking to the area and named it Terra de Boa Gente or 'Land of the Good People'. In 1505, a ship sent by Francisco de Almeida was shipwrecked south of the town, but the Portuguese gained an initial meeting with the Karanga chiefs. Later, their sons landed on Mozambique Island to survey the situation. The Portuguese eventually established a permanent trading post at settlement in 1534. Mozambique Connection, Retrieved on June 15, 2008 Inhambane was then chosen as the first Jesuit mission to Southeast Africa in 1560. thumb left Old Portuguese cemetery today (File:Inhambane-Portuguese-Cemetery.jpg) The port gradually grew as an ivory and slave trading centre, particularly in the eighteenth century under mostly Indian control. It was destroyed in 1834 by Soshangane, but grew rapidly in the second half of the century as a town of Portuguese East Africa. The old cathedral and old mosque was built during that period. However, in the 20th century the status of the town declined and the economic situation worsened as Maputo (called Lourenço Marques before 1975) became the main centre. The 170 year old Cathedral of our Lady of Conception is located in the old quarter of the city where a rusted ladder leads to the top of the spire, offering panoramic views of the city and harbor. www.go2africa.com, Retrieved on June 15, 2008 The city is now home to a museum and a market (Market (place)) and is known for its nearby beaches of Tofo and Barra. The central market located along the main boulevard called simply "Mercado Central" offers numerous foods, ranging from a colorful array of spices and vegetables to prawns, fishes and cashew nuts. Motor and dhow taxis sail from the town to Maxixe (Maxixe, Mozambique). The town of Inhambane has one of the largest working fleets of dhows on the Swahili Coast. Inhambane and the Barra Peninsula, Retrieved on January 11, 2011 Recreation thumb left Barra beach (Ponto do Barra) (Image:BarrabeachInhambane.jpg) Notable sites in the surrounding district of Inhambane and Vilanculos include Bazaruto National Park the largest sea park in Africa where to stay the Praia do Tofo , Praia dos Cocos, Ponto do Barra, Ilha de Benquerra,Bazaruto National Sea park, Guinjata Bay. Scuba diving in Inhambane is particularly popular in locations such as Manta Reef and Gallaria. Giant Manta Rays, Whale sharks, Turtles and other marine life are regularly seen and there are many professional scuba diving operations throughout the province. Many tourists are under the impression that they can dive from Inhambane itself. The closest diving to Inhambane is actually at Praia do Tofo - 22 km from Inhambane City. Tofo is known as the whale shark Mecca of the world. www.inhambane.co.za www.beachchalets.co.za, Retrieved on April 10, 2012 Transport thumb right Village in Inhambane province near the town (Image:VillagesinInhambaneprovince.jpg) The easiest way to reach Inhambane is by road from Maputo on the EN 1. It is also possible to reach Inhambane from Beira, Mozambique or Zimbabwe on the EN 6 and EN 1 after Inchope. Inhambane has an airport Inhambane Airport and there are flights from Maputo on most days and charters flying in from Johannesburg in South Africa. Southern Africa Places, Retrieved on June 15, 2008 thumb Dhow (Image:Inhambane-dhow.JPG) ferrying passengers from Inhambane to Maxixe in 2006. International Relations Inhabame is twinned (twin towns and sister cities) with: * Wikipedia:Inhambane Commons:Category:Inhambane


Surat Thani

commercial center, with a seaport dealing in the main products of the province, rubber and coconuts. History The city received its name, which means ''City of Good People'', by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) in 1915. The name was given to the city due to the intense devotion of the locals to Buddhism. Previously the city was known as '''Bandon''', meaning ''Village on higher ground''. The name of the city is taken from the Indian city Surat, situated in Gujarat, on the coast

3 March 1928 PLACE OF BIRTH Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand DATE OF DEATH '''Surat Thani''' (สุราษฎร์ธานี) is a city on the Central Gulf Coast of Southern Thailand. Understand thumb 350px Surat Thani city pillar shrine (Image:Surat Thani shrine.jpg) Surat Thani (often just "Surat") is the largest province of Southern Thailand. Surat Thani means ''City of Good People'', the title given to the city


Jingzhou

on their personal virtues rather than their abilities. He was fond of ethical lessons and consistently strived to maintain his moral standards. He usually overpraised when asked to assess a person. At times, people were puzzled and questioned him on why he did that, to which he replied, "The nation is currently in a state of disorder, good people are overwhelmed by the evil. I desire to change the social norm through encouraging good people by giving them a better (exaggerated) reputation


Orillia

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Yellowknife

thumb 250px Wildcat Cafe (File:Wildcat_Cafe_Yellowknife_Northwest_Territories_Canada_01A.jpg) *'''Gold Range Bistro''', 50th Street. Local cafe with great ordinary food and lots of good people where the locals eat. (In)famous for their plate-sized eggroll. *'''Thornton's''', 51th Street and 52nd Ave. Tapas and wine specialties. Incredibly good food at reasonable prices for fine dining. *'''Fuego's Restaurant''', 50th Street. Northern cuisine with international fusion. Caribou, muskox, bison and whitefish are regular features on a dynamic menu that changes quarterly. Has the finest patio in the city: elevated with multilevels. It's terrific in the summer when it doesn't get dark. Wikipedia:Yellowknife,_Northwest_Territories Commons:Yellowknife, Northwest Territories


Maputo

, Mozambique Beira ) * WikiPedia:Maputo Dmoz:Regional Africa Mozambique Maputo Commons:Category:Maputo


Northern England

Until the Industrial Revolution, the use of traditional number systems was common among shepherds, especially in the dales of the Lake District. The ''Yan Tan Tethera'' system was also used for counting stitches in knitting. The words derive from a Brythonic Celtic (Brythonic languages) language. Parody Acorah has been parodied by comedian Marc Wootton, in his series ''High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman'', by Jon Culshaw on the TV series ''Dead Ringers (Dead Ringers (comedy))'' and by Dawn French as 'Dawnie Acorah'. His newer show, ''Derek Acorah's Ghost Towns'', is often a subject for Harry Hill on his ITV1 show, ''Harry Hill's TV Burp''. He was spoof (parody)ed by Hugh Laurie on Saturday Night Live in a segment when Laurie hosted the show in 2006. An Acorah-like psychic with bouffant blond hair, regional Northern England accent and non-existent psychic abilities appeared in series 1, Episode 3 of Peter Kay's ''Phoenix Nights''. *'''Delete''', mapquest.co.uk reports non-existence. This is not the purpose of redirects. You've never heard of '''''where''''',A D Monroe III (User:A D Monroe III)? It's that little place in between Scotland and Southern England. :- Splash (User:Splash) 9 July 2005 02:58 (UTC) ::Okay, guys, I relent. I'm sure that Northern England is a fine place, full of good people, and I won't put Northern England up for VFD. ;) Thanks for all the helpful comments, and sorry for starting a side discussion. I just meant it seemed like an odd way to describe a real town -- like saying "Las Vegas, Western US" instead of "Las Vegas, Nevada". --A D Monroe III (User:A D Monroe III) 20:46, 9 July 2005 (UTC) *'''Redirect''' Seems like a hoax, but it should point to Stone Cold Steve Austin -'''my''' (User:Mysekurity)sekurity (User_talk:Mysekurity) 9 July 2005 03:14 (UTC) In 43 the Roman Empire invaded Britain (Roman conquest of Britain). The British tribes initially opposed the Roman legions, but by 84 the Romans had decisively conquered southern Britain and had pushed into what is now southern Scotland. In 122 they fortified the northern border with Hadrian's Wall, which spanned what is now Northern England. In 142 Roman forces pushed north again and began construction of the Antonine Wall, which ran between the Forth-Clyde isthmus, but they retreated back to Hadrian's Wall after only twenty years. Although the native Britons mostly kept their land, they were subject to the Roman governors (Governors of Roman Britain). The Roman Empire retained control of "Britannia" until its departure about AD 430. '''Mickle Fell''' is a mountain in the Pennines, the range of hills and moors running down the middle of Northern England. It is 788 m (2,585 ft) high and lies slightly off the main watershed (water divide) of the Pennines, about ten miles south of Cross Fell. The '''Yorkshire rebellion, 1489''' occurred during the reign of Henry VII (Henry VII of England). Parliament wanted money to help defend Brittany, which was allied to England, in the war against France. Henry sent Percy (House of Percy), Earl of Northumberland to collect taxes to help raise some money. However, many of the people in Northumberland and Yorkshire claimed to have already paid their part through local taxes, and were unwilling to give more money to defend a country of no geographical threat to them, as Yorkshire and Northumberland are in Northern England, whereas Brittany is closer to Cornwall and London. Rebellion broke out


Qing dynasty

the estates of the officials, the comparatively minuscule aristocracy, and the degree-holding literati (Scholar-official), there also existed a major division among ordinary Chinese between commoners and people with inferior status. They were divided into two categories: one of them, the good "commoner" people, the other "mean" people. The majority of the population belonged to the first category and were described as ''liangmin'', a legal term meaning good

people, as opposed to ''jianmin'' meaning the mean (or ignoble) people. Qing law explicitly stated that the traditional four occupational groups (four occupations) of scholars, farmers, artisans and merchants were "good", or having a status of commoners. On the other hand, slaves or bondservants, entertainers (including prostitutes and actors), and those low-level employees of government officials were the "mean people". Mean people were considered legally inferior


Blackpool

— fate, I guess. But the people in Blackpool know I love the club."'' He added: ''"You just realise when you come to places like this and see good people, you realise how much you do love the game and it makes everything so much easier."'' <


Vladivostok

York banker Samuel R. Bertron (Samuel Bertron), John Mott and Charles Richard Crane were members of Root's mission. They traveled from Vladivostok across Siberia in the Czar (Nicholas II of Russia)'s former train. Root remained in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) for close to a month, and was not much impressed by what he saw. The Russians, he said, "are sincerely, kindly, good people but confused and dazed." He summed up his attitude to the Provisional Government very


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