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մանկավարժական ինստիտուտ Vanadzor State Pedagogical University 07.jpg thumb Vanadzor State University thumb Saint Gregory of Narek Cathedral (File:Vanadzor-new-church.jpg) Vanadzor is home to many educational institutions serving the population of the city and the residents of Lori and Tavush provinces. The city has two major educational institutions: the Vanadzor State University named after Hovhannes Tumanyan and Mkhitar Gosh Armenian-Russian International University. Branches of Yerevan State University are also operating in the city. As of 2009, 6 technical intermediate colleges, 30 public education schools and 20 nurseries are operating in the city. Being one of the prominent cultural centres of Armenia, the city has a municipal art gallery, a dramatic theatre named after Hovhannes Abelyan, a puppet theatre and many other cultural institutions. The majority of the population belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Church. Vanadzor is the seat of the Diocese of Gougark of the Armenian Apostolic Church, serving the population of Lori and Tavush provinces. *The church of the Holy Mother of God of 1831, also known as Gharakilisa (meaning the Black church) is one of the oldest preserved churches of the city. It was renovated in 1999. Parishes in the Region of Lori *The city's tiny Russian Orthodox community is served by the church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, dating back to 1895. organizations in Armenia (in Armenian) *Surp Sarkis Church of Vanadzor built in 2000, located near the prelacy building. *The groundbreaking service for the new cathedral of the diocese of Gugark took place in May 2002. Later in 2003, His Holiness Karekin II; the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, conducted the blessing service for the foundation of the cathedral. The construction of the cathedral was completed in 2005 and named after Saint Gregory of Narek, to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of his '''Book of Lamentations'''. *The chapel of the Holy Children (Holy Children Chapel, Vanadzor) was opened in the Tsitsernak children's camp of Vanadzor in 2006. Wikipedia:Vanadzor Dmoz:Regional Asia Armenia Lori Localities Vanadzor Commons:Category:Vanadzor

Belgorod Oblast

, industrial and cultural center of Belgorod Oblast, established in 1954. The major educational centers of the city are Belgorod State University, Technological University, Agricultural Academy, Financial Academy. '''Central Black Earth Region''' or '''Central Chernozem Region''' (Центрально-черноземная область, Центральная черноземная область, Центрально-черноземная полоса) is a segment of the Eurasian chernozem belt that lies within Central Russia and comprises Voronezh Oblast, Lipetsk Oblast, Belgorod Oblast, Tambov Oblast, Oryol Oblast and Kursk Oblast. Between 1928 and 1934, these regions were briefly united into '''Central Chernozem Oblast''', with the centre in Voronezh. Its longitude from north to south is 250 km, from east to west – 190 km. The oblast' borders the Belgorod (Belgorod Oblast) and Voronezh Oblast's of Russia on the north, the Rostov Oblast of Russia on the east, the Rostov Oblast on the south, and the Kharkiv (Kharkiv Oblast) and Donetsk Oblast's on the west. death_date wikipedia:Belgorod Oblast Commons:Category:Belgorod Oblast

Metro Cebu

'''Cebu''' (Cebuano (Cebuano language): '''''Sugbo''''') is a province (provinces of the Philippines) in the Philippines, consisting of Cebu Island (Cebu (island)) and 167 surrounding islands (List of islands belonging to Cebu Province). It is located to the east of Negros (Negros Island), to the west of Leyte (Leyte Island) and Bohol (Bohol Island) islands. Cebu is a long narrow island stretching 225 kilometers from north to south, surrounded by 167 neighbouring, smaller islands, which include Mactan, Bantayan (Bantayan Island), Malapascua (Malapascua Island), Olango (Olango Island Group) and the Camotes Islands. Cebu has narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus and coastal plains. It also has rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges traversing the northern and southern lengths of the island. Cebu's highest mountains are over 1000 meters high. Flat tracts of land can be found in the city of Bogo (Bogo, Cebu) and in the towns of San Remigio (San Remigio, Cebu), Medellin (Medellin, Cebu) and Daanbantayan (Daanbantayan, Cebu) at the northern region of the province. Its capital is Cebu City, the oldest city in the Philippines, which forms part of the Cebu Metropolitan Area (Metro Cebu) together with four neighboring cities which include Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City and Talisay City (Talisay City, Cebu) and eight other municipalities. Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Mactan island, is the second busiest airport in the Philippines. Cebu City is the centre of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu, which includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-lapu, Mandaue, Naga, Talisay. Metro Cebu has a total population of about 2 million people. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Lapu-Lapu City is only a twenty-minute drive away from Cebu City. To the northeast of the city are Mandaue City and the town of Consolacion (Consolacion, Cebu), to the west are Toledo City (Toledo City, Cebu), the towns of Balamban (Balamban, Cebu) and Asturias (Asturias, Cebu), to the south are Talisay City (Talisay City, Cebu) and the town of Minglanilla (Minglanilla, Cebu). Across Mactan Strait to the east is Mactan Island where Lapu-Lapu City and an aquarium attraction (Mactan Island Aquarium) are located. The airline was established on August 26, 1988, and started operations on March 8, 1996. Republic Act No. 7151, which grants franchise to Cebu Air, Inc. was approved on August 30, 1991. Cebu Air, Inc. was subsequently acquired by JG Summit Holdings (owned by John Gokongwei). Domestic services commenced following market deregulation by the Philippine government. It temporarily ceased operations in February 1998 after

Venice, Los Angeles

, USA (United States) key_people John Textor, Cliff Plumer, Ed Ulbrich, Jody Madden, Pam Coats, Aaron Blaise, Brad Lewis, Chuck Williams Many of the major educational, retail, cultural, and recreational attractions of Greater Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles area) are located in this area, as is a large portion of the entertainment industry. Century City (Century City, Los Angeles) is a major business hub of the Westside


metallurgy, paper, and steamboat producing factories, including one owned by a British entrepreneur. In 1870, an opera theater was opened in the city, and in 1871 the first phosphoric (phosphorus) factory in Russia was built. In 1916, Perm State University—a major educational institution in modern Russia—was opened. thumb Pokrovskaya Street in central Perm around 1910 (File:Perm-c1910.jpg) After the outbreak of the Russian Civil War, Perm became a prime target for both sides because of its military munitions factories. On December 25, 1918, the Siberian White Army (White movement) under Anatoly Pepelyayev (who acknowledged the authority of the Omsk Government of Aleksandr Kolchak), took Perm. On July 1, 1919, the city was retaken by the Red Army. Soviet period In the 1930s, Perm grew as a major industrial city with aviation, shipbuilding, and chemical factories built during that period. During the Great Patriotic War (World War II (World War II)), Perm was a vital center of artillery production in the Soviet Union. During the cold war, Perm became a closed city. wikipedia:Perm commons:Пермь

Samara, Russia

elementary up to higher education) known as Nayanova University existing under the aegis of International Parliament for Security and Peace attached to UNO. Samara is a major educational and scientific center of the Volga area. Twelve public and 13 commercial institutions of higher education as well as 26 colleges. Samara is the home of Samara State Aerospace University (SSAU), one of Russia's leading engineering and technical institutions. SSAU faculty and graduates have played a significant


motorways, the national railway network (Transportation in South Korea#Railways) and the Seoul Metropolitan Subway, facilitating transport of commuters, tourists, and goods alike. Suwon is a major educational center, being home to 11 university campuses. This, along with widespread transport links, draws inhabitants from across the country and a foreign population of 1.85%. 수원시통계 ref>


was consequently liberated for good on August 5, 1943. The Belgorod Diorama is one of the World War II monuments commemorating the event. In 1954, the city became the administrative center of Belgorod Oblast. From this time the rapid development of the city as a regional center began. We can say that the city was rebuilt. Belgorod is an administrative, industrial and cultural center of Belgorod Oblast, established in 1954. The major

educational centers of the city are Belgorod State University, Technological University, Agricultural Academy, Financial Academy. Belgorod Drama Theater is named after one of the famous 19th-century actors Mikhail Shchepkin who was born in this region. On April 22, 2013, a mass shooting (2013 Belgorod shooting) occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. Moscow time on a street in Belgorod. The shooter, identified as 31-year-old Sergey (Sergei) Pomazun (Сергей Помазун), opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle on several people at a gun store and a sidewalk, killing all six people that were hit: three people at the store and three passersby, including two teenage girls. Pomazun was later apprehended after an extensive day-long manhunt; during his arrest, he wounded a policeman with a knife. He was later sentenced to life in prison on August 23, 2013. Administrative and municipal status Belgorod is the administrative center of the oblast. Wikipedia:Belgorod commons:Белгород


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