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. In 1822 the English traveler Captain John Cochrane ranked Okhotsk just after Barnaul as the neatest, cleanest and most pleasant town he had seen in Siberia. From at least 1715 it was clear that Okhotsk was a poor site. In addition to the difficult track inland, (see Okhotsk Coast) the harbor was poor and the short growing season and lack of plowland meant that food had to be imported. Around 1750 there were only 37 peasant families and a number of Yakut cattlemen. There was so little pasture in the area that pack horses sometimes had to be returned to Yakutsk unloaded. The harbor was ice-free from May to November but the sailing season was only four months from June through September. The town was built on a low narrow spit blocking the mouths of the two rivers. The harbor inside the spit was large, but three quarters of it was a mud flat during low water. Large ships could only cross the bar on an incoming or outgoing high tide and sailing ships sometimes had to wait for days for the wind to blow in the right direction. Ice-choked water during the spring breakup frequently flooded the town (20 times from 1723 to 1813), as did high surf on a number of occasions. In 1810 the Okhota, its mouth jammed by ice, cut a new channel through the spit and isolated the townsite. In 1815 the town was moved to the spit east of the harbor mouth. Goods now had to be unloaded and barged across the harbor. Because the harbor was shallow, Yakuts had to wade with loads from shore to barge. Fresh water had to be fetched from two and a half miles away. Goods could not be brought down along the Kukhtui River because of swamps. thumb left Okhotsk in 1857 (File:Ohotsk.jpg) In 1840 Vasily Zavoyko became head of the Russian-America Company post at Okhotsk and decided to move RAC post south to Ayan (Ayan, Russia). This was done in 1845. The Yakutsk-Ayan Track was built and then rebuilt in 1852 at a cost of 20,000 rubles. In 1849 Siberian governor Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky decided to move the Siberian Flotilla to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and other government facilities to Ayan. The Amur Acquisition in 1860 shifted most things south. From 1870 Okhotsk was supplied form Nikolayevsk-on-Amur. In 1867 Russian America was sold to the United States. The population of Okhotsk declined from 1,660 in 1839 to 100 in 1865. Okhotsk was of some military importance during the Russian Civil War, when the White army generals Vasily Rakitin and Anatoly Pepelyayev used it as their place of arms in the Far East (Yakut Revolt). Okhotsk was also a launch site of sounding rockets between 1981 and 2005. The rockets reached altitudes of up to 1,000 km importance and population of Okhotsk sharply declined following the demise of the Soviet Union. Transportation Okhotsk is served by the Okhotsk Airport . Climate Okhotsk has a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification ''Dwc'') with very cold, dry winters and mild, wet summers. Wikipedia:Okhotsk Commons:Category:Okhotsk


article Fast-Facts Jiamusi-(Heilongjiang)-City-Information ff en 1 1X000000 1X09R0Z1.htm Profiles of China Provinces, Cities and Industrial Parks The word Giyamusi originally means Inn in Manchu Language. Because of the harsh climate and short growing season, the region of today's Jiamusi City was largely uncultivated . Since the Qing government opened Manchuria for farming in order to prevent the conquest of the area by Russia, Jiamusi developed as a small trading post under the name Dongxing ( WikiPedia:Jiamusi


and India. "Sanningen om ärtsoppan" In Sweden it is called ''ärtsoppa'', and is eaten as a traditional Swedish food (Cuisine of Sweden) which predates the Viking era. This food was made from a fast-growing pea that would mature in a short growing season. ''Ärtsoppa'' was especially popular among the many poor who traditionally only had one pot


'', and is eaten as a traditional Swedish food (Cuisine of Sweden) which predates the Viking era. This food was made from a fast-growing pea that would mature in a short growing season. ''Ärtsoppa'' was especially popular among the many poor who traditionally only had one pot and everything was cooked together for a dinner using a tripod to hold the pot over the fire. Global expansion In the following decades, Amoco expanded globally, creating plants, oil wells, or markets in over 30


region's remoteness and inaccessibility have preserved distinct local influences. Buddhism has exerted a particularly strong influence on Tibetan culture since its introduction in the 7th century. Art, literature, and music all contain elements of the prevailing Buddhist beliefs, and Buddhism itself has adopted a unique form in Tibet, influenced by the Bön tradition and other local beliefs. Tibet's specific geographic and climactic conditions–its altitude, short growing season, and cold weather–have encouraged reliance on pastoralism, as well as the development of a different cuisine from surrounding regions. thumb right The White Palace of the Potala (Image:White Palace of the Potala.jpg) Tibetan architecture contains Chinese (China) and Indian influences, and reflects a deeply Buddhist approach. The Buddhist prayer wheel, along with two deer or dragons, can be seen on nearly every Gompa in Tibet. The design of the Tibetan Chörtens can vary, from roundish walls in Kham to squarish, four-sided walls in Ladakh. thumb right 250px Musicians in Ladakh (Image:Ladakhmusic.jpg) The '''music of Tibet''' reflects the cultural heritage of the trans-Himalayan region, centered in Tibet but also known wherever ethnic Tibetan (Tibetan people) groups are found in India, Bhutan, Nepal and further abroad. First and foremost Tibetan music is religious music, reflecting the profound influence of Tibetan Buddhism on the culture. The '''Rihand River''' (also referred to as Rend, Rer or Rehar) is a tributary of the Son River and flows through the Indian states (States and territories of India) of Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh. Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India

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the Great Plains to the east by the Laramie Mountains, spur of the Front Range that extends northward from Larimer County, Colorado west of Cheyenne (Cheyenne, Wyoming). The high altitude of the plains makes for a cold climate and relatively short growing season. Unsuitable to most cultivation, the plains have historically been the site of livestock raising (primarily sheep and cattle). '''Martyn "Moochie" Norris''' (born July 27, 1973 in Washington, D.C

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