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Porto Velho

As the largest tract of tropical rainforest in the Americas, the Amazonian rainforests have unparalleled biodiversity. More than 1 3 of all species in the world live in the Amazon Rainforest. Amazon Rainforest, Amazon Plants, Amazon River Animals The majority of the forest surrounding Porto Velho has been felled, however. GDP for the city was R$ 3,656,512,000 (2005). commons:Porto Velho


Belém

" Turner, I. M. 2001. ''The ecology of trees in the tropical rainforest''. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-80183-4 As the largest tract of tropical rainforest in the Americas, the Amazonian rainforests have unparalleled biodiversity. More than one-third of all species in the world live in the Amazon Rainforest. Amazon Rainforest, Amazon Plants, Amazon River Animals Economy The most valuable products now exported from the Amazon by way of Belém are aluminium, iron ore, and other metals., Metals in Belém nuts (chiefly Brazil nuts), pineapples, cassava, jute, wood veneers, and hardwoods. Japanese immigration (Japanese Brazilian) after the 1930s was an important factor in developing jute and black pepper, notably at Tomé-Açu, just south of Belém, and near Santarém (Santarém, Brazil). Japanese Immigration to Pará and Belém Marajó Island, the largest fluvial island in the world, which lies just across the Rio Pará from Belém, has some livestock grazing. About Marajó Island Electricity is provided by the massive Tucuruí Dam, some 300 km southwest of the city on the Tocantins River. Tucuruí Dam Tourism Belém has a modern appearance with tree-lined streets, several plazas and public gardens, and many noteworthy buildings. The north's leading educational and cultural centre, it is the seat of a bishopric (Diocese), and its cathedral (Igreja da Sé, founded in 1917) is one of Brazil's largest. Santo Alexandre, the oldest of Belém's churches, was built in 1616. The Museu (museum) Paraense Emílio Goeldi (Émil Goeldi), the Teatro da Paz (Da Paz Theatre) (a classical theatre), and the public library and archives are other notable institutions. The Universidade Federal do Pará (1957), a teacher-training school, an agricultural institute, and an institute for research on tropical diseases are also in the city. The Ver-o-Peso (Portuguese: "see the weight") market in the old port centre is a major tourist attraction. The city is also home to a large football (Association football) stadium. Demographics According to the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) of 2012, there were 2,079,699 people residing in the Metropolitan Region of Belém. The population density was WikiPedia:Belém Commons:Category:Belém


Manaus

;Turner, I.M. 2001. ''The ecology of trees in the tropical rain forest''. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-80183-4 As the largest tract of tropical rainforest in the Americas, the Amazonian rainforests have unparalleled biodiversity. More than one-third of all species in the world live in the Amazon Rainforest. Amazon Rainforest, Amazon Plants, Amazon River Animals Green areas Despite being located in the Amazon, Manaus has few green areas. The largest green areas of the city are: * '''Park of Mindu''' is located in the center-south of the city, the district Park 10, the Park of Mindú is now one of the largest and most visited parks of the city. It was created in 1989. * '''Park of Bilhares''' was established in 2005. It is located in the south-central region of Manaus, in the neighborhood of Plateau. * '''Area of the green hill of Aleixo''' was created in the 1980s. It is located in the east of the city and is one of the largest urban green areas. * '''Park Sumaúma''' is a state park located in the north of Manaus, in the district New Town. It is the smallest state park of the Amazon. * The Adolfo Ducke Forest Reserve (Ducke Adolfo Ducke Forest Reserve). Demographics thumb Amazon Opera House (File:Manaus-AM.jpg) thumb right Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra (File:Amazonas Philharmonic.JPG) According to the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) of 2012, there were 1,861,906 people residing in the city, and 2,283,906 people residing in the Metropolitan Region of Manaus. The population density was WikiPedia:Manaus commons:Manaus


Zaragoza

bust of Goya on a base of three feet in height, blue jasper rough, extracted from quarries in Elbow (Elbow (disambugiation)). Commons:Zaragoza, Spain


Trinidad and Tobago

: www.thesun.co.uk sol homepage sport cricket article25899.ece title Farewell to legend Lara work The Sun location UK location London first Ali last Martin date 9 May 2007 The BBC radio commentary on the final day of the innings (6 June 1994), by Dave Roberts (Dave Roberts (Sports Broadcaster Referee)), was being broadcast around the world live via the BBC World Service network, and in the UK on BBC Radios 1, 2 & 4 as well as the majority of BBC Local radio stations. That evening, as Lara neared the all-time batting record, a huge surge of fans crowded to enter the grounds. thumb right Barack Obama (File:Barack Obama & Brian Lara in Port of Spain 4-19-09.JPG) and Lara during the US President's tour of Trinidad and Tobago in 2009. Obama had asked to meet Lara, whom he described as the "Michael Jordan of cricket". commons:Trinidad and Tobago


Helsinki

region4description The eastern parts of Helsinki is mostly residential and probably the most culturally diverse part of the city, as recent immigrants from many parts of the world live here. In this part of Helsinki you can find the Helsinki Zoo, the huge shopping complex Itis, Finland's highest residential building in Vuosaari as well as the northernmost metro station in the world in Mellunmäki. region5name Northern suburbs and Vantaa (Vantaa) region5color #ac5c91 region5items region5description The northern parts of Helsinki consists of highways, shopping malls and residential buildings. It connects seamlessly to the next city north of Helsinki - Vantaa. While not as culturally interesting as the other parts of Helsinki it offers some natural attractions like the Central Park and Helsinki's highest point Malminkartanonhuippu. In Vantaa you can learn more about science in Heureka, watch old and new architecture and simply enjoy the nature. Actually, if you are arriving by plane you will be passing through this area whether you want it or not, as Finland's largest airport Helsinki-Vantaa is located in this area. region6name Espoo region6color #b5d29f region6items region6description In a way Finland's second largest city is "just" an extension of Helsinki. Espoo can however pride itself on hosting Nuuksio national park (a great daytrip from Helsinki to experience the Finnish nature), Aalto University (formerly Helsinki University of Technology), the world headquarters of the mobile phone company Nokia, two of Finland's largest shopping centers as well as some great museums and the Serena water park. Espoo also encircles the tiny city of Kauniainen. Together these cities form the Capital Region with a population of about 1.1 million, 605,000 of them living in Helsinki proper. Understand thumb 300px Helsinki's symbol, the Lutheran Cathedral (''Tuomiokirkko'') (File:Catedral Luterana de Helsinki, Finlandia, 2012-08-14, DD 14.JPG) History Helsinki was founded in A.D. 1550 by King Gustav Vasa of Sweden as a trading post to compete with Tallinn to the south in Estonia, which was Danish at that time. The growth of the city was slow until the establishment of Sveaborg (nowadays Suomenlinna in Finnish) Maritime Fortress in the front of Helsinki in the middle of 18th century. In 1809, Finland was annexed by Russia during a war of that period and the capital of Finland moved from Turku to Helsinki in 1812. The Czar felt the Grand Duchy of Finland needed a capital of grand proportions. The architects Johan Albrecht Ehrenström, a native Finn, and Carl Ludwig Engel, from Germany, were given the task of rebuilding the city in the Empire style. This can be seen today around the Lutheran Cathedral, which was completed in 1852. The same style, and even architects, is also a part of Saint Petersburg's history. Though thoroughly a Nordic capital, Helsinki today reflects the influences gained from the Western and Eastern cultures. Tourist information Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki


South Africa

'' team makeover Nelson Mandela's garden. "Mandela's green-fingered makeover", ''BBC News Online'', 14 December 1999. thumb left 200px Alan Titchmarsh at the 2008 Gardeners' World Live Exhibition in the National Exhibition Centre NEC. (Image:Alan Titchmarsh2.jpg) ;Seasons * Cricket is played during the summer months in most countries. Domestic cricket seasons in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and the West Indies may therefore span two calendar years, and are by convention said to be played in (''e.g.'') "2008–09". A cricket season in England is described as a single year. ''e.g.'' "2009". An international Test series may be for a much shorter duration, and Cricinfo treats this issue by stating "any series or matches which began between May and September of any given year will appear in the relevant single year season and any that began between October and April will appear in the relevant cross-year season". WikiPedia:South Africa Dmoz:Regional Africa South Africa Commons:Category:South Africa


Brazil


Australia

, it was released in May 1994 on VHS and Laserdisc, and re-released in September 2006 on DVD. It won the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video in 1994. The show was also broadcast around the world live on pay-per-view. '''William Vasey Houghton''' MLC (3 January 1921–11 January 2001), better known as '''Vasey Houghton''', was an Australian politician, grazier (Grazier (Australian agriculture)), and conservationist (conservation movement). He was one


Germany

cameras and air the so-called '''World Live''' program, featuring 7 locatins in 90 seconds, which is shown in 200 countries, reaching more than 2 billion viewers daily. In October 2000, Regan Tamanui founded the Melbourne Stuckists, "International Stuckists", Walker Art Gallery. Retrieved 12 March 2008. the fourth Stuckist group to be started and the first one


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