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Ston

Adriatic coast. '''Pelješac''' ( ) is a peninsula in southern Dalmatia John Everett-Heath. "Dalmatia." Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names. Oxford University Press. 2005. Encyclopedia.com in Croatia. The peninsula is part of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and is the second largest peninsula in Croatia. From the isthmus that begins at Ston, to the top


Abu Dhabi

-TrucialOmanorTrucialStats.html title Trucial Oman or Trucial States – Origin of Trucial Oman or Trucial States | Encyclopedia.com: Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names publisher Encyclopedia.com accessdate 2009-07-15 !-- After the 9 11 (September 11 attacks) terrorist attacks (List of terrorist incidents) on the United States the UAE was identified as a major financial center (financial centre) used by Al-Qaeda in transferring money to the hijackers (two


Liechtenstein

;'''Liechtenstein''' '''Vaduz''' German (German language) - These basic elements can also be found in place names in other countries; e.g. Amsterdam ('River Amstel dam'), Liechtenstein ('Light-stone'), Copenhagen ('Merchants' harbour), Paris ('Home of the Parisii'), Shanghai (approximately 'Seaport'), Tashkent ('Stone city'). These elements are also clearly present in the less 'weathered' New World place names - e.g. Fort Knox, Louisville


Jersey

variously surmise that ''Jersey'' and ''Jèrri'' derive from ''jarð'' (Old Norse for "earth") or ''jarl (Earl)'' (earl), or perhaps a personal name, ''Geirr'' ("Geirr's Island"). "Jersey", ''Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names''. John Everett-Heath. Oxford University Press 2005. ''Oxford Reference Online''. Oxford University Press. Jersey Library. 6 October 2006


Tashkent

in the less 'weathered' New World place names - e.g. Fort Knox, Louisville (Louisville (disambiguation)), Little Rock and so on.Carson City, for instance, was named for Kit Carson, and Belo Horizonte means "beautiful view". However, some apparent meanings may be deceptive; New York was not directly named after the English city of York but after the Duke of York (James II of Great Britain), who was the head of the British Navy at the time of the British take


Bahrain

States | Encyclopedia.com: Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names publisher Encyclopedia.com accessdate 2009-07-15 thumb 300px World map showing status of Israel's diplomatic relations. (File:Foreign relations of Israel Map July 2011.PNG) After the establishment of the State of Israel (Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel) in 1948, the Jewish state experienced diplomatic isolation and Economic and political boycotts of Israel#Arab League


Providence, Rhode Island

the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Glocester was named for Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester ''Dictionary of world place names derived from British names'', by Adrian Room, Edition: illustrated, Published by Taylor & Francis, 1989, pg. 68 ISBN 0-415-02811-6, 9780415028110 Glocester was part of Providence (Providence, Rhode Island) until 1731 when it became an independent town. Elizabeth A. Perry,


Dubai

Oman or Trucial States | Encyclopedia.com: Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names publisher Encyclopedia.com accessdate 2009-07-15 The UAE coast stretches for more than 650 kilometers along the southern shore of the Persian Gulf. Most of the coast consists of salt pan (Dry lake)s that extend far inland. The largest natural harbor (harbor) is at Dubai, although other ports have been dredged at Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and elsewhere. Numerous islands


Shanghai

'), Copenhagen ('Merchants' harbour), Paris ('Home of the Parisii'), Shanghai (approximately 'Seaport'), Tashkent ('Stone city'). These elements are also clearly present in the less 'weathered' New World place names - e.g. Fort Knox, Louisville (Louisville (disambiguation)), Little Rock and so on.Carson City, for instance, was named for Kit Carson, and Belo Horizonte means "beautiful view". However, some apparent meanings may be deceptive; New York


Croatia

von Horváth'''. thumb 250px Location of Pelješac on the eastern Adriatic coast (File:Croatia - Peljesac.PNG). '''Pelješac''' ( ) is a peninsula in southern Dalmatia John Everett-Heath. "Dalmatia." Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names. Oxford University Press. 2005. Encyclopedia.com in Croatia. The peninsula is part of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County


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