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of the Amharic Weekly Newspaper called ''Addis Admass''. For full citation, visit this website The administrative center of Habro woreda in the Mirab (West) Hararghe (Mirab Hararghe Zone) Zone of the Oromia Regional State, it has a latitude and longitude of . Gelemso is the origin of a variety of khat called by the same name (Gelemso). It is also a scene of an Amharic novel known as Akel Dama

in the two open markets. The cattle market, however, is totally run by males. The town is one of the primary suppliers of the humped bull, popularly known as ''Harar Sangaa'' (Harar Bull). *The Afan Oromo spoken in the town is the Eastern Oromo dialect. But the natives of the town and the surrounding areas of Chercher highlands retain some peculiar usages. For example, coins are usually called ''niiraa'', (from Italian lira), and its counting vary by successive units of two. For example

, at Gelemso, the Ethiopian five cents coin is called ''niira lama'' (two lira), the ten cents called ''niiraa afur'' (four lira), and 20 cents called ''nira saddeet''(eight lira). On the other hand, the Ethiopian birr is called ''qarshii'' and the ten birr note is known as ''bawandii'' (from English ''pound''). *The residents dine three times a day. The breakfast is called ''fatara'' (from Arabic ''futuur''), the lunch is known as either ''subaata'' or ''qadaa'' (from Arabic ''ghada'') and the dinner

Riverdale, Toronto

to the waterfront. Riverdale is home to the Gerrard Square Mall; which features a variety of retail, restaurant, and small shops. The neighbourhood's character is also defined by the CN Railway, which separates the area into two districts, North Riverdale (north of the tracks) which is primarily residential (for the exception of Gerrard Square Mall and The Danforth (Greektown, Toronto) and South Riverdale (also known as the Riverside District) (south to Lake Shore). Riverdale is also home

Broadview House Hotel '''Riverside''', formerly known as the '''Queen Broadview Village''' is a small neighbourhood located within the larger neighbourhood of South Riverdale. Definite boundaries according to the Riverside Business Improvement Area Plan's definitions the borders are the Don River (Don River (Toronto)) to the west, Gerrard St. East to the north, Empire Avenue to the east and Eastern Ave. to the south. Riverside is a mixed income and largely

multicultural neighbourhood currently experiencing a trend of gentrification along Queen St. East and Broadview Ave. While it is a small neighbourhood it is home to several places of note such as the former Don Destructor, Toronto's only garbage incinerator, and Don Mount Court, a social housing project which was recently redeveloped as a mixed social housing and market value community. The market value portion is being sold under the name Rivertowne. Riverside is known for its presences of many

Bayda, Libya

’'', Zāwiyat al Bayḑā’: Libya Geographical Names. Retrieved 28 September 2011. ''Beida'' ''El Beida'' and known as ''Beda

,-political-drogba-&-libyan-rebels?cc 3888 title Libya Russian fears, Drogba & Libyan rebels publisher ESPNsoccernet date September 10, 2011 (after Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata). It is the capital city of the Jabal al Akhdar district. History Bayda's history stretches back to Ancient Greece, when it was known as Balagrae. Cyrenaica and the Late Antique

; One of the greatest attractions in the city is the tomb of a famous companion (sahabah) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, Ruwaifi bin Thabit al-Ansari. For that reason, the city was known as '''Sidi Rafaa''' after him. After the arrival of Sayyid Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi in the area in the 19th century, and the construction of a zawiya (Zawiya (institution)), the city was renamed ''Az Zawiya Al Bayda''. The modern city was built


of Power". Alqush has adorned the Bayhidhra mountains for more than twenty five centuries. The town glowingly reigns over Nineveh's northern plateau known for its fertile soil and extends southward across the other Assyrian towns, such as, Telassqopa (Tel Skuf), Baqofah, Sharafiya, Batnaya, and Tel Keppe. Alqush traces its history back into the ancient Assyrian empire and perhaps even further. The earliest mentioning of Alqosh appears in Sennacherib's era 750

;Eil Qushti," which means "The God of the Bow." Here, an association could be drawn in conjunction with the winged disk symbol of God Ashur holding a bow. Meanwhile, in Aramaic language, rainbow is referred to as "Qeshta d' Maran," therefore, the meaning of the "Bow of Our Lord", is possible as well. Alqosh is known also as Yimma d' Mathwatha (Mother of all Villages). A number of sites within Alqosh still carry ancient Assyrian names, for example, ''Sainna

'' Neighborhood means the Moon Neighborhood and ''Bee Sinnat'' is a plain area south of Alqosh. Within approximately 2 miles (3 km), to the west of Alqosh, lies the well known ruin of Shayro Meliktha which is marked in the Iraqi ruins Map as a temple carrying a carving of Sennacherib aiming an arrow from his bow (bow (weapon)). Sites in Alqosh thumb 250px Rabban Hermizd monastery (File:Rabban Hurmizd.jpg) Alqosh's stone dwellings are spread along its mountainous slopes

Telegraph Hill, San Francisco

and Columbus Avenue (Columbus Avenue (San Francisco)) to the west, where the southwestern corner of Telegraph Hill overlaps with the North Beach neighborhood. thumb Coit Tower (File:Coit Tower from Russian Hill.jpg) on Telegraph Hill, as seen from Russian Hill History Originally named Loma Alta ("High Hill") by the Spaniards, the hill was then familiarly known as Goat Hill by the early San Franciscans, and became the neighborhood of choice for many Irish people Irish

unloading his stock of a commodity — a price that was about to drop. On October 18, 1850, the ship ''Oregon'' signaled to the hill as it was entering the Golden Gate the news of California's recently acquired statehood (U.S. state). The pole-and-arm signals on the Telegraph Hill semaphore became so well known to townspeople that, according to one story, during a play in a San Francisco theater, an actor held his arms aloft and cried, "Oh God, what does this mean?,"

Hill is primarily a residential area, much quieter than adjoining North Beach (North Beach, San Francisco, California) with its bustling cafés and nightlife. Aside from Coit Tower, it is well known for its gardens flowing down Filbert Street (Filbert Street (San Francisco)) down to Levi Plaza. thumb Feral parrots of Telegraph Hill (File:Aratinga erythrogenys -San Francisco-6.jpg) Today Telegraph Hill is known for supporting a flock of feral parrots, primarily Red-masked Parakeet


of the present day Pyrénées-Atlantiques ''département (département in France)''. It is divided into two cantons of the arrondissement (district) of Oloron-Sainte-Marie (Mauleon-Licharre and Tardets-Sorholus), and a part of the canton of Saint Palais (arrondissement of Bayonne). Its provincial capital is Mauléon, which fused with Licharre in 1841 to form "Mauléon-Licharre", but today is often known as "Mauléon-Soule". Historically, Soule is the smallest province

is a very mountainous territory. Soule is located in the northern basin of the western Pyrenees, and is the smallest of the Basque region (Basque Country (greater region)). It is surrounded by Lower Navarre on the west, Navarre on the south, Béarn on the east and north. Along with Labourd and Lower Navarre, it forms the Northern Basque Country, also known as French Basque Country or ''Pays basque''. Its entire territory extends around the axis provided by the river Saison

(river) Saison , known in Basque as Uhaitza, that flows from south to north until it joins the river Oloron (Gave d'Oloron), that works as a border between Soule and Béarn. Soule includes three geographical regions: the lowlands at north on a territory known as ''Pettara'' or Lower Soule, a forest region known as ''Arbaila'' and the highlands at south, in a region named ''Basabürüa'' with a highest peak at 2,017 meters at the Pic d'Orhy. Orography File:SaisonSoule.jpg thumb


13 miles (21 km) in length, Katsina is believed to have been founded circa 1100. In pre-Islamic times, Katsina's semi-divine ruler was known as the ''Sarki'', who faced a summary death-sentence if found to be ruling incompetently. From the 17th to the 18th century, Katsina was the commercial heart of Hausaland (Hausa Kingdoms) and became the largest of the seven Hausa (Hausa people) city-states. Katsina was conquered by the Fula people

Fulani during the Fulani War in 1807. In 1903, the Emir, Abubakar dan Ibrahim, accepted British rule, which continued until Nigerian independence from Britain in 1960. During sub-Saharan trade, the city of Katsina was known to be one of the most vibrant and strong commercial centres, and was believed to be the strongest with the Hausa kingdoms in terms of commerce, trade and craft. The city's history of western-style education dates back to the early 1950s, when the first middle school in all

of these traditions says that the kingdom came into being during the early part of 13 th Century with a dynasty ruling at Ambuttai where the Birnin Katsina is presently situated. Another tradition states that the first Sarkin Katsina was known as Kumayau, grandson of Bayajidda. Kumayau is said to have established himself after conquering an older kingdom of the Durbawa. The dynasty founded by Kumayau was overthrown a century later when Korau, a stranger from the town of ‘Yandoto, killed Sanau

Benin City

; ''Benin, City, Nigeria,'' The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2005 Columbia University Press. Retrieved 18 February 2007 History The original people and founders of the Benin Empire, the Edo people, were initially ruled by the Ogiso (Kings of the Sky) dynasty who called their land Igodomigodo. The rulers or kings were commonly known as Ogiso. Igodo, the first Ogiso, wielded much influence and gained popularity as a good ruler

Ekaladerhan, who was not known in Yoruba land, somehow earned the title of Oni Ile-fe Izoduwa which is now corrupt to yoruba language as Ooni (Oghene) of Ile-Ife Oduduwa and refused to return, then sent his son Oranmiyan to become king. Prince Oranmiyan took up his abode in the palace built for him at Usama by the elders (now a coronation shrine). Soon after his arrival he married a beautiful lady, Erinmwinde, daughter of Osa-nego, was the ninth Enogie (Duke) of Ego, by whom he had a son. After

some years residence here he called a meeting of the people and renounced his office, remarking that the country was a land of vexation, Ile-Ibinu (by which name the country was afterward known) and that only a child born, trained and educated in the arts and mysteries of the land could reign over the people. He caused his son born to him by Erinmwinde to be made King in his place, and returned to Yoruba land Ile-Ife. After some years in Ife, he left for Oyo, where he also left a son behind

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

. It is an upper income tourist resort area best known for its association with golf. The Sawgrass (Sawgrass, Florida) development is the home of the ATP Tour, the PGA Tour, and The Players Championship, played at the TPC at Sawgrass. Characteristics The area is known for its resorts including the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club (a AAA (American Automobile Association) five diamond resort), the ''Lodge and Club'' (four diamonds), and the ''Marriott at Sawgrass'' (three

, but there is little evidence for them coming to Ponte Vedra Beach specifically. It may have been sighted by Juan Ponce de León during his voyage to Florida in 1513, but as his precise landfall is unknown, this claim may be made by many communities on the east coast of Florida. The area remained sparsely populated through the late 19th century, even as other seaside communities began to develop to the north. In 1914 minerals were discovered, and a community known as '''Mineral City''' grew up

Ponte Vedra Beach Community Info – crime statistics, demographics, and census data publisher date accessdate December 18, 2012 and median family income is $109,181. The population (including surrounding areas) in 2005 was given as 35,400. The Ponte vedra area is known for being a very influential area of North Florida, and boasts one of the best school districts in Florida. Ponte Vedra Beach was 50th

São Luís, Maranhão

searching for other ways to make a living. Nowadays, São Luís has the largest and best preserved heritage of colonial Portuguese architecture of all Latin America. The island is known as the "Island of Love" and as "the Brazilian Athens", due to its many poets and writers, such as Sotero dos Reis, Aluísio Azevedo, Graça Aranha, Gonçalves Dias (the most famous), Josué Montello, Ferreira Gullar, among others. The ancestral composition of São Luís, according

Sites in the Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Year 1997 Session 21st Link http: en list 821 São Luís is known for its tiles which most buildings in the historical centre are covered in. Because of it the city is also known as "The Tiles City". It also has some cultural peculiarities namely: Tambor de Crioula Afro-Brazilian dance in which gaily clad women court a bateria of tambors (a row of drums). Whirling and gyrating

in the metropolitan area. It also has another port that receives ferries carrying people and cars that are destined for cities in the region of the state known as the low lands. Being an island, the city has only one output ground, the bridge of the Estreito dos Mosquitos, which links the island of Sao Luis by road BR-135. Telecommunications Local area phone code (named DDD in Brazil) to call São Luis city is 98 (DDD98).

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