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Emirate of Abu Dhabi

"Abu Dhabi Over a Half Century" In the early 1970s, two important developments helped the emirate achieve leaps on the path of development. The first was the establishment of the United Arab Emirates in December 1971 with Abu Dhabi as its political and administrative capital. The second was the sharp increase in oil prices following the October 1973 War

, which accompanied a change in the relationship between the oil countries and foreign oil companies, leading to a dramatic rise in oil revenues. Ethymology "Dhabi" is the Arabic name of a particular species of native Arabian gazelle that was once common in the region. Abu Dhabi means the place rich in "Dhabi" (gazelle). http: www.uae-tour.com History Image:First Tower, Qasr al-Hosn

overall. The resident population of the Abu Dhabi Emirate exceeded 2 million people in 2011. In mid-year 2011 the estimated population in Abu Dhabi Region was 1.31 million (61.8%), Al Ain Region 0.58 million (27.6%), and Al Gharbia 0.23 million (10.6%), making the total mid-year population for the Abu Dhabi Emirate 2.12 million. In Abu Dhabi, fertility is higher than most developed regions of the world, and mortality remains extremely low. In 2011, Crude Birth Rates and Crude Death Rates among Citizens were 15.1 births per 1,000 people and 1.4 deaths per 1,000 people respectively. class "wikitable" - ! Selected demographic indicators 2011 - Total population ( mid-year estimate) 2,120,700 - Males 1,499,800 - Females 620,900 - Age dependency ratio 22.4 - Age dependency ratio, old 1.1 - Age dependency ratio, young 21.3 - Urban population 1,292,800 - Rural population 827,900 - Percentage of the population residing in rural areas (%) 39.0 - Average annual population growth rate (2005- 2011) (%) 7.7 - General fertility rate (births per 1000 women aged 15 – 49 years) 80.3 - Crude birth rate (per 1000 population) 15.1 - Crude death rate (per 1000 population) 1.4 - Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births) 6.3 - Under 5 mortality rate (per 1000 live births) 8.5 - Life expectancy at birth for females (years) 78.2 - Life expectancy at birth for males (years) 77.1 - Singulate median age at first marriage for males (years) 27.7 - Singulate median age at first marriage for females (years) 26.1 Government thumb upright Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (File:Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.jpg), emir of Abu Dhabi The emirate's political form is an absolutist, hereditary monarchy. The law is based on the holy Koran. Head of state is HRH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He is a son of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the United Arab Emirates. The Qasr al-Hosn was the palace-fort and seat of government of the rulers of Abu Dhabi from ca. 1760 1790 to 1966. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan wields considerable influence as head of the Executive Council (Executive Council of Abu Dhabi) and as deputy supreme commander of the armed forces of the federation. ) (variously translated Jabal, Jabel and Jebal) is a mountain primarily in the United Arab Emirates on the outskirts of Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Brian McMorrow, Jebel Hafeet. The mountain actually straddles part of the border with Oman. The mountain rises 1249 meters and offers an impressive view over the city. Jebel Hafeet was a well-known landmark throughout the area's history and is a contemporary tourist attraction. An extensive natural cave system winds through Jebel Hafeet.


Tigard, Oregon

) and a meeting hall, and renamed East Butte to "Tigardville" in 1886.

incorporation as a city in 1961. The town was renamed Tigard in 1907 by the railroad to greater distinguish it from the nearby Wilsonville (Wilsonville, Oregon), and the focus of the town reoriented northeast towards the new rail stop as growth accelerated. 1911 marked the introduction of electricity, as the Tualatin Valley Electric company joined Tigard to a service grid with Sherwood (Sherwood, Oregon) and Tualatin (Tualatin, Oregon). William Ariss built a blacksmith shop on Main Street in 1912 that eventually evolved into a modern service station. In the 1930s the streets and walks of Main Street were finally paved, and another school established to accommodate growth. The city was the respondent in (and eventual loser of) the landmark (landmark case) property rights case, ''Dolan v. City of Tigard'', decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1994. The case established the "rough proportionality" test that is now applied throughout the United States when a local government evaluates a land use application and determines the exactions to require of the recipient of a land use approval. Dolan v. Tigard In the 2004 general elections, the city of Tigard won approval from its voters to annex the unincorporated suburbs on Bull Mountain (Bull Mountain, Oregon), a hill to the west of Tigard. However, residents in that area have rejected annexation and are currently fighting in court various moves by the city. Government thumb 250px Tigard Transit Center (File:Tigard Transit Center Station side.JPG) station in downtown on the Westside Express Service (WES) thumb 250px Bull Mountain Road in Tigard (File:Bull Mountain Road in Tigard Oregon.JPG) Fire protection and EMS services are provided through Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. , and became the school's leader in career hits with 304, a mark he still holds. Kinkade had been drafted in by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 19th round of the 1994 June draft, with the 515th overall pick, but elected to return to school for his senior year instead of turning pro. The Brewers drafted him again the next year, in the ninth round with the 236th overall pick, and this time he signed the contract. KUIK first went on the air in 1954 from studios and offices on Oregon Route 219 just south of downtown Hillsboro. Later, the station moved to its current facility in the Hillsboro Airport terminal. KUIK serves Washington County (Washington County, Oregon), which includes the cities and communities of Hillsboro, Beaverton (Beaverton, Oregon), Aloha, Tigard (Tigard, Oregon), Tualatin (Tualatin, Oregon), Sherwood (Sherwood, Oregon), Wilsonville (Wilsonville, Oregon), Forest Grove (Forest Grove, Oregon) and Banks.


University City, Philadelphia

Township had a poor reputation in the 19th century. "''It was an ideal hideout for shadowy characters and evil-doers who crossed the river in skiffs after a thieving or smuggling job south of the city. As late as 1850 it was considered hazardous to be abroad alone in this area.''" UCHS: Notes about Blockley Township. The Blockley Almshouse, later known as Philadelphia General Hospital, was located here. Philadelphia was founded five years after Blockley, but its influence was quickly felt. People soon started calling the Township of Blockley "West Philadelphia". UCHS: Development of "West Philadelphia" which in the 18th century generally referred to what is now called University City. Later, parts of Blockley were carved out to form the District of West Philadelphia (West Philadelphia Borough, Pennsylvania). In 1735, Andrew Hamilton (Andrew Hamilton (lawyer)), a "Philadelphia Lawyer", purchased


Natural Steps, Arkansas

Overlooking the Arkansas River The Natural Steps used to be famous for boatloads of picnickers that went up and down the Arkansas river in steamboats in the 19th century. "Natural Steps was a natural port with water at the bank of sufficient depth to enable convenient docking, and sufficient population to provide passengers and cargo. By 1849 the Arkansas Gazette reported fifteen to twenty steamboat arrivals and departures weekly." The ''Arkansas Gazette'' on May 19, 1878


Saintonge

and Aquitaine (also called Guyenne) Capetian France 937 - 1328" Editions Longman page 74: "There was a hiatus between the Carolingian duchy and its successor that was assembled by Count of Poitou in the early tenth century..." as well as of the Counties of Anjou, Poitou, Maine (Maine (province of France)), Touraine, Saintonge, Marche (County of Marche), Périgord, Limousin (Limousin (province)), Nantes


Kingdom of Laos

of military engineering of the 20th century." Robert J. Hanyok, ''Spartans in Darkness''. Washington DC: Center for Cryptographic History, NSA, 2002, p. 94. The city was formerly the capital of a kingdom of the same name. Until the communist (communism) takeover in 1975, it was the royal capital and seat of government of the Kingdom of Laos. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. History It was built in 1560 by King Setthathirath and was under royal


Ardabil

from the Ottomans. Anthony Bryer, ''open citation'', p. 136 ) Ismail grew up bilingual, speaking Persian (Persian language) and Azeri (Azerbaijani language). Roger M. Savory. „Safavids“ in Peter Burke, Irfan Habib, Halil Inalci:»History of Humanity-Scientific and Cultural Development: From the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century", Taylor & Francis. 1999. Excerpt from pg 259:"Доказательства, имеющиеся в настоящее время

ancestry as it is sometimes claimed. It is probable that the family originated in Persian Kurdistan, and later moved to Azerbaijan, where it became assimilated to Turkic-speaking Azeris and eventually settled in the small town of Ardabil sometime during the eleventh century. ". Вопрос о языке, на котором говорил шах Исмаил, не идентичен вопросу о его «расе» или «национальности». Его происхождение было смешанным: одна из его бабушек была


Sihanoukville Province

with numerous import - and export companies settled in the area and the attached freight-transport sector with the local cargo storage facilities. Other sizable economic sectors of the province are fishery, aquaculture, agriculture, mining, frozen shrimp processing, the garment industry, the real estate market and the vast tourism industry. Economic Activities, pages 662-664, "Cambodia in the Early 21st Century", Royal Government of Cambodia. Phnom Penh, 2004

--.html The Autonomous Port of Sihanoukville , APS Religion As of 2004, there were 27 Theravada Buddhist (Theravada Buddhism) pagodas in the province with a population of 1,918 bonze (Bhikkhu)s. Structure of Sihanoukville Municipality, pag. 670, "Cambodia in the Early 21st Century", Royal Government of Cambodia. Phnom Penh, 2004, ISBN 2-9513524-0-9 Buddhist Pagodas are central in Cambodian culture


Moscopole

-1769. Buchdruck und Heiligenverehrung im Erzbistum Achrida. publisher Elsie archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20050314220100 http: www.elsie.de pub download_r R1997Peyfuss.pdf archivedate 14 March 2005 but a more realistic number may be closer to 3500: "...The truth may be closer to this number sc. 3500 than to 70,000. Moschopolis was certainly not among the largest Balkan cities of the 18th century". Max Demeter Peyfuss.


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