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; On the other hand, the road transport is also convenient and getting even better. The east-west direction Lianyungang-Khorghas (Xinjiang) national route 310 and north-south Beijing-Zhuhai national routh 105 also cross at Shangqiu. Highway traffic is fast-developing too. The Shangqiu-Kaifeng segment of the Lianyungang-Khorghas highway is already in use. Future planning for highway construction is also underway. Transportation Since the completion of east-west running Longhai railway in 1916, Shangqiu has been a local transportation center. This standing is greatly enhanced following the construction of the Beijing-Kowloon (Hong Kong) railway in 1996, which crosses with Longhai railway at Shangqiu. Nowadays, Longhai railway has become the Chinese segment of the larger "European-Asia continental landbridge," which runs from the sea port city Lianyungang to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Shangqiu thus obtains the name of the city of the "golden cross." On the other hand, the road transport is also convenient and getting even better. The east-west direction Lianyungang-Khorghas (Xinjiang) national route 310 and north-south Beijing-Zhuhai national routh 105 also cross at Shangqiu. Highway traffic is fast-developing too. The Shangqiu-Kaifeng segment of the Lianyungang-Khorghas highway is already in use. Future planning for highway construction is also underway. Since the completion of east-west running Longhai railway in 1916, Shangqiu has been a local transportation center. This standing is greatly enhanced following the construction of the Beijing-Kowloon (Hong Kong) railway in 1996, which crosses with Longhai railway at Shangqiu. Nowadays, Longhai railway has become the Chinese segment of the larger "European-Asia continental landbridge," which runs from the sea port city Lianyungang to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Shangqiu thus obtains the name of the city of the "golden cross." On the other hand, the road transport is also convenient and getting even better. The east-west direction Lianyungang-Khorghas (Xinjiang) national route 310 and north-south Beijing-Zhuhai national routh 105 also cross at Shangqiu. Highway traffic is fast-developing too. The Shangqiu-Kaifeng segment of the Lianyungang-Khorghas highway is already in use. Future planning for highway construction is also underway. Early life A local of the county of Qu (胊, present day Lianyungang, Jiangsu), Mi Fang was born in an extremely rich merchant family, which had over 10,000 slaves and guests. Mi Fang and his elder brother Mi Zhu were said to be proficient in horsemanship and archery. Along with the Chen clan (led by Chen Gui and Chen Deng), the Mi family served under Tao Qian (Tao Qian (Three Kingdoms)), governor of Xuzhou (Xuzhou (region)) (徐州, present day northern Jiangsu). Biography A local of the county of Qu (present day Lianyungang, Jiangsu), Mi was born in an extremely rich merchant family. According to ''In Search of the Supernatural'' (搜神記) by Gan Bao (干竇), a work largely consisting of legends and hearsays, Mi was once returning home from the capital Luoyang when he met a lady by the road. He gave her a lift out of kindness. When she alighted, she revealed that she was an emissary from Heaven on a mission to burn down Mi's house. However, to repay his kindness, she agreed to walk slowly so as to allow Mi the time to evacuate the house. A huge fire indeed broke out at noon as the lady promised. ***Wuxi (Wuxi Shuofang Airport) ***Lianyungang (Lianyungang Baitabu Airport) **Jiangxi '''Suqian''' (


; Chairman old Nnewi LGA; Nnewi is also the ancestral home of prominent Nigerians including the esteemed individuals listed below. See (People). Economy Agbo Edo, a forest land which belonged to Edo Nnewi deity, was cleared to make way for a new market called Nkwo Nnewi market. The development of this market propelled the fast development of the local economy. As a fast developing city and a major industrial and commercial hub in Africa, Nnewi experiences voluminous financial activities, therefore hosts major banks, and other financial institutions. Industries are dotted around the city and adjoining towns. Palm oil, cosmetics, motor (Engine), and motorcycle spare parts, books, and stationeries, textiles, electric cables, and so on are produced in commercial quantity in the area. Its main trading centers include Nkwo Nnewi market (the largest spare parts market in west Africa) and Nwafor market, Eke Amaobi market, Eke Ochie, Eke Ichi Market, Orie otube Market, etc. Agriculture and forestry The main occupation of Nnewi people is trading and farming, therefore they depend mainly on agriculture and commerce for their daily livelihood. Most Nnewian have mbubo (home gardens) and ubi (out-station gardens) were they usually cultivate their farm products. These crops when they are harvested are usually taken to the market (Market (place)) for sale. Most of the prime cash crops include oil palm, raffia palm, groundnut, melon, cotton, cocoa, rubber, maize, et cetera. Food crops such as yam, cassava, cocoyam, breadfruit, and three-leaf yam are also produced in large quantities. The location of Nnewi within the tropical rainforest gives it the ecological basis for production of a wide range of tropical agriculture crops with widespread potential for industrial convention. Industries Nnewi is referred to as the ''Japan of Africa'', it is home to many major indigenous manufacturing industries including Ibeto Group of Companies, Cutix and ADswitch, Uru Industries Ltd, Omata Holdings Ltd, Cento Group of Companies, Coscharis of Companies Group, Innoson Group of Companies, Ebunso Nig. Ltd, John White Industries, Ejiamatu Group of Companies, Chicason Group, Louis Carter Group, etc. The great majority of industrialists in the cluster of spare parts factories in Nnewi are also traders, and most of these traders are producing one or more of the products they specialize in marketing as traders (usually motor vehicle parts), and most began by distributing their products through their preexisting distribution networks. Nnewi is part of eastern Nigeria's industrial axis. The town has through culturally grounded institutions that act as sophisticated networks expanded to include an international dimension through trading relations with exporters from Asia. Over the last decade, the town of Nnewi has experienced relatively rapid industrialization. In excess of 20 medium-to-large-scale industries have been established across a variety of sectors. Since 1970, Nnewi residents have controlled approximately 80 to 90 percent of the motor-parts trade in Nigeria. Nkwo Nnewi Market is the major import and wholesale point for motor spare parts in Nigeria. The industrialists of Nnewi are adapting foreign technology to local needs, providing employment to thousands, and making available goods and services which are relevant actual needs of the Nigerian citizens. The first indigenous car manufacturing plant is located in the city, while the first wholly Made-in-Nigeria motorcycle was manufactured in Nnewi by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). Auto parts Nnewi is known for the vibrant auto industry in the city, the first Igbo (Igbo people) man to own and drive a car was HRH Igwe. Orizu I (Eze Ugbo Onya Mba) in 1912. By 1940, Nnewi residents were at the center of an international trading network that dominated the supply of motor spare parts in Nigeria. The town subsequently became a center for commerce and industry, and has one of the largest automotive parts markets in Africa. Nnewi Township is an authentic "manufacturing miracle." Small and medium sized industries have set up in the town and are producing not only for the Nigeria markets but – albeit still to a limited extent – for markets abroad. Industrialization of the town began around 1970 when Nnewi motor parts traders began marketing their own brand name products instead of the reproductions of "original" parts. There are a several auto and motorcycle spare parts dealers in Nnewi; the Nnewi Motorcycle spare parts market is well known throughout West Africa and has earned the city the nickname, ''Japan of Africa. '''Anambra''' is a state (States of Nigeria) in south-eastern Nigeria. Its name is an anglicized version of the original 'Oma Mbala', the native name of the Anambra River. The Capital and the Seat of Government is Awka. Onitsha and Nnewi are the biggest commercial and industrial cities, respectively. The state's theme is "Light Of The Nation". Boundaries are formed by Delta State to the west, Imo State and Rivers State to the south, Enugu State to the east and Kogi State to the north. The origin of the name is derived from the Anambra River (Omambala) which is a tributary of the famous River Niger. The major urban centres of Anambra state are Onitsha including Okpoko, Nnewi, and Awka. Awka and Onitsha developed as pre-colonial urban centres with Awka as the craft industrial centre of the Nri hegemony; and Onitsha the city state on the Niger and a river port and commercial centre. To address this situation, the government of Peter Obi with the assistance of the UN-HABITAT produced 20-year structural plans (2009–2028) for three major cities in the State, Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka Capital Territory to restore urban planning and guide their growth into the future. History They are based in Enugu and play their home games at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. In 2008-09, they played some games in nearby Abakaliki and Nnewi as their stadium was renovated for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.Before the season started, Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime paid the backlog of sign-on fees dating to three years ago and all other debts owed the players. In November 2008, Rangers became the first Nigerian clubside to be a public company and sell ownership stock However the deal fell through, and the club began the 2009 season in debt style "background:#F2F2F2" Nnewi Southeast Igbo Nnewi Igwe Kenneth Onyeneke Orizu III 1963 Igwe - style "background:#F2F2F2" - style "background:#F2F2F2" Nnewi Southeast Igbo Nnewi Igwe Kenneth Onyeneke Orizu III 1963 Igwe - style "background:#F2F2F2" Orizu was born in 1915 into the royal house of Nnewi, Anambra State in southeast Nigeria, a son of Eze Ugbonyamba, Igwe Orizu I. He went to the United States in 1939, earning a degree in government at Ohio State University and earning an M.A. at Columbia University.


; born March 7, 1967, in Zhecheng (Zhecheng County), Shangqiu, Henan) is a Chinese retired professional women's basketball player for the China women's national basketball team and the Women's National Basketball Association.


. It has a main street with a market, and some government offices. It is a fast developing location because of its highly developed infra structure. It is easy to reach from the capital, Banjul, and the economic centre, Serrekunda, by the Combo Coastal Highway situated on a slight hill giving direct view to the unspoiled sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. '''Wilfred Norris "Wilf" Slack''' (12 December 1954, Troumaca, St Vincent (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) – 15


administrative, industrial, cultural, and research center—standing out as one of the most dynamic and fast-developing cities in the Russian Far East. Climate Yakutsk is situated at the fairly high latitude of 62°N. Its climate is definitively very continental, with temperature records of +38° Celsius (+100°F) and -64° C (-83°F) (a range of over 100° C) ! The average temperature in January is around -42°C (-45°F); in July, +19°C (+66°F). The ideal time to visit (unless you're traveling here purposely to experience the extreme cold) is from March to July. The sunny spring months will allow you to enjoy winter sports like skiing, ice-skating, dog sledding, ice sculptures, etc., under temperatures permitting outdoor human life. The average March temperatures, of course, are still cold at an average of -22.5°C (-8.5°F). The summer months of June–July are great for the opportunities to see the Northern wilderness in its full glory, to enjoy the White Nights when it never gets really dark, to set off on adventures along the Yakut rivers, and to experience the Yakut national holiday "Ysyakh." Get in thumb 400px (Image:Yakutsk map.png) By plane There are two airports. The international airport, "Tuimaada," gets regular direct flights from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, and a few other major cities in Russia. There are also direct flights by Yakutia Airlines once a week -on Thursday- from Harbin, China and from Beijing by S7 air. The domestic airport, "Magan," mostly serves flights within Yakutia, as well as private flights. During the winter, Yakutsk often has fog, sometimes lasting for days or even weeks. The airport may be closed as a result, or flights can be delayed by several hours. Although Russian airlines do land in some amazingly poor visibility, sometimes the conditions are so bad that even Russian pilots will not attempt it. It is not unusual for passengers to Yakutsk to find themselves staying in Magadan or some other alternate city instead, sometimes for days. The airline personnel generally will be most unhelpful in providing information about when you can continue on to Yakutsk, and they will not offer hotel accommodations or meals to passengers who have been stranded. It is advisable to carry at least some emergency money just in case you end up stranded somewhere. To get from the international airport to the city center, you can take a taxi (15-20 min), or one of the buses #4, 5, & 20 (30-40 min). Magan is a bit further out, and a taxi ride to the city center will take 30-40 min; the bus "Yakutsk-Magan" will take a little over an hour. By train As of now Yakutsk has no connections to the Russian rail network; the nearest train station is in Tommot (453 kilometers away). A railway line is under construction and was expected to be completed by 2013. You can however buy train tickets leading from Tommot or Neryungri in advance at Yakutsk's main travel agency at 8 Ordzhonikidze St (ул. Орджоникидзе, 8). Catching a train from Tynda to Neryungri or Tommot and from there continue by long-distance taxi to Yakutsk is an option. After Tynda there are no first class or second-class cars (''spalny vagon'' and ''kupé'') only third-class ''platzkart''. This train is usually very crowded and if, you are a non-Russian speaking westerner, expect to be stared at and talked about constantly. When the train arrives, passengers will hurriedly make their way over to get a seat on board the cars continuing to Yakutsk. The 14 hour taxi ride cost around 2,200 RUB per person as of 2009 and is only for the toughest ones. Be prepared to be crammed in a van with a driver who travels rough ice roads like they were the autobahn. Sleeping is not an option here. There will usually be a few brief stops at roadside cafes. Unless you are looking for a challenging travel experience, flying to Yakutsk is highly recommended. By car thumb 400px (Image:Central Yakutsk map.png) The only road that is passable year-round, connecting Yakutsk to the rest of the world, is the M-56 "Lena" from Never to Yakutsk. The road is in a dilapidated condition, and not entirely paved. That dilapidation, of course, is owed mainly to the nearly year-round extreme temperatures, ice, and snow. There are many small rivers and ponds along the road, and most of the "bridges" lie beneath the water. In 2006, the road won the dubious distinction of "worst road in the world." In the past couple years the condition of the road is improving, with serious reconstruction work ongoing. But regardless, in the rain, many sections of the road are extremely difficult to get through (especially the section between Uluu to Kachikatsy). The last stretch, from Nizhny Bestyakh to Yakutsk requires a ferry in the summer across the Lena River; in the winter you can just drive across the ice! In the months in between (May and October) there really isn't a way to make the crossing. The ''other road'' is to Magadan. This road (the Kolyma Highway) is serious adventure travel, and should not be attempted on a whim. Dirt or gravel roads extend across several unbridged rivers for 2025 km. As of 2008, the road is technically passable in both summer and winter by standard cars, however don't use your own. Reports (presumably from people crazy enough to go this way) suggesting that a 30 km section of the trip is prone to natural gas seepages are not correct. Sections of the road are prone to gas seepages from mineral springs, but do not directly cause problems due to lack of confinement. Many accidents occur due to drivers falling asleep after marathon drives, particularly in winter when turning off the car engine is almost certain death. By bus Two buses per week travel Yakutsk–Neryungi (18–20 hours) from the train station, and Yakutsk–Aldana (12–14 hours). There are also mini-buses, which run between local towns and Yakutsk, provided they can fill enough seats to make the trip profitable. By boat Regular passenger travel by boat along the Lena River to from Yakutsk is possible to from Olekminsk, Lensk, Zhigansk, Khadygu, and several other small localities in central Yakutia. There are no regular passenger connections beyond the boundaries of Yakutia, but there are occasional passenger boats coming in from Ust-Kut (Irkutsk Oblast), where there is a train station along the Trans-Siberian Railway. There is also regular freight traffic (Freighter travel) through the North Sea from the ports of Northwestern Russia (Murmansk, Arkhangelsk), by the name "Northern Delivery" (Северный завоз). Get around thumb 280px A Lada boarding the ferry across the mighty Lena River. In the winter you can just drive across! (Image:Crossing the Lena.jpg) By bus Bus is the basic mode (and really the only mode) of public transport within Yakutsk. A well developed network of marshrutkas can take you to practically anywhere in the city. A few suburban routes to the nearest inhabited localities also run from the main bus station. All routes cost 16 rubles, although kids less than seven years old ride free. By taxi There are several taxi companies in Yakutsk, which you can call for service. The prices are not fixed, and depend on the length of the trip (and likely how much they think they can take this foreigner for). The average price for a cross-town trip is about 100-120 rubles. You can also hire a cab for the day, which will cost you about 350 rubles per hour. * commons:Якутск


, Tsagan Aman is a popular fishing area and a fast developing spa-resort * Zundi Tolgi Other destinations *'''Yashalta Salt Lake''' — located between Berezovoe and Solenoye villages of Yashalta district, it is known in Kalmykia for its therapeutic values. The administration of Yashalta district and republican authorities are planning to open a balneo-resort on Yashalta Salt Lake. Curiously, Yashalta was founded by Estonian settlers in 1877. *'''Chess-City''' &mdash


. The east-west direction Lianyungang-Khorghas (Xinjiang) national route 310 and north-south Beijing-Zhuhai national routh 105 also cross at Shangqiu. Highway traffic is fast-developing too. The Shangqiu-Kaifeng segment of the Lianyungang-Khorghas highway is already in use. Future planning for highway construction is also underway. Original recipe Under the name '''The Original Canton Delicate Ginger Liqueur''' the liqueur was produced until 1997 in Doumen, a district of the city of Zhuhai in the Pearl River Delta of China's southern Guangdong province, near Macau. It was sold in limited quantity in the United States before high-end Asian fusion cuisine became popular. In its original formulation, the liqueur's ingredients were advertised to include six varieties of ginger, ginseng, "gentle herbs," "finest spirits (Neutral grain spirit)," brandy, and honey. Its strength was 20 percent alcohol (40 proof), and it was sold in decorative faceted glass bottles of various sizes.

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has a restaurant and bar and there is a crocodile farm and floating villages in some areas of the lake's shores. Climate According to the Köppen climate classification, Siem Reap features a tropical wet and dry climate. The city is generally hot throughout the course of the year, with average high temperatures never falling below 30 C in any month. Siem Reap has a relatively lengthy wet season which starts in April and ends in November. The dry season covers the remaining four months. The city averages approximately 1500 mm of rainfall per year.


Capital of Kerala'. Pathanamthitta is a fast-developing city and business center. P. Bhaskaran started to write songs for communist stage performers. His powerful songs gave headaches to the rulers and anti-communists and were banned in the (then) State of Travancore. His first poem collection was released in the title ''Villali''. During the Communist Rebellion in ''Punnapra-Vayalar (Punnapra-Vayalar uprising)'', he wrote a song titled ''Vayalar Garjikkunnu'' (Vayalar roaring) in the penname ''Ravi''. The song, starting with the lines ''Uyarum Njan Nadake...'' rose to legendary stature in the days to come, during which the song was banned and he was expatriated from the (then) State of Travancore as per the orders of Dewan (Diwan (title)) Sir C. P. Ramaswami Iyer. Then he went to Chennai (then Madras) to join the editorial board of the ''Jayakeralam daily''. He used to write songs for Akashavani (All India Radio) and that helped him to secure a job in Kozhikode Akashavani. In 1950’s, he got associated with the film industry. He quit his job in Akashavani and went to Chennai to start full-time film career. The lyrics for the famous theme song of malayalam channel Asianet, starting ''Shyama Sundara'' was also written by him. '''Mar Augustine Kandathil''' (Malayalam:'''കണ്ടത്തില്‍ മാര്‍ അഗസ്റ്റിനോസ്''' )(b. at Chempu, near Vaikom, in Kottayam (Kottayam district), Kingdom of Travancore (Travancore), 25 August 1874; d. at Ernakulam, Travancore-Cochin, India, 10 January 1956) was the first and longest serving Metropolitan (Metropolitan bishop) and Head of the Syro-Malabar Church (Syro-Malabar Catholic Church), the principal Church of the Saint Thomas Christians in India. He was the first Indian to assume powers and reign as an Archbishop of the Catholic Church (Roman Catholic Church). '''Kerala''' is a state (States and territories of India) on the southwestern tropical Malabar Coast (Malabar) of India. To its east and northeast, Kerala borders Tamil Nadu and Karnataka; to its west and south lie the Indian Ocean islands of Lakshadweep and the Maldives, respectively. Kerala also envelops Mahé, a coastal exclave of the Union Territory of Pondicherry. In prehistory, Kerala's rainforests and wetlands — then thick with malaria-bearing mosquitoes and man-eating tigers (Bengal tiger) — were largely avoided by Neolithic humans. More than a millennium of overseas contact and trade culminated in four centuries of struggle between and among multiple colonial (colonialism) powers and native Keralite states. Kerala was granted statehood (States Reorganisation Act) on November 1, 1956. Radical social reforms begun in the 19th century by the kingdoms of Kochi (Perumpadapu Swaroopam) and Travancore — and spurred by such leaders as Narayana Guru and Chattampi Swamikal — were continued by post-Independence (Indian Independence Movement) governments, making Kerala among the Third World's longest-lived, healthiest, and most literate regions. Kerala's 31.8 million people now live under a stable democratic socialist (Democratic socialism) political system and exhibit unusually equitable gender relations.('''more... (Kerala)''') In May 1814 Swanston left England and returned to duty in India via Scutari and Baghdad, a distance of 3000 km on horseback in 48 days. In September 1817 he was ordered to raise 1000 men for the Poona Auxiliary Horse brigade and was appointed commander. In command of these troops he was involved in several actions and was wounded three times. In 1818 he captured Trimbackjee Dainglia an agitator on whose head the British had placed a price of £10,000. In January 1819 Swanston was promoted captain, but within a year lost his command because of great reductions in the army. In 1821 he was offered the position of assistant quartermaster-general of the army but declined, accepting instead the office of military paymaster in the provinces of Travancore and Tinnevelly a position he held for six years. In September 1828 he was granted a year's leave to Van Diemen's Land on account of ill health. * Sir C. P. Ramaswami Iyer (1879–1966), Indian lawyer, administrator and statesman. Advocate General of State of Madras (1920–1923), Diwan (Diwan (title)) of Travancore (1936–1947). * Ramayyan Dalawa, Dewan of Travancore from 1737 to 1756. Strategic advisor to Maharaja Martanda Varma during the Battle of Colachel against the Dutch (Dutch East India Company). * Ramesh Kallidai Secretary General, Hindu Forum of Britain. * T. N. Seshan (born 1930), 10th Chief Election Commissioner of India. * Sir A. Seshayya Sastri (Seshayya Sastri) (1828–1903), Indian administrator. Dewan of Travancore from 1872 to 1877 and Pudukkottai from 1878 to 1894. * M. R. Sethuratnam Iyer, Indian politician. Minister of Development in the government of P. Subbarayan from 1928 to 1930. East Fort got its name from the eastern entrance to the fort built by the Kings of Travancore. The old city was all inside the fort on four sides with the Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple (Padmanabhaswamy temple) at the center. It is said that there were huge metal gates on this entrance to the Fort which was decorated with the symbol of a conch, which was the isignia of the Royal Family of Travancore (Travancore Royal Family). The Shankha is displayed in Hindu art in association with Vishnu. As a symbol of water, it is associated with female fertility and serpents (Nāgas). The Shankha is the state emblem of Indian state of Kerala (Seal of Kerala) and was national emblems of the erstwhile Indian Princely state of Travancore and Kingdom of Kochi Significance thumb A sacred shankha on the flag of Travancore (Image:Travancore.jpg), India Shankha's significance is traced to the nomadic times of the animists who used the sound emanating from this unique shell to drive away evil demons of whom they were scared. The same is still believed in Hinduism. Jansen p. 43 Over the centuries the shankha was adopted as one of the divine symbols of Hinduism. Shankha was the Royal State Emblem of Travancore and also figured on the Royal Flag of the Jaffna Kingdom. It is also the election symbol of the Indian political party Biju Janata Dal. '''Maharaja of Travancore''' was the principal title of the ruler of the Kingdom of Travancore (Travancore) in India. Maharajas of Kingdom of Travancore (Travancore) '''Raja Ravi Varma (w:Raja Ravi Varma)''' (29 April 1848 – 2 October 1906) from the princely state of Travancore (w:Travancore) (presently in Kerala (w:Kerala)). He was widely acclaimed following his winning an award for an exhibition of his paintings at Vienna in 1873. Though his style of painting was described as too showy and sentimental, his paintings are widely popular in India. A large number of his lovely paintings are in the Laxmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara. He has been hailed as one of the “greatest painters in the history of Indian art. His paintings achieved recognition for his depiction of scenes from the epics of the Mahabharata (w:Mahabharata) and Ramayana (w:Ramayana). *The history of modern Travancore begins with Marthanda Varma (w:Marthanda Varma) who inherited the Kingdom of Venad (w:Venad) and expanded Travancore (w:Travancore) by conquering kingdoms Attingal (w:Attingal), Kollam (w:Kollam), Kayamkulam (w:Kayamkulam), Kottarakara (w:Kottarakara), Kottayam (w:Kottayam), Changanassery (w:Changanassery), Meenachil (w:Meenachil), Poonjar (w:Poonjar) and Ambalapuzha (w:Ambalapuzha). **City Corporation, in City History right thumb All that I write whether poetry (File:Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma.jpg) or music centred around God. This is an act of faith in me. Music is not worth its name otherwise. '''Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma (w: Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma)''', known by the full name '''Sree Padmanabhadasa Sree Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma''' (Malayalam (w:Malayalam language): ശ്രീ പദ്മനാഭദാസ ശ്രീ സ്വാതി തിരുനാള് രാമവർമ്മ)(Tamil:ஸ்ரீ சுவாதி திருநாள் ராம வர்மா (April 16, 1813 – December 27, 1846) was the Maharaja (w:Maharaja) of the state of Travancore (w:Travancore) തിരുവിതാംകൂര്‍)) )) in India. He modernized Travancore with a well-formulated code of laws, courts of Justice, introduction of English (w:English language) education, construction of an observatory (w:Observatory), installation of the first Government printing press (w:Printing press), establishment of the first manuscripts (w:Manuscripts) library and many more activities. Efficiency was the key word and corruption, a taboo in his administration. Amanda J. Weidman in Singing the Classical, Voicing the Modern: The Postcolonial Politics of ...27 June 2006 *He assumed the rule of Travancore state in 1829, at the age of sixteen. At the suggestion of Colonel John Munroe (w:Colonel John Munroe), the British Resident (w:British Resident) of Travancore (w:Travancore), Swati Tirunal had been tutored in English, Sanskrit, Marathi, political science, and Karnatic music by Subba Rao from Tanjavur (w:Tanjavur), also known as English Subba Rao for his skill in the English language. **Veketasubramanya Iyer (w:Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi), in p. 63 *His passion for photography from a tender age and it was his brother, the last ruler of Travancore (w:Travancore), Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, who presented him his first camera (w:Camera). With the Rolleiflex camera (w:Rolleiflex) presented to him in 1934 he learned the basics of photography and then there was no looking back. **The New Indian Express (w: The New Indian Express), in An Avid Shutterbug, Driving Enthusiast, Sanskrit Scholar (17 December 2013) *From the Vattezhuthu (w:Vattezhuthu) was derived another script called the kolezhuthu (w:Kolezhuthu). This script was more commonly used in the Cochin (w:Cochin) and Malabar (w:Malabar) areas than in Travancore (w:Travancore). Yet another script derived from the vattezhuthu was the Malayanma (w:Malayanma), which was commonly used south to Thiruvananthapuram. Malayanma also does not differ fundamentally from the vattezhuthu.

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