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Providensky District

site in Providensky District thumb Ceremonial whale bones, Whale Bone Alley, Yttygran Island (File:Whale Ribs, Yttygran Island.jpg) class "wikitable" style "width:60%" align "center" + List of Historical Settlements in Chukotsky District - bgcolor "#CCCCFF" align "center" !Name of Historical Site !Comments - style "text-align:left;" Avan Also known as Eunmon, Estikhet, and Estiget ref name "Catalog133">

chukotka ''Moved by the State and Left Behind: Histories of village relocations in Chukotka, Russia'' , Holzlehner, T., University of Alaska. Boreas: MOVE, part of the International Polar Year Scientific Program Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a number of these settlements have been repopulated by indigenous people looking to regain use of traditional hunting areas. The table below outlines some of the more significant historical


Punta del Diablo

be seen along the shore during Uruguay’s summer. ;Fortaleza de Santa Teresa (Fortress of Santa Teresa) A significant historical site in Uruguay, the fortress sits on top of a hill inside Saint Teresa National Park. The Portuguese began building the hilltop fort in 1762 and worked on it until the Spanish captured it in 1793. It was built in a disputed territory between the two empires that now form one of the oldest borders in the American continent. Its location


Porto Seguro

to Capitania dos Peixes, on Pacu Island, with ecological landscapes and an assorted variety of music genres and ambiences, near giant aquariums. '''Historical Downtown Area''' The historical site in the Cidade Alta area is a National Heritage Monument put under government trust by a Federal Decree since 1973. It was one of the first towns in Brazil and played an important role during the first years of European colonization. It includes three churches and around 40 buildings (among private residential houses and public institutions), restored by the State Government for the 500th anniversary celebration of Brazilian discovery. At night the whole area is bathed by a special lighting system, offering an impressive view. '''Monte Pascoal National Park''' Created in 1961 to preserve the place where Brazil was discovered by Portuguese warriors. It includes swamp areas, salt marshes, river marshes and a coastline around the rocky, high and round hill, considered the first point of land to be seen by the Portuguese traveler Pedro Álvares Cabral’s crew. It extends over an area of 144.8 km², including the Pataxó tribe’s indigenous protection land. Besides its historical importance, it also offers protection to one of the last stretches of Atlantic forest in the Northeastern area of Brazil. The area is aimed at preserving valuable woods such as Brazil wood, and still hosts many species of animals threatened by extinction, such as “collar sloth”, “black burs”, among others. '''Recife de Fora Sea Park''' It was the first city owned park in Brazil. During low tide, visitor can view a wide range of coral reefs, fish and many sea species. Tours are available on schooners. '''Glória Hillock''' Here, visitors find the ruins of what many consider to be the São Francisco Church, the where Ynaiá was buried, an Indian woman who died for the love of a crewmember of Portuguese navigator Gonçalo Coelho‘s fleet. People say the São Francisco Church was the first one built in Brazil, in baroque style, probably in 1504, whose ruins date to 1730. '''The Nossa Senhora da Penha Matrix Church''' Located on Pero de Campos Tourinho Square, in Cidade Alta, it was built at the 18th century’s end. It comprises an aisle, a main chapel, a sacristy and a bell tower. '''Jaqueira Indigenous Protection Reservation''' A huge jackfruit tree trunk, tumbled down by nature itself, represents the return to one’s origins and acts as a historical and cultural reference to honor the ancestral fathers and mothers of Pataxó families who recently moved into this 8.27 km² Indian protection area. Their huts, spread around original Atlantic Forest woods, keeps original old formats, giving visitors the impression of being back 500 years in time to pre-Columbian Brazil. '''Aquarium Island''' Aquarium Island or Ilha dos Aquarios is a thematic leisure center combining nightlife infrastructure and environmental and sea biodiversity protection, with giant aquariums. It is located on Pacuio Island, on Buranhém River and access is available exclusively by boat. You can access the island from the little ferry just next to the fishermans dock. '''The Discovery Outdoors Museum''' An outdoors, natural museum, whose “art galleries” are its beaches, valleys and natural trails and whose “collection” is a set of geographical formations and traditional villages, disposed as art works in permanent exhibition, engraved in very ancient media, which are spread along the 130 km length of Bahia’s historical southern coastline. '''Terravista Golf Course''' The golf course, designed by architect Dan Blankenship, offers 18 holes and demanded US$ 4 million in investment to be built. WikiPedia:Porto Seguro


Charlotte metropolitan area

Stowe Botanical Garden (in Belmont), Latta Plantation (in Huntersville), Brattonsville Historic District (in McConnells), the North Carolina Transportation Museum (in Spencer), Fort Dobbs (Fort Dobbs (North Carolina)) historical site (in Statesville), Catawba County Firefighters Museum (in Conover (Conover, North Carolina)), the Arts & Science Center of Catawba Valley Millholland Planetarium (in Hickory) the Museum Of York County (in Rock Hill), James K. Polk

historical site (in Pineville), the Catawba Cultural Center (in York County), the Museum Of The Waxhaws (in Waxhaw), Glencairn Gardens (in Rock Hill), and the Reed Gold Mine (in Locust). Entertainment The PNC Music Pavilion is located in the University City (University City, Charlotte, North Carolina) area of Charlotte. The performing arts amphitheatre has hosted many popular music concerts


Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

'' magazine in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation. List of PHMC administered sites in Pennsylvania *Brandywine Battlefield *Bushy Run Battlefield *Conrad Weiser Homestead *Cornwall Iron Furnace *Curtin Village at Eagle Ironworks Historical Site (Curtin Village) *Daniel Boone Homestead *Drake Well Museum *Eckley Miners' Village *Ephrata Cloister *Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara *Fort Pitt Museum *Graeme Park * Hope


Smyrna, Tennessee

, who, after being charged with spying, gave up his life instead of giving any information to the Union Army. He was captured November 20, 1863, and was hanged by Union forces on November 27 of that year. "History", Sam Davis website The Sam Davis Plantation, located on of well-maintained farmland, is the town's most important historical site. Sam Davis


Hurghada

for Arabs and Muslims from Hegaz coming to fight beside the Mamalic against the French army. The most important sites in Qusayr are the fort and the water reservoir. The water reservoir was Qusayr's only source of drinking water 100 years ago. Al Qusayr Al Kadima is another important site as well. It was the old Roman port where hundreds of amphora and old pottery artifacts were found. Even the police station is located at a historical site. There are now many bazaars here, as well as cafes, coffee shops and restaurants offering sea food. There are several 300-year-old buildings here: the Ottoman fort and the old mosques Al Farran, Al Qenawi and Al Senousi. Makadi Bay A Tourist Resort located 30 km south of Hurghada dedicated only to hotels, shops and clubs. There's no settlements with locals. Place features good sandy beach. thumb right Anemonefish at Sharm El Naga beach (File:Clownfish at Sharm El Naga beach.jpg) Sharm El Naga A village, around 40 km (25 mi) south of Hurghada. Its beach contains a beautiful reef cliff. Soma Bay Wikipedia:Hurghada Commons:Hurghada


Gaspé, Quebec

(1933) * Saint-Alban-du-Cap-des-Rosiers (1896) * Saint-Majorique (1966) * Saint-Maurice (1923) * York (1866) in front of the Place Jacques Cartier mall and above the boardwalk along the York River. The village


Vinnytsia

* Site of Vinnytsia * 3-D model


Republic of Karelia

;PopCensus" ) is a historical site dating from the 17th century on Kizhi island. The island is located on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia (Medvezhyegorsky District), Russia. The pogost is the area inside a fence which includes two large wooden churches (the 22-dome


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