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Acolman

"encmuc" The town and its monastery The town The most important feature of the town by far is the former monastery of San Agustin, located next to the main plaza. However, there are some other attractions as well. The Central Library and Casa de la Cultura contain paintings and sculptures by a native of Acolman named Parmeno. At the municipal market (Traditional fixed markets in Mexico), foods such as mixiote, barbacoa, consume and turkey in mole (mole (sauce)) can be found as well as pulque. Main festivals include the Feast of Saint Nicholas on 10 September, of the Archangel Michael on 29 September and the Virgin of Guadalupe on 12 December. These are celebrated with traditional dances such as Concheros, Arrieros, Contradance, Pastores, Inditos and Teomates as well as fireworks, amusement rides and music. with a combined territory of 82.65km2. A little under half the municipality’s population lives in the town proper. The municipality borders the municipalities of Temascalapa, Acolman, Otumba de Gómez Farías, San Martín de las Pirámides and Tecámac.


Panjakent

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Široki Brijeg

percentage of agricultural land is not used- according to latest statistics - even 60% that could be used for agricultural land is not processed. The lack of clear government strategy and orientation towards the launching and development of agricultural production is also very important feature of the present situation in agriculture . Prior to the war Unlike twenty years ago, is now in agricultural production there is no fundamental cultural production, production that would be meaningful and possible in a larger area of the municipality. For many years it was tobacco. Together with the war has fallen down and the existing state system and thus the former system of organization of agricultural production. In the entire period since then until today, the new system was established. It is the whole country, especially the area where the municipality brought nekontroliranom import all kinds of things. So the majority of agricultural products has become cheaper to import than produce. The result has already been mentioned drastically reducing obrađivanih area, reducing the number of cattle and even up to five times, the entire reduction in volume of agricultural production. Finally it came to life the feeling that it is impossible to engage in agricultural production as the production activity of which can be live or something and make money. After the war The municipality's overall economic performance is stronger than that of the surrounding municipalities - primarily in the Entrepreneurial Sector, and the time orientation and working-age population by non-sector higher. Therefore, the percentage of uncultivated land is the largest in the municipality in comparison to the surrounding ones- 60% (Posušje 59%, 49% Ljubuski and Grude 47%). The number of residents who are engaged solely in agriculture is relatively smallest in Siroki Brijeg. Industry In the area of industrial production in the municipality are significantly represented meat industry and metal industry, and to a smaller production of footwear, manufacture of construction products and stone processing, production of insulation materials, graphic activity, etc. Official statistics, which regularly publishes the Federal Bureau of Statistics tracked the movement of industrial production at the level of the Federation and cantons, so that these (official) data for the municipality does not have. However, the basic features of industrial production in this region in the West would be essentially similar and reflect the movement of industrial production for the municipality of Siroki Brijeg. In the period 2004. 2005. The recorded slight growth of the index of industrial production (101.3). When the production of metals and production of metal products recorded a significant growth (index 2005. 2004. 134.3 and 180.4), production of paper products (index 110.7), while other areas of industrial production recorded a significant decrease ( such as food and beverages: Index 80.0, mining: index 71.4). For further growth of industrial production are essential investments in the development of existing industrial capacity in the areas that are currently represented in the municipality and which employ a large number of workers. This primarily refers to the production of metals and metal products. These activities according to official statistics reported a continued growth during 2005. year. The establishment and construction of new or expansion of existing business and industrial zones is prerequisite for the growth of manufacturing sector, attract domestic and foreign capital and create new jobs. Sport Široki Brijeg has multiple national champion in many sports, including football and basketball. NK Široki Brijeg is a double champion and conqueror of BiH Cup champion five consecutive league HB, and their domestic matches played on stadium Pečar, which meets all the criteria of the UEFA-e, while Mostar in the mud works modern Sports-recreation center training camp Musa-Karačić with the ambulance, equipped with shower, two natural and one playground with artificial grass. Basketball Club, founded in 1974., Still bears the name of HKK Široki Eronet HT and the multiple champion, as well as won multiple State Cup and most postwar BiH club titles with 6 National Championships and 6 titles Cup conquerors of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Culture thumb 200px Cross in downtown, made by Anđelko Mikulić (File:Kameni križ u središtu Širokog Brijega 04355.jpg), 2000. thumb left 200px Franciscan monastery of Široki Brijeg The Monastery (File:Crkva04743.JPG), the symbol of the city The town is the birthplace of the football player of the year in Austria Mario Bazina, as well as Stanko Bubalo and popular Croatian singer Ivan Mikulic who appeared in the Eurovision Song Contest representing Croatia in 2004. The town is also the birthplace of former Croatian defence minister Gojko Šušak, a naturalised Canadian citizen, and the native town municipality of a number of Croatian politicians. The town holds a memorial football tournament in Gojko Šušak's honour (Gojko Šušak Memorial) each year. The town also hosts the Dani Filma (Days of Film) film festival and the West Herzegovina Fest (amateur art festival). Demographics 1971 27,285 total * Croats - 26.940 (98.73%) * Serbs - 234 (0.85%) * Muslims - 43 (0.15%) * Yugoslavs - 12 (0.04%) * Others - 56 (0.20%) 1991 In the 1991 census, the municipality of Široki Brijeg had 26,437 inhabitants: * 26,231 Croats (99.2%), * 147 Serbs (0.6%), * 19 Yugoslavs (0.07%), * 9 Bosniaks (0.03%), * 31 others (0.1%). The town itself had 6,864 inhabitants, 99.37% being Croats. Twin cities Wikipedia:Široki Brijeg Commons:Category:Široki Brijeg


Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas

; ref It measures fifty two meters in circumference and twelve meters in height. It has eight arches and a cylindrical tower which occasionally functioned as a watchtower. Another important feature is the La Pochota kapok tree. According to tradition, the Spanish town was founded around this tree. The last feature is a clock tower which was constructed in the 1950s. The town’s main structures are centered on this plaza, including the municipal palace and the former home of Liberal governor Angel Albino Corzo, for whom the town is partially named. One side of the plaza is taken by the “portales” a series of arches initially built in the 18th century, which contain a number of businesses. Unlike many towns, the main church does not face this plaza. It is set back from it about a block. The Santo Domingo church and former monastery is the largest structure in the town, set on a small hill overlooking the river.(sectorchiapas) It is locally known as the “Iglesia Grande” or Big Church. The structure was built in the second half of the 16th century and attributed to Pedro de Barrientos and Juan Alonso. The church is one of the best preserved from the 16th century in Chiapas. The Sumidero Canyon was once the site of an epic battle between the Spainiards and Chiapanecan Indians. Many Chiapanecans chose to throw themselves from the high edges of the canyon rather than be defeated by Spanish forces. Today, the canyon is a popular destination for ecotourism. Visitors often take boat trips down the river that runs through the canyon and enjoy the area's natural beauty including the many birds and abundant vegetation. The Spanish introduced new crops such as sugar cane, wheat, barley and indigo as main economic staples along native ones such as corn, cotton, cacao (cacao bean) and beans. Livestock such as cattle, horses and sheep were introduced as well. Regions would specialize in certain crops and animals depending on local conditions and for many of these regions, communication and travel were difficult. Most Europeans and their descendents tended to concentrate in cities such as Ciudad Real (San Cristóbal de las Casas), Comitán, Chiapa (Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas) and Tuxtla (Tuxtla Gutiérrez). Intermixing of the races was prohibited by colonial law but by the end of the 17th century there was a significant mestizo population. Added to this was a population of African slaves brought in by the Spanish (Afro-Mexican) in the middle of the 16th century due to the loss of native workforce. Jiménez González, p. 30–31. The major center for ceramics in the state is the city of Amatenango del Valle, with its barro blanco (white clay) pottery. Jiménez González, p. 44. The most traditional ceramic in Amatenango and Aguacatenango is a type of large jar called a cantaro used to transport water and other liquids. Many pieces created from this clay are ornamental as well as traditional pieces for everyday use such as comals, dishes, storage containers and flowerpots. All pieces here are made by hand using techniques that go back centuries. Other communities that produce ceramics include Chiapa de Corzo (Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas), Tonalá (Tonalá, Chiapas), Ocuilpa, Suchiapa and San Cristóbal de las Casas. As a municipality, the city is the local government authority for eighty three other communities which cover a territory of 412.40km2. The three urban communities of the municipality are Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Copoya and El Jobo. However, all of the rural communities have populations of less than 600 and most have less than 200. Important rural communities include Emiliano Zapata (Agua Fría), La Libertad, Tierra Colorada, Lacandón, San Juan and San Vicente El Alto. It borders the municipalities of San Fernando (San Fernando, Chiapas), Osumacinta, Chiapa de Corzo (Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas), Suchiapa, Ocozocoautla and Berriozábal. - 024 Chiapa de Corzo (Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas) Chiapa de Corzo (Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas) -


Bani Zeid

;ref Amiry, 1987, p. 213. An important feature that distinguished the Khawwas ''maqam'' from the Deir Ghassaneh mosque was that it acted primarily as a women's domain whereas the mosque had been a male's domain. In the pre-British Mandate era, it was frequented by women on a daily basis and during a seasonal pilgrimage for women known as ''mawsim al-banat''. During this pilgrimage, which coincided with the Nabi Salih pilgrimage, a largely male affair, large groups of women


Chihuahua City

important feature is its collection of industrial zones, in which foreign companies have manufacturing facilities, called ''maquiladoras'', which employ thousands of people. This light industry also requires professionals, both for manufacturing and for management; this training is provided by universities such as the Universidád Autónoma de Chihuahua, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua the Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua and Instituto


Northern Cyprus

of the Kaplıca beach thumb Bafra (File:Bafra beach North Cyprus cropped.jpg) *'''Beaches''' are an important feature of Northern Cyprus, found throughout the coastline from the westernmost Yeşilırmak to the easternmost Dipkarpaz. There is a beach for everybody: for those who like to indulge in the luxury of seaside resorts to those who love the remote unspoilt golden stretches of sand. Below is a list of possible locations for beachgoers: **The '''northern coast''' is swarming

, Bullez, Çiçek Dolması, Magarina-Bulli, Pilav, Bulgur Köftesi, Mucendra, Hummus Çorbası, Hellimli and Pirohu, etc.. Some special meals are explained below: *'''Halloumi''', known as '''hellim''' in Turkish (use the Turkish name as some Turkish Cypriots may be offended from the use of the Greek name due to trademark disputes), is an important feature of the Cypriot cuisine. The Turkish Cypriots use it in many meals, such as '''Hellimli''' (a sort of cake with hellim), '''Hellim Böreği''' (a sort of pastry) or '''Pirohu''' (the traditional Turkish meal of mantı with hellim instead of meat) *'''Şeftali Kebabı''', made from lamb, is a very delicious must-eat *'''Fırın Kebabı''' or '''Kleftiko''' is a mouth-watering local kebab made from lamb and the Cypriot potato, also known for its taste *'''Magarına Bulli''', is pasta with chicken, and hellim sprinkled all over it. Ask especially for '''hand-made pasta''' (el magarınası) and '''yahnili magarına''' Mezes include: *'''Grilled hellim''' - if you come to Northern Cyprus and leave without trying this, your trip will be incomplete, as hellim is a rare sort of cheese that can be grilled without melting *'''Çakısdez''' (pronounced chuck-ess-dez) - green olives, manually and onerously crushed using special stones, and added flavor using garlic *'''Humus''' - mashed chickpeas, sesame paste, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice, this is an excellent side dish for kebabs *'''Samarella''' - dried meat And here are some local desserts. Turkish Cypriot cuisine offers a huge variety of desserts so this list is far from complete: *'''Pekmez''' - the Beşparmak Pentadaktylos mountains are swarming with carob trees and this thick syrup of carob juice tastes exceptionally good in Cyprus. At traditional restaurants, you will find mouth-watering desserts made of pekmez, such as '''gullurikya'''. *'''Nor böreği''' - nor is another type of cheese special to Cyprus, and this pastry with nor, cinnamon and sugar is almost addictive *'''Katmer''' - there are two types of this, '''sini gatmeri''' and '''sac gatmeri''' (pronounced sach, NOT sak). Sac gatmeri is an exceptionally delicious AND light pastry made of sugar and dough. *'''Ekmek Kadayıfı''' - soft, special sort of dough filled with the nor and sweet syrup - splendid with vanilla ice-cream! *'''Macun''' - preserved fruits. Try especially '''ceviz macunu''' (walnut macun). Of course, traditional European restaurants exist too, from the basic fish and chips providers up to expensive haute cuisine. More recently, Indian curry houses have been opening and there are some good Chinese and Thai restaurants also. The fast-food chain Burger City, directly linked to Burger King, has restaurants in all district capitals apart from İskele. Turkish food, such as döner, adana kebap and tantuni is also widespread. For those self-catering, food of many types and nationalities can be found in the many supermarkets. Even pork cuts can now be found from specialist retailers. Drink thumb Zivania - this particular bottle is not a product of Northern Cyprus (File:Zivania.jpg) thumb Orange tree at Bellapais - Northern Cyprus is known for the taste of its oranges - and their juice! (File:Bellapais - Orangenbaum 1.jpg) *'''Zivania''' - one of the most important local drinks, made from grape. Unlike the Republic of Cyprus, as Northern Cyprus is not bound by European regulations, there are zivania varieties with up to 95% alcohol presence, so take care! There is a saying among Turkish Cypriots which goes like "the best of zivania is the one that burns well when you set it on fire". Do learn how much alcohol the zivania you're buying contains. Note that zivania is not easily found anywhere. *'''Brandy''' - popular because of its taste, the Cypriot brandy is well worth a try. What is more spectacular, though, is the local cocktail, the '''Brandy Sour''', a mixture of brandy and the lemon squash, made from the lemons of the Morphou region. *'''Wine''' - Northern Cyprus is not an important wine producer, but there are two notable local brands: Aphrodite and Kantara. Even though the official travel guide describes it as "light, fruity and palatable", some travellers have reported that it is better to avoid it. It is still worth a try, though. Wines from the Turkish mainland are generally good and the average cost is about TL12 per bottle (2013). However imported wines from South Africa, Chile, Australia and Argentina are widely available and are fairly reliable and good value. *Locally produced '''Rakı''', which is the national drink of the Turks (similar to Ouzo which is the national drink of the Greeks, as they both have a strong aniseed flavor, but with different proportions) and all internationally imported varieties. *'''Beer''' - The lager brand named Efes is ubiquitous and well worth a try, as are some bland European brands such as Carling and Heineken. English ales and Guinness are rare but can sometimes be found. As for non-alcoholic drinks, *'''Ayran''' - the Turkish classic *'''Orange juice''' - Northern Cyprus is famous for its great oranges, so why not try their juice? Sleep Accommodation in Northern Cyprus is plentiful. Rooms are typically of lower standard than in the rest of Cyprus and are correspondingly lower priced. The '''Northern Cyprus Hoteliers Association''' maintains a list of virtually all accommodation. In all parts of Cyprus, it is customary (and recommended) to make a thorough inspection of the room you are considering prior to checking in. For individual accommodation listings, please see our relevant city destination article. Learn All universities in Northern Cyprus are private. There are five Northern Cypriot universities holding over 40,000 students: * Near East University (Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi) * Eastern Mediterranean University (Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi) * Cyprus International University (Uluslararası Kıbrıs Üniversitesi) * European University of Lefke (Lefke Avrupa Üniversitesi) * Girne American University (Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi) There is also a campus of Middle East Technical University. Istanbul Technical University is also planning to open a campus in Northern Cyprus. 2 Atatürk Teacher Academy and Police Academy provide vocational education in related subjects. Work Working is forbidden to anybody not in possession of a permit, which is not easily obtainable for visitors. Cope Electricity The electricity is 240 Volt and the UK style of rectangular 3 pin plugs and sockets are used. Be warned that power cuts are fairly frequent and that the voltage fluctuates - which can damage anything connected. Stay healthy *There are many Gymnasiums situated in the main cities such as Nicosia, Famagusta and Kyrenia. *Only drink bottled water. The tap water is ok if boiled. Stay safe Northern Cyprus is a relatively safe place, as tourists do not have to worry much about crime. In Kyrenia, British retirees often speak of how safe they feel there, and that they can walk down dark streets at any time of night and feel safe. Crimes such as pickpocketing are unheard of, even in the bigger cities and lively areas, such as the Dereboyu quarter of Nicosia. However, there are a few exceptions to this. The walled town of Nicosia, inhabited mostly by Turkish mainlanders, is known as an unsafe place among locals and most refrain from going there apart from the main streets at night. While during daytime it is as safe as anywhere in Northern Cyprus, be careful during the night, especially if going through dark streets, and exercise common sense. Catcalling for female travellers is sometimes encountered when the Turkish mainlanders are involved, though this by no means should cause limitations. Violent crime is very rare, and even though Kyrenia has the highest rate of violent crime in Northern Cyprus, it is still rare and it is safer than most cities in Europe and America. Respect '''Religion:''' Although 99% Turkish Cypriots are Sunni Muslims, the vast majority of Turkish Cypriots are overwhelmingly secular. Unlike mainland Turks and Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots are not conservative and many do not actually practice the religion. For example, alcohol is frequently consumed by Turkish Cypriots and women dress casually (Headscarves and veils are very rare and are limited to very few deeply religious women and some elderly women). Religion only plays a limited role within the community, for example, with the circumcision of Turkish Cypriot boys at a young age due to religious reasons, as well as with funerals, and occasionally religious weddings by an imam, which is symbolic, as only civil weddings are recognized by the strictly secular Turkish Cypriot state. However secular and liberal the Turkish Cypriots are on religion, it is extremely rude to insult or mock some of its traditions, and ensure that you do not speak badly of the Islamic religion. In regard to the Call to Prayer, which is read 5 times a day from the speakers of mosques throughout North Cyprus. Do not mock or mimic these calls, as Turkish Cypriots will be very offended. '''Politics:''' It is best to avoid discussion of the various merits of the Greek-Turkish divide and the violent events beginning in 1963 to 1974, with the end result being the occupation of the northern and eastern 40% of the island by Turkey, as the vast majority of Turkish Cypriots are very nationalistic and sensitive on this issue. Openly denigrating or insulting symbols of the state, especially the flag or Kemal Atatürk are liable to cause deep offense and possibly result in charges. '''Etiquette :''' One should also show respect in approaching people of the opposite sex or be mindful of any gestures which are regarded as very offensive, such as staring and addressing the locals in a loud voice (because it is regarded as condescending). '''Gay and lesbian travelers:''' Homosexuality, long officially banned, was legalized in 2009, but same-sex relationships are not recognized by the government and open displays of affection are very likely to draw stares and whispers. Nevertheless North Cyprus is considered to be safe for gay and lesbian travelers, and violence against homosexuals is unheard of. Connect Telephone code International calls are routed to Northern Cyprus via the Turkish area code 392. When dialing from Turkey, the usual domestic format of ''0 + 392 + 7-digit local number'' is used. When calling from other countries '' '''+90 + 392''' + 7-digit local number'' is used. On the other hand, calls from (southern Greek part of) Cyprus can be made by dialing the ''0 + 139 + 7-digit local number'' format which charges at local rates as well as the international ''+90 + 392 + 7-digit local number'' format which charges at international rates. Mobile Phones The two local mobile phone networks will allow you to make and accept international and local calls on your mobile phones, however the connections are expensive. Far better to buy a local pay-as-you-go SIM-card from either TelSim (Vodafone) or Turkcell which offer the usual facilities at much cheaper rates. Be aware that mobile phones with Greek Cypriot SIM cards will not work in Northern Cyprus as there is no agreement between the companies (CYTA and MTN) and the Turkish operators. Similarly, your SIM card purchased for use in North Cyprus will not work south of the border. Internet Connections The better hotels all offer internet connections of some sort, and there are numerous internet cafes. However you connect though, the connection speed will be slow and the service erratic. WikiPedia:Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Cyprus Northern_Cyprus


Fuzhou

to the Chinese authorities. In doing so, he earned a promotion to the consulate at Shanghai. He worked there until 1846 and made it a special part of his duties to superintend the established Chinese government and lay out the British settlement, which had developed into such an important feature of British commercial life in China. ** '''Dingnan (Dingnan Jiedushi)''' – Li Yixing, Dingnan (Dingnan Jiedushi) Jiedushi (935–967) ** '''Fuzhou''' – Li Hongxi, Ruler of Fuzhou (945


Santiago de Compostela

manufactories for tapestry, the other being the one of the Gobelins (Gobelins manufactory) in Paris. In their pilgrimages the people combined the celebration of a holy place and a holy day. Pilgrimages are still an important feature of country life, particularly in Ireland, Brittany and Galicia. The most impressive pilgrimages include


Safavid dynasty

; ref Malekšāh Ḥosayn, p. 509 tens of thousands of Circassians, and around 300,000 Armenians Ibp Inc, Armenia Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments had been deported from the Caucasus to Persia's heartland, all obtaining functions and roles such as the highest of the state, or as simple farmers and peasantry. Emergence of a clerical aristocracy An important feature of the Safavid society was the alliance that emerged between the ulama (the religious class) and the merchant community. The latter included merchants trading in the bazaars, the trade and artisan guilds (''asnāf'') and members of the quasi-religious organizations run by dervishes (''futuvva''). Because of the relative insecurity of property ownership in Persia, many private landowners secured their lands by donating them to the clergy as so called ''vaqf''. They would thus retain the official ownership and secure their land from being confiscated by royal commissioners or local governors, as long as a percentage of the revenues from the land went to the ulama. Increasingly, members of the religious class, particularly the mujtahids and the seyyeds, gained full ownership of these lands, and, according to contemporary historian Iskandar Munshi (Iskandar Beg Munshi), Persia started to witness the emergence of a new and significant group of landowners. Savory, pp. 185–6. Akhbaris versus Usulis The Akhbari movement "crystalized" as a "separate movement" with the writings of Muhammad Amin al-Astarabadi (died 1627 AD). It rejected the use of reasoning in deriving verdicts and believed that only the Quran, hadith, (prophetic sayings and recorded opinions of the Imams (Imamah (Shi'a Twelver doctrine))) and consensus should be used as sources to derive verdicts (''fatāwā (Fatwā)''). Unlike Usulis, Akhbari did and do not follow ''marja (Marja' (Islamic law))s'' who practice ''ijtihad''. Later additions were made, the last being during the late Safavid era (Safavid dynasty). The double layered main dome of the mosque is from the Seljuk era (Great Seljuk Empire), and is locked to the public. It houses some precious examples of relief calligraphy from medieval times. Renovations have also been carried out on many sections of the mosque.


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