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residential camp is a short distance west of downtown Al Khobar, the closest Saudi town to Dhahran, and its traditional shopping center, and about 15 km south of Dammam, both older Saudi port cities on the Persian Gulf. Looking farther afield, Dhahran is northeast of Abqaiq, also a Saudi Aramco compound, and southeast of Qatif, and further north, Ras Tanura, Saudi Aramco's main oil port. The island nation of Bahrain is also within easy driving distance to the east (about 20 miles) across a causeway from Al Khobar. Wikipedia:Qatif

Emirate of Abu Dhabi

bought 16.9 per cent, followed by Japan, which purchased 13.9 per cent. One of the main oil pipelines is the Habshan–Fujairah oil pipeline. Emirate of Abu Dhabi LNG exports increased by AED 2,973.0 million in 2011 compared with 2010, reaching AED 17,128.2 million. Japan topped the list of importers by 98.4 per cent of the LNG exports value, followed by India by 1.0 per cent in 2011. The Emirate imported 828,093.9 million cubic feet of natural gas in 2011, at a daily average of 2,268.8 million cubic feet. thumb National Bank of Abu Dhabi (File:National Bank of Abu Dhabi 01 977.JPG) Inflation rate in 2011 was 1.9 per cent. This was a result of an increase in the CPI from 119.3 points in 2010 to 121.6 points in 2011. The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) is the largest lender bank in the emirate and the second largest lender in the federation. NBAD has the largest market capitalization among UAE banks. The government has put in efforts to diversify the economy and invest into other areas such as the service and tourism industry. The capital city has seen various construction projects and the opening of shopping malls. The opening of the Emirates Palace marked the opening of the most expensive hotel ever built. The annual Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held in the capital city, which further attracts tourists. Apart from the capital city, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge is held in the countryside and the tourism board is trying to highlight other places in the emirate. Postage stamps ) (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.

Sadr City

periodically engaged in violent conflict with US and other Coalition forces, while the larger Sadrist movement has formed its own religious courts, and organized social services, law enforcement and prisons in areas under its control. ** Suicide bombers detonate boats alongside two oil tankers and a coalition (Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–present) boat in the Persian Gulf, targeting Iraq's main oil terminal, Basra.

Shaunavon, Saskatchewan

With this discovery of oil, Shaunavon experienced a population boom and an increase in housing. In March 1954 Tide Water’s 15th well

became the main oil company to invest in Shaunavon, owning approximately 90% of the oil play. Stonehouse, Darrell. ''Activity Heating up in Southwest Saskatchewan.'' Retrieved 2014-11-17. Coal Before the discovery of oil in 1952, Shaunavon relied on coal. Coal was dug outside Shaunavon in the hills and used to heat homes. Coal was used as barter during the Depression. In 1932, the promise of Shaunavon Coal Company’s mine was rising. The Roe’s Coal Mine sold tunnel coal for $1.75 a ton and open mine coal for $1.50 a ton. In November 1942, the town feared a shortage of coal and in October 1945 there was a shortage of miners and high demand for coal. Unfortunately, coal labour was cheap and miners were paid low wages. Today, Shaunavon is among one of the five operating coals mines in the entire province Parchewski, Julie L. "Coal." The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. University of Regina, 2006. Web. 28 Oct. 2014. and among one of three coal fields in Saskatchewan that contain almost five billion tonnes of Lignite resources. This means it is able to supply the province with thermal electric power for 300 years with the current rate of consumption. "Coal: Powering the Province." ORE Magazine (2013): 1-35. Saskatchewan Mining Association, 2013. Web. 25 Oct. 2014. World War I World War II Korean War In 1939, 83 men of the 14th Canadian Light Horse left for Dundurn approximately 391 km northeast of Shaunavon. In May 1940, 65 men applied for active war service. In total, from the town and area there were 600 men enlisted in World War I. "Cenotaph Needs Repair." The Shaunavon Standard, 07 Feb. 2012. Web. 28 Oct. 2014. In October 1940 Shaunavon local, Dennis King with the C.A.S.F. England captured a German pilot after his plane was shot down. War efforts from Shaunavon were not just seen in battle because in the town war service drives began. June 1940, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary sent cigarette and blankets as gifts to local soldiers overseas and in 1943, the Shaunavon Services Committee sent parcels to 85 soldiers. Importantly, the Shaunavon Plaza Theatre gave a benefit performance to help boost the sale of War Saving Certificates and Stamps in July 1940. The town was able to financially contribute to the Second World War. This included $6,580 in 1941, $3,750 in 1942, and $10,000 in 1943 -1945. Memorial Park, SK.jpg Cenotaph dedicated to soldiers stands proudly at Memorial Park in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Today, Shaunavon’s local cenotaph still stands in Memorial Park, to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the World Wars. The cenotaph was built in 1925 and unveiled after completion in November 1926. It was built to commemorate those who fought in the First World War and a sealed list of men from the Shaunavon district is enclosed in the cenotaph. After the Second World War, the cenotaph then held a plaque of all those who were killed. "Shaunavon and Two World Wars." Shaunavon: Town and Community. Shaunavon, Sask.: S.n., 1955. 32. Print. "Heritage Walking Tour." Town of Shaunavon. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2014. Robinson, Ashley. Memorial Park Cenotaph. 2014. Shaunavon. Centennial Activity Book: Shaunavon Photo Scavenger Hunt. Shaunavon: Town of Shaunavon, n.d. Print. Heritage Room. Shaunavon: Grand Couteau Heritage & Cultural Centre, n.d. Print. Shaunavon Centennial Quilt 1913-2013. Shaunavon: Canadian Heritage, 2013. Print. Water In May 1937, the town celebrated the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The Royal Family was celebrated with flags decorating homes and shops. Citizens tuned into the radio to listen to the official broadcast of the coronation; it was a major event. The Royal Family was celebrated with flags decorating homes and shops. Citizens tuned into the radio to listen to the official broadcast of the coronation; it was a major event. It was a big deal in 1939 when the Royal family visited Shaunavon. The royal train, with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on board, stopped in the town and asked to be supplied with spring water. The infamous, “Oasis of the Prairies” water was given to the Royal family and nicknamed the Royal Water. Town of Shaunavon. Welcome Shaunavon. Shaunavon: Town of Shaunavon, n.d. Print. "Shaunavon." Saskbiz, n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014. Present Day The two nearest reserves to Shaunavon are: the Nekaneet First Nation (Treaty 4) and wood Mountain First Nation (non-treaty). Nekaneet First Nation is 37.0149 km southeast of Maple Creek, SK, which is 134 km north west from Shaunavon. Wood Mountain First Nation is 4.82803 km southwest of Wood Mountain SK, 191 km away from Shaunavon. , is located adjacent to Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan), Saskatchewan, Canada. - 22 F Hayley Wickenheiser - A R 178 77 08 12 78 Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Calgary Oval X-Treme '''Dollard''' is a small village situated on the historic Red Coat Trail in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is 13 km west of the town of Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan) and 21 km east of the town of Eastend (Eastend, Saskatchewan). It is approximately 100 km from the Montana USA border and 130 km to the Alberta border.


;km south of Dammam, both older Saudi port cities on the Persian Gulf. Looking farther afield, Dhahran is northeast of Abqaiq, also a Saudi Aramco compound, and southeast of Qatif, and further north, Ras Tanura, Saudi Aramco's main oil port. The island nation of Bahrain is also within easy driving distance to the east (about 20 miles) across a causeway from Al Khobar. The King Abdulaziz Airbase, a major Royal Saudi Air Force base lies a short distance east of the compound. The area it occupies used to house one of Saudi Arabia's three major international airports, the Dhahran Airport (Dhahran International Airport) (DHA). Dhahran airport originally consisted of three sections: the old King Fahd Air Terminal for regular passengers, separate facilities for Aramco corporate use (Aramco formerly had its own passenger airplanes offering international air service for employees until the early '60s), and the Dhahran Airfield, an airfield operated by the U.S. from 1946 until 1962. Today, King Fahd International Airport (DMM) serves the entire metropolitan area of Dhahran, Dammam, Qatif and Al Khobar. DHA also used to contain a section designated to Aramco Aviation Department, from which all company-run flights operated, but Aramco Aviation Department has since moved its services to its own buildings located near the King Fahd International Airport. The American air force still maintains a presence there. '''Khobar''' (also written ''' al-Khobar''' or ''' al-Khubar'''; Arabic (Arabic alphabet): '''الخبر''') is a large city located in the Eastern Province (Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It has a population of over 410,000 and forms part of the greater Dammam metropolitan area along with Dhahran, which together have a combined population of over 2,500,000. All three urban centers are served by the King Fahd International Airport, the distance to the airport terminal from Khobar is about 50 km (30 Miles). History In earlier days, Khobar was a small port on the Gulf, a fishing village inhabited mainly by Al Dawasir tribe members. With the discovery of oil in the 1930s, it was transformed into a major commercial and shopping center and an industrial port. In modern times, the larger port of Dammam has taken over most commercial shipping activities for the Eastern Province, and oil is exported via the dedicated Saudi Aramco port of Ras Tanura. As a result, Khobar has transformed and extended its water front along the Gulf into a scenic Beirut-like corniche with parks, eateries, and family beaches, thus making it one of the most iconic features of the city. Moreover, Khobar's ideal location along the Persian Gulf has made it increasingly popular amongst people traveling from cities within the Kingdom (such as the capital Riyadh which lies approximately 400 km west). Airport Khobar is served by King Fahd International Airport northwest of Dammam, the driving distance from the terminal to Khobar city is Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Saudi_Arabia Localities Dammam Commons:Dammam

Port Harcourt

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Fort McMurray

. The Discovery Centre also shows exhibits of machines that are used to process the oil sand. * '''Fort McMurray Tourism''', 1-800-565-3947, schedules tours of '''Syncrude or Suncor''', the main oil sand plants, from May to September. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance (one week to 10 days advance booking recommended). Children under 12 are not allowed on the tour. * '''Aurora Borealis''', the "Northern Lights"


camp and oil field in the middle of the central plain area of Oman, named after the nearby Jebel Fahud believed to mean "Leopard Mountain" from the time when wild leopards used to roam the area. The main oil camp is owned by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the national oil company. Smaller Jewish groups include the Georgian Jews and Mountain Jews from the Caucasus (Caucasus (geographic region)); Indian Jews (Jews in India) including the Bene Israel, Bnei Menashe, Cochin Jews and Bene Ephraim; the Romaniotes of Greece; the ancient Italian Jewish community (Italian Jews#Italian rite Jews); the Teimanim from the Yemen and Oman; various African Jews (Jews and Judaism in Africa), including most numerously the Beta Israel of Ethiopia; the Bukharan Jews of Central Asia; and Chinese Jews (History of the Jews in China), most notably the Kaifeng Jews, as well as various other distinct but now extinct communities. The divisions between all these groups are rough and their boundaries aren't solid. The ''Mizrahim'' for example, are a heterogeneous collection of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish communities which are often as unrelated to each other as they are to any of the earlier mentioned Jewish groups. In modern usage, however, the Mizrahim are also termed ''Sephardi'' due to similar styles of liturgy, despite independent evolutions from Sephardim proper. Thus, among Mizrahim there are Iranian Jews, Iraqi Jews (History of the Jews in Iraq), Egyptian Jews (History of the Jews in Egypt), Tunisian Jews, Algerian Jews, Moroccan Jews, Lebanese Jews (History of the Jews in Lebanon), Kurdish Jews, Libyan Jews (History of the Jews in Libya), Syrian Jews (History of the Jews in Syria), and various others. The Yemenite Jews ("Teimanim") from Yemen and Oman are sometimes included, although their style of liturgy is unique and they differ in respect to the admixture found among them to that found in Mizrahim. Additionally, there is a difference between the pre-existing Middle Eastern and North African Jewish communities as distinct from the descendants of those Sephardi migrants who established themselves in the Middle East and North Africa after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492, and a few years later from the expulsion decreed in Portugal. Largest win WikiPedia:Oman Dmoz:Regional Middle East Oman Commons:Category:Oman


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