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), pineapple, mango and coffee beans. Livestock and poultry The major income earner of the city is large- and small-scale swine production. There are 60 commercial livestock and poultry farms in the city. The major poultry producers are RFM, Vitarich and FELDAN. A modern "Double AA" slaughterhouse started its operation in Pakulis, Bgy. Poblacion Trade and commerce The city has three major business district growth areas: Tunkong Mangga


of the Alborz mountains. Its culture and climatic favorable condition have made Lahijan a major tourist hub in northern Iran. The city is basically founded on the sediments remaining from big rivers in Gilan, including the Sefid-Rud (White River). Historically, the city was the major business center and of course the capital of East Gilan during the time of special rulers. Lahijan has also been a tourism hub of the Islamic world during different eras in Iran's history. Etymology '''Lahijan: the silk city''' The word "Lahijan" is originated from the economic stance the city had during its historical periods. "Lahijan" is formed by two words: Lah, means silk and "Jan or Gan" means a place where something is done. Therefore, by compounding these two parts, the word "Lahijan or lahigan" was made, which means "a place to obtain silk fiber". Professor Bahram Farah'vashi who is an Iranian expert in ancient languages says that in the Middle Persian Language; '''Lah''' refers to '''silk''', and in Decisive Argument; '''Lah''' means the '''red silk'''. Therefore, '''Lahygan''' (today, Lahijan) is an area where silk is obtained. Lahijan and languages thumb 280px Lahijan at night (File:Lahijan night.jpg) In Gilan there are three major Iranian language groups, namely Gilaki (Gilaki language), Rudbari, and Taleshi, and pockets of two other groups, Tati (Tati language (Iran)) and Kurdish (Kurdish people). The non-Iranian languages include Azeri Turkish and some speakers of Gypsy (Romani people) (Romany, of Indic origin). Gilaki is spoken by possibly three million people as a first or second language, and has had a budding literature and fledgling prose publications, including newspapers. The five Iranian languages in Gilan belong to the Northwestern branch of Iranian. Gilaki, which has two main dialect types, eastern and western, with the Safid-rud River as the general border, is a member of the Caspian (Caspian languages) subgroup. Tati and Taleshi (Talyshi) together make up the larger dialect chains which together make up the larger Tatic family (not to be confused with Tat-Persian spoken in pockets north of the Baku area). Among these, the two Tati pockets in Gilan, Kalasi and Kabataʾī, have their closest relatives in Upper Tarom in ZaZanjan (Zanjan Province) province. Taleshi is a dialect chain of three main types, southern, central, and northern; and southern Taleshi is closer in type and mutual comprehension to some forms of Tati than it is to central or northern Taleshi. Rudbari may originally have been a subgroup of Tatic that has largely adapted structurally to Gilaki. There are many subdialects of Gilaki, and, progressing to the east, it gradually blends into Mazandarani (Tabarestan). The intermediate dialects of the area between Tonokabon and Kalardasht serve as a transition between Gilaki and Mazandarani. The differences in forms and vocabulary lead to a low mutual intelligibility with either Gilaki or Mazandarani, and so these dialects should probably be considered a third separate language group of the Caspian area. Since the time depth between southwestern Iranian and northwestern Iranian is greater than that of, for example, English (English language) and Swedish (Swedish language) within the Germanic languages, Gilaki and Persian (Persian language) differ on almost all grammar points. Time depth within western Iranian, however, is not an absolute measure of distance, since northwestern Iranian and south¬western Iranian have coexisted within the same cultural zone for millennia, during which Persian has consistently been by far culturally dominant. All Caspian languages contain many lexical items (e.g., dan- “to know,” xast “to want,” guft- “to say,” tanest “can”) and certain grammatical features (the loss of the conjugation of transitive verbs and the use of ra) that most likely show quite early influence of Persian. More recently, however, due to both the economic importance of the Caspian and the Gilān’s proximity to Tehran, Gilaki has been under¬going a massive, indelible Persian imprint: heavy influx of vocabulary (e.g., Pers. pəsər, duxtər, damad, negah kudən have replaced the native rey, kor, zama, fəndərəstən), significant syntactic interference (e.g., eżāfa), changes in vowel pronunciation, and even morpheme borrowings. One thus gets the erroneous impression that Gilaki is merely a dialect of Persian. Yet it is a mixed language, and is becoming even more mixed. Virtual one-to-one correspondences between Gilaki and Persian are commonplace, and often unavoidable: Gil. məšγul-ə taayi kudən durust kudə́n-əšåm-u γəzå bid and Pers. mašḡūl e tahīya kardan dorost kardan e šām o ḡaḏā būdand “they were busy providing and making dinner.” center bottom 800px thumb Lahijan (the panorama shot from the top of Sheitan Koh) (Image:Lahijan, Gilan, Iran Panorama taken by Arashk Rajabpour.JPG) Geography Geography thumb right 200px Zahed Gilani (File:Zahed Gilani.jpg)'s Shrine Lahijan enjoys a climate known as "moderate Caspian”. This weather pattern emerged from the influence of the currents of both the Alborz Mountain slopes and the Caspian Sea. But before knowing about this weather pattern, we should discuss the model of climate system and of course Gilan's spacial geo system. Gilan includes the northwestern end of the Alborz chain and the western part of the Caspian lowlands of Persia. The mountainous belt is cut through by the deep transversal valley of the Sefid-Rud between Manjil and Eemamzadeh Hashem near Rasht, the capital of Gilan Province. To the northwest, the Talesh (Talesh County) highlands stretch a continuous watershed separating Gilan and Azerbaijan. Except at their northern end, where the Heyran pass at the top of the Āstārāčāy valley does not exceed 1600 m, they are over Life He was born in Lahijan, Guilan in the northern part of Iran. He started his elementary school at the age of seven at Haghighat school after which he came to Tehran to continue his education at the Daar-Ol-Moallemin-E-Markazi in 1925. He finished high school at Madrese-Motevasete in the eastern part of Tehran and received his high school diploma in 1931. In 1932, among 100 other prominent students, he was sent to France for higher education. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Université Lille Nord de France in 1935 and his doctorate at the Paris-Sorbonne University in 1938. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1938. Memoirs of M.A. Modjtahedi DATE OF BIRTH 23 September 1908 PLACE OF BIRTH Lahijan, Iran DATE OF DEATH 1 July 1997


Line , M16) *Nishi-Umeda Station (Yotsubashi Line, Y11) *Higashi-Umeda Station (Tanimachi Line, T20) There are over 2.3 million passengers a day at these stations. They rank fourth busiest in Japan. Establishments around Umeda 500px thumbnail center The Ekimae office towers along Midosuji Blvd. and Umeda Shinmichi (File:Umeda Shin-michi.jpg) Aside from being a major business district in Osaka, Umeda offers a large selection of shopping, entertainment, and nightlife venues. Osaka Station City thumbnail 300px right Osaka Station North Gate and Osaka Grand Front in Umeda (File:Osaka Station North Gate bldg.jpg) *South Gate Building **Daimaru ***Pokémon Center Osaka ***Tokyu Hands ***Uniqlo **Hotel Granvia Osaka **Umaimono Plaza *North Gate Building **JR Osaka Isetan-Mitsukoshi **Lucua **Osaka Station JR Expressway Bus Terminal **Osaka Station City Cinema **Offices (ITOCHU, etc.) *ALBi *Eki Marché Osaka *Umesan-koji Diamond district thumb Diamond district (Image:Osaka umeda06s3200.jpg) *Hanshin Department Store *Osaka Marubiru **Osaka Daiichi Hotel *Umeda DT Tower *E-MA **Umeda Burg 7 *Shin-Hankyu Building **Shin-Hankyu Hachi-Bangai *Osaka Ekimae Buildings **Osaka Central Post Office *Hilton (Hilton Hotels) Osaka **The Hilton Plaza East ***Junkudo Umeda ***Chanel ***Hermès *Osaka Daiichi Seimei Building *Umeda Square Building ) (Tokyo: Canon, 1997 ), 3. *“Berlin–Tokyo”. Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2006. 200px thumb right Joypolis Tokyo (Image:Tokyo Joypolis entrance.jpg) '''Joypolis''' is an amusement park that was first opened on July 20, 1994 in Yokohama, Japan. Joypolis centres have since opened in several cities in Japan with the parks featuring arcade games and amusement rides based on Sega intellectual properties. As of 2010, only the parks in Odaiba, Tokyo; Umeda, Osaka (Osaka Prefecture); and Okayama City (Okayama, Okayama), Okayama (Okayama Prefecture) are currently open.

Bo, Sierra Leone

in the Eastern Province (Eastern Province, Sierra Leone). The city is a major business, commercial and diamond trade center. Koidu Town is the second largest city in the Eastern Province (after Kenema), and lies approximately 275 miles east of Freetown. The city had a population of 82,899 in the 2004 census Republic of Sierra Leone: 2004 Population and Housing Census: Analytical Report on Population Distribution, Migration and Urbanisation in Sierra Leone. ''Ibrahim Mohamed Sesay, Andrew A. Karam, Jinnah J. Ngobeh.'' Published November 2006. (a 2006 estimate being 111,800 Largest Cities in Sierra Leone ). At the completion of his primary education, Bio's older sister, Agnes, enrolled him at the Bo Government Secondary School (Bo School) in Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) (commonly known as Bo School), a famous boarding school and one of Sierra Leone's most widely recognized secondary schools. Bio spent seven years at Bo School, rising to become school Prefect. Bio graduated from Bo School in 1984 with A-level at age 20. '''Bo District''' is the second most populous district (Districts of Sierra Leone) in Sierra Leone (after the Western Area Urban District) and is located in the Southern Province (Southern Province, Sierra Leone) of the country. Its capital (capital city) and largest city is the city of Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone), which is the second largest city in Sierra Leone. The other major towns in the district include Baoma, Bumpeh, Serabu, Sumbuya, Baiima and Yele. The district population as of 2010 is 561,524. The city of Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) also have its own directly elected city council headed by a mayor. The current mayor of Bo is Wusu Sannoh, he is a member of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP). Bo District is a stronghold of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party. Ethnicity The population of Bo District is ethnically and culturally diverse, particularly in the city of Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone), Sierra Leone's second largest city. The Mende people form the largest ethnic group in Bo District at over 60 percent of the population. The '''Southern Province''' is one of three provinces of Sierra Leone. It covers an area of 19,694 km² and has a population of 1,377,067 (2004 census). It consists of four districts (Bo (Bo District), Bonthe (Bonthe District), Moyamba (Moyamba District), and Pujehun (Pujehun District)). Its capital (Capital (political)) and administrative center is Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone), which is also the second largest and second most populated city in Sierra Leone after the nation's capital Freetown. The population of the southern province is largely from the Mende (Mende people) ethnic group. As a military force, EO was extremely skilled and conducted a highly successful counter insurgency against the RUF. In just ten days of fighting, EO was able to drive the RUF forces back sixty miles into the interior of the country. EO outmatched the RUF forces in all operations. In just seven months, EO, with support from loyal SLA and the Kamajors battalions, recaptured the diamond mining districts and the Kangari Hills, a major RUF stronghold. Abdullah, p. 96 A second offensive captured the provincial capital and the largest city in Sierra Leone and destroyed the RUF’s main base of operations near Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone), finally forcing the RUF to admit defeat and sign the Abidjan Peace Accord in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on 30 November 1996. Gberie, p. 95 This period of relative peace also allowed the country to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in February and March 1996. The town lies on the eastern shore of Sherbro Island, on the Sherbro River estuary, and was once larger than Freetown, but lack of roads to the mainland meant that the population has declined. Bonthe is about 60 miles south-west of Bo (Bo, Sierra Leone) and 187 miles south-east of Freetown. The inhabitants of the town belong mainly to the Sherbro (Sherbro people) ethnic group.

Tomsk Oblast

In May 1931, a special resolution of the Western-Siberian Regional Executive Committee (classified "top secret

Greater Los Angeles Area

, and Ventura, as well as La Paz County and Yuma County in Arizona. BEA Economic Area – Component Counties Major business districts Greater Los Angeles supports large business districts throughout its urban area. The central business district is located at Downtown Los Angeles. Within the Los Angeles city limits are multiple districts, and other than Bunker Hill, Los Angeles Bunker Hill

, these are Century City (Century City, Los Angeles) and businesses lining Wilshire Boulevard. Other major districts nearby Los Angeles include Downtown Long Beach, downtown Glendale, and downtown Burbank (Burbank, California). In the southern reaches of Greater Los Angeles, major business districts include Newport Center, South Coast Metro, and the developing business district in Irvine (Irvine, California). To the east major business districts include the respective centers of Downtown

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

in 1961, the first land north of the tollway was annexed to the village of Hoffman Estates. Some * April 14, 2007: The Shamrox defeat the Philadelphia Wings 17-11 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois to finish their inaugural season 6-10 and tied with the Philadelphia Wings and Toronto Rock for the fourth and final playoff spot in the NLL (National Lacrosse League) East Division, but miss the playoffs due to their intra-division record. 7,096 fans were in attendance at the final game for "Fan Appreciation Night," which included numerous fan giveaways, a silent auction, and a performance by the local Chicago band, ''Ready...Break.'' thumb right Logo of Barrington Broadcasting (Image:Barrington Broadcasting Group logo.png) '''Barrington Broadcasting Company, LLC''' (best known as Barrington Broadcasting), headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois is an entity wholly focused on broadcast television. The company's assets mainly consist of television stations in middle and small sized markets. The company began operations in January 2004 with its purchases of WHOI-TV in Peoria, Illinois, KHQA-TV in Hannibal, Missouri Quincy, Illinois, and WEYI-TV in Vienna Township, Michigan (Vienna Township, Genesee County, Michigan). align center 4:00 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States Won inaugural IFL Light Heavyweight Championship (List of IFL champions) The '''Chicago Hounds''' were a professional ice hockey team in the United Hockey League for the 2006-07 UHL season. They played their home games at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The Hounds franchise was officially a relocation of the Richmond RiverDogs franchise, which played in Richmond, Virginia for three seasons from 2003-2006. Their only coach was former Fort Wayne Komets coach, Greg Puhalski, who came in as the having the most wins as a head coach in UHL history.

British Hong Kong

occupation in 1941. Although the largest businesses in the early colony were operated by British, American, and other expatriates, Chinese workers provided the bulk of the manpower to build a new port city. Tsang 2004, p. 58 By the late 1980s, many ethnic Chinese people had become major business figures in Hong Kong. Amongst these billionaires was Sir Ka-shing Li (Ka-shing Li), who had become one of the colony's wealthiest people by this time. Opposition and internal dissent thumb Police confrontation during 1967 Leftist Riots (File:1967 Hong Kong riots-Communists and Police.jpg) There was considerable opposition from Chinese nationalists (Chinese nationalism) to the British rule due to its implications for Hong Kong self-determination, particularly in the political arena. Early dissent such as the Canton–Hong Kong strike were anti-British and anti-imperialist in nature. Later, the 1966 riots (Hong Kong 1966 riots) and the 1967 Leftist riots (Hong Kong 1967 Leftist riots) were large scale demonstrations against British colonial rule that was fuelled by tensions surrounding labour disputes and dissatisfaction towards the government. or 支聯會. is a pro-democratic organization that was established on 21 May 1989 in the then British colony of Hong Kong (British Hong Kong) during the demonstration for the students protest in Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Square protest of 1989) in Beijing. The aims of the organization are supporting patriotic democratic movements in China, putting an end to the current one-party dictatorship (single-party state) established by the Communist Party of China, and building a democratic China. It has become the largest grassroots pro-democracy advocacy group in Hong Kong, comprising over 200 base-level members from labour, councillor offices, religious, students, women and political commentary interest groups. Every year, the Alliance holds "Vindicate 4 June and Relay the Torch" activity in Victoria Park (Victoria Park, Hong Kong). According to the organizers, the 20th anniversary commemorations in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, held on 4 June 2009 was attended by over 150,000 people. http: 2009 06 05 world asia 05hong.html Before British rule in Hong Kong (British Hong Kong), the area of Sha Tin and its vicinity was referred to as '''Lek Yuen''' (lit. "source of trickling" or "source of clear water"). Colonial officials allegedly mistook the name of the Sha Tin Wai village as the name of the area and it has been used ever since. Nowadays, the original name is used to refer to Lek Yuen Estate. - border 100px (File:Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg) 1959–1997 Flag of the British colony of Hong Kong (British Hong Kong) A British Blue Ensign with the coat of arms of Hong Kong (1959–1997). - Tuen Mun remained an important town of coastal defence (Coastal defence and fortification) until the start of British rule (British Hong Kong) in 1898. When the British took over (Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory) the New Territories from the Qing (Qing Dynasty) government in this year, the area was renamed Castle Peak (Castle Peak, Hong Kong), and Tuen Mun Hui to '''Tsing Shan Hui''' (青山墟) or '''Castle Peak Hui'''. The name '''Tuen Mun''', however, continued to be used by those living in the area. In pop culture Queen's Road is an icon of the British Crown colony of Hong Kong (British Hong Kong). In the transition period before sovereignty transfer (Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong), there were rumours that all streets and roads related colonial figures like Queen's Road would be renamed in honor of Chinese communists (Communist Party of China). Lo Ta-yu, a song writer, has written a song with Albert Leung titled 皇后大道東 (Queen's Road East), performed by Lo Ta-yu and Ram Chiang Chi Kwong (蔣志光) in 1991, to describe the change in this transition period. '''Sir Robert Ho Tung Bosman''', KBE (Order of the British Empire) (22 December 1862 – 26 April 1956), better known as '''Sir Robert Hotung''', was an influential Eurasian businessman and philanthropist in British Hong Kong. It has often been claimed that he was the "first Chinese person to be allowed to live on Victoria Peak" in 1906, two years after the enactment of the Peak Reservation Ordinance in 1904. Clara Ho Tung, a Hong Kong lady by Irene Cheng Known as "the grand old man of Hong Kong", Leader (28 January 2011). "Ho Tung villa highlights lack of heritage strategy", ''South China Morning Post'' Hotung was knighted in 1915 and 1955. London namesake Smithfield, Hong Kong, was probably named after its London namesake by the British colonial (British Hong Kong) administration. Smithfield, London, is an area in the north-western part of the City of London with a history of over 800 years. It started as an area to house live cattle from the country before they were slaughtered and sold at the meat markets in the City of London. The area was frequented by people of the grassroots of society who worked there as labourers and traders of meat and other foodstuff in the marketplaces nearby. Though situated in England, Smithfield, London, has been a symbol of Scottish patriotism after William Wallace was executed there in 1305. Smithfield, London, as a landmark was promoted by literary works such as Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" and Mark Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper".

Westwood, Los Angeles

the world. The university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974. Prior plans called for this subway to extend to Fairfax Ave. and then north into the Valley but due to political disagreements, the line currently terminates here and the Red Line travels to the Valley via Vermont Avenue. Metro is now planning a project called the Westside Subway Extension (Westside Subway Extension (Los Angeles Metro)) which would extend the Metro Purple Line west from this station, possibly as far as Westwood (Westwood, Los Angeles) UCLA.


, Indonesia. Teochew is the main lingua franca used among the Chinese, and Teochew are the dominant ethnic Chinese group in Pontianak and Ketapang. *There is a large population of Chaozhou people in Thailand. Thailand has had a long history of business and trade with Teochew merchants. Many of the major business families in Thailand can trace their roots to Chaozhou. There are also many instances in the Thai language where Teochew words have been adopted as part of daily use. *There is a large population of Chaozhou people also in Cambodia, where they had been residents for generations most of the trade in Cambodia, even in small towns is dominated by them. Most of the business and professional families in Cambodia can trace their ancestry to Chaozhou. The Teochew community associations are engaged in management of their own schools, pagodas and charities. The Chinese lunar new year is a national holiday. Friendship City * Bangkok, Thailand (2005-11-25) * 13th arrondissement of Paris, France (2009-05-15) * Xiamen, China (2013-07-24) * San Francisco, USA (2013-11-22) See also * Chaozhou cuisine, the cooking style originating from Chaozhou. * Teochew dialect, the dialect spoken in Chaozhou. * Teochew people, history of the people from Chaozhou. References

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