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. Pest was the area on the left (east) bank of the Danube around present-day Budapest, Pilis was on the opposite bank. They were united and became the political, cultural and economical centre of Hungary. The Solt region (the left bank of the Danube south of Ráckeve), which previously belonged to Fejér county, was incorporated in Pest-Pilis-Solt county in the 17th century. Kiskunság (Little Cumania) was added in 1876, creating Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun county

Bintan Island

struggle within the Sultanate of Riau-Johor ensued. The British seized this opportunity and occupied the island of Singapore. With this, the importance of Bintan island as a trading port also declined. A new cultural centre developed on Penyengat Island and it got established as the stronghold of Malay and Islamic culture. However the history changed the fate of Riau as a political, cultural or economic centre when European powers took


The Fatimids established the Tunisian city of Mahdia and made it their capital city, before conquering Egypt, and building the city of Cairo in 969. Thereafter, Cairo became the capital of the caliphate, with Egypt becoming the political, cultural, and religious centre of the state. The 4th century AH 10th century CE has been called by Louis Massignon ‘the Ismaili century in the history of Islam’. In his “Mutanabbi devant le siècle ismaëlien de l’Islam”, in Mém. de l’Inst. Français


1,800,000, composed predominantly of mestizos and whites; making it the second most populous city in Central America after Guatemala City. Managua is the undisputed commercial, political, cultural and religious center of the country and many new trends originate from here before they affect the rest of the country. The Managua focus of nearly all media (print and TV) is so staggeringly large, that an address without mention of the city is almost always meant to mean Managua by default in news

for trade include beer, coffee, matches, textiles, and shoes. The city has been witness to the rise and fall of political powers throughout Nicaragua's history and suffered devastating earthquakes in 1931 and 1972. Managua is the economic, political, cultural, commercial and industrial center of Nicaragua. Since the 1972 earthquake, residential and business areas have been built on the outskirts of Managua. Managua has been dubbed the ''Venice of Central America'' because of its escalating use of makeshift canals that can be found throughout the city. Although it doesn't have the sheer colonial beauty of León and Granada and travellers and expats alike love to complain about the dusty hot streets in the dry season and the mud and torrential canals in the rainy season, Managua does have some things to offer for the tourist. So it might be worth to spend some time here and not immediately head out on the first bus or plane you can get. Residents of the city and of the department of Managua are called ''Managüenses.'' Budget Nicaragua is one of Latin America's economically friendly destinations. Its hotel, food and transportation costs are a fraction of its neighbors. Eating at local restaurants is extremely inexpensive, and for $30, a meal for four can be served at these locations. Fast food locations are relatively similar to those in North America and Europe in terms of price. High-end restaurants are also affordable. Foreign cuisine, like French and Italian specialties, are served at high-end locations for a fraction of the price found in North American and European cities. Transportation is equally affordable with bus trips for less than US$1.00 and taxi services. Hotels, as anywhere, vary from cheap hostels to full service five stars that can run into the thousands of cordobas. Get in By plane *'''Augusto C. Sandino International Airport''', WikiPedia:Managua Dmoz:Regional Central America Nicaragua Localities Managua Commons:Category:Managua

San Salvador

'''San Salvador''' (English: ''Holy Savior'') is the capital city of El Salvador, and the capital of the San Salvador department (San Salvador Department). WikiPedia:San Salvador Dmoz:Regional Central_America El_Salvador Localities San_Salvador Commons:Category:San Salvador


printing houses, libraries, laboratories, business incubators, student rooms, dining halls, students' unions, student societies, and academic festivities. Moreover, the history of the city is often intertwined with the history of the university itself. Many European university towns have not been merely important places of scientific and educational endeavor, but also centers of political, cultural and social influence to their respective societies throughout the centuries. Examples of these cities

Kuwait City

footnotes '''Kuwait City''' (Arabic (Arabic language): مدينة الكويت) is the capital and largest city of Kuwait. It has a population of 4.1 million in the metropolitan area. Kuwait City is the political, cultural and economic center of Kuwait. Kuwait City is considered a global city. Kuwait City’s trade and transportation needs are served by Kuwait International Airport, Mina Al-Shuwaik (Shuwaikh) (Shuwaik Port) and Mina Al Ahmadi


of British North America (1816–1818). Sherbrooke is the primary economic, political, cultural and institutional centre of Estrie, and was known as the ''Queen of the Eastern Townships'' at the beginning of the 20th century. There are eight institutions educating 40,000 students and employing 11,000 people, 3,700 of whom are professors, teachers and researchers.

Northern Cyprus

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