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Gweru

climate and scenic location attract tourists and retired people. The largest employers are ZIMASCO, UNKI Mine, a subsidiary of Anglo-American (Anglo American plc) through its platinum wing, Angloplats, the government through education, agriculture and health. thumb right In the town of Beitbridge ladies in their Sunday Best, 2006 (Image:Sunday Best Beitbridge.jpg) On the South African side of the border the N1 (N1 (South Africa)) National Roads in South Africa Highway


Bukavu

above sea level) and scenic location (Bukavu is built on five peninsulas and has been described as "a green hand, dipped in the lake"). Many colonial villas have gardens sloping down to the shore. By contrast, the main residential district for ordinary people, Kadutu, climbs up the hillside inland. The surrounding hills reach a height of 2,000 metres. Formerly an administrative centre for the whole of the Kivu region, the town lost some of its status as result of the growth of Goma. thumb left Bust of Laurent-Désiré Kabila (File:Laurent-Désiré Kabila cropped.jpg) Following the Rwandan Genocide, Hutu refugees and many members of the former Hutu-led government fled as part of the Great Lakes refugee crisis. The refugee camps around Goma and Bukavu became a center of the Hutu insurgency from the camps against the new Watutsi (Tutsi) government of Rwanda. In November 1996 at the start of the First Congo War, Rwandan government forces consequently attacked the Hutu camps, and forces of the then Zaire government which allowed the insurgency. The Rwandan government supported rebels in Zaire led by Laurent Kabila who overthrew the Kinshasa government with their help, and then fell out with them, leading to the Second Congo War. Rwanda supported the rebel Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD) against Kabila. The RCD was dominated by the Banyamulenge, and Bukavu which with the rest of Sud-Kivu was held by the RCD saw sporadic fighting between rebels and government forces and their proxies, including the Mayi-Mayi, especially in 1998 and 2004. thumb right Former Archbishop of Bukavu, Christopher Munzihirwa (File:Christophe Munzihirwa (1926-1996).jpg), assassinated in 1996 On June 3, 2004, protestors in several Congolese cities took to the streets to demonstrate against the United Nations for failing to prevent Bukavu from falling to Rwandan-backed RCD forces led by General Nkunda (Laurent Nkunda). Global Witness ''Under-Mining Peace – The Explosive Trade in Cassiterite in Eastern DRC'' About 16,000 women were raped on a single weekend after General Nkunda told his troops "This city is yours for three days." Der Spiegel (in German) In September 2007 Nkunda, who had been persuaded to fall in line with the peace accords which ended the war and re-integrate his troops with the Congolese government forces, again rebelled and started attacking government troops north of Goma. Transport Bukavu an important transport hub and gateway to eastern DR Congo, but as a result of the wars the road network has deteriorated and highways to Goma, Kisangani and other towns have not been fully restored. As with Goma, close proximity to the paved road network of East Africa and the functioning eastern section of the Trans-African Highway to Mombasa (Lagos-Mombasa Highway) may allow a faster recovery than other Congolese towns. Bukavu's proximity to the Lake Tanganyika ports of Bujumbura and Kalundu-Uvira give it an additional advantage, with access on the lake to the railheads of Kigoma (linked to Dar es Salaam) and Kalemie (rail link to Katanga (Katanga Province), in need of rehabilitation). Isolation, largely due to bad road infrastructure, has been found to be an important determinant of wealth and or development in South Kivu. Ulimwengu, J., Funes, J., Headey, D. and You, L. 2009. Paving the way for development? The impact of transport infrastructure on agricultural production and poverty reduction in the Democratic Republic of Congo, IFPRI Discussion Paper 00944, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, USA. 48 pp. has numerous lakeside wharf wharves and boat transport is used extensively in the Congolese waters of the lake in the absence of well maintained roads. Kavumu Airport (ICAO code:FZMA, IATA code: BKY) located about 30 kilometres north is the domestic airport for Bukavu. Medical care thumb left Panzi Hospital (File:PanziHospital.png) Bukavu is home to the Panzi Hospital, which is also the teaching hospital of the Evangelical University in Africa. Bukavu is also home to the Catholic University of Bukavu's School of Medicine and General Reference teaching hospital. The pharmaceutical factory Pharmakina owned by a German immigrant produces the antimalarial drug quinine and the generic AIDS medicament Afri-vir. Pharmakina also runs an AIDS diagnostic and treatment center. Das Parlament – Publication of the German Bundestag With 740 employees and about 1000 free-lance workers Pharmakina is the largest employer in town. Die Zeit Nr.29 2005: "Kongos kleines Wirtschaftswunder" Status of women Women continue to face major problems of violence in the wake of war in the eastern DRC. Fondation chirezi in August 2007 launched a project for women's trauma healing and care, based in Bukavu. Natural hazards Although not threatened by volcanoes as Goma is, Bukavu is equally in danger from a potential limnic eruption from Lake Kivu, in which vast quantities of dissolved carbon dioxide and methane could explode from the lake and threaten the lives of the 2 million people who live near the lake. "Killer Lakes." '' BBC Two Thursday 4 April 2002, summarised at www.bbc.co.uk. Climate Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (tropical wet and dry climate) (Aw). commons:Bukavu


Mendocino, California

at an elevation of 154 feet (47 m). The population of the census-designated place (CDP) was 894 at the 2010 census, up from 824 at the 2000 census. The town's name comes from Cape Mendocino, named by early Spanish navigators in honor of Antonio de Mendoza, Viceroy of New Spain. Despite its small size, the town's scenic

location on a headland surrounded by the Pacific Ocean has made it extremely popular as an artist colony and with vacationers. History Prior to 1850, a Pomo (Pomo people) settlement named Buldam (Buldam, California) was located near Mendocino on the north bank of the Big River (Big River, California). The town was founded in 1850 as a logging community, and was originally named Meiggsville after Henry Meiggs. The first post office opened in 1858. Many of the town's early settlers were New Englanders, as was true with many older Northern California logging towns. Portuguese (Portuguese people) fishermen from the Azores also settled in the area, as did immigrants from Canton Province (Cantonese people) in China, who built a Taoist temple in the town. Mendocino's economy declined after 1940, and it became a somewhat isolated village with a declining population. The revitalization of the town began in the late 1950s with the founding of the Mendocino Art Center by artist Bill Zacha. at an elevation of 82 feet (25 m). Caspar is located on the Pacific Ocean. In the Caspar area is the historic Point Cabrillo Light Station (Point Cabrillo Light), which was built in 1909. The population was 509 at the 2010 census. thumb left 240px Leaves and spent blooms (image:Coastsilkleavesrazorback.jpg) Congdon silktassel has a multi-furcate trunk branching structure yielding an almost spherical form. The height can attain four meters, but more commonly averages two to three meters in the wild. Congdon silktassel, as all the genus Garrya, have opposite leaves that have a tough leathery feel, glossy green on top, but paler, slightly furry and duller on the underside. *''Jepson Flora Project'': ''Garrya congdonii'' The dioecious flowers are concentrated in inflorescences which cascade downward as ament (ament (botany))s of approximately three to five centimeters in length. Eugene N. Kozloff and Linda H. Reidelman, ''Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region, Mendocino (Mendocino, California) to Monterey (Monterey, California)'', Sagen Press, Pacific Grove, Ca., Nov. 1994 While the Congdon silktassel manifests separate male and female plants, the pendant male catkins are much more evident, up to 25 centimeters long; those of the female are shorter and silver-grey. Although the flowers bloom in late January and February, dried bracts remain on the tree well into summer as light gray decorations. The plant has smooth dark bark, dark-greenish when young, but with age the bark roughens. New twigs are green and moderately stout. Death Aasen died from pneumonia on August 1, 1938 at Mendocino State Hospital in Mendocino, California. His body was later shipped to Dr. Humberd in Missouri for study and dissection. The skeleton was kept by Dr. Humberd, but after his death shipped to Loma Linda, California. Aasen's cremated soft parts were sent to a Masonic funeral at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale) in Glendale, California. The Mendocino Range rises from the California North Coast in southern Humboldt County (Humboldt County, California), to include Bear Mountain, Rainbow Ridge and Gypsy Mountain of the Mattole Range, and Grasshopper Peak, which is the dominant mountain within Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This area is extremely beautiful, with huge stands of giant Old Growth, including the Coast Redwood, Douglas Fir, and Grand Fir. The Avenue of the Giants (California State Route 254) is a particularly scenic route, providing for car touring of the Redwood Forest. The Mendocino Range continues south into Mendocino County, to include a mountainous region to the east including the Mendocino National Forest and Yolla Bolly Wilderness along the Middle Eel (Eel River (California)). Westward, nearer the coast, the Mendocino Range can best be seen by following Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway (US)). Scenic vistas include Gilham Butte, the Chemise and Red Mountains along the South Fork of the Eel River (Eel River (California)), and Cahto Peak, near Leggett. These mountains form a rugged terrain that includes Rattlesnake Pass and other mountains along U.S. Route 101 (U.S. Route 101 (California)). This mountainous terrain continues south to include Jackson State Forest and the Big River (Big River (California)) watershed, near Ft. Bragg (Fort Bragg, California) and Mendocino (Mendocino, California), with elevations from sea level to 1710 feet, and the area around Ukiah, to include English Ridge, the Sanhedrin Mountains, the Snow Mountain Wilderness, and Cache Creek. Further south, these mountains gradually become smaller and less rugged, transforming themselves into the Mayacamas Mountains, the Sonoma foothills, and the wine country of the Russian River (Russian River (California)).


Mill Valley, California

of as the justification for future steps, lanes, or paths). http: www.cityofmillvalley.org Modules ShowDocument.aspx?documentid 3770 For those who prefer to enjoy nature from the comfort of a chair, the city's public library http: www.millvalleylibrary.org is nestled in a serene and scenic location at the edge of Old Mill Park http: justplaygrounds.com play millValley oldMill index.htm where visitors may relax indoors near the wood


Ohrid

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Hanoi

address lat long directions Opposite KFC phone tollfree fax hours price 45,000 dong content On the 3rd floor in a ship-shaped 5 storey building overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake and Vietnam's "Piccadilly Circus". Great spot to relax in scenic location where you can watch all the traffic and pedestrians go about their business below you along their outside balcony or stay inside their comfy air conditioned interior. They also serve food and beer. Sleep


Vancouver

City Guide accessdate 11 July 2009 Vancouver's scenic location makes it a major tourist destination. Many visit to see the city's gardens, Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park (Queen Elizabeth Park, British Columbia), VanDusen Botanical Garden and the mountains, ocean, forest and parklands which surround the city. Each year over a million people pass through Vancouver on cruise ship vacations, often bound for Alaska. Vancouver is the most stressed in the spectrum of affordability of housing in Canada. WikiPedia:Vancouver dmoz:Regional North America Canada British Columbia Localities V Vancouver Commons:Category:Vancouver


Zimbabwe

;km) to the north. Shurugwi is one of Zimbabwe's largest producers of chrome; other metals also are mined there. Its healthful climate and scenic location attract tourists and retired people. The largest employers are ZIMASCO, UNKI Mine, a subsidiary of Anglo-American (Anglo American plc) through its platinum wing, Angloplats, the government through education, agriculture and health. Natural resources The town is located on the mineral rich belt, commonly known


Havana

sculpture of Alma Mater on the steps of the monumental entrance to the Universidad de La Habana, in Havana, Cuba. The statue was cast in 1919 by Mario Korbel, and installed in its current scenic location in 1927 under the direction of architect Raul Otero. Patronage of places Christopher is the patron saint of many places, including: Baden, Germany (Baden); Barga, Italy (Barga); Brunswick, Germany (Braunschweig); ref name "


Seattle

, in the small town of Cleveland, North Carolina.) thumb Fisher Fountain (File:Fisher Fountain.JPG‎) WWU's scenic location in Bellingham, a rapidly-growing city of about 80,000 people, overlooks Bellingham Bay and many of Puget Sound’s 172 San Juan Islands. It was originally built on a peat bog, and due to this and the area's geography, the university has had to address problems from its buildings slowly sinking into the ground. The university

, hardware store, pharmacy, airport, and several churches. There is a public park that hosts events including the farmers market. Indian Island is just offshore Eastsound's public beach. Eastsound's scenic location makes it a popular tourist destination. Eastsound Washington is known for its community events, recreation and tourism. Half a mile north of Eastsound is the Orcas Island Airport airport which has scheduled service to Seattle, Bellingham, Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Lopez Island with unscheduled service to many other locations. Moran State Park is located nearby. Notable residents include Apollo 8 Astronaut William "Bill" Anders and cartoonist Gary Larson. McKagan had moved from Seattle to Los Angeles at this point


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