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Bangalore / bæŋɡəlɔːr /, officially known as Bengaluru ([beŋɡəɭuːɾu]), is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of about 8.42 million and a metropolitan population of about 8.52 million, making it the third largest city and the fifth largest urban agglomeration in India. It is located in South India on the Deccan Plateau. Its height is over 900 m above sea level, the highest of the Indian cities.
A series of South Indian dynasties, the Western Gangas, the Cholas and the Hoysalas, ruled the present-day region of Bangalore until 1537 CE Kempé Gowdā - a feudal ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire - erected a mud fort that marked the founding of modern Bangalore. In 1638 the Marathas conquered and ruled Bangalore for nearly 50 years after which the Mughals captured and sold the city to the Kingdom of the Wadiyar Dynasty of Mysore. It was conquered by the British after the victory in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1799), which returned administrative control of the city to the Maharajah of Mysore. The ancient city developed under the rule of the Maharajah of Mysore and became the capital of the Principality of Mysore, which existed as a nominally sovereign entity of the British Raj. In 1809 the British relocated to Bangalore, outside the old city, and a city developed around them that was ruled as part of British India. After India gained independence in 1947, Bangalore became the capital of Mysore State and remained the capital when the new Indian state of Karnataka was established in 1956. The two urban settlements of Bangalore - city and canton -, which had developed into independent units, merged. Today's Kannada, Bengalūru, was declared the official name of the city in 2006. Bangalore is sometimes referred to as the "Silicon Valley of India" (or "IT Capital of India") for its role as the nation's leading IT exporter. The Indian technology organizations ISRO, Infosys, Wipro and HAL have their headquarters in the city. As a demographically diverse city, Bangalore is the second fastest growing metropolis in India. It is home to many educational and research institutions in India, such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), the Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) (IIMB), the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore, National Institute of Design, Bangalore (NID R & amp;; D Campus), India University's National Law School (NLSIU), and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). Numerous government aviation and defense organizations such as Bharat Electronics, Hindustan Aeronautics, and National Aerospace Laboratories are located in the city. The city is also home to the Kannada film industry.


Early and Medieval History
A discovery of Stone Age artifacts during the 2001 census in India at Jalahalli, Sidhapura and Jadigenahalli, all of which are now on the outskirts of Bangalore, suggest human settlement around 4000 BC. Around 1000 BC Cemetery fields were established in Koramangala and Chikkajala on the outskirts of Bangalore. Coins of the Roman emperors Augustus, Tiberius and Claudius found in Yeswanthpur and HAL indicate that Bangalore was founded in 27 BC. Was involved in transoceanic trade with ancient civilizations.
The region of what is now Bangalore was part of several successive South Indian kingdoms. Between the fourth and tenth centuries, the Bangalore region was ruled by the western Ganga dynasty of Karnataka, the first dynasty to exercise effective control over the region. According to Edgar Thurston, there were twenty-eight kings who ruled Gangavadi from the beginning of the Christian era until the conquest by the Cholas. These kings are part of it


Bangalore is located in the southeast of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It lies in the heart of the Mysore Plateau (a region of the greater Precambrian Deccan Plateau) at an average elevation of 900 m (2,953 ft). It is at 12 ° 58'N 77 ° 34'E / 12.97 ° N 77.56 ° E / 12.97; 77.56 and covers an area of ​​741 km (286 square miles). Most of the city of Bangalore is in the Bangalore District of Karnataka, and the surrounding rural areas are part of the Bangalore Rural District. The government of Karnataka has carved the new Ramanagara district out of the old rural district of Bangalore.
Bangalore's topology is generally flat, although the western parts of the city are hilly. The highest point is Vidyaranyapura Doddabettahalli, which is 962 meters (3,156 feet) away and is to the northwest of the city. There are no major rivers running through the city, although the paths of Arkavathi and South Pennar cross in 60 kilometers from Nandi


There are a large number of German-style buildings in Qingdao city center, remarkable considering that the German colonial era only lasted 16 years (1898-1914). The unique combination of German and Chinese architecture in the city center, combined with German demographic roots and a large Korean expatriate population, gives Qingdao a distinctive atmosphere. An old proverb described Qingdao as a city of red tiles, green trees, blue skies and blue seas. This saying actually gives a bird's eye view of Qingdao. A greater number of areas in former foreign styles are well preserved. Although the new urban area is being reconstructed on a large scale, the old urban area (especially the western part of Shinan District) still has many traditional buildings. Celebrities
Other notable people include: Films Made in Qingdao Language During the city's colonial days, German was the official language and was strictly taught and promoted. Since the fall of the German colonial empire in the First World War


American ecology is megadiverse: approximately 17,000 species of vascular plants are found in the contiguous United States and Alaska, and over 1,800 species of flowering plants are found in Hawaii, few of which are found on the mainland. The United States has 428 species of mammals, 784 species of birds, 311 species of reptiles, and 295 species of amphibians. About 91,000 species of insects have been described. The bald eagle is both the national bird and animal of the United States and an enduring symbol of the country itself.
There are 58 national parks and hundreds of other government-administered parks, forests, and wilderness areas. In total, the government owns around 28% of the country's area. Most of it is protected, although some are leased for oil and gas drilling, mining, logging, or ranching; About 0.86% is used for military purposes.
Environmental issues have been on the national agenda since 1970. Environmental controversies include debates over oil and nuclear energy


To be considered an island, a piece of land must remain water year round and support a living tree. Many of the islands are publicly owned. A group of 21 islands form the Thousand Islands National Park, the oldest of Canada's national parks east of the Rocky Mountains. The park is home to campsites, inland hiking trails, annual family events, and a national heritage site.
Thirty New York State Parks are managed as part of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Heritage Conservation Thousand Islands Region, including many that are located on river islands or along the New York coast. Many of these river parks were established as part of the St. Lawrence Reservation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and were among the earliest land purchases in New York for conservation and recreational purposes. Larger parks include Wellesley Island State Park, which includes the largest campground in the area, and Robert Moses State Park. Other destinations are boat, fishing and vacation destinations


In China, the culture of the Cantonese people is a subset of the larger "southern" or "Lingnan" cultural areas. Notable aspects of Guangzhou's cultural heritage include:
The Guangzhou Opera House & amp; Symphony orchestras also perform Western classical music and Chinese compositions in their style. Cantonese music is a style of traditional Chinese instrumental music, while cantopop is the local form of rock and roll and pop music. Religion and Qing Period Guangzhou had around 124 religious pavilions, halls and temples. Today, in addition to the Buddhist association, Guangzhou also has a Taoist association, a Jewish community, and a history of Christianity and Islam. Daoism and Chinese folk religion are still represented in some of the city's temples. Among the most important is the Temple of the Five Immortals, which is said to honor the five immortals who are credited with introducing rice cultivation on the foundations of the city. The five rams they rode were said to have turned to stones upon their departure and gave the town some of its nicknames. Another place of worship is the City God Temple. Guangzhou, like most of southern China, is also attentive to ancestral worship at events such as the Tomb Sweeping and Ghost Festivals. Buddhism and Buddhism is the most famous religion in Guangzhou. Zhizhi Temple was founded in AD 233 from the estate of a Wu official; It is said to include the residence of Zhao Jiande, the last of the Nanyue kings, and has been known as the Guangxiao Temple ("Temple of Bright Branch Piety") since the Ming. The missionary Bodhidharma is said to have traditionally visited Panyu during the Liu Song or Liang Dynasty (5th or 6th century). Around AD 520, Emperor Wu of the Liang ordered the construction of Baozhuangyan Temple and Xilai Monastery to store the relics of Cambodian Buddhist saints who had been brought into the city and housed the monks who gathered there. The Baozhuangyan is known today as the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, based on a famous poem that Su Shi composed after a visit during the Northern Song. The Xilai Monastery was renamed the Hualin Temple ("Flowery Forest Temple") after its reconstruction during the Qing. The temples were damaged by both the Republican Campaign to "Promote Temple Possession Education" (廟 產 興學) and the Maoist Cultural Revolution, but have been renovated since opening in the 1980s. The Ocean Banner Temple on Henan Island, once famous in the west as the only tourist spot in Guangzhou open to foreigners, has reopened as Hoi Tong Monastery. Christianity and Nestorian Christians first arrived in China via the Overland Silk Road. They suffered during persecution by Emperor Wuzong in 845 and were practically extinct by the year 1000. The Qing-era travel ban restricted missionaries until it was abolished after the First Opium War, although Protestant Robert Morrison did some work through his service with the British factory. The Catholic Archdiocese is located in Guangzhou's Sacred Heart Cathedral, also known as the "Stone House". A Gothic Revival building hand built from 1861 to 1888 under French leadership. Its original Latin and French stained glass windows were destroyed during the wars and during the Cultural Revolution. They have since been replaced by English ones. Canton Christian College (1888) and Hackett Medical College for Women (1902) were both founded by missionaries and are now part of Guangzhou's Lingnan. Interest in Christianity has increased since China opened up in the 1980s, but Guangzhou has maintained pressure on underground churches to avoid registration with government officials. Catholic Archbishop Dominic Tang was imprisoned without trial for 22 years, but his current successor is recognized by both the Vatican and the Chinese Patriotic Church. Islam

Guangzhou has had a Muslim community since the earliest days of Islam; the native or nativized followers of the faith are known as Hui. The Huaisheng Mosque is one of the oldest surviving mosques in the world, said to have been founded by the existing Arab community around the time of the Revelation of Muhammad or by Muhammad's uncle in 627. Muslims sacked the city in 758 and were massacred by the monks of the Chinese rebel Huang Chao in 878, along with the Jews, Christians and Parsis. The Muslims who opposed the Manchu conquest of the city are still honored by a national monument at the grave of the "Loyal Trio of Muslims". The modern city has numerous halal restaurants. Sports
The Guangzhou International Sports Arena with 18,000 seats will be one of the venues for the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2019.
From November 12th to 27th, 2010, Guangzhou hosted the 16th Asian Games. That same year, the first Asian Para Games took place from December 12th to 19th, the largest sporting event the city has ever hosted.
Guangzhou also hosts the following major sporting events:
Current sports clubs based in Guangzhou include: SportsLigaAnimalClubStadiumFootballChinese Super League1stGuangzhou Evergrande TaobaoTianhe StadiumFootballChinese Super League1stGuangzhou R & amp; FYuexiushan StadiumBasketballChinese Basketball Association1stGuangzhou Long LionsTianhe High SchoolVolleyballChinese Volleyball League2ndGuangdong Evergrande Women's Volleyball ClubGuangzhou Sports University High SchoolBaseballChina Baseball League1stGuangdong LeopardsTianhe Sports Center Baseball Field
Guangzhou Evergrande FC has developed into a powerhouse in club football in the People's Republic of China in recent years, winning six national championship titles between 2011 and 2016. The team also won the AFC Champions League in 2013 and 2015. The club took part in the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup and lost 3-0 in the semi-finals to 13-year-old UEFA Champions League winners FC Bayern Munich.


There are three art museums in Taos: Harwood Museum of Art, Taos Art Museum and Millicent Rogers Museum, which feature art from the Pueblo Indians, Taos Society of Artists, and modern and contemporary artists from the Taos Art Colony. The city has more than 80 art galleries, and there are several houses of the Taos Society of Artists.
There are several local performing arts venues in Taos. The Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) attracts nationally known and local artists to the Taos Community Auditorium. They also present independent film series. Three chamber music groups perform at TCA: Taos School of Music, Taos Chamber Music Group, and Music from Angel Fire. The Harwood Museum of Art is the venue for further performances and lectures. The Town of Taos Convention Center provides a venue for other local performances.
The Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival was a film festival that took place in the city from the mid 1990s to 2003. The main prize of the festival was 2 hectares of land.


The Francis Winspear Center for Music opened in 1997 after years of planning and fundraising. It is called one of the acoustically perfect concert halls in Canada. It is home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and hosts a variety of shows each year. It has 1,932 guests and is home to the $ 3 million Davis Concert Organ, Canada's largest concert organ. Across Avenue 102 is the Citadel Theater, named after the Salvation Army Citadel where Joe Shoctor founded the Citadel Theater Company in 1965. Today it is one of the largest theater complexes in Canada with five halls, each specializing in different productions. In 2015, the Citadel Theater also became the Catalyst Theater. Located on the grounds of the University of Alberta is the 2,534-seater Jubilee Auditorium in Northern Alberta, which was renovated for over a year as part of the province's centenary in 2005. Both it and its southern twin in Calgary were constructed for the provincial golden jubilee in 1955 and have hosted many concerts, musicals, and ballets. The Edmonton Opera uses the anniversary as a base of operations. On the front of the building is a quote from the life of Augustus von Suetonius: "He found a city made of bricks.left it built of marble.
The Old Strathcona neighborhood is home to the theater district, which is home to the ATB Financial Arts Barns (home of the Edmonton International Fringe Festival), the Walterdale Playhouse, and the Varscona Theater (base of operations for several theater groups, including Teatro) La Quindicina, Shadow Theater, Die-Nasty, Plane Jane Theater and Grindstone Theater!). Edmonton became Canada's Capital of Culture in 2007. The Edmonton Ukrainian Dnipro Ensemble, along with other Ukrainian choirs such as the Edmonton Ukrainian Male Chorus, help preserve Ukrainian musical culture within the parameters of Edmonton's Canadian multicultural identity.


The main art collection of Seville is the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville. It was founded in 1835 in the former monastery of La Merced. It houses many masterpieces by Murillo, Pacheco, Zurbar & aacute, Vald & eacutes Leal and other masters of the Baroque school of Seville, which also includes Flemish paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Other museums in Seville are:


Cinema in Emilia-Romagna is the main setting for Bernardo Bertolucci's epic 1900. Rimini is the birthplace of Federico Fellini and Ferrara by Michelangelo Antonioni.Cuisine and gastronomy in Emilia-Romagna is considered one of the richest regions of Italy in terms of its gastronomic and Winemaking tradition. The region is known for its eggs and stuffed noodles made from soft wheat flour. Bologna is known for pasta dishes such as tortellini, lasagna, gramigna and tagliatelle, which are also found in many other parts of the region in different declensions. The Romagna sub-region is also known for pasta dishes such as Garganelli, Strozzapreti, Sfoglia lorda and Tortelli alla Lastra. In the Emilia sub-region, with the exception of Piacenza, which is heavily influenced by the cuisines of Lombardy, rice is eaten less. Polenta, a corn-based dish, is common in both Emilia and Romagna. The famous balsamic vinegar is only produced in the Emilian cities of Modena and Reggio Emilia according to legally binding traditional methods. Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan cheese) is made in Reggio Emilia, Parma, Modena, and Bologna and is used in the kitchen, while Grana Padano variety is produced in the rest of the region.
Although the Adriatic coast is a major fishing area (known for eels and clams), the region is known for its meat products, especially pork, which include Parmas Prosciutto, Culatello and Felino Salami, Piacenza's Pancetta, Coppa and Salami, Bolognas Mortadella and Salame Rosa, Modena Zampone, Cotechino and Cappello del Prete and Ferraras Salama da Sugo. Reggio Emilia is famous for its fresh egg pasta cappelletti (similar to Bologna's tortellini, but different in size), the typical Erbazzone spinach and Parmigiano Reggiano salt cake and its gnocco fritto, a kind of mixed strips fried in oil, enjoyed in combination with ham or salami. Crescentina, better known as tigella, is the typical thin round bread that comes from the Modena Apennines and is usually filled with the typical cunza (pork lard with garlic and rosemary) or with cold cuts, cheese and salt, dressings or sweet spreads. Piacenza and Ferrara are also known for some dishes made with horse and donkey meat. Regional desserts include Zuppa Inglese (pudding with sponge cake and Alchermes liqueur) and Panpepato (Christmas cake with pepper, chocolate, spices and almonds). A full list of the main regional wines should include Sangiovese from Romagna, Lambrusco from Reggio Emilia or Modena, Cagnina di Romagna, Gutturnio and Trebbiano from Piacenza. Music and Emilia-Romagna produced one of the most important composers in the region's musical history, Giuseppe Verdi, as well as Arturo Toscanini, one of the most famous conductors of the 20th century, and the world-famous opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
The region is known in Italy for its popular rock and folk musicians such as Samuele Bersani, Luciano Ligabue, Vasco Rossi and Zucchero. "Romagna mia", a song written by Secondo Casadei in 1954, is considered by many to be the unofficial hymn of Romagna.


Dublin has a vibrant nightlife and is reputedly one of the most youthful cities in Europe, with an estimate of 50% of its citizens under the age of 25. There are many pubs in the city center, with the area around St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street Harcourt Street, Camden Street, Wexford Street and Leeson Street being the location of many nightclubs and pubs.
The most famous area for nightlife is Temple Bar, south of the River Liffey. The area has become popular among tourists including stag and hen parties from the UK. It was developed as Dublin's cultural district and maintains that spirit as a center for small art productions, photo and artist studios and in the form of street performers and small music events. However, it has been criticized by Lonely Planet as overpriced, fake and dirty. In 2014, Temple Bar was listed as one of the Top Ten Most Disappointing Travel Destinations in the world by the Huffington Post. The neighborhoods around Leeson Street, Harcourt Street, South William Street, and Camden / Georges Street are popular nightspots for locals.
Live music is often played on streets and in venues across Dublin and the city has produced several musicians and groups of international success including The Dubliners, Thin Lizzy, The Boomtown Rats, U2, The Script, Sin & eacute; ad O'Connor, Boyzone, Kodaline and Westlife. The two most famous cinemas in the city center are the Savoy Cinema and the Cineworld Cinema, both north of the Liffey. Alternative and special interest cinema can be found at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar and the Light House Cinema in Smithfield. Large modern multiscreen cinemas are located in the suburbs of Dublin. The 3Arena venue in Dublin Docklands has hosted many world famous performers.


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Queenstown has many festivals. Examples are the Bike Festival (March / April), the Winter Festival (June) and the Jazz Festival (October).


The pristine beaches and the palm-lined paths are used by joggers, walkers and cyclists, and net protection guard swimming enclosures offer safe access to the sea all year round. The Palm Bay jetty is one of the most popular fishing spots in the region, where anglers regularly catch species such as mackerel, giant trevally or 'G.T's' and sharks.


The Mauritius Holidays involve the blending of several cultures from the history of Mauritius. There are Hindu festivals, Chinese festivals, Muslim festivals as well as Christian festivals. Holidays in Mauritius 2017Date New YearSun 1- Mon 2 January Chinese Spring FestivalSat 28 JanuaryFighting SlaveryWed 1 FebruaryThaipoosam CavadeeThurs 9 FebruaryMaha ShivaratreeFri 24 FebruaryIndependence and Republic DaySun 12 MarchUgadiWed 29 MarchLabour DayMon 1 MayEid ul-Fitr JuneGanesh ChaturthiSat August 26DivaliThurs October 19All Saints' DayWed November 1Arrival of Indentured LaborersThurs November 2Christmas DayMon December 25th
There are 15 annual public holidays in Mauritius. Seven of them are fixed holidays: January 1st and 2nd; February 1st; March 12th; 1st of May; November 2; and December 25th. The other holidays are religious festivals with dates that change from year to year. However, these are holidays, many other festivals such as Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Pégrave and Laval Pilgrimage also take place in Mauritius.


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Cricket is by far the most popular sport. Bangalore has many parks and gardens that provide excellent spots for improvised games. A significant number of national cricketers came from Bangalore, including former captains Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble. Some of the other notable players from the city who have represented India include Gundappa Vishwanath, Syed Kirmani, E.A. S. Prasanna, B.S. Chandrasekhar, Roger Binny, Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad, Sunil Joshi, Robin Uthappa and Vinay Kumar. Bangalore's international cricket stadium is M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, which has 55,000 seats and has hosted the Cricket World Cup, the 1996 Cricket World Cup and the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Chinnaswamy Stadium is home to the Indian National Cricket Academy.
The Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore and the I-League club Bengaluru FC are based in the city. The city hosted some of the 2014 Unity World Cup games.
The city hosts the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Bangalore Open tournament each year. Bangalore has hosted the Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open ATP tournament every year since September 2008.
The city is home to the Bangalore Rugby Football Club (BRFC). Bangalore has a number of elite clubs such as Century Club, Bangalore Golf Club, Bowring Institute and the exclusive Bangalore Club, which is one of its former members, Winston Churchill and Maharajah of Mysore. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited SC is based in Bangalore. Davis Cup team members Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna from Bangalore live in Bangalore. Other athletes from Bangalore include the national swimming champion Nisha Millet, the world snooker champion Pankaj Advani and the former All England Open badminton champion Prakash Padukone.
Bangalore is home to the Bengaluru Beast, runner-up in India's top professional basketball league, the UBA Pro Basketball League.
The city has hosted some games of the 2014 Unity World Cup.City-based professional clubsClubSportLigaStadionSpanBengaluru BeastBasketballUBA2015 & Bangalore BangladeshBadmintonPBLKoramangala Indoor Stadium2013 & Bangalore BullsKabaddiPKLKanteCarnalaya Indoor Stadium2014 & Bangalore-League2013 & AKCantaloreBangzerava Indoor StadiumNootballLeagueIndoor League2013Mangerava & AKLArBangoBangzera FootballIndoor League Stadium Chinnaswamy Stadium2011- Karnataka BullsVolleyballIVLKanteraera Indoor Stadium2011 & ndash; Karnataka LionsField HockeyWSHBangalore Hockey Stadium2011 & ndash; Royal Challengers BangaloreCricketIPLM. Chinnaswamy Stadium2008 & Bangalore BrigadiersCricketKPLM. Chinnaswamy Stadium2009 - 2011Provident BangaloreCricketKPLM. Chinnaswamy Stadium2009 - 2011


Despite being a small nation, Jamaican culture has a strong global presence. The music genres reggae, ska, mento, rocksteady, dub and, more recently, dancehall and ragga all come from the island's vibrant, popular urban recording industry. Jamaica also played an important role in the development of punk rock, through reggae and ska. Reggae has also influenced American rap music as they share roots as rhythmic, African styles of music. Some rappers, like The Notorious B.I.G. and Heavy D, are of Jamaican descent. The internationally known reggae musician Bob Marley was also a Jamaican.
Many other internationally known artists were born in Jamaica, including Millie Small, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Gregory Isaacs, Half Pint, Protoje, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Big Youth, Jimmy Cliff, Dennis Brown, Desmond Dekker, Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Shaggy, Grace Jones, Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Buju Banton, Sean Paul, I Wayne, Bounty Killer and many others. Bands that came from Jamaica include Black Uhuru, Third World Band, Inner Circle, Chalice Reggae Band, Culture, Fab Five and Morgan Heritage. The genre jungle emerged from the Jamaican diaspora of London. The birth of hip hop in New York City owes much to the city's Jamaican community. Literature and Ian Fleming, who lived in Jamaica, used the island repeatedly as the setting in his James Bond novels, including Live and Let Die, Doctor No, "For Your Eyes Only", The Man with the Golden Rifle and Octopussy and that Vibrant daylight. In addition, James Bond uses a cover from Jamaica in Casino Royale. So far, the only James Bond film adaptation made in Jamaica is Doctor Nr. Filming for the fictional island of San Monique in Live and Let Die took place in Jamaica.
The journalist and author H. G. de Lisser (1878-1944) used his homeland as the setting for his many novels. Born in Falmouth, Jamaica, de Lisser worked as a reporter for the Jamaica Times from a young age and published Planters' Punch magazine in 1920. The White Witch of Rosehall is one of his better known novels. He was named Honorary President of the Jamaican Press Association; He has worked to promote the Jamaican sugar industry throughout his professional career.
Marlon James (1970), novelist, has published three novels: John Crow's Devil (2005), The Book of Night Women (2009) and A Brief History of the Seven Kills (2014), winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize film
Movie actor Errol Flynn lived in Port Antonio with his third wife, Patrice Wymore, in the 1950s. He helped develop tourism in the area by popularizing trips on rivers on bamboo rafts.
Jamaica has a long history in the film industry dating back to the early 1960s. A look at Jamaica's delinquent youth is shown in the 1970s musical crime film The Harder They Come, in which Jimmy Cliff appears as a frustrated (and psychopathic) reggae musician immersed in a murderous crime story. The American film Cocktail (1988) with Tom Cruise is one of the most popular films showing Jamaica. Another popular film from Jamaica is the 1993 Disney comedy Cool Runnings, which is loosely based on the true story of Jamaica's first bobsleigh team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics, Cuisine
The island is famous for its Jamaican idiot. This is an essential part of Jamaican cuisine. Jamaica is also home to Red Stripe beer and Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. National symbols
(From the Jamaica Information Service) Sports and exercise are an integral part of national life in Jamaica, and the island's athletes tend to perform to a standard well beyond what could normally be expected in such a small country. While the most popular local sport is cricket, the Jamaicans have done particularly well on the international scene in athletics.
Jamaica has produced some of the most famous cricketers in the world, including George Headley, Courtney Walsh, and Michael Holding. The country hosted the 2007 Cricket World Cup and the West Indian cricket team is one of 10 ICC full member teams participating in international test cricket. The Jamaica National Cricket Team competes regionally and also provides players for the West Indian team. Sabina Park is the only testing site on the island, but Greenfield Stadium is also used for cricket. Chris Gayle is the best known batsman from Jamaica who currently represents the West Indian cricket team.
Since independence, Jamaica has consistently produced top athletes in track and field. In Jamaica, participation in athletics begins at a very young age and most high schools conduct rigorous athletics programs with their top athletes in national competitions (especially the VMBS Girls and Boys Athletics Championships) and international meetings (especially the Penn Relay). In Jamaica, it is not uncommon for young athletes to receive press coverage and national fame well before they arrive on the international athletics scene.
Over the past six decades Jamaica has produced dozens of world class sprinters including Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt, world record holder in the 100m for men at 9.58s and 200m for men at 19.19s. Other notable Jamaican sprinters include Arthur Wint, the first Jamaican Olympic champion; Donald Quarrie, Olympic champion and former 200m world record holder; Roy Anthony Bridge, part of the International Olympic Committee; Merlene Ottey; Delloreen Ennis-London; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the current world and Olympic champion; Kerron Stewart; Aleen Bailey; Juliet Cuthbert; Veronica Campbell-Brown; Sherone Simpson; Brigitte Foster-Hylton; Yohan Blake; Herb McKenley; George Rhoden, Olympic champion; Deon Hemmings, Olympic Champion; and Asafa Powell, former 100m world record holder and two times 100m Olympic champion and gold medalist at the 2008 Men's Olympic Games. 100 m.
Jamaica has also produced several top notch amateur and professional boxers, including Trevor Berbick and Mike McCallum. First generation Jamaican athletes continued to make a significant impact in the sport, particularly in the UK, where the list of the best British boxers born in Jamaica, or by Jamaican parents, Lloyd Honeghan, Chris Eubank, Audley Harrison, David Haye and Lennox includes Lewis and Frank Bruno. Association soccer and horse racing are other popular sports in Jamaica. The national soccer team qualified for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
The Jamaica National Bobsled Team was once a serious contender for the Winter Olympics, beating many well-established teams. Chess and basketball are widespread in Jamaica and are supported by the Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) and the Jamaica Basketball Federation (JBF), respectively. Netball is also very popular on the island, with the Jamaica national netball team called The Sunshine Girls consistently ranked in the top five in the world.
The Jamaican Rugby League team is made up of players playing in Jamaica and British players from both professional and semi-professional teams in the UK. Her first international appearance was a 37% loss in 2009 against the United States National Rugby League. The rugby league in Jamaica is growing with universities and high schools taking up the sport. The JRLA Championship is the country's premier rugby league competition. The Hurricanes Rugby League is a professional rugby league team that plans to compete in either the USA Rugby League or the AMNRL by 2013. During this time they will coach young players aged 14 who will attend the Hurricanes RL Academy hoping to develop into full-time professionals.
Justin Masterson, the highest-paid Jamaican professional athlete in 2011, was the pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, according to ESPN.


The most important industry for Palm Cove is tourism. Palm Cove is also a tourist destination due to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Palm Cove is the location of many world famous resorts and hotels such as the Drift Resort, Alamanda, the Mantra Amphora Resort, the Peppers Beach Club and the Reef House.


Parkland and surroundings
Edmonton's River Valley is the longest contiguous urban park in North America, and Edmonton has the highest per capita parking area in any Canadian city; The river valley is 22 times larger than Central Park in New York City. The river valley is home to a variety of parks, ranging from fully developed city parks to camping-like facilities with few amenities. This main green belt is supplemented by numerous neighborhood parks throughout the city, so that a total of 111 km of parking space is created. There are 11 lakes, 14 canyons, and 22 large parks within the 7,400-acre, 15-mile-long River Valley Park System, and most of the city has accessible biking and hiking trails. These trails are also part of the 235 km long Waskahegan Hiking Trail. The City of Edmonton has named five parks in its River Valley Parks System in honor of the "Famous Five".
Edmonton's streets and parklands also contain one of the largest remaining concentrations of healthy American elms in the world, unaffected by Dutch elm disease that wiped out large numbers of such trees in eastern North America. Jack pine, twist pine, white spruce, white birch, aspen, mountain ash, Amur maple, Russian olive, green ash, linden, various poplar and willow, flowering crabapple, Mayday tree and Manitoba maple are also abundant; Bur oak, silver maple, hawthorn, and Ohio horse chestnut are all growing in popularity. Other tree species introduced are white ash, blue spruce, norwegian maple, red oak, sugar maple, horse chestnut, McIntosh apple, and Evans cherry. Three types of walnuts & ndash; Butternut, Manchurian Walnut, and Black Walnut & ndash; survived in Edmonton.
Several golf courses, both public and private, are also located in the river valley; The long summer hours of daylight in this city in the north ensure an extended game from early morning until late in the evening. Golf courses and the parking system become a winter recreation area this season, and cross-country skiing and skating are popular during the long winter. There are also four downhill slopes in the river valley, two in the city and two just outside.
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for citizens to participate in the administration of Edmonton's parkland and river valley. Volunteer programs include River Valley clean-up, root for trees, and partner in parks. River Valley Clean-up hires volunteers to collect hundreds of bags of rubbish each year. Museums and galleries
There are many museums in Edmonton of various sizes. The largest is the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM), formerly known as the Provincial Museum of Alberta until it was renamed Alberta in honor of Queen Elizabeth II. The RAM houses over 10 million objects in its collection and shows the culture and practices of the various indigenous tribes of the region. The main building overlooking the river valley west of the city center in the Glenora district was opened in 1967 and is currently in the early stages of extensive renovation.
The Telus World of Science is located in the Woodcroft neighborhood northwest of the city center. It opened in 1984 and has expanded several times since then. It contains five permanent galleries, an additional gallery for temporary exhibitions, an IMAX theater, a planetarium, an observatory and an amateur radio station. The Edmonton Valley Zoo is located in the river valley southwest of the city center.
The Alberta Aviation Museum, located in a hangar at City Center Airport, was built for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The collection includes both civil and military aircraft, the largest of which are a Boeing 737 and two CF-101 Voodoos. It also has one of only 3 BOMARC missiles in Canada.
The Prince of Wales Armory Heritage Center is home to the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum. The museum is dedicated to preserving the military heritage and offerings of the people of Edmonton and Alberta. The museum has two galleries and several smaller exhibits. The collection includes historical firearms, uniforms, souvenirs, memorabilia, military equipment as well as a large photo and archive collection from the time before the First World War to the present. The museum features an exhibit on the role of the 49th Battalion, CEF, in Canada's Hundred Day Offensive. The Telephone Historical Center is a telephone museum also located in the Prince of Wales Armories Heritage Center. In addition to a collection of artifacts that record the history of the phone, the museum has its own theater with a short film directed by the robot Xeldon.
The Alberta Railway Museum is located in the rural northeast of the city. It contains a variety of locomotives and wagons from different eras and includes a working steam locomotive. Since most of its exhibits are outdoors, it is only open between Victoria Day and Labor Day.
Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum, is located in the river valley southwest of downtown. Edmonton's heritage is displayed through historic buildings (many of which are originals brought to the park), costumed historical performers, and authentic artifacts. Overall, it encompasses the history of the area from about 1795 to 1929 (represented by Fort Edmonton), followed chronologically by the streets of 1885, 1905, and 1920, and a replica of the mid-1920s. A steam train, trams, cars and horse-drawn carriages can be seen in operation (and used by the public) around the park. The John Walter Museum and Historical Area (circa 1875-1901) is on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. The University of Alberta operates its own internal service for museums and collections.
The Alberta Art Gallery (AGA) is the largest single gallery in the city. Once housed in an iconic Brutalism building by Don Bittorf in the 1970s, the AGA collection had over 5,000 works of art. The former AGA building was demolished in July 2007 to make way for the construction of a new facility designed by Randall Stout. It was estimated to cost over $ 88 million and the amount Edmonton City Council donated for its construction has met with some controversy. The AGA was officially opened on January 31, 2010. Independent galleries can be found across the city, particularly along the 124 Street / Jasper Avenue corridor known as the "Gallery Walk".


Layaku (Durbar Square)
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomerate of pagodas and Shikhara temples, mostly dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses, grouped around a 55-window palace made of bricks and wood. The square is one of the valley's finest architectural showpieces as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden images of the kings enthroned on the stone monoliths, the guardian gods looking out of their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place ... struts, lintels, posts, tympanums, gates and windows & mdash; all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony.
The Royal Palace was originally located on Dattaraya Square and was only later moved to Durbar Square. The square in Bhaktapur was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1934 and therefore appears more spacious than those in Kathmandu and Patan. Nyatapola Temple
Nyatapola Temple 'is a 5-story pagoda in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The temple was built by Nepali King Bhupatindra Malla during a 5 month period from late 1701 to 1702. It is the temple of Siddha Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. Hairab Nath Temple
This is another pagoda temple of Lord Bhairab, the terrible aspect of Lord Shiva. It stands near Nyatapola Temple and was originally built on a modest scale by King Jagat Jyoti Malla. It was later converted into a three-story temple by King Bhupatindra Malla, an avid lover of the arts, Dattatreya Temple
The temple of Dattatreya is as old as the palace of fifty-five windows. The three-story pagoda-style Dattatreya Temple with statues of the Hindu Trinity (Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Shiva, the Destroyer) was built during the reign of King Yaksha Malla (1428 AD, 1482 AD). Was built around 1486 AD. made available to the public only after his death. The exact date of the construction of the Dattatreya Temple is still unclear. This temple is popularly believed to be built from a single piece of wood from a tree. At the entrance are two large sculptures of the Jaipul wrestlers, Jaimala and Pata (as in the Nyatapola Temple), a "chakra" and a gold-plated metal statue of Garuda, a bird-like deity. Around the temple there are wood carvings with erotic decorations. It was subsequently repaired and renovated by King Vishwa Malla in 1548. Right next to the temple is a monastery (math) with exquisitely carved peacock windows. These famous windows were carved during the reign of King Vishwa Malla. The monastery is full of artistic facades of barred windows and engraved columns. Changu Narayan
Changu Narayan is an ancient Hindu temple near the village of Changunarayan in the Kathmandu Valley on a hill at the eastern end of the valley. It is 6 kilometers north of Bhakathapur and 22 kilometers from Kathmandu. The temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in the valley and is believed to have been built in the 4th century. Changu Narayan is the name of Vishnu and the temple is dedicated to him. A stone slab discovered near the temple dates back to the 5th century and is the oldest such stone inscription discovered in Nepal. It was rebuilt after the old temple was devastated. Many stone sculptures date from the Licchavi period. The Changu Narayan Temple is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The temple is a double-roof structure where the idol of Lord Vishnu is deified in his incarnation as Narayana. The exquisitely built temple has intricate roof struts showing multi-armed tantric deities. A kneeling image of Garuda (from the 5th century), the Vahana or vehicle of Vishnu with a snake around his neck, stands in front of the temple. The gilded door shows stone lions guarding the temple. Gilded windows also flank the door. A shell and a disk, symbols of Vishnu, are carved on the two pillars at the entrance. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple. Ta Pukhu (Siddha Pokhari)
Ta Pukhu (Siddha Pokhari) is a large rectangular water pond near the main gate of the city. It was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in the early 15th century and is associated with a number of myths. From here you can see a multitude of snow-capped peaks on a clear day. Kailashnath Mahadev statue
Kailashnath Mahadev is the tallest Lord Shiva statue in the world. The height of this statue is 143 feet high and is located 20 km from Kathmandu, epal.The statues construction work began in 2004 and was completed in 2012. The statue's inauguration took place on June 21'12. This statue is in 32nd position in the list of all statues in the world. It was made from copper, cement, zinc, and steel. To make this gigantic structure possible, there were many professional workers and statue makers from India.


Road transport
Isfahan's inner highway network is currently expanding rapidly, which began over the past decade. The lengthy construction is due to concerns about the destruction of valuable historical buildings. Outside the city, Isfahan is connected to Tehran by modern highways, which extend a distance of nearly 400 km to the north and to Shiraz to about 200 km in the south. The highways also serve satellite cities that surround the urban area.


A rapid transit system called the Namma Metro is being built. A 7 km stretch from Bayappanahalli to MG Road was opened to the public on October 20, 2011, while another 10 km from Malleswaram to Peenya was opened on March 1, 2014. Upon completion this will be a 42.3 km (26.3 mi) elevated and underground rail network with 41 stations. It is expected to link central locations in Bangalore with the airport near Devanahalli as well as the Chikballapur regions. This much-belated project is the city's premier response to deteriorating urban transport infrastructure, which is a major deterrent to continued business growth.
Bangalore is a departmental headquarters in the South Western Railway Zone of Indian Railways. There are four major train stations in the city: Krantiewer Sangolli Rayanna Train Station, Bangalore Cantonment Train Station, Yeshwantapur Junction and Krishnarajapuram Train Station, with railway lines going towards Jolarpettai in the east, Chikballapur in the northeast, Guntakal in the north, Tumkur in the northwest, Nelamangala in the west, Mysore in the Southwest and Salem in the south.
The Rail Wheel Factory is Asia's second largest manufacturer of wheels and axles for railways and is headquartered in Yelahanka, Bangalore.


Washoe County's Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has a bus system that provides intra-city buses, inter-city buses to Carson City, and an on-demand shuttle service for the disabled. The bus system has its main terminal on 4th Street in downtown Reno and secondary terminals in Sparks and Meadowood Mall in south Reno.
There are numerous shuttle and excursion services that connect Reno & Tahoe International Airport to various destinations:
Greyhound and Silver State Trailways stop at a downtown terminal. Megabus stops at the Silver Legacy Reno.


Bangalore is served by Kempegowda International Airport (IATA: BLR, ICAO: VOBL), in Devanahalli, approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city center. It was formerly called the Bengaluru International Airport. The airport opened on May 24, 2008 and is a private airport managed by a consortium led by the GVK Group. The city was previously served by HAL Airport in Vimanapura, a residential area in the eastern part of the city. The airport is the third largest in India in terms of passenger volume and number of flight movements (ATMs), after Delhi and Mumbai. Taxis and air-conditioned Volvo buses operated by BMTC connect the airport to the city.


The Caucasus is an area of ​​great ecological importance. The region is included in the list of 34 global biodiversity hotspots. It is home to around 6,400 species of higher plants, 1,600 of which are endemic to the region. The wildlife includes Persian leopards, brown bears, wolves, bison, marals, golden eagles, and crows. About 1000 species of spiders have been identified among invertebrates in the Caucasus. The species diversity of the arthropods is mainly concentrated in large and small areas of the Caucasus. The region has high levels of endemism and numbers of relic animals and plants, reflecting the presence of sanctuary forests that survived the Ice Age in the Caucasus. The Caucasus Forest Refuge is the largest in the entire West Asian (Middle Eastern) region. The area has several representative disjoint relict plant groups with closest relatives in East Asia, Southern Europe and even North America. Over 70 species of forest snails in the region are endemic. Some relic species of vertebrate animals include the Caucasian parsley frog, Caucasian salamander, Robert's snow mouse, and Caucasian grouse, and there are almost entirely endemic groups of animals such as lizards in the Darevskia genus. In general, the species composition of this refuge is quite different and different from that of the other West Eurasian refuges.
The natural landscape is one of mixed forest, with substantial areas of rocky soil above the tree line. The Caucasus is also known for its breed of dog, the Caucasian Shepherd Dog (Rus. Kavkazskaya Ovcharka, Geo. Nagazi). Vincent Evans noted that minke whales were recorded from the Black Sea.


The country is home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the world, but human habitation and the introduction of non-native species have threatened its native flora and fauna. Due to its volcanic origin, age, isolation and unique terrain, Mauritius is home to a variety of flora and fauna that you normally cannot find in such a small area. Before the arrival of the Portuguese in 1507, there were no land mammals on the island. This enabled the evolution of a number of flightless birds and large species of reptiles. The arrival of humans saw the introduction of invasive alien species and the rapid destruction of habitats and the loss of much of the endemic flora and fauna. Less than 2% of the original forest is still preserved today, concentrated in the Black River Gorges National Park in the southwest, the Bambous Mountain Range in the southeast, and the Moka-Port Louis Ranges in the northwest. There are some isolated mountains, Corps de Garde, Le Morne Brabant, and several barrier islands with remnants of coastal and mainland diversity. Over 100 species of plants and animals have died out and many more are threatened. Conservation activities began in the 1980s with the implementation of programs to reproduce endangered bird and plant species and restore habitats in the national parks and nature reserves.
When it was discovered, Mauritius was home to a previously unknown species of bird, the dodo, descendants of a type of pigeon that settled on Mauritius over four million years ago. Having no predators to attack them, they had lost their ability to fly. Arabs were the first to set foot on Mauritius, followed by Portuguese around 1505. The island quickly became a stopover for ships engaged in the spice trade. Weighing up to 50 pounds, the dodo was a welcome source of fresh meat for the sailors. Large numbers of dodos were killed for eating. Later, when the Dutch used the island as a penal colony, new species were introduced on the island. Rats, pigs and monkeys ate dodo eggs in the ground nests. The combination of human exploitation and introduced species significantly reduced the dopo population. Within 100 years of the arrival of the people in Mauritius, the once lush dodo has become a rare bird. The last was killed in 1681. The dodo is prominently marked as a (heraldic) supporter of the national coat of arms of Mauritius.


Other notable people include: Movies shot in Qingdao language
During the city's colonial days, German was the official language and was rigorously taught and promoted. Since the fall of the German colonial empire in the First World War

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