It was founded in 1921 in the western Jezreel Valley by veteran pioneers of the Second Aliyah, some of whom had been members of the first kibbutz, Deganyah. The 80 settling families each received 25 acres (100 dunams) of land, and then proceeded to drain the malaria-infested swamps, which had prevented two previous attempts at settlement.
Mohammedia (also called Fedhala) (in Arabic: المحمدية) is a port city located 15 miles northeast of Casablanca in western Morocco. It has a population of 188,619 (2004 census). The city was originally named Fedala, but was renamed in 1959 in honor of King Muhammad V. The port was a traditional point of contact between European traders and Morocco ...
With names such as, "Rough and Ready," "Moron," "Crackpot," "Waterproof," "Christmas," "Santa Claus," "Experiment," "French Lick," "What Cheer," "Frankenstein," "Success," "Ship Bottom," "Truth or Consequences," "Climax," "Hooker," "Intercourse," "Ninety-Six" and "Notrees," this file has a collection of 93 cities/towns (mostly in America) which have either funny, weird, or ridiculous names. I ...
With over 5,000 years of history, Tyre is a historian and archaeologist's delight. Although there are remnants of Egyptian, Assyrian, Phoenician, Greek, Byzantine, Arab, and Ottoman civilizations in the city, it is the Roman ruins that are most prominent in Tyre today. Highlights include the largest Roman hippodrome in the world, an enormous triumphal arch, and an extensive Roman necropolis.
Byblos, or Jbeil is considered as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Within its old town you can still see medieval Arab and Crusader remains, while its archaeological excavations, going back at least 7,000 years, make it one of the most important sites in Lebanon.
In the 3rd millennium BC, the city owed its prosperity to trade in cedar wood. And it is ...
Otzenrath is a city soon to be gone because of the Ganzweiler II brown coal mine on the other side if the highway A44. It all began 1999 and latest 2007 all residents has to be moved to Neu-Otzenrath or any other place.
The mining is moing westwards and on the map you can see what and when the next city is gone.
Charlotte Amalie was the second largest city in the danish kingdom in 1850.
It was the capital in the danish West Indian Islands on St. Thomas.
There are many buildings from the danish colony time from 1672 untill 1917 when St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix were sold to the USA for 25 mio US Dollar after a public voting.
Special for Charlotte Amalie is that they still use ...
Jesus is said to have performed his first miracle of turning water into wine at Cana in Galilee. Some Christians, especially Lebanese Christians, believe Qana to have been the actual location of this event
This list includes the most up-to-date official census figures or census estimates with regards to the population of the largest cities in the European Union. It deals exclusively with the areas within city boundaries as opposed to urban areas or metropolitan areas.
Baikonur (Kazakh: Байқоңыр; Russian: Байконур, formerly known as Leninsk, is a city in Kazakhstan rented and administered by Russia. It was constructed to service the Baikonur Cosmodrome and was officially renamed Baikonur by Boris Yeltsin on December 20, 1995.