Land, sometimes referred to as dry land, is the solid surface of the Earth that is not permanently covered by water. The vast majority of human activity occurs in land areas that support agriculture, habitat, and various natural resources.
Areas where land meets large bodies of water are called coastal zones. The division between land and water is a fundamental concept to humans. The demarcation between land and water can vary by local jurisdiction and other factors. A maritime boundary is one example of a political demarcation. A variety of natural boundaries exist to help clearly define where water meets land. Solid rock landforms are easier to demarcate than marshy or swampy boundaries, where there is no clear point at which the land ends and a body of water has begun. Demarcation can further vary due to tides and weather.
Öland (Swedish pronunciation:[ˈøːland]) is the second largest Swedish island and the smallest of the traditional provinces of Sweden. Öland has an area of 1,342km² and is located in the Baltic Sea just off the coast of Småland. The island has 25,000 inhabitants. It is separated from the mainland by the Kalmar Strait and connected to it by the 6-km Öland Bridge, which opened on 30 September in 1972.
Öland was granted provincial arms in 1560, but it would not be until the 1940s that the province was assigned its proper ones. The arms granted to Öland had been mixed up with the arms granted to Åland and this was not discovered until the 20th century. While Öland changed its coat of arms, Åland, which was now a Finnish (autonomous) province, kept its established but originally unintended coat of arms. The deer is meant to symbolise the status of Öland as a royal game park and the arms are topped by a ducal crown. Blazon: "Azure a Deer Or attired, hoofed and gorged Gules."
The core group of generic top-level domains consists of the com, info, net, and org domains. In addition, the domains biz, name, and pro are also considered generic; however, these are designated as restricted, because registrations within them require proof of eligibility within the guidelines set for each.
Historically, the group of generic top-level domains included domains, created in the early development of the domain name system, that are now sponsored by designated agencies or organizations and are restricted to specific types of registrants. Thus, domains edu, gov, int, and mil are now considered sponsored top-level domains, much like the themed top-level domains (e.g., jobs). The entire group of domains that do not have a geographic or country designation (see country-code top-level domain) is still often referred to by the term generic TLDs.
It was gathered yesterday in Benin that Obaseki wanted to use Edo NUJ’s land to build Edo Museum of WestAfricanArt (EMOWAA), to house the stolen artifacts being returned to Benin from Europe, to rival the Edo Royal Museum, being built by Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, to house the same artifacts.
The national democratic revolution, the primary immediate aim of the liberation movement, the ANC, and its allies in the SouthAfricanCommunist Party (SACP) and trade union federation Cosatu, has all but ground to a halt ... equality, land, work, housing, opportunity and, above all else, freedom for all.
The second was to find a way to keep open the small church Owens’ ancestors had built and rebuilt on land they settled as freed slaves in the rural community of Liberia in northern Pickens County... In exchange for work, the white farmers often granted freed slaves some land to build houses and farm for survival, Coggeshall said.
Also, George Smith saw that there were only a few appropriate houses for AfricanAmericans here and many of those were little more than shacks. Smith and his partner Walter Crutchfield bought land and built the needed housing, using a special funding system he devised, making it possible for the residents to buy quality homes.
On September 7, 1822, Brazil became independent from Portugal. At that time, the territory of Brazil corresponded essentially to what it is today ... Built on swampy lands that surrounded Guanabara Bay, the city had narrow and winding streets, with multitudes of African slaves, houses without facilities and poor public services ... .
Show additional share options. Show additional share options ... They stumbled on an abandoned plantation house that had been overrun by a pride of lions ... In 1972, they were ordered to remove the animals, so they bought land in Soledad Canyon and housed the menagerie (which grew to include two Siberian tigers and an African bull elephant) there ... ....
In that text Rothstein goes into gory detail on how the Federal Housing Administration, created back in 1934, included a “whites-only” requirement for underwriting home mortgage loans, making racial segregation and discrimination the official law of the land.
A gardener in Pasco County recently found a giant African land snail—or what Florida officials call "one of the most damaging snails in the world." ... But if they can't find enough vegetation, the federal agency says, giant African land snails will eat paint or stucco off a house.