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Rosario

Rosario is a city in the center-east of Argentina, about 300 km NW from Buenos Aires. It is the main city of Santa Fe Province. As of 2008 Rosario metropolitan area has a population of around 1.300.000 inhabitants, making it Argentinas 3rd larges ...

Ross Hotel

The Ross Park is an old hotel in the Chilean city of Pichilemu. It was created by Agustin Ross Edwards in 1885, and remodeled in December 1987. The park is located on Agustin Ross Avenue, in front of the old Ross Casino. The hotel was originally ...

Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye is a town in south eastern Herefordshire with 10.700 people as of 2011. The town is on the River Wye and next to the Forest of Dean.

Rostock

Rostock is a city in the northeast of Germany. It is in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It has over 200.000 people 204.260 in December 2011 and an old university founded in 1419. The town is on the river Warnow. The mayor is Roland Me ...

Rostov

Rostov is one of the oldest towns in Russia. It was first mentioned in the year 862 as an already important town. By the 13th century Rostov became the capital of an important area. Now it is an important tourist centre of the so-called Golden ri ...

Rotherhithe

Rotherhithe is a residential district in south east London. It is part of the London Borough of Southwark. Historically, the area was the most northeastern settlement in the county of Surrey. It is located on a peninsula on the South Bank of the ...

Royal Docks

Royal Docks is an area in the London Borough of Newham in the London Docklands in East London, England. Royal Docks is also a ward of the London Borough of Newham. At the 2011 Census the ward had a population of 10.679. North Woolwich is part of ...

Royal Exhibition Building

The Royal Exhibition Building is in Carlton, Victoria, Australia. When it was built in 1880, it was the largest building in Australia and the tallest building in Melbourne. It is listed as a World Heritage site. It is the only 19th century exhibi ...

Royal Observatory, Greenwich

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich was commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II. At this time the king also created the position of Astronomer Royal, for John Flamsteed, to serve as the director of the observatory. He was to "apply himself with the ...

Royston

Royston is a town near the A 505 road in North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, England. In 2001 there were 14.570 people living in Royston. Royston is a very historic town as it has the meridian of time running through it. We also have the Roy ston ...

Rugen

Rugen is the biggest island in Germany. There are several cities on the island. These include: Putbus, Garz, Binz, Bergen auf Rugen, Sassnizt, Glowe, Trent, Schaprode and Gohren. The island has a 77.000 population. The island is about 926 square ...

Ruhr Area

The Ruhr Area is an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Many of the cities in the Ruhrgebiet used to have a lot of heavy industry. The Ruhr Area is bordered by the rivers Ruhr River to the south, Rhine River to the west, and Lippe to t ...

Rural area

Rural areas are areas which are not towns or cities. They are often farming or agricultural areas. These areas are sometimes called "the country" or "countryside". People who live "in the country" often live in small villages, but they might also ...

Rutherglen

Rutherglen is a town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Rutherglen comes from the Gaelic An Ruadh Ghleann, meaning "the red valley". In 1975, it lost its own local council and administratively became a component of the City of Glasgow. In 1996 Ruthe ...

Ruwer River

The Ruwer is a river in Germany with a length of 46 km, a tributary of the Mosel River. The valley of the Ruwer is a part of the wine-growing region Mosel-Saar-Ruwer near Trier in Rhineland-Palatinate. It is famous for its Riesling wines. At the ...

Ruwer-Hochwald-Radweg

The Ruwer-Hochwald-Radweg is a cycle trail. It links the Moselle-valley and the Hunsruck from Trier to Hermeskeil in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The length is about 48 km: Burg Heid - Hentern - Zerf: 5.6 km 3.5 mi Niederkell - Kell am See: 4 k ...

Saanich

The District of Saanich is a region of Greater Victoria, British Columbia. It is north of the City of Victoria. Over 100.000 people live in Saanich. It is named after the Saanich First Nation. Some communities within Saanich include Gordon Head, ...

Saba

Saba is the smallest island of the Caribbean Netherlands and the former Netherlands Antilles. It is a special municipality of the Netherlands. It lies at 17°38′N 63°14′W. It is mostly made up of Mount Scenery, the highest point of the Kingdom of ...

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic is a legal status of Western Sahara (it is recognized by the African union that claims sovereignty over the entire territory of Western Sahara. SADR was proclaimed by the Polisario Front on February 27, 1976 i ...

St. George, New Brunswick

St. George is nicknamed the "Granite Town". It is located on the Magaguadavic River between Passamaquoddy Bay and Lake Utopia. It is 70 km west of Saint John. The Magaguadavic River flows through the town and into a large gorge and the St. George ...

Saint Lawrence River

The Saint Lawrence River is a big river in eastern North America. It flows between the Canadian province of Quebec & Ontario and the American state of New York, and through the major canadian city of Montreal. It is the third largest river in Can ...

Saint Martin

Saint Martin is a tropical island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km southeast of Puerto Rico. The 87 km² island is divided roughly in half between France and the Netherlands; it is the smallest inhabited sea island divided between ...

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a French overseas collectivity. It is made up of several small islands. They are close to Newfoundland on the eastern coast of Canada. It is the only remaining bit of the former French colonial empire territory of New ...

Sainte-Melanie, Quebec

Sainte-Melanie is a municipality in the Lanaudiere region of Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Joliette Regional County Municipality. It is located along the western shores of the LAssomption River.

Salamanca

Salamanca is a city in central Spain. It is the capital city of the province with the same name. The city has a very important university started in 1218. It has two cathedrals and a famous Plaza Mayor built in the 18th century. Frogs are a masco ...

Salla

Salla, is a municipality in Finnish Lapland, Finland. The municipalities next to it are Kemijarvi, Kuusamo, Pelkosenniemi, Posio and Savukoski. Oulanka National Park is in the areas of Salla and Kuusamo.

Salt mine

A salt mine is a mine where salt is taken from the earth. Very often, this is done in the mountains. It is different from a salt evaporation pond, where salt is taken from salt water. Getting salt from different layers of rock in a mountain used ...

Salt pan

A salt plain is a flat area of ground covered with salt and other minerals. They are usually purely white. They are found in desert areas. In areas where salt plains form, the rate of evaporation is faster than the rate of precipitation. A salt p ...

Salta Province

Salta is a province in the north of Argentina. It has a population of 1.000.000. It is famous for its wonderful natural views and the old architecture in the provincial capital, Salta City.

Salvador, Bahia

Salvador is a Brazilian city, capital of the state of Bahia. It has about 2.7 million inhabitants and an area of 709 square kilometres. In 2010, the city of Salvador had the 3rd most people in Brazil, after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Salvador ...

Samos

Samos is a Greek island. It is the eighth largest Greek island. It is in the east of Aegean sea. Opposite Samos is the west coasts of Turkey. Samos is one of 51 prefectures of Greece. The prefecture in addition includes the Ikaria island and Four ...

San Lorenzo, Tarija

San Lorenzo is a town in the Tarija Department in Bolivia. San Lorenzo is the administrative center of Eustaquio Mendez Province. It is 2.001 m above sea leavel, on the left bank of Rio Tojtiwaysho. It is 15 km north of Tarija, the department cap ...

San Luis Pass

San Luis Pass is a strait of water at the south-western end of Galveston Island off the shores of the U.S. state of Texas. It connects the sheltered waters of West Bay to the open Gulf of Mexico. There are also two mountain passes of the same nam ...

San Marcos Department

San Marcos is a department in northwestern Guatemala. The capital is the city of San Marcos. It is on the Pacific Ocean and along the western Guatemala-Mexico border.

San Salvador Department

San Salvador is a department in El Salvador. The capital is San Salvador, which is also the national capital. It became a department on June 12, 1824.

Sancti Spiritus Province

Sancti Spiritus is one of the provinces of Cuba. Its capital is the identically named Sancti Spiritus. Another major city is Trinidad. The southern coast of the province is flat, but the western portion of Sancti Spiritus province is mountainous. ...

Sanmenxia

Sanmenxia is prefecture-level city in western Henan Province, China. Its name has also been spelled Sanmenhsia. It is on the south side of the Yellow River. In 2010, 2.234.018 people lived there.

Santa Catalina Island

Santa Catalina Island, or just Catalina Island, is an island in California near Los Angeles. The main town is Avalon. The island is 22 miles 35 km long and eight miles 13 km wide. The highest point on the island is Mt. Orizaba 2126 feet or 648 me ...

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the Canary Islands. It is situated in Tenerife, the biggest and most important island of the Canary Islands. The city is home to the Parliament of the Canary Islands. With a population of 222.417 in 2009. ...

Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

Santa Cruz is a province of Argentina. It is in the southern part of the country, in Patagonia. It borders Chile to the west and south. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean. It is the second largest province of the country. It has the fewest people ...

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz de La Sierra, also known as Santa Cruz, is the largest city in Bolivia, capital city of the Santa Cruz department. The municipalitys population was 1.528.683 inhabitants in 2006, and the urban population in 2008 was 1.545.161. Santa Cr ...

Santa Elena Province

The Province of Santa Elena is a province of Ecuador in the coastal region. It was created in 2007 from territory that belonged to the Guayas Province. It is one of the two newest provinces of Ecuador, along with Santo Domingo de Los Tsachilas. I ...

Santa Maria, Bulacan

Santa Maria is a municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It lies 32 kilometers northeast of Manila and is located at the eastern portion of the province. It is surrounded by the towns of Angat and Pandi in the north; by San Jose del ...

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia. It is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Site. The city is in the northwest of Spain in the Province of A Coruña. The cit ...

Santiago Metropolitan Region

The Santiago Metropolitan Region is one of the fifteen regions of Chile. It has six provinces. The capital city of the region is Santiago. Other towns are Providencia, Peñalolen and Lo Barnechea.

Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas Province

Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas is a province in the Republic of Ecuador. It was created in October 2007 from territory previously in the province of Pichincha.

São Jose dos Pinhais

São Jose dos Pinhais is a Brazilian city, the second largest in the Greater Curitiba, in southern state of Parana. In 2008 the population was more than 280.000 inhabitants. The city is on a plateau 906 meters above sea level, and an area of 945.7 ...

Saser Kangri

Saser Kangri is a massif in the Karakoram range, in India. It is a group of six named mountains. The tallest is Saser Kangri I at 7.672 metres. It is the 35th highest mountain in the world. The first people to reach the top of Saser Kangri I were ...

Saskatoon

Saskatoon is a city in Saskatchewan, Canada. Saskatoon is the biggest city in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, though, is not the capital of Saskatchewan. Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan. The South Saskatchewan River flows through the centre of the ...

Satellite city

Satellite cities are smaller cities that are near to a large city that is the center of a metropolitan area. They are different from suburbs, subdivisions and bedroom communities because they have their own centre. Satellite cities could be separ ...

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