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Savitaipale

Savitaipale is a Finnish municipality in the South Karelia region. As of January 2014, more than 3.700 people lived in Savitaipale. Savitaipale has an area of 690.78 km². 151.63 km² of it is water. The municipality is on the coast of the Lake Kuo ...

Savukoski

Savukoski is a Finnish municipality in the Province of Lapland. As of 2005, 1.326 people lived there. The area is 6.496.64 km². The municipality was founded in 1916. Nearby municipalities are Pelkosenniemi, Salla and Sodankyla. The villages in Sa ...

Saxe-Altenburg

Saxe-Altenburg was one of the Ernestine duchies of the House of Wettin. Altenburg was independent for most of the 1600s until 1672. This is when the last male ruler died. Because only men could rule the Ernestine duchies Altenburg began to be rul ...

Scandinavian Mountains

The Scandinavian Mountains are a mountain range that runs through the Scandinavian Peninsula. The western sides of the mountains drop steeply into the North Sea and Norwegian Sea, where they form the fjords of Norway. To the north they form the b ...

Sea surface temperature

Sea surface temperature is the water temperature at the surface. In practical terms, the exact meaning of "surface" will vary according to the measurement method used. A satellite infrared radiometer indirectly measures the temperature of a very ...

Seacroft

Seacroft is a large council estate in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK. The area was mainly built in the 1950s, surrounding the former Seacroft Green. The area has a population of approximately 18.000. The area suffers from deprivation and a high crime ...

Second Polish Republic

Second Polish Republic was name of Polish state from 1918 through 1939. When its borders were fixed in 1922 after several wars, it had borders with Czechoslovakia, Weimar Republic, Free City of Danzig, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Soviet Union. ...

Seeheim-Jugenheim

Seeheim-Jugenheim is a municipality in the Darmstadt-Dieburg district in Hesse, Germany. It has a population of approximately 17.000. Seeheim-Jugenheim consists of seven villages: Stettbach population 144 Seeheim population 9.060 Malchen populati ...

Seinajoki

The City of Seinajoki is the center of the Southern Ostrobothnia in Finland and one of the fastest growing urban city centers in Finland. Seinajoki has a population of more than 60 000 inhabitants and in the Southern Ostrobothnia region there are ...

Seligenstadt

Seligenstadt is in the Rhine Main area. The town is about 30 km southeast of Frankfurt. The whole area of the town is 30.85 km 2 large and it is 109–118 m above sea level. It is a plain area with no hills. About 35 to 20 million years ago in the ...

Seljuk Empire

Not to be Confused with Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm The Seljuk Empire was an empire of the Seljuk Turks and a Muslim dynasty. It ruled parts of Central Asia and the Middle East from the 11th to the 14th centuries. It was founded by Tughril Beg in 103 ...

Sermersooq

Sermersooq is the most populous municipality of Greenland. Its capital and largest city is Nuuk, also the capital and largest city of Greenland. It was created on 1 January 2009 and is made of five municipalities.

Serpentine Lakes

The Serpentine Lakes is a chain of salt lakes in the Great Victoria Desert of Australia. It runs for almost 100 km along the border between South Australia and Western Australia. When full, the lakes cover an area of 9.700 hectares. Most of it is ...

Servite College

Servite College is a high school in Perth, Western Australia. It is in the suburb of Tuart Hill. The school is Roman Catholic and teaches both boys and girls.

Setif, Algeria

Setif is a town in northeastern Algeria. It is the capital of Setif Province and it has a population of 288.461 people as of the 2008 census. Setif is east of Algiers. It is the second most important Wilaya after the countrys capital. The streets ...

Seven Summits

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. The list is often listed as Mount Everest, Aconcagua, Puncak Jaya, Mount Elbrus, Mount Vinson, Kilimanjaro, and Mount McKinley. The Seven Summits are composed of each of ...

Shandur Pass

The height of this pass is 3738 m above sea level, it connects Gupis, Gilgit with Chitral. The top is flat, a plateau and can be crossed between late April and early November. The grade is very gradual, and the area is crossed by small streams of ...

Shangrila Lake

Shangrila Lake or Lower Kachura Lake is a part of the Shangrila resort. It is about 20 minutes from Skardu town. It is a popular tourist destination, and has a unique restaurant that is built on the fuselage of an aircraft that had crashed nearby ...

Shanxi

Shanxi is a province of the Peoples Republic China. It is in northern China. The Yellow River flows through it. The name Shanxi means "mountains west" or "west of the mountains", as it is west of the Taihang Mountains. Its major cities are its ca ...

Shark Bay

Shark Bay is a large bay on the west coast of Western Australia. It is about 800 km north of Perth. In 1991, the bay, its islands, and the land around it were added to UNESCOs list of World Heritage Sites. Shark Bay has three important features t ...

Shatsky Rise

The Shatsky Rise is an oceanic plateau southeast of Japan. It lies on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It includes what may be the largest volcano yet discovered on Earth, the Tamu Massif. The Rise and its volcanics may have formed during the Uppe ...

Shaw and Crompton

Shaw and Crompton is a town in the North West of England. It is to the north-east of Manchester. Shaw and Crompton was part of Lancashire until the 1970s, but is now part of Greater Manchester. Shaw and Crompton is near to Oldham. Shaw and Crompt ...

Shenton Way

Shenton Way is a major road in Singapore. It is part of the Central Business District area that is found at the south of Singapore. Together with Raffles Place, it forms part of Singapores first CBD area. This road is a one way street that starts ...

Sheosar Lake

Sheosar Lake is a lake in Deosai Plains, Northern Areas of Pakistan. The lake is situated in Deosai National Park in Gilgit-Baltistan Province. The lake is at an elevation of 4.142 m. Its approximate length is reported to be 2.3 km, width 1.8 km ...

Shigar District

Shigar District, a political sub-division of Pakistan, is part of Baltistan and currently constitutes one of the ten districts of the Gilgit–Baltistan territory of Pakistan. It is bounded on the south and southwest by Skardu district, on the east ...

Shiite Crescent

Shiite Crescent is used as political and geo-political term to describe the different countries whose majority is Shia or who had a strong Shia minority in the population. Is often used to describe the potential of a cooperation of these countrie ...

Shingo La Pass

Shingo-la is a mountain pass in Jammu and Kashmir, on the border between Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. There is a shallow lake or pool about 20m below the pass. The pass is on a footpath linking Zanskar and Lahaul, used often by locals ...

Shipki La Pass

Shipkila is a mountain pass and border post on the Republic of India-Peoples Republic of China border. It is through this pass which the river Sutlej enters India. It is located in Kinnaur District in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India, and Tib ...

Shore

A shore or shoreline is the land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean or river. Where the water is a sea, the shore is also called a "coast". Shores are influenced by the topography of the surrounding landscape, as well as by er ...

Shropshire

Shropshire, sometimes known as Salop and sometimes shortened to Shrops in print, is a ceremonial county of England. It has no cities and only a few large towns - Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow and Oswestry. It is a very rural county with many hills, ...

Shuri

Shuri was the capital of the former countries of Chuzan and later of the Ryukyu Kingdom, which were in present-day Okinawa. The Ryukyu kings would rule the kingdom from Shuri Castle. Today, it is a district of the present-day city of Naha. Shuri ...

Shurijo

Shurijo or Shuri Castle was the palace where the Ryukyu kings lived before Okinawa became part of Japan. Since it was built when Okinawa was independent, the castle structure is very different from other castles in Japan. Shuri Castle is located ...

Siachen Glacier

The Siachen Glacier is in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalaya Mountains along the disputed India-Pakistan interim border at approximately 35.5° N 77.0° E. Siachen Glacier was the Land of Wild Roses before it became a battle field. It is t ...

Sidon

Sidon, or Saida, is the third biggest city in Lebanon. It is in the southern part of Lebanon at the waterside of the Mediterranean Sea. The name "Sidon" means a fishery.

Sierra Nevada (Spain)

The Sierra Nevada, meaning "snowy range" in Spanish, is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacen at 3.479 m. It is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make ski ...

Siilinjarvi

Siilinjarvi is a municipality in Northern Savonia, Finland. It had almost 21.600 people living there in January 2014. The municipalities next to it are Kuopio, Lapinlahti and Maaninka.

Silverstone

Silverstone is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England. It is about 4 miles from Towcester on the former A43 main road, 10 miles from the M1 motorway junction 15A and about 12 miles from the M40 motorway junction 10, Northampton, ...

Simcoe County

Simcoe County is part of Central Ontario, Canada. It is north of the Greater Toronto Area, between Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay. It is part of the Golden Horseshoe area. The county covers 4.690.24 square kilometres. In 2011, it had a population o ...

Simpson Desert

The Simpson Desert is a very dry part of Australia. It is mainly in the Northern Territory, but also in the north of South Australia and western Queensland. It covers about 176.500 square km, about 2.3% of Australia. The Simpson Desert gets less ...

Sinai Peninsula

The Sinai Peninsula or Sinai, is a triangular peninsula in Egypt. It is about 60.000 km 2 in area. It is between the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the south. It is the only part of Egyptian territory located in Asia. This is b ...

Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport, or simply Changi Airport, is a commercial airport serving Singapore in Asia, and is one of the largest in the Southeast Asian region. It is located in Changi, at the eastern part of the island of Singapore, on a 13-squar ...

Sint Eustatius

Sint Eustatius, also known as Statia, or Saint Eustace, is one of the islands which make up the Caribbean Netherlands and formerly the Netherlands Antilles. It is in the northern, Leeward Islands portion of the West Indies, some distance southeas ...

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten is a country that is part of the Netherlands. It is on the southern half of the island of St. Martin in the Caribbean. The Island area of St. Martin Dutch: Eilandgebied Sint Maarten was part of the Netherlands Antilles, until the Ant ...

Sipoo

Sipoo is a municipality in Uusimaa, Finland. Sipoo had over 19.000 residents in the end of 2014. Neighbouring municipalities are Helsinki, Vantaa, Kerava, Tuusula, Jarvenpaa, Porvoo, Pornainen and Mantsala. The area of Sipoo is 364 square kilomet ...

Siquijor

Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines. It is located in the Visayas region. To the west of Siquijor is Negros Oriental, to the east is Bohol, to the north is Cebu, and to the south is Mindanao. The population of Siquijor is about 90.0 ...

Mount Sir Thomas

Mount Sir Thomas is a mountain in northwest South Australia. It in the Watarru Indigenous Protected Area, about 20 kilometres southwest of Watarru. It is in the Birksgate Range, which is part of the traditional country of the Pitjantjatjara peopl ...

Siret River

The Siret River is a river that comes up from the Carpathians in the northern Bukovina region of Ukraine. It flows southward into Romania for about 470 kilometers before it joins the Danube. It was named Hierasus in times of old.

Sivalik Hills

The Sivalik Hills or Shivalik Hills or Churia Hills, are a mountain range. They are part of the Himalayas. The Sivalik Hills are from the Indus River about 2.400 km east to the Brahmaputra River. They are in the northern parts of the Indian subco ...

Skydra

Skydra is a town and municipality of Pella Prefecture in the region of Macedonia in Greece. It has a total population of 5.081 inhabitants in the town and 15.654 inhabitants in the municipality.

Slum

A slum is a part of a city or a town where many poor people live. It is a place where people may not have basic needs. Some of these people may also have social disadvantages. There are slums in most of the big cities of the world. They may not b ...

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