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Population control in Singapore

Population control in Singapore had two distinct phases. First, to slow and reverse the boom in births that started after World War II. Second, from the 1980s, to encourage parents to have more children because numbers had fallen below replacemen ...

                                               

Population growth

Population growth is the rate at which a population grows or expands. For example, if a population increased from 100 to 110 in a year, then it would have had a population growth of 10% per year.

                                               

World population

The worlds population is increasing all the time because more people are being born than are dying. The population of the world can be changed by other causes such as extinction level events, and natural and un-natural disasters. In January 2012 ...

                                               

List of counties in Alabama

The U.S. state of Alabama has sixty-seven counties. The oldest is Washington County and the youngest is Houston County. Alabama was claimed by Spain, as Spanish Florida, and by England, as the Province of Carolina. The first permanent colony was ...

                                               

List of boroughs and census areas in Alaska

The U.S. state of Alaska is not in counties, as 48 other states are. It is in boroughs. Many of the more densely populated parts of the state are in Alaskas eighteen organized boroughs, which are somewhat similar to counties in other states. Unli ...

                                               

List of counties in Arizona

There are 15 counties in the U.S. state of Arizona. Four counties were formed in 1864 in the Arizona Territory in 1862. All but La Paz County were formed by the time Arizona became a State in 1912. There is also one county, Pah-Ute County, Arizon ...

                                               

List of counties in California

The state of California has 58 counties. Counties are responsible for all elections, property-tax collection, maintenance of public records such as deeds, and local-level courts within their borders, as well as providing law enforcement to areas ...

                                               

List of counties in Connecticut

This is a list of counties in Connecticut. There are eight counties in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Four of them were formed in 1666, when the colony of Connecticut was made from a number of smaller colonies. Two counties were made during colon ...

                                               

List of counties in Delaware

The state of Delaware has three counties: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, the fewest counties of any U.S. state. The origin of the county boundaries goes back to former court districts. The powers of the counties legislative bodies are limited to i ...

                                               

List of counties in Hawaii

There are five counties of Hawaii on the Hawaiian Islands in the United States. Counties are the only lower governments in the State of Hawaii. This is unusual in the United States. Most states include city governments, township governments, or o ...

                                               

List of counties in Iowa

There are 99 counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The first two counties, Des Moines County and Dubuque County, were formed in 1834 when Iowa was still part of the Michigan Territory. One of the most important days in Iowa county history was Janua ...

                                               

List of parishes in Louisiana

The U.S. state of Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes in the same way that 48 of the other states of the United States are divided into counties. Forty-one parishes are governed by a council called the Police Jury. The other twenty-three have v ...

                                               

List of counties in Maine

A song is taught to many elementary school children across the state, entitled the Maine County Song, to aid in memorizing the names of the states 16 counties. It is sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle. Sixteen counties has our state Cumberland and ...

                                               

List of counties in Michigan

Isle Royale County: formed in 1875 from part of Keweenaw County. Returned to it in 1897. Keskkauko County: formed in 1840 from part of Mackinac County. Renamed Charlevoix County in 1843. Annexed to Emmet County in 1853. Reformed as Charlevoix Cou ...

                                               

List of counties in Missouri

There are 114 counties and one independent city in the U.S. state of Missouri. In Missouri, the county level of government level comes between those of the city and the state. Its main responsibilities include maintaining roads, providing securit ...

                                               

List of counties in Nebraska

Loup 1855-6 Formed from Burt and un-organized and then dissolved Madison, Monroe and Platte Counties Jones 1856-66 Formed from un-organized and dissolved into Jefferson County. Jackson 1855-6 Formed from un-organized and dissolved to the Fillmore ...

                                               

List of counties in Nevada

There are sixteen counties and one independent city in the U.S. state of Nevada. On November 25, 1861, the first Nevada Territorial Legislature formed nine counties. When Nevada joined the United States on October 31, 1864 it had eleven counties.

                                               

List of counties in New Hampshire

There are 10 counties in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. Five of the counties were formed in 1769. This was when New Hampshire was still an English colony and not a state. The FIPS county code is the five-digit Federal Information Processing Sta ...

                                               

List of counties in New Jersey

There are 21 counties in the U.S. state of New Jersey. These counties together have 566 municipalities, or administrative entities composed of clearly defined territory; 250 boroughs, 52 cities, 15 towns, 245 townships, and 4 villages. In New Jer ...

                                               

List of counties in Pennsylvania

There are sixty-seven counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States of America. The city of Philadelphia shares boundaries with Philadelphia County, and governmental functions have been shared since 1854.

                                               

List of counties in Rhode Island

It has a rich history, and is known as The Plantation State, The Ocean State, or Little Rhody. This is a list of the five counties in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Rhode Island is tied with Hawaii for having the second lowest number of counties ...

                                               

List of counties in South Carolina

In the colonial period, the land around the coast was divided into parishes. The parishes matched the Church of England. There were also several counties that had judicial and electoral functions. As people settled the backcountry, judicial distr ...

                                               

List of counties in South Dakota

There are 66 counties in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Todd County and Oglala Lakota County are two counties in South Dakota that do not have their own county seat. Hot Springs in Fall River County is the administrative center of Oglala Lakota ...

                                               

List of counties in Tennessee

There are 95 counties in the State of Tennessee. A county is a local level of government smaller than a state and typically larger than a city or town.

                                               

List of counties in Vermont

There are 14 counties in the U.S. state of Vermont. These counties together contain 255 political units, or places, including 237 towns, 9 cities, 5 unincorporated areas, and 4 gores. Each county has a county seat, known in Vermont as shire town. ...

                                               

List of counties in Washington

There are 39 counties in the U.S. state of Washington. Washington came from the western part of Washington Territory. It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889. The first counties were created from unorganized territory in 1845. The ...

                                               

List of counties in Wyoming

There are 23 counties in the U.S. state of Wyoming. First there were five counties in the Wyoming Territory. They were Laramie and Carter, formed in 1867; Carbon and Albany formed in 1868; and Uinta, an added portion of Utah and Idaho, extending ...

                                               

List of countries by past and projected GDP (nominal)

The following is a list of countries reaching a certain threshold of nominal GDP in a specific year according to International Monetary Fund, United Nations, and World Bank.

                                               

List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita

The figures presented here do not take into account differences in the cost of living in different countries, and the results vary greatly from one year to another based on fluctuations in the exchange rates of the countrys currency. Such fluctua ...

                                               

List of capital cities by altitude

This is a list of national capitals ranked by altitude. The altitude of the cities affects the people and buildings of the place. In many cases, the cold climate in winter means a particular style of house with heating and a different lifestyle i ...

                                               

Lost cities

A lost city is a city that was normal once but, for some reason, became not lived in any more and forgotten about. Many of these cities are called ghost towns.

                                               

List of settlements in East Timor

This is a list of cities, towns, and villages in East Timor. Aileu Aileu Municipality Maubara Ainaro Hato-Udo Ainaro Municipality Baguia Quelicai Venilale Baucau Municipality Bucoli Baucau Laga Atabae Maliana Balibo Lolotoe Bobonaro Municipality ...

                                               

List of settlements in Thailand

Thailand divides its municipalities into three levels - cities about the quantity of inhabitants, towns and townships. The national capital Bangkok pop. 5.678.003: May 2006 and the special governed city Pattaya Population 96.859: May 2006 are out ...

                                               

List of settlements in Iceland

Mjoifjordur - 52 Hvanneyri - 303 Hella - 753 Vopnafjordur - 559 Kirkjubæjarklaustur - 114 Reykjahlid - 300 Hvammstangi - 601 Stokkseyri - 487 Drangsnes - 61 Hellissandur - 391 Bildudalur - 175 Fludir - 363 Holar - 103 Djupivogur - 354 Budardalur ...

                                               

List of towns and villages in Northern Ireland

This is an alphabetical list of towns and villages in Northern Ireland. The towns of Armagh, Lisburn and Newry are also classed as cities. The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency NISRA uses these definitions: Large Town - population b ...

                                               

List of settlements in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

This is a list of cities, towns and villages in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: OBriens Valley Mount Grennan Chauncey Fenton Fancy Old Montrose Greiggs Fountain Enhams Peruvian Vale Colonarie Orange Hill/Overland Calliaqua Barrouallie Fair Hall ...

                                               

List of settlements in Samoa

Main townships in Samoa: Apia, capital of Samoa situated on Upolu island. Salelologa, main township & ferry terminal on Savaii island. This is a list of villages in Samoa: Puipaa Fogatuli Lago Matautu, Falealili Faleolo Lefaga Saleamua Puapua Luf ...

                                               

Mayan pyramid

The Maya pyramids are structures built in the jungles of Central America by the Maya civilization between 200 and 900 AD. Unlike the straight sides of the more commonly known Egyptian pyramids, the sides of Maya pyramids are stepped–sometimes for ...

                                               

University of Costa Rica

The University of Costa Rica is a public university in the Republic of Costa Rica, in Central America. Its main campus is Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio. It is located in San Pedro Montes de Oca, in the province of San Jose. It is the oldest, ...

                                               

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated in Mexico known around the world by the skull painting face.It is celebrated by people of Mexico living in other places, especially the United States. Family and friends gather for this multi-day ho ...

                                               

Abenaki language

Abenaki, or Abnaki, is an endangered Algonquian language of Quebec and the northern states of New England. The language has Eastern and Western forms. They differ in vocabulary and phonology. They are sometimes considered distinct languages. East ...

                                               

Algonquian languages

The Algonquian or ; also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family. The term "Algonquin" comes from the Maliseet word elakomkwik, "they are our relatives/all ...

                                               

Belizean Creole

Kriol is one of the languages spoken in Central America, mainly in Belize. It is not an official language but is spoken by about half a million people. Kriol is based on English and is similar to other Creole languages, like Miskito Coastal Creol ...

                                               

Canadian English

Canadian English is the type of English that is used by Canadians. It is like American English in terms of vocabulary, but its grammar is like that of British English. Canadian English is generally taught in schools using British ways of spelling ...

                                               

Mayan languages

The Mayan languages ares a group of languages spoken in Central America and Mesoamerica. Mayan languages are spoken by at least 6 million native Maya. Most of them are in Guatemala, Mexico or Belize. In 1996, Guatemala formally recognized 21 Maya ...

                                               

Mikmaq language

The Mikmaq language is an Eastern Algonquian language spoken by nearly 9.000 Mikmaq in Canada, and another 1.200 in United States, out of a total ethnic Mikmaq population of roughly 40.000. The word Mikmaq is a plural word meaning my friends ; th ...

                                               

Native American

Native Americans are the people and their descendants, who were in the Americas when Europeans arrived. Sometimes these people are called Indians, but this may be confusing, because it is the same word used for people from India. When Christopher ...

                                               

Aleut

The Aleut are Native Americans from the Aleutian Islands. They live in Alaska and Russia. Their traditional clothes were made from the skins of sea lions, seals, sea otters, and birds.

                                               

Chickasaw

The Chickasaw are a Native American people of the Southeastern Woodlands of North America. Before Europeans arrived, they lived in the Southeastern United States of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. They speak a Muskogean language and are fede ...

                                               

Comanche

Comanche peoples are Native Americans who lived in an area called the Comancheria. This is where Eastern New Mexico, Southern Colorado, Southern Kansas, all of Oklahoma and most of Northern and Southern Texas are today. There once were as many as ...