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  Barrow, Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nearby Point Barrow is the northernmost point of the United States (see Extreme Points of the United States and Northernmost settlements.) As of 2004, the population of the city was 4,680.
However, the settlement of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska experiences a very similar climate despite its distance, and its weather records can be used as a close approximation.
The residents of the area cast the lone vote in opposition to passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which passed in December 1971.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barrow,_Alaska   (1082 words)

 Alert, Nunavut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alert is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world.
The rugged terrain of the settlement is surrounded by hills and valleys.
The shore is composed primarily of slate and shale, and the sea is covered with pack ice year-round.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alert   (429 words)

 Native American Architecture - MSN Encarta
According to one theory, Chaco culture settlements in the Four Corners area extended over an area equal in size to Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island combined; Chaco Canyon was its cultural and political center.
Taos Pueblo, the northernmost of the Rio Grande Pueblo communities, was begun about 1400.
Many other Pueblo communities today have forsaken the densely packed character of their original settlements in favor of smaller, often separate, houses spread out around the original pueblo.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_701509026_5/Native_American_Architecture.html   (1687 words)

 BLM Colorado- Anasazi Heritage Center- Lowry Pueblo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Walls are constructed of double layers of stone blocks, alternating with bands of smaller stones called spalls, enclosing a core of sandstone rubble fill.
Like most Puebloan settlements, Lowry includes a number of kivas— round, subterranean rooms for ceremonial and domestic activities.
Lowry's architecture and masonry, as well as the presence of the great kiva, indicate that it was one of the northernmost settlements strongly influenced by the Chaco branch of the Puebloan culture, centered about 100 miles to the south in New Mexico.
www.co.blm.gov /ahc/lowry.htm   (315 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Barrow, Alaska
Point Barrow or Nuvuk, is a headland at the northernmost point of Alaska and of the United States, on the Arctic Ocean, Panoramic view of the tip of point Barrow, Alaska.
Some of the northernmost settlements in the world are: Alert, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada 82°28 N - Pop.
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was signed into law on December 18, 1971, and the largest land claims settlement in United States history was concluded.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Barrow%2C-Alaska   (3162 words)

 Clarion Chapter 7
He was many miles in advance of the northernmost settlements of Armstrong (then Northumberland and Westmoreland) county, and outstripped organized colonization by eight years.
True, settlements were made, but they were of the rudest and most ephemeral kind— formal and barely sufficient to meet the letter of the law.
Settlements were made on Leatherwood Creek between 1810 and 1815 by Robert Travis, the Beattys, Malachi Buzzard, and others.
www.accessible.com /amcnty/PA/Clarion/Clarion07.htm   (5195 words)

The extension of Spanish settlements into northern Mexico and Texas was thus prompted by a desire to halt English and French encroachments into Spanish territory and by a need to populate those regions to stop the Indian raids into the more populated regions of New Spain.
The founder of this settlement, Jose Vasquez Borrego, was the great-great-great-great-grandfather of Ana Treviño, the wife of Eugenio Longoria, through her maternal grandfather’s line.
The settlement of Jaumave (website) claims it was established by Escandon on May 19, 1744; however, this date is before Escandon received his appointment and before he initiated the colonization of Nuevo Santander.
www.raullongoria.net /santander.htm   (2196 words)

 Svalbard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 34° East; it forms the northernmost part of Norway.
Svalbard consists of a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean; ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 34° East, it forms the northernmost part of Norway.
No roads link the settlements on the island; transportation mechanisms include boat, plane, helicopter, and snowmobile.
www.wikiverse.org /svalbard   (663 words)

 The Frontier as Chain Reaction
Indeed, in most places the frontier period was a short one, marked by the sociological and political fluidity of the settlement of new territories which, once occupied, ceased to manifest the characteristics of a frontier.
The new locus of settlement is in medium size and small cities and in the rural interstices of the megalopolis.
First and foremost, they follow the frontiersmen to plant settlements where only explorers have gone before them; in the imagery of the land frontier, to farm the land rather than merely trap furs on it, not to invent computers but to establish networks in cyberspace and profit from them.
www.jcpa.org /dje/articles2/frontier.htm   (6057 words)

 flag of Eemsmond (The Netherlands) flags
Uithuizermeeden was the northernmost municipality of mainland Netherlands, and Roodeschool its northernmost village.
Warffum is a former municipality in Groningen; since 1990 it is part of the municipality of Eemsmond, and it continues to use its symbols as village flag and CoA.
Warffum used to be the northernmost municipality of the Netherlands, as it contained the islands of Rottum, Rottumeroog, and Rottumerplaat (all ininhabited, but for a lonely writer, like Godfried Bomans, and later Jan Wolkers, who stayed there for a while to get the feeling of real loneliness.
www.flags-of-the-world.net /flags/nl-gr-em.html   (759 words)

 Sisimiut, West Greenland - an introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
With its 5,900 inhabitants divided between the town and the nearby settlements of Kangerlussuaq, Sarfannguaq and Itilleq, Sisimiut is the second largest municipality in Greenland.
It is located north of the Arctic Circle and is Greenland's northernmost town with an ice-free harbor during winter and its southernmost town with dogsled traffic.
These very same settlements can also be experienced on a boat trip through waters filled with seals and whales.
www.greenland.com /Towns_and_Regions/West_Greenland/Sisimiut.php   (278 words)

 Greenland Settlements in the Qaanaaq Municipality
Every year the settlement is visited by a doctor and a dentist.
Qeqertat is a very small settlement in the inner part of the Inglefield Fiord east of Qaanaaq.
Not far from the settlement of Savissivik, in direction west-south-west, is Cape York.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/Resort/9292/usbygder.html   (2743 words)

 Palestine Center - Groups in the United States Call for Divestment from Israel
Ganim and Kadim are two small settlements located southeast of the Palestinian city of Jenin along the northernmost section of the road from the town of Tubas.
Israel’s evacuation of these four settlements and the nearby military base as well as another near the Palestinian village of Sa Nur—whose security rationale would be undermined by the settlements’ evacuation—would have a limited local impact on the region north of Nablus.
The settlements of Netzarim, Kfar Darom, and Morag are integral parts of a territorial strategy aiming at assuring Israeli control over the principal north-south transport route linking the major Palestinian population and commercial centers of the Gaza Strip.
www.palestinecenter.org /cpap/pubs/20040218ib.htm   (909 words)

 SAN ANDRES VIREO, Vireo caribaeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
However, the northernmost 20% of the island is urbanized and the southern half is converted to coconut palm Cocos nucifera plantations (Tye and Tye 1991), and Barlow and Nash (1985) suggested that records are restricted to an area of 17 km
The species is generally recorded from brushy pastures and adjacent inland mangrove swamps, where birds actively forage by gleaning for arthropods and caterpillars from almost ground level to 5 m in shrubby vegetation, and very occasionally to 10 m in tall trees (Barlow and Nash 1985).
The northernmost 20% of the island (around the capital San Andrés) is urbanized (Tye and Tye 1991), and is the island's centre for tourism (Johnson 1987): little habitat for scrub-dwelling birds remains in or around the capital (Barlow and Nash 1985).
www.irf.org /bcarivir.htm   (511 words)

 Facts about Upernavik, Greenland
This was where people came in spring, when the ice broke up, both to trade and to fish and to drive the catch out to the open sea.
Upernavik, which was founded in 1772, celebrated its 225-year jubilee in 1997, when the Danish royal family were among the guests who visited the town and outlying settlements.
It disapears again in april or may. In the northernmost villages it is different, as the sea freece up around november and uncovers again in june or july.
www.greenland-guide.com /upernavik/facts.htm   (590 words)

 USATODAY.com - Gaza's 9,000 settlers begin forced withdrawal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The parliamentary decree that ordered 9,000 settlers to leave all 21 Gaza settlements and four in the northern West Bank starting Monday is a major shift from a policy that for nearly 40 years encouraged Jews to move to areas once under Arab control.
She came from a West Bank settlement that is unaffected by the pullout to be with her parents, who live here.
Palestinian security forces also were deploying near the settlements late Sunday to prevent looting and to stop Palestinian militants from attacking the departing Israelis and the troops escorting them out during the withdrawal, which is expected to take several weeks to complete.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-08-14-gaza-settlers-leave_x.htm?csp=N009   (2221 words)

 NARRATIVE HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Beginning in the 1650s settlement spread north in the valley from Springfield, and travel by settlers and traders through Sunderland would have taken place from the 1650s on.
The most common pattern of settlement in the Connecticut River Valley during the 17th and 18th centuries, it is one in which a long, broad street forms the axis of the settlement; common land in the form of tillage fields, mowing land and wood lots are designated at the peripheries.
The linear street settlement of 1714 is still in evidence within the Sunderland Center Historic District beginning, as did the original homelot plan, on the south end at the Riverside Cemetery, Cemetery Road, (MHC# 800) and the site of the Benjamin Darling House, 4 South Main Street, ca.
www.townofsunderland.us /nrhpsec8.htm   (12263 words)

 Opportunities North   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Claim settlements are needed to clarify aboriginal and treaty rights questions, and will have an important impact on economic development decisions in the north.
The Inuvialuit have the largest settlement region in the NWT.
In January, the government of the NWT and the Gwich'in tribal council signed a five-year deal guaranteeing 50 per cent of government contracts in the settlement region will be awarded to Gwich'in businesses.
www.nnsl.com /ops/corp2.html   (645 words)

 Greenland - Geography Climate Population - Danish Exporters
From Cape Farewell in the south to the world's northernmost landmass, Odak Island, there is a distance of 2,670 kilometres.
Out of Greenland's 2,175,600 square kilometres, 1,833,900 are covered by inland ice, corresponding to 85% of the country – the ice-free area only covers a total of 341,700 square kilometres.
On 1 January 2005, Greenland's population amounted to 56,969 people of which 47,086 live in the towns and 9,883 in the settlements and elsewhere.
www.krak.dk /scripts/danishexporters/countryGreenland.asp?landekode=F   (592 words)

 Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
One, at the strategic level, was to delegitimize the isolated settlements (but not the settlement blocs) that lie beyond it.
In the atmosphere of the past three years of failed peace process and Palestinian suicide violence, the fence was a legitimate expression of the desire of the vast majority of Israelis to separate our Jewish democratic state from the Palestinian territories, once and for all.
Still, most of the first two sections of the fence, the northernmost, are on or close to the green line.
www.btvshalom.org /resources/yossi_alpher.shtml   (925 words)

 Qaanaaq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Siorapaluk 87 (northernmost naturally inhabited settlement of the world at 77°47'N) All villages are losing population, since people are moving to the town.
This process of population concentration in the towns is observed through all of Greenland
78 km northwest of Siorapaluk is Etah, an abandoned village which once was the northernmost village of the world, at 78°19'N).
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Qaanaaq   (411 words)

 Early Zionist Interest In Lebanon - Laura Zittrain Eisenberg
Weizmann asked about Zionist settlement in French-controlled territory in the south, along the Lebanese border with Palestine, which had the "advantage of greater proximity to our present centres of colonization, and historically, apart from this convenience, would have a greater appeal to the deep sentiments of the Jewish people"(13).
Responding to a query about Jewish settlement in southern Lebanon in 1930, French foreign minister Aristide Briand replied that he did not oppose Jewish immigration to those areas as long as the Jews understood that they would not be members of any Jewish state, but rather, French, Syrian, or Lebanese citizens(18).
This was certainly not what the Zionist movement envisioned as far as the recreation of a national Jewish presence in its ancient middle Eastern homeland; and for the time being, the topic of Jewish immigration to the French Levant was dropped.
www.bintjbeil.com /E/history/zionism.html   (2664 words)

 Grise Fiord, Nunavut -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Inuit settlement of Grise Fiord, in the territory of Nunavut, was the northernmost permanent settlement of Canada and the world for a long time.
It is located at the southern tip of Ellesmere Island, and is one of three permanent settlements on the island.
The settlement was created by the Canadian government in the 1950s to assert sovereignty, and compelled Inuit living in the southern Hudson Bay region to relocate, promising homes and wildlife (for food), but the relocated people discovered no buildings and very little familiar wildlife.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Grise_Fiord,_Nunavut   (276 words)

 Crosswalk.com - Israel Gearing Up for West Bank Evacuations
There are four settlements in the northern West Bank, an area that Jewish people call the Biblical name of Samaria.
The two northernmost settlements of Ganim and Kadim, which were both secular communities, were evacuated earlier voluntarily.
Sharon mentioned the settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, which is just outside Jerusalem, and said that Ariel -- not far from Tel Aviv but more than 10 miles inside the West Bank -- would also be part of Israel forever.
www.crosswalk.com /news/1347026.html   (500 words)

 Lake Albert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Lake Albert is the northernmost of chain of lakes in the Great Rift Valley ; it is about 160 km (100 long and 30 km (19 mi) wide a maximum depth of 51 m (168 and a surface elevation of 619 m 030 ft) above sea level.
Its outlet at the northernmost tip the lake is the Albert Nile (which becomes known as the Mountain Nile when it enters Sudan).
At the southern end of the lake the Semliki comes in there are swamps while a range of hills called Blue Mountains tower over the northwestern shore.
www.freeglossary.com /Lake_Albert   (360 words)

 Frontier as Chain Reaction
In the century following the meeting of the two streams, the land frontier, more accurately, the rural-land frontier was completely settled by the West and, except for a few isolated spots, ceased to be a vital force in the development of civilization.
There the Iberian settlers brought the social, political, cultural, and economic patterns of the late Middle Ages to territories rather heavily populated by aboriginal peoples, most living in highly developed civilizations with (for them) strong political frameworks, although there are a combination of factors.
First and foremost, they follow the frontiersmen to plant settlements where only explorers have gone before them; in the imagery of the land frontier, to farm the land rather than merely trap furs on it, not to invent computers but to establish networks in cyberspace that will profit them.
www.jcpa.org /dje/articles/frontier.htm   (6061 words)

 IMEMC News - International Middle East Media Center - Isr. High Court forbids building the Wall around illegal W. Bank ...
The court issued an interim injunction permitting the state to build the Wall around the Israeli illegal settlements of Avnei Hefetz and Einav in the West Bank, but did not allow the construction of the Wall around an illegal outpost and another temporary outpost installed close to those settlements.
The prosecution says the Wall should be built 400 meters from the houses, to create a "protective zone" that would reduce the danger to the settlers, as well as a "chase zone" in case of any infiltration through the separation Wall.
The Wall around Avnei Hefetz is 400 to 1,500 meters away from the settlement's houses in various places, and is also planned to surround an illegal outpost east of the settlement.
www.imemc.org /content/view/15869/1   (620 words)

 Bowdoin Arctic Survey Reveals Early Settlements, Academic Spotlight (Bowdoin)
It's the start of what she expects will be nearly a decade of fieldwork surveying and excavating extensive settlements of prehistoric and protohistoric Inughuit dwellers -- sometimes called Polar Eskimoes -- in an area previously thought to be sparsely settled.
She applied for and won a National Science Foundation grant with co-investigator Christyann Darwent (UCal, Davis) to do an aerial survey of over 100 miles of coast in Inglefield Land, as well as a ground survey along areas not visible by air.
Inglefield Land is located where Greenland and the northernmost Canadian island, Ellesmere, are narrowly separated.
academic.bowdoin.edu /news/archives/1academicnews/000387.shtml   (1181 words)

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