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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ecclesiastical Province
Thus in the East during the third century the bishop of the provincial metropolis came gradually to occupy a certain superior position, and received the name of metropolitan.
Africa; metropolitans of the separate provinces gradually appear, although the boundaries of these provinces did not coincide with the divisions of the empire.
church provinces as the basis of ecclesiastical administration was fairly universal in the West.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12514a.htm   (486 words)

  
 Province 4
Province IV, the Province of Sewanee, is the largest of the Provinces of the Episcopal Church.
Province IV has the largest number of clergy, baptized members, communicants, church school and day school pupils and is the largest contributor to the General Convention budget of any Province in our Church.
Within the Province, there are 21 active diocesan camps and/or conference centers, many of which have been expanded, renovated and upgraded in the past few years.
www.episcopalchurch.org /province-four   (0 words)

  
  Province View-china.org.cn
In 2005, the province's total grain output was 25.986 million tons, an increase of 4.8% from the previous year.
In the province, there are more than 3,000 species of plants, of which more than 140 are fiber plants, more than 1,000 are medicinal herbs and plants, and more than 100 are timbers.
The province is the only one in the country that boasts highlands, mountainous and hilly areas, plains, lakes and a coastline.
www.china.org.cn /english/features/ProvinceView/167819.htm   (1362 words)

  
  Roman province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Ancient Rome, a province (Latin, provincia, pl. provinciae) was the basic, and until the Tetrarchy (circa 296), largest territorial and administrative unit of the empire's territorial possessions outside of the Italian peninsula (long without full citizenship).
Provinces were generally governed by politicians of senatorial rank, usually former consuls or former praetors.
A later exception was the province of Egypt, incorporated by Augustus after the death of Cleopatra: it was ruled by a governor of equestrian rank only, perhaps as a discouragement to senatorial ambition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roman_province   (1798 words)

  
 Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Province is a name for a subnational entity.
There are also provinces in New Zealand, but the country is not seen as a "federal" country.
Also very populous are several other Chinese provinces, as well as Punjab, Pakistan, pop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Province   (255 words)

  
 Province Encyclopedia @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Sweden län is the equivalent of a county, while in Finland its cognate Lääni is the equivalent of province.
In the Habsburg territories, the traditional provinces are partly expressed in the Länder of 19th-century Austria-Hungary.
The provinces of the Ottoman Empire had various types of governors (generally a pasha), but mostly styled vali, hence the predominant term vilayet, generally subdivided (often in beyliks or sanjaks), sometimes grouped under a governor-general (styled beylerbey).
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Province   (908 words)

  
 North-West Frontier Province Encyclopedia @ BareHands.com (Bare Hands)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Geographically the province could be divided into two zones: the northern one extending from the ranges of the Hindu Kush to the borders of Peshawar basin; and the southern one extending from Peshawar to the Derajat basin.
The province was formed on November 9, 1901 as a Chief Commissioner province.
The NWFP was raised to a Governor full-fledged province in 1935.
www.barehands.com /encyclopedia/North-West_Frontier_Province   (2210 words)

  
 Geography and History, Khuzestan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The province of Khuzestan is situated in the southwest of Iran, and covers an area of 63,238 sq.
According to the census in the year 1996, the province had a population of 3.7 million, of which approximately 62.5 % were in the urban areas, 36.5 % were rural dwellers and 1% of the remaining were non-residents.
Whereas the mountainous regions are situated to the north and east of the province, and are considered to be a part of southern regions of the Zagross Mountain Ranges.
www.irancaravan.com /SPR.htm   (832 words)

  
 Fujian Province   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Province occupies an area of 121, 400 square kilometres, with a population of 30 million.
The province has formed a multi-levelled pattern of opening to the outside world, which includes "economic special zones, economic and technological development zones, opening coastal cities and coastal economic opening zones with the practice of special policies and flexible measures in their economic activities with the outside world.
Based on the mountain at the back and overlooking the sea, Fujian is known for its "eight mountains, one river and one tenth of Chinese Mu of rice field, " and enjoys its numerous mountains, vast sea and mild temperature.
www.fzu.edu.cn /fzu/f2_0.html   (383 words)

  
 Roman provinces
The first Roman province, Sicily, was conquered after the First Punic War (241 BCE), and the Senate decided that it had to be ruled by a praetor.
The first provinces were ill-defined, and it was only during the late republic that provinces started to have clearly defined borders.
In several provinces, prefects were appointed from the equestrian order (the 'second class' of the Roman elite, after the senators) were appointed.
www.livius.org /gi-gr/governor/provinces.html   (0 words)

  
 Province 7
In response to requests from individuals who are looking for a way to select intelligently from the vast number of titles available, the Episcopal Divinity School faculty developed a summer reading list of new and not-so-new books for anyone interested in theology or exploring faith issues.
Young adults from the dioceses of Province VII can get financial help to attend “Camino: A Sacred Journey,” the young adult gathering to be held in San Francisco September 21-23.
Click on More to learn about the grantees who are continuing their mission across our province, and use this link to read the latest edition of UTO's newsletter The Daily Thanks.
www.episcopalchurch.org /province-seven   (0 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Hospital company LifePoint to buy Province Healthcare   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Province stockholders will own about 30% of the merged company.
Province owns or leases 20 acute care hospitals in 13 states.
Province Healthcare shares rose $5.33 to $18.94 on the New York Stock Exchange.
www.usatoday.com /money/industries/health/2004-08-16-lifepoint-province_x.htm   (359 words)

  
 Local Government Website   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The province is easily accessible by land.  The national road leading to the province from Metro Manila and other peripheral roads leading to nearby areas are concreted.
Tourism is a little explored potential industry in a ruggedly beautiful province such as Quirino.  Subterranean caves, challenging rock face cliffs and white water rapids have attracted a growing number of nature challenge sports enthusiasts.  The tourism industry is rudimentary and investing in better tourist facilities and support services is potentially rewarding.
A progressive province of God-loving and empowered citizens living peacefully in an economically stable, ecologically sustainable and investment-friendly environment enjoying the benefits of adequate infrastructure and an advanced information and communication technology in pursuit of its continuing development under good governance.
elgu2.ncc.gov.ph /quirino   (340 words)

  
 Indonesia Provinces
On 1999-08-30, a referendum was held in the province.
On 2002-09-24, Kepulauan Riau province (temporary capital Batam, to be supplanted by Tanjung Pinang) was split from Riau, consisting of its islands not adjacent to Sumatera.
The new province consists of the kabupaten of Karimun, Kepulauan Riau, Lingga, and Natuna, and the kotamadya of Batam and Tanjung Pinang.
www.statoids.com /uid.html   (2946 words)

  
 Hainan Province   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The province is administratively divided into the Hainan, Nansha, Xisha, Zhongsha islands, etc. It also has three municipalities, 16 counties and the agencies of the Xisha, Nansha, Zhongsha islands.
This strategic decision is of profound significance for speeding up the development and construction of Hainan Province, improving the people's material and cultural life, further strengthening national unity, consolidating China's defenses, supporting construction in the whole country and promoting the unification of our motherland.
In terms of maritime space Hainan Province plays an important part in the national defence and economy--because of its strategic location it not only controls coastal communications in South China but also stands at the key junction between Guangdong Province and Guangxi Province and is a strategic passage for the entire South.
www.gznet.edu.cn /WWW/scn/hainan/e_hn.html   (429 words)

  
 Limpopo, South Africa | The Limpopo Province - A comprehensive Travel Guide
The Limpopo province celebrates a rich cultural heritage and at many archaeological sites the mysteries of the past are still being discovered.
Happily, today the Limpopo Province is united in its aim to offer the best possible welcome to all who visit this spectacular region of South Africa.
In addition to its status as a major commercial and agricultural centre, Polokwane is the cultural hub of the region, featuring impressive art exhibitions and elegant historical buildings.
www.sa-venues.com /north_province.htm   (676 words)

  
 Knights of St Columba ~ Province 2 (Liverpool)
Liverpool Province has the honour to be the home of the first Council to be established in England in 1920.
The Province also has an ‘off-shore’ council in the Isle of Man. A council was set up in Douglas (458) in 1951 and occasionally the province holds its meeting there.
Councils within Province 2 work closely with the Parishes and communities in which the councils are located, providing support and funds for various projects.
www.ksc.org.uk /province2   (456 words)

  
 Cordoba Province, villages in the province of Cordoba Andalucía, Southern Spain
Cordoba Province, villages in the province of Cordoba Andalucía, Southern Spain
Cordoba was founded by the Romans and due to its strategic importance as the highest navigable point of the Guadalquivir River, it became a port city of great importance.
The countryside of Cordoba province is extremely varied, from rolling plains around Cordoba city, the Guadalquivir basin and south to Seville province, to forbidding mountain ranges with jagged peaks in the north and west.
www.andalucia.com /province/cordoba/home.htm   (241 words)

  
 VISIT UVA PROVINCE-SRI LANKA
Fourth largest of Sri Lanka's nine provinces,Uva is unparalleled in natural beauty.Covering the south eastern parts of the central mountains and surrounding plains, the Uva province offers a tempting variety of diverse attractions to the visitor.
The Uva province has many unspoilt wildness areas rich in animal,bird and plant life.Predominantly(78%) agricultural,the province has a haunting rural charm; outside its few bustling towns,life styles are serene,unhurried and still traditional.
This friendly people of Uva who are of diverse ethnic origins,share a common tradition of hospitality to visitors and will make a stay in the province an enjoyble and enriching experience.
www.geocities.com /uva_srilanka   (146 words)

  
 province - Definitions from Dictionary.com
A comprehensive area of knowledge, activity, or interest: a topic falling within the province of ancient history.
province (13c.), from L. provincia "territory under Roman domination," usually explained as pro- "before" + vincere "to conquer" (see victor); but this does not suit the earliest L. usages.
Provincial "of or belonging to a province" is from 1377; sense of "countrified" first recorded 1755.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/province   (397 words)

  
 Jiangxi Province: China Travel Information
Jiangxi province is situated in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.
Jiangxi province got its name during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) and because the Gan River runs through this province from north to south, it is also called Gan for short.
Annual rainfall averages 1400-1800 millimeters and the average temperature of the province is 3-9
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/jiangxi   (692 words)

  
 see thailand,thailand today,Yasothon Province
Here is the home of the famous Bang Fire, the Rocket Festival, which is staged on a grand scale every year around mid - May.
Following defeat in battle with Laos in Nong Bua Lumpoo (a former district in Udon Thani presently Thailand's newest province), survivors migrated south along the Chee River, rested briefly in village, Ban Sing Tah, and eventually established and settled in Ubon Ratchathani.
The younger brother of the firt governor of Ubon Ratchathani, both refugees from Nong Bua Lam Phu, wanted to return to Ban Sing Tah and establish a new town, soon to be called Yasothon.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/7153/yasothon.htm   (901 words)

  
 Guangdong Province: China Travel Information
It adjoins Jiangxi and Hunan provinces to the north, Fujian Province to the east, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to the west and to the south across the Qiongzhou Strait is the island Province of Hainan.
Guangdong province covers an area of over 180,000 square kilometers (69,502 square miles) and has permanent population of 74,730,000.
Rivers from all over the province meandering through the fertile Pearl River Delta discharges into the South China Sea at the half waypoint of the coastline.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/guangdong   (891 words)

  
 B.C. Government Home - Province of British Columbia
VICTORIA – A $30,000 B.C. government grant to the British Columbia Seafood Alliance will help the commercial fishing industry to participate effectively in the establishment and ongoing management of marine conservation areas, Environment Minister Barry Penner said.
ALL ADULT BASIC EDUCATION TO BE TUITION-FREE IN B.C. VANCOUVER – The Province is investing $17.5 million under the second phase of ReadNow BC to make adult basic education tuition-free for all students and increase financial aid for adult learners, Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell and Education Minister Shirley Bond announced.
Small businesses make up over 98 per cent of the province's businesses, and now employ more than one million British Columbians.
www.gov.bc.ca   (0 words)

  
 Cuba-Junky
Still farther east, in Havana Province, beautiful Jibacoa, Tropico and Puerto Escondido Beaches continue the series, their white sand bordered on the landward side by lush vegetation and cliffs up to 328 feet (100 m) high and on the seaward side by incredible green and blue water.
Still farther west, in Havana Province again (city of Havana is bounded by Havana Province to the east, south and west), tranquil El Salado Beach, protected by coral reefs, has more scuba diving sites.
The city is home to one of the province's most active Casas de la Cultura, the state-sponsored facilities for plays, music, and other cultural activities.
www.cuba-junky.com /havana   (2820 words)

  
 Definition of province - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
province> b : a department of knowledge or activity
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 The Province
Province offers free high school completion to all 6 hours ago
The votes are in and a panel of expert judges have selected 12 winners in the Top in Trades Awards put on by the ITA (Industry Training Authority) and The Province.
Winners' profiles are being published over a four-week period beginning May 13.
www.canada.com /theprovince   (0 words)

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