FACTOID # 6: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Biskra" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Biskra
Dancer in Biskra, published in March 1917 National Geographic.
Dancer in Biskra, published in March 1917 National Geographic.

Coordinates: 34°51′N, 5°44′E Biskra (Arabic: بسكرة ) is a city in Biskra province, Algeria. In 2007, its population was recorded as 207,987. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 425 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1540 × 2172 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 425 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1540 × 2172 pixel, file size: 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... Biskra (Arabic: ولاية بسكرة ) is a wilaya of Algeria. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


As of 1935, Biskra was an inland town, the principal settlement of a Saharan oasis watered by the intermittent Wad Biskra; it was the southern terminus of the Algerian rail system, and a favourite winter resort. Large quantities of fruit, especially dates, were grown in the vicinity. The town was a military post, and was the scene of severe fighting in the rebellions of 1849 and 1871. For the legendary English rock band, see Oasis (band). ... Binomial name Phoenix dactylifera L. The Date Palm Phoenix dactylifera is a palm, extensively cultivated for its edible fruit. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The Hungarian composer Béla Bartók collected traditional music in Biskra in 1913. Béla Bartók in 1927 Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and collector of Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music. ...


Reference

  • This article incorporates text from The Modern World Encyclopædia: Illustrated (1935); out of UK copyright as of 2005.

Events January January 1 - Italian colonies of Tripoli and Kyrenaika are joined together as Libya January 7 - Italian premier Benito Mussolini and French foreign minister Pierre Laval conclude agreement in which each power undertakes not to oppose the others colonial claims. ...

External links

  • Biskra Web-Site
  • Portail de Biskra

  Results from FactBites:
 
Biskra Eden of Algerie - Biskra - (572 words)
Biskra is the centre of the Zab group of oases located in the depression between the Aurès Massif and the Tell Atlas Mountains.
It is the capital of Biskra province with 650,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 20,986 km².
National tourism is also of importance to Biskra, due to its nice winter climate and sulphur springs "Hammam Salhine", which are used both for recreation and the treatment of rheumatism and skin diseases.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m