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The left bank of a river is the bank on the left when looking in the direction of flow towards the sea.


In Paris, France

The Left Bank (French: Rive Gauche) is most commonly associated with the Seine in central Paris. Here the river flows roughly westwards, cutting the city into two halves; the Right Bank, to the north, and the Left Bank, to the south. This article is about the river in France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... The right bank of a river is the bank on the right when looking in the direction of flow towards the sea. ...

Though, technically, the Left Bank also comprises the 13th, 14th and 15th arrondissements, in general it means the 5th, 6th and 7th arrondissements, symbols of French intellectualism. Categories: Stub | Arrondissements of Paris ... The 14e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 15e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The city of Paris, in France is divided into 20 arrondissements. ... The 5e arrondissement is one of the central arrondissements of Paris, France, located on the Left Bank. ... The 6e arrondissement is one of the central arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 7e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... An intellectual is a person who uses his or her intellect to study, reflect, and speculate on a variety of different ideas. ...

The Left Bank is one of the city's most romantic districts. This is the Paris of another era, the Paris of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and dozens of other members of the great artistic community at Montparnasse. Young Pablo Picasso Pablo Ruiz Picasso (Full name) (October 25, 1881 in Málaga, Spain – April 8, 1973) was a Spanish painter and one of the recognized figures in 20th century art, probably most famous as the co-founder, along with Georges Braque, of cubism. ... Henri Matisse photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869 – November 3, 1954) was the leading French artist of the 20th century. ... Ernest Hemingway, 1950 Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist and short story writer whose works, drawn from his wide range of experiences in World War I, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II, are characterized by terse minimalism and understatement; they exerted... F.Scott Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an Irish-American Jazz Age novelist and short story writer. ... The Montparnasse Tower, which at 209m was the tallest building in Western Europe when it was built. ...

More than simply a geographical region, the Left Bank has become a name for a particular style of life, fashion, or "look". Some of its famous streets are the Boulevards Saint-Germain, Saint-Michel, and the Rue de Rennes. This article needs to be wikified. ...

The Quartier Latin ("Latin Quarter") is a Left Bank area in the 5th arrondissement so named because it has been the center of Paris's university life for over seven hundred years. The Quartier Latin (Latin Quarter) is an area in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France, around the Sorbonne University. ... The Sorbonne, Paris, in a 17th century engraving The historic University of Paris (French: Université de Paris) first appeared in the second half of the 12th century, but was in 1970 reorganized as 13 autonomous universities (University of Paris I–XIII). ...

Compare with Right Bank for additional facts about Paris. The right bank of a river is the bank on the right when looking in the direction of flow towards the sea. ...

In Biscay, Spain

In the metropolitan Bilbao area of Biscay, the term has another meaning: Location of Bilbao in Spain Cityscape of Bilbao, with the Guggenheim Museum on the bottom right Bilbao from satellite (NASA World Wind Landsat) Bilbao (Basque: Bilbo) in the North of Spain, is the largest city in the Pais Vasco and the capital of the province of Vizcaya (Basque: Bizkaia). ...

  • The left bank of river Nervión (Spanish, Margen Izquierda; Basque, Ezkerraldea) with the towns of Barakaldo, Sestao, Santurtzi and Portugalete and extending to the iron mines (Zona Minera or Mehatzaldea), was the place of industrial workers living in crowded desarrollismo apartments. They supported leftist ideas.
  • The right bank was the place of the industry owners, the bourgeois living in the chalets of Neguri, that allied with the Spanish right wing.

The "hanging bridge" joins both at the mouth of the river before the aber. The distinction has dimmed as the industrial crisis and the lack of building space caused the upward mobile children of the left-bankers to move to right-bank Getxo, where chalets left the place to apartment blocks. However, both banks are still distinguishable in economic, demographic and political measuring. The river Nervión runs through the city of Bilbao, Spain into the Bay of Biscay. ... Baracaldo (also spelled Barakaldo), is an industrial river-port municipality of northeastern Spain. ... Sestao is a town located in the province of Bizkaia, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the North of Spain. ... Puente Colgante Portugalete is a port city lying to the west of Bilbao (Basque: Bilbo) in the province of Vizcaya in Spain. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... Parliamentary democracy was restored following the death of General Franco in 1975, who had ruled since the end of the civil war in 1939. ... Aber can refer to: Abergwyngregyn, a village in Gwynedd, North Wales adjacent to the A55 five miles east of Bangor. ... Getxo is a town located in the province of Bizkaia, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the North of Spain. ...

In Ukraine (for example Kiev)

The river Dniepr provides a boundry that influences many things. Facing South, as if from Poland, or Russia, the left (East) bank is associated with, for example, Cossack loyalists to Russia, and Ukranians who speak Russian somewhat more prevalently than Ukrainian. See also the reference to Hetman. The Dnieper River (Belarusian: Дняпро/Dnyapro; Russian: Днепр/Dnepr; Ukrainian: Днiпро/Dnipro; Polish: Dniepr; Latin: Borysthenes, Danaper) is a river (2290 km length) which flows from Russia through Belarus and then Ukraine. ... The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of Turkey. ... Hetman (from Czech: hejtman, German: Hauptmann, Old Slavonic vatamman, Turkish: Ataman) was the title of the second highest military commander (after the monarch) used in 15th to 18th century Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania, known from 1569 to 1795 as the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. ...

In Kiev (Kyiv) the left bank, a lowly flat plain, is becoming urbaninized for less than two hundred years, and is somewhat residential, while the right bank -- a hilly, highly historical area, is very industrial, business and governmental. A monument to St. ...


  • Lottman, Herbert R. The Left Bank: Writers, Artists, and Politics from the Popular Front to the Cold War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. ISBN 0395313228. ISBN 096228744X. ISBN 0226493687.

Left Bank Books is one of the US's longest-running, collectively-owned and run anarchist bookstores. Located at 92 Pike Street in Seattle, Washington. See www.leftbankbooks.com Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ... Categories: Bookstores | Stub ... Downtown Seattle skyline City nickname: The Emerald City Location Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Government County King Mayor Greg Nickels NP/Democrat ¹ Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 369. ...



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