Faiyum is a city in Middle Egypt. Located 100 kilometres (62 miles) southwest of Cairo, in the Faiyum Oasis, it is the capital of the modern Faiyum Governorate. Originally called Shedet in Ancient Egypt, the Greeks called it Crocodilopolis or Krocodilopolis, the Romans Arsinoë. It is one of Egypt's oldest cities due to its strategic location.
Its name in English is also spelled as Fayum, Faiyum or El Faiyūm. Faiyum was previously officially named Madīnet El Faiyūm (Arabic for The City of Faiyum). The name Faiyum (and its spelling variations) may also refer to the Faiyum Oasis, although it is commonly used by Egyptians today to refer to the city.
The Algarve is the southernmost region of continental Portugal. The region has as its administrative centre in the city of Faro, where both the region's international airport (FAO) and public university, University of Algarve, are located. Production of food, which includes fish and other seafood, fruit, oranges, carob beans, figs and almonds, is also economically important in the region. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe. Its population triples to nearly 1.5 million people in the peak holiday season thanks to seasonal residents, and receives an average of 7 million foreign tourists each year. In total, including national visitors, almost 10 million people visit the Algarve annually.
Algeria is a North African country with a Mediterranean coastline and a Saharan desert interior. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes. A beguiling blend of cultures, landscapes and traditions, this vast chunk of land contains everything from tranquil fishing ports and vibrant cities to the unmatched drama of the Sahara Desert and Hoggar Mountains.
The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia,Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. Converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada, it is now one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well-known Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the inspiration for many songs and stories.
Al Haouz is a province in the Moroccan economic region of Marrakesh-Safi. Its population in 2004 was 484,312. The major cities and towns are: Ait Ourir Amizmiz Ghmate Lalla Takarkoust My Brahim Sidi Abdallah Ghiat Tahannaout Tameslouht. Al Haouz also offers visitors popular resorts and awesome attractions.
Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. The area around Alicante has been inhabited for over 7000 years. The first tribes of hunter gatherers moved down gradually from Central Europe between 5000 and 3000 BC. Some of the earliest settlements were made on the slopes of Mount Benacantil. By 1000 BC Greek and Phoenician traders had begun to visit the eastern coast of Spain, establishing small trading ports and introducing the native Iberian tribes to the alphabet, iron and the pottery wheel. By the 3rd century BC, the rival armies of Carthage and Rome began to invade and fight for control of the Iberian Peninsula. The Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barcaestablished the fortified settlement of Akra Leuka (meaning "White Mountain" or "White Point"), where Alicante stands today.
The city is popular for its stunning beach views, nightlife, hotel resorts and festivals.
Allier is a French department located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of central France named after the river Allier. Moulins is the prefecture and the INSEE and Post Code is 03. The inhabitants of the department are known as Elavérins or Elavérines.
Almada is a city in the Lisbon Region located in the south bank of the Tagus river, just across from Lisbon. At Cacilhas, the main port, ferry boats transport visitors and local residents across to Lisbon daily, while the 25 de Abril Bridge which spans the Tagus is routinely traversed by rail, commercial and personal vehicles daily. Almada is considered a transportation hub and a fast-growing suburb. Although small, Almada's coasts are punctuated by several sandy beaches and panoramic vistas.
El Mahalla El Kubra – commonly shortened to El Maḥalla – is a large industrial and agricultural city in Egypt, located in the middle of the Nile Delta on the western bank of the Damietta Branch tributary. The city is known for its textile industry. It is the largest city of the Gharbia Governorate and the second largest in the Nile Delta, with a population of 535,278 as of 2012.
Malkiya is a coastal village that lies on the western coast of Bahrain Island in Bahrain. The village is home to the Malkiya Club football team. The village is also home to the grave and shrine of Zayd ibn Suhan, one of the companions of Ali.