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Cities and Towns: Geography of Virginia. Virginia Cities and Towns The 38 cities in Virginia are independent from counties.

Cities and Towns: Geography of Virginia

In some cases, such as Winchester and Staunton, a city may be surrounded by a county - but they are totally separate jurisdictions despite geographic proximity. Residents of Virginia cities vote for city councils and mayors, pay city real estate and personal property taxes, and get business/professional licenses from city officials. City residents do not get to vote for county supervisors, and city residents do not pay county taxes. If a Virginia city annexes land from a Virginia county, then the residents in the annexed area lose the right to vote for county officials... but no longer have to pay county taxes either. Towns are different from cities. Population Density of Virginia's Cities in 2000 (NOTE: Chesapeake and Suffolk merged with their counties, so land area of those cities is large and population density is low.

10 Best Cities for Public Transportation. President Obama is calling for $8 billion to go towards high-speed rail, as part of a six-year, $53-billion plan.

10 Best Cities for Public Transportation

The administration is hoping that the program will create jobs and boost American competitiveness in the long run. But on a smaller scale, an effective public transportation system can simply increase the quality of life in a city. By transporting people to work, school, local attractions, and healthcare facilities, public transit can reach into nearly every area of city life, from public health to tourism. Statistics show that public transit has experienced rapid growth, providing economic benefits to individuals and municipalities alike. What is America's premier hipster city. Guam. Guam ( i/ˈɡwɑːm/ or /ˈɡwɒm/; Chamorro: Guåhån) is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean.


It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government.[4][5] Guam is listed as one of seventeen Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations.[6] The island's capital is Hagåtña (formerly named Agana). United States Virgin Islands. Arizona. Arizona ( i/ɛrɪˈzoʊnə/; /ærɪˈzoʊnə/) (Navajo: Hoozdo Hahoodzo; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak) is a state in the southwestern region of the United States.


It is also part of the Western United States and of the Mountain West states. It is the sixth largest and the 15th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912. Etymology[edit] The general belief is that the name of the state comes from an earlier Spanish name, Arizonac, derived from the O'odham name alĭ ṣonak, meaning “small spring”, which initially applied only to an area near the Mexican silver mining camp of Planchas de Plata, Sonora.[8][9][10][11] This is supported by the fact that that area is still known as alĭ ṣonak in the O'odham language.[12] Another possible origin is the Basque phrase haritz ona (“the good oak”).[13][14][15] Climate[edit]

Minnesota. Minnesota i/mɪnɨˈsoʊtə/[5] is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States.


Indonesia. Indonesia ( The Indonesian archipelago has been an important trade region since at least the 7th century, when Srivijaya and then later Majapahit traded with China and India.


Local rulers gradually absorbed foreign cultural, religious and political models from the early centuries CE, and Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished. Indonesian history has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources. David Winston. David Winston RH (AHG) (born 1956) is an American herbalist and ethnobotanist.

David Winston

He has been in practice and teaching since 1977 and has written several books on the subject. Minnesota. Where's the most perfect climate? Want to spend ?

Where's the most perfect climate?

Fine, but take an umbrella -- and a warm jacket. August in ? "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco," is rumored to have said of that city's notoriously chilly summertime weather. The 10 Best Weather Cities. We all enjoy reading lists of the best and the worst of almost everything.

The 10 Best Weather Cities

From time to time I’m asked what are the best cities for weather and what do we consider the worst. I’ve even been asked to select a location for someone who’s trying to relocate from a part of the country they dislike. In the 2002 Farmers’ Almanac™, we addressed this very issue. Study Reveals Top 10 Wettest U.S. Cities. Do you think Seattle is the rainiest city in the United States?

Study Reveals Top 10 Wettest U.S. Cities

Well, think again. Mobile, Alabama, actually topped a new list of soggiest cities in the 48 contiguous states, with more than 5 feet of rainfall annually, according to a study conducted by San Francisco-based WeatherBill, Inc. [How Weather Changed History] Interesting United States Weather Facts and Extremes. Chicago. Chicago ( i/ʃɪˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃɪˈkɔːɡoʊ/) is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles. With 2.7 million residents,[1] it is the most populous city in both the U.S. state of Illinois and the American Midwest. Its metropolitan area, sometimes called Chicagoland, is home to 9.5 million people and is the third-largest in the United States.[2] Chicago is the seat of Cook County. [n 1] In 2012[update], Chicago hosted 46.37 million international and domestic visitors, an overall visitation record.[11] Chicago's culture includes contributions to the visual arts, novels, film, theater, especially improvisational comedy, and music, particularly jazz, blues, soul, and the creation of house music.

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