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*  Deforestation in Borneo - Wikipedia
The goal was to turn one million hectares of "unproductive" and sparsely populated peat swamp forest into rice paddies in an ... is used in English to refer to the Indonesian-controlled territory. To combat overpopulation in Java, the Indonesian government ... The destruction had a major negative impact on the livelihoods of people in the area. It caused major smog-related health ... The water channels, and the roads and railways built for legal forestry, opened up the region to illegal forestry. In the MRP ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestation_in_Borneo
*  Hillfort - Wikipedia
One was to protect Vilnius, the capital, and the other line in Samogitia, was a major target for both orders. This territory ... During the Roman Iron Age, some of the Latvian hillforts (like Ķivutkalns) were abandoned or became sparsely populated. A new ... Where Roman influence was less strong, such as uninvaded Ireland and unsubdued northern Scotland, hill forts were still built ... They all refer to an elevated site with one or more ramparts made of earth, stone and/or wood, with an external ditch. Many ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillfort
*  Álava - Wikipedia
Álava is an inland territory and features a largely transitional climate between the humid, Atlantic neighbouring northern ... The Valleys: Low valleys, drier, sparsely populated. The Plains: Heartland of Álava comprising Vitoria and Salvatierra-Agurain ... but also the least populated with 322,557 inhabitants (2012). Built around the Roman mansion Alba located on the road ab ... Ayala: The area clustering around the Nervión River, with Amurrio and Laudio as its major towns. The region shows close bonds ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81lava
*  Rhodope Mountains - Wikipedia
The sparsely populated area of the Rhodopes has been a place of ethnic and religious diversity for hundreds of years. Apart ... They built many temples, cities and fortresses. The most famous town in the area is the sacred city of Perperikon located 15 km ... Major cities in the area are Haskovo and Kardzhali, as well as the smaller Momchilgrad, Krumovgrad, Zlatograd and Kirkovo. The ... The Rhodope regional unit in the northern part of the country is named after the region. This area includes the Rodopi Mountain ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodope_Mountains
*  History of the Netherlands - Wikipedia
During this period most of the northern Netherlands was known as Frisia. This extended Frisian territory is sometimes referred ... The sparsely populated area was known as "West Friesland" (Westfriesland). As Frankish settlement progressed, the Frisians ... Amsterdam distributed grain to the major cities of Belgium, Northern France and England. This trade was vital to the people of ... This process happened quickly and the uninhabited territory was settled in a few generations. They built independent farms that ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Netherlands
*  California - Wikipedia
California was suddenly no longer a sparsely populated backwater, but seemingly overnight it had grown into a major US ... and the remainder of the old territory was then subdivided into the new American Territories of Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and ... This is often referred to by the media as the California exodus. During the 20th century, two great disasters happened in ... Northern parts of the state have more rain than the south. California's mountain ranges also influence the climate: some of the ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California
*  Alajuela Province - Wikipedia
Despite being between two major civilizations, indigenous groups sparsely populated the area. The Hueteres lived in the south ... It is the largest canton in Costa Rica, taking up 34.32% of the provincial territory and 6.55% of the national territory. The ... Water service did not arrive to the northern city of Upala until 1976, but it was recently bolstered in the northern cantons of ... Built in 1881, a project for its resauration began in 2000. The current site of the Central Cathedral of Alajuela was first ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alajuela_Province
*  Seberang Perai - Wikipedia
The term 'Seberang Perai' was believed to be derived from a local phrase used to refer to the northern banks of the Perai River ... At the time, Province Wellesley was heavily forested and sparsely populated, with a total population of only 5,000. Province ... Hence, the locals called the northern banks of the river Seberang Perai, in reference to the Siamese territory across the river ... Other major towns in Seberang Perai include Bukit Mertajam, Perai, Nibong Tebal and Batu Kawan. The major rivers in Seberang ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seberang_Perai
*  Galveston Bay Area - Wikipedia
The sparsely populated Bay Area transformed during the 20th century. Following the hurricane, donations by the newly ... Ellington Air Force Base was built becoming a major air field and flight training center during the wars. After the war area ... Following its declaration of independence from Spain the new nation of Mexico moved to colonize its northern territory of Texas ... Normally the term refers to the mainland communities around the bay and excludes Galveston as well as most of Houston. ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galveston_Bay_Area
*  Charles XI of Sweden - Wikipedia
Finally, Kexholm and Ingria were sparsely populated and not of great interest. Charles was a devoted Lutheran Christian. In ... The Swedish town of Karlskrona, built during his reign to host the primary navy base in southern Sweden, which it remains to ... In the legend he is referred to as the Greycoat (Swedish: Gråkappan). This was done to discover and identify corruption and ... The guerrilla Snapphane movement, in northern Scania, had attacked his soldiers and stolen his money. They also had strong ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_XI_of_Sweden
*  Black Seminoles - Wikipedia
Seminoles, in turn, acquired an important strategic ally in a sparsely populated region. They elected their own leaders, and ... The territory was ruled again by Spain, as Britain had ceded it East and West Florida. The US slaveholders sought the capture ... The Gullah pioneers built their own settlements based on rice and corn agriculture. They became allies of Creek and other ... The settlement was in compensation for land taken from them in northern Florida by the United States at the time of the signing ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Seminoles
*  Transnistria (geographical region) - Wikipedia
... the latter being a common reference to the then sparsely populated Dniester-Southern Bug-Dniepr area. Before becoming part of ... which encouraged the migration of peasants into the territory from the neighbouring populated areas (from north and from west ... As plans for major cultural changes in Moldova were made public, tensions rose further. Ethnic minorities felt threatened by ... The northern part of Transnistria had Ruthenian (Ukrainian) and Moldavian villages. In 1792, the region became part of the ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transnistria_(geographical_region)
*  Grosseto - Wikipedia
The center, sparsely populated land in winter, consists primarily of houses of holidaymakers, hotels, high class and a camp ... It was built in the Middle Ages as a Benedictine monastery, passed after the Order of the Knights of Jerusalem and it was ... Its territory, moreover, was frequently ravaged, notably in 1447 by Alfons V of Sicily and in 1455 by Jacopo Piccinino. Sienese ... The premier society of men's baseball in Grosseto is called Bbc Grosseto Orioles (also referred to by its sponsored name of ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grosseto
*  Michigan - Wikipedia
Most counties have their own circuit court, but sparsely populated counties often share them. Circuit court judges are elected ... The first lighthouses in Michigan were built between 1818 and 1822. They were built to project light at night and to serve as a ... The area was part of the larger Northwest Territory until 1800, when western Michigan became part of the Indiana Territory. In ... and northern and north-central Minnesota. The Ottawa lived primarily south of the Straits of Mackinac in northern, western and ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan
*  Chaco War - Wikipedia
Though the 600,000 km2 Chaco was sparsely populated, control of the Paraguay River running through it provided access to the ... It is also referred to as La Guerra de la Sed (Spanish for "The War of Thirst") in literary circles, for being fought in the ... A major supporter of Paraguay was the United States Senator and radical populist Huey Long. In a speech on the Senate floor on ... Two Italian-built gunboats, the Humaitá and Paraguay ferried troops to Puerto Casado. On 22 December 1932 three Bolivian ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaco_War
*  Historicity of the Bible - Wikipedia
... local chieftains of some importance and claims that Jerusalem at the time was at best a small town in a sparsely populated area ... A major issue in the historicity debate was the narrative of the Israelite conquest of Canaan, described in Joshua and Judges. ... He goes on further to claim that it was at best a small regional centre, one of three to four in the territory of Judah and ... The earliest New Testament texts which refer to Jesus, Paul's letters, are usually dated in the 50s CE. Since Paul records very ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_the_Bible
*  Geography of Switzerland - Wikipedia
The Swiss territory is divided into four major types of land use. As of 2001[update], 36.9% of the land in Switzerland was used ... The rugged terrain of the Jura and the Alps are very sparsely populated, except for some large valleys such as the Valais. Most ... The habitat is mainly developed in the Swiss Plateau and the northern slopes of the Alps, near lakes and along major rivers. It ... The name Jurassic actually refers to the Jura region where these fossils were studied at the end of the 18th century. The Jura ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Switzerland
*  Northern Mariana Islands - Wikipedia
In 1947, the Northern Mariana Islands became part of the post-World War II United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific ... The other islands of the Northern Marianas are sparsely inhabited; the most notable among these is Pagan, which for various ... They are usually referred to simply as "Carolinians", though unlike the other two monikers, this can also mean those who ... Mail service for the islands is provided by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Each major island has its own zip code in the 96950 ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Mariana_Islands
*  History of Silesia - Wikipedia
Polish historians refer to territories acquired by Silesian dukes in this period as Monarchia Henryków śląskich ("The monarchy ... Silesia then was sparsely populated with approximately 150,000 people.[when?] Settlements consisted of small hamlets, each ... Every village built its own church (at the end of the 13th century numbering 1,200) the network of parishes also became much ... The major part of Silesia remaining in Germany, was reorganised into the two provinces of Upper Silesia and Lower Silesia. In ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Silesia
*  Spessart - Wikipedia
Although sparsely populated in the Middle Ages, the Spessart at the time was crossed by two important trading routes. One, ... The northern part of the Vorspessart was kept uninhabited by the Romans as a "no man's land" and buffer zone between their ... However, since the territory ruled by Mainz used an inheritance law that required the property to be split between all the sons ... A major regional industry in medieval and early modern times were glass foundries that made use of the abundant local supply of ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spessart
*  Tepehuán people - Wikipedia
The Northern Tepehuan are scattered over sparsely settled high woodlands and canyons in the southwestern corner of the northern ... The Northern Tepehuan refer to themselves as "Ódami." Although the etymology of the name "Tepehuan" is still a matter of ... They entered the northern territory in 1610 and began congregating the Tepehuan into mission towns, and, by 1708, had ... Mostly, however, they were far removed from the major centers of Apache raiding in northern Chihuahua. The twentieth century ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tepehu%C3%A1n_people
*  Vasa (ship) - Wikipedia
During the 17th century, Sweden went from being a sparsely populated, poor, and peripheral northern European kingdom of little ... The ship was built on the orders of the King of Sweden Gustavus Adolphus as part of the military expansion he initiated in a ... Hocker (2011), p. 147 Vasa was actually never referred to as a regalskepp before she was lost, but was classified as one ... Between 1611 and 1718 it was the dominant power in the Baltic, eventually gaining territory that encompassed the Baltic on all ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_(ship)
*  Unincorporated area - Wikipedia
In the Northern Territory, 1.45% of the total area and 4.0% of the population are in unincorporated areas, including ... Thus, aside from very sparsely populated areas and a few other special cases, almost all of Australia is part of an LGA. ... In 1975, the first homes in what is now the city of Almere were built and from 1976 to 1984 the area was governed by the ... In local government in the United States, an unincorporated area generally refers to the part of a county which is outside any ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unincorporated_area
*  History of the Far North of Scotland Railway Line - Wikipedia
The Far North of Scotland Railway Line was built in several stages through sparsely populated and undulating terrain. Extending ... This was a major blow to the employment in the area, and to freight carrying on the line. The major upgrading of the road ... I refer to the workmen on the line." Colonel Rich of the Board of Trade inspected the line on 20 July 1874 and passed it as fit ... The Edinburgh and Northern Railway connected Edinburgh and Dundee and had two ferry crossings in that route, showing that such ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Far_North_of_Scotland_Railway_Line
*  Finland
one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world.. Finland is ranked 11th on the 2006 United Nations Human Development ... The climate in Southern Finland is a northern temperate climate. In Northern Finland, particularly in the Province of Lapland, ... municipality (kunta), not just in the built-up area. The land area is given in km², and the density in inhabitants per km² ( ... A quarter of Finland's territory lies above the Arctic Circle, and as a consequence the midnight sun can be experienced - for ...
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