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Ballinamallard River

In 1812 a canal was proposed to link the river with Strabane, but this was never built. In 1904 it was the site of revival movement baptisms. The river is subject to a fisheries management scheme ensuring good catches of trout and salmon.

Belvoir Park Forest

Belvoir Forest Park is a large forest in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Owned and managed by Forest Service, it was opened in 1961. It is one of the few working forests in the world within a city boundary, and very popular with walkers and runners. T ...

Collin (District Electoral Area)

Collin is one of the ten district electoral areas in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The district elects six members to Belfast City Council and contains the wards of Dunmurry; Ladybrook; Lagmore; Poleglass; Twinbrook and Stewartstown. Collin, along w ...

Lough Gullion

The lough is vegetated with bur-reed and water plantain. Regular birds visiting the lough include tufted duck, mute swan, pochard and northern shoveler. Fish include bream, roach, perch, eel and northern pike.

Katesbridge

Katesbridge is a small hamlet in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is within the townland of Shannaghan, just off the main route from Castlewellan to Banbridge, and 4.3 miles north of Rathfriland. The River Bann flows by the hamlet. In the 2001 C ...

Newbridge, County Londonderry

Newbridge is a small townland in south County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Stretching from Toomebridge in County Antrim, to Bellaghy, Castledawson, Magherafelt, and Ballymaguigan, it latter which shares the parish of Ardtrea North, St. Treas. N ...

Ramore Head

The headland, pointing north-northwest, is the tip of the peninsula on which the town of Portrush lies. The area of the headland is an Area of Special Scientific Interest. The rocks here are dolerite, an intrusive igneous rock formed from volcani ...

Abbateggio

Abbateggio is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The first documents about the villages existence date back to the 10th century. The economy of Abbateggio is based on mixed agriculture. Livestock are kept ...

Aielli

Aielli is a comune and town in the Province of LAquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in the plain of the former Lake Fucino, in the Marsica. Aielli was mentioned as Ajelli for the first time in 1280, deriving from the Latin Agellu ...

Alanno

Alanno is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The first settlement of Alanno dates probably from the medieval Lombard domination. Later it was a possession of the heirs of Ettore Fieramosca.

Alba Adriatica

Alba Adriatica is a town and comune with 12.386 residents in the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of central eastern Italy. It is known as one of the "seven sisters" of the northern Abruzzo coast, i.e. the seven coastal towns in the provi ...

Altino, Abruzzo

Altino is a comune and town in the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy. It is located on a rock spur commanding the valley of the Aventino river. The valley is richly cultivated with orchards, fruit, grapes and olives.

Anversa degli Abruzzi

In the surrounding areas between the Cenozoic and Mesozoic there was a carbonate sedimentation the rocks near contain various carbonates, mainly including calcium carbonate in the form of compact limestone. In the 20th century the population unde ...

Ari, Abruzzo

Ari is town and comune in the province of Chieti, Abruzzo, south-eastern Italy. It is an agricultural center of the Frentan Sub-Apennines, located on a spur to the left of the river Dendalo.

Arielli

Arielli is a town and comune in the province of Chieti, Abruzzo, central-eastern Italy, located on a hill overlooking the spring area of the homonymous river. Its territory is hilly, rich in vineyards and olive groves.

Arsita

Arsita is a medieval town and comune in Province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of eastern Italy. It was called Bacucco until 1905. It is located in Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Aternum

Aternum was a Roman town, on the site of Pescara, in Italy. Some historians also refer to Aternum with the name of Ostia Aterni, due to its location at the mouth of the river Aternus. Being connected to Rome through the Via Tiburtina and its exte ...

Aveia

Aveia was an ancient town of the Vestini and Roman former bishopric, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see. Its site is on the Via Claudia Nova, c. 10 km south-east of LAquila, N.E. of the modern village of Fossa, in central Italys Abruzzo r ...

Barete

Barete is a comune and town in the province of LAquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Barisciano

Barisciano, is a comune and town in the province of LAquila in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy. It is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Lake Barrea

Lake Barrea, is an artificial lake in the Province of LAquila, Abruzzo, Italy. It is located within the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. The Sangro is its inflow and outflow. To its northwest is Villetta Barrea and to its southeast is ...

Lago di Bomba

Lago di Bomba, also called Lago di Sangro, is a lake in the Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy. At an elevation of 262 m, its surface area is 10 km². To the south of the lake is Villa Santa Maria and to the north of the lake is Bomba.

Bomba, Abruzzo

Archaeological site of Monte Pallano, perhaps including remains of the ancient Frentani town of Pallanum Ethnographic Museum Remains of the urban walls and gates c. 12th century Sanctuary of San Mauro Abate Church of San Mauro fuori le mura Paris ...

Borrello

Borrello is a comune and town in the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The highest waterfalls in the Apennines, Cascate del Rio Verde, are located there. Borrellos name derives from the Borrello family that had lordship there for ...

Brittoli

Brittoli is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Bucchianico

The town is situated on a hill between the valleys Alento river and Bucchianico Foro, and has a view extending from the Maiella to the Adriatic Sea. Its territory is hilly, with a significant presence of olive groves and vineyards. The climate is ...

Bussi sul Tirino

Bussi sul Tirino is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Cagnano Amiterno

Cagnano Amiterno is a comune and town in the Province of LAquila in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It is located in the natural park known as the "Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park". It was the location of the former Latin Catholi ...

Calascio

Calascio is a comune and village in the province of LAquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Caldari

Caldari is a frazione of the municipality of Ortona in the Province of Chieti in Abruzzo, Italy. Some families that originate from Caldari include the Tenaglia, Petrangelo, DAnnible, Gaeta, Mennicucci, Di Nunzio, Natale, Vedilei and Nasuti families.

Campli

Campli is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It is located in the natural park known as the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Campo di Giove

Campo di Giove is a town and comune in the province of LAquila in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Its territory is included in the Majella National Park. Located at the foot of the southwestern slope of the Majella, it is a holiday resort in ...

Campotosto

Campotosto is a comune and town in the province of LAquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Olympian Mariano Antonelli was born here.

Canosa Sannita

Canosa Sannita is a comune and town in the province of Chieti, Abruzzo, central Italy. Economy is mostly based on agriculture. Craftmanship and summer tourism are also active.

Cansano

Cansano is a comune and town in the Province of LAquila in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Sights include: the medieval castle the Natural Archaeological Park Ocriticum, with remains of two Italic/Roman temples of Jupiter and Hercuules, and ...

Capistrello

Capistrello is a comune and town in the province of LAquila in the Abruzzo region of central-southern Italy. It is located at the border between the upper Liri River valley and the Marsica. Capistrello borders the following municipalities: Avezza ...

Capitignano

Capitignano is a comune and town in the province of LAquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Caporciano

Caporciano is a town and comune in the province of LAquila, in the region of Abruzzo, southern Italy. It is located about 20 minutes by car from LAquila, the capital of Abruzzo, in the plateau of Navelli. It is also about an hour from Pescara and ...

Cappelle sul Tavo

Cappelle sul Tavo has been an independent municipality since 1906. Previously, it was part of the municipality of Montesilvano. The name probably derives from a number of small "cappelle" chapels among the woods. The name "Cappelle" also appears ...

Caramanico Terme

Caramanico Terme is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy, situated near the confluence of the Orfento and Orta rivers, on a hilltop between the Monte Morrone and the Majella mountains.

Carapelle Calvisio

Carapelle Calvisio is a comune and town in the province of LAquila in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It is located in the natural park known as the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park at 900 metres above sea level. It is mostly know ...

Carpineto della Nora

Carpineto della Nora is a comune and town in the province of Pescara, Abruzzo region, Italy. It is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Carsoli

Carsoli is a town and comune in the province of LAquila, Abruzzo. The ancient Roman city lies 4 kilometres southwest of the modern town.

Carunchio

The first mention dates back to 1173 in a papal bull that confirmed the boundaries of the diocese of Chieti. It was later held by the dAvalos and Caracciolo families. Formerly the town was in another area, perhaps in Taverna, but then was moved t ...

Casalanguida

Casalanguida is a comune and town in the Province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The region produces distinctive olive oil and wine; and is served by Pescara International Airport. There is one ATM at the Posta Banca; it services inter ...

Casalbordino

Casalbordino is a comune and coastal town on the Adriatic Sea, within the Province of Chieti of the Abruzzo region of central-eastern Italy.

Casalincontrada

Casalincontrada is a comune and town in the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It was founded in the 13th century by Frederick II of Hohenstaufen. Sights include the church of Santo Stefano protomartire 14th century, later ...

Castel Castagna

Castel Castagna is a town and comune in the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of central-southern Italy. It is a small hilltop town with a view of the Gran Sasso massif.

Castel Frentano

Castel Frentano is a comune and town in the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy. During World War II, the town was liberated by the New Zealand Army 2nd New Zealand Division on 2 December 1943. It is known for bocconotto, a typical ...

Castelli, Abruzzo

Castelli is a comune in the province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy, included in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park. The medieval hill town lies beneath Mount Camicia on the eastern side of the Gran Sasso Massif. Castelli is best known fo ...