Garliava now a suburb of Kaunas, is 10 kilometers from the center of the city. In 1809 Józef Godlewski built a church and named it Godlewo in his own honour, although Lithuanians started calling it Garliava. This year is generally viewed as the year Garliava was founded. Godlewski also built a place of worship for Lutherans and a synagogue for Jews.
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Santa Cruz, Portuguese meaning Holy Cross is a municipality,a parish and a city in the eastern part of Madeira. Much of the municipality is mountainous, while farmlands cover the remainder of the land including a couple of cherry fields.Santa Cruz is linked with Madeira's only superhighway.It is the third largest major parish in population after Funchal and Câmara de Lobos. Its parish population is 16,842- and the municipality (borough) is 29,721. The municipality is one of the smallest on the island. Its area is 81.52 km²/8,152 ha. Its density is 354.59/km² thus ranking the second most densest in Madeira. It is located SE of Santana, SW of Machico, NE of Funchal. It is linked with a road linking Funchal and Machico while part of the parish is passed with a road linking to Santana. The urban sprawl of the city of Funchal lies westward, while in the East of the municipality is the international Funchal/Madeira Airport (FNC), the gateway to Madeira.
Wieliczka is a town (2006 population: 19,128) in southern Poland in the Kraków metropolitan area, and situated (since 1999) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship; previously, it was in Kraków Voivodeship (1975-1998). The town was founded in 1290 by Duke Premislas II of Poland.
Located under the town of Wieliczka is the Wieliczka Salt Mine – one of the world's oldest operating salt mines (the oldest is at Bochnia, Poland, 20 kilometers from Wieliczka), which has been in operation since prehistoric times.
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Dubai can either refer to one of the seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the eastern Arabian Peninsula, or that emirate's main city, sometimes called "Dubai city" to distinguish it from the emirate.
The modern emirate of Dubai was created with the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971. However, written accounts documenting the existence of the city have existed at least 150 years prior to the formation of the UAE. Dubai shares legal, political, military and economic functions with the other emirates within a federal framework, although each emirate has jurisdiction over some functions such as civic law enforcement and provision and upkeep of local facilities. Dubai has the largest population and is the second largest emirate by area, after Abu Dhabi. With Abu Dhabi, it is one of only two emirates to possess veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature. Dubai has been ruled by the Al Maktoum dynasty since 1833. The emirates' current ruler, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is also the Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE.