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  2. Demographics of Indonesia - Wikipedia

    The population of Indonesia was 270.20 million according to the 2020 national census, an increase from 237.64 in 2010. Approximately 55% of Indonesia's population resides on Java, which is the most populous island in the world.

  3. German bombing of Rotterdam - Wikipedia

    The situation in Rotterdam on the morning of 13 May 1940 was a stalemate as it had been over the previous three days. Dutch garrison forces under Colonel P.W. Scharroo held the north bank of the Nieuwe Maas river, which runs through the city and prevented the Germans from crossing; German forces included airlanding and airborne forces of General Kurt Student and newly-arrived ground forces ...

  4. Yugo - Wikipedia

    Yugo did not only target the West: In early 1985 500 Yugos were exported to China, and exports to Bulgaria and Egypt were already established. [4] The fuel-injection system was a Motronic MP3.1, which was later developed with Bosch to Motronic M4.6 MPI on 1.1- and 1.3-L engines and had multiport fuel injection with a three-way catalytic ...

  5. List of atheists in politics and law - Wikipedia

    In the 2011 general election he was elected to Dáil Éireann as Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin West constituency, having previously served in that capacity from 1997–2007.[1] He was also a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Dublin constituency from 2009 to 2011, the first Socialist Party MEP. Italy

  6. History of Riga - Wikipedia

    The origin of the name of Riga has been speculated to be related to ancient Celts—based on root similarity to words such as Rigomagos and Rigodunon, or that it is a corrupted borrowing from the Liv ringa meaning loop, referring to the ancient natural harbor formed by the tributary loop of the Daugava and being and earlier and common Liv place name for such formations.

  7. Eleanor Alice Burford - Wikipedia

    Eleanor Alice Hibbert (née Burford; 1 September 1906 – 18 January 1993) was an English writer of historical romances.She was a prolific writer who published several books a year in different literary genres, each genre under a different pen name: Jean Plaidy for fictionalized history of European royalty, Victoria Holt for gothic romances, and Philippa Carr for a multi-generational family saga.

  8. Donna Tartt - Wikipedia

    Donna Louise Tartt (born December 23, 1963) is an American novelist and essayist. Tartt's novels are The Secret History (1992), The Little Friend (2002), and The Goldfinch (2013).

  9. Dutch East India Company - Wikipedia

    The United East India Company (Dutch: Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, the VOC) was a chartered company established on the 20th March 1602 by the States General of the Netherlands amalgamating existing companies into the first joint-stock company in the world, granting it a 21-year monopoly to carry out trade activities in Asia.