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Sultan Said Ali bin Said Omar of Grande Comore ( 1897 )
In 1886 Said Ali bin Said Omar, Sultan of Bambao, signed an agreement with the French government that allowed France to establish a protectorate over the entire island of Ngazidja ( Grande Comore ; protectorates were also established over Ndzwani ( Anjouan ), and Mwali ( Mohéli island in French ) the same year.
Mayotte thus remains under French administration, and the Comorian Government has effective control over only Grande Comore, Anjouan, and Mohéli.
They are Njazidja ( Grande Comore ), Mwali ( Mohéli ), Nzwani ( Anjouan ), and Mahoré ( Mayotte ).
Le Karthala ( 2316 m ) on Grande Comore is an active volcano.
cyclones possible during rainy season ( December to April ); Le Kartala on Grande Comore is an active volcano
The Comorians inhabiting Grande Comore, Anjouan, and Mohéli ( 86 % of the population ) share African-Arab origins.
The new Union of the Comoros consists of three islands, Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli.
President Assoumani Azali of Grande Comore is the first Union president.
The constitution gives Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli the right to govern most of their own affairs with their own presidents, except the activities assigned to the Union of the Comoros like Foreign Policy, Defense, Nationality, Banking and others.
" Comoros has requested a similar program for Grande Comore and Anjouan, total population 760, 000, and Li said that Beijing has agreed in principle.
* 1974 – Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli vote to become the independent nation of Comoros.
Article 1 of the Constitution of the Union of the Comoros begins: " The Union of the Comoros is a republic, composed of the autonomous islands of Mohéli, Mayotte, Anjouan, and Grande Comore.
A line from the estuary of the River Rovuma () to Ras Habu, the Northern point of Ile Grande Comore, the Northern of the Comore ( Comoro ) Islands, to Cap d ' Ambre ( Amber ) the Northern extremity of Madagascar ().
* Grande Comore
Some timber is produced, notably on the island of Grande Comore, which has about half the remaining forest.
Only small vessels can approach the existing quays in Moroni on Grande Comore, despite recent improvements.
Comoros has an international airport ( Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport ) at Hahaya on Grande Comore.
* Grande Comore, the principal island of this country
All vangas are endemic to Madagascar apart from the Blue Vanga which also occurs in the Comoros on Mohéli island and, at least formerly, on Grande Comore.
* Moroni, Comoros, capital of Comoros on the Grande Comore island.
The city is located on the western coast of Grande Comore ( also known as N ' gazidja ) island.
Category: Populated places in Grande Comore

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The most common reference to `` wet stock '' was with the meanin' that such animals had been smuggled across the Rio Grande after bein' stolen from their rightful owners.
Mere days before Polk intended to make his request to Congress, he received word that Mexican forces had crossed the Rio Grande area and killed eleven American soldiers.
During the Second French Empire, between 1852 and 1870, the French economy grew ; by 1870 the museum had added 20, 000 new pieces to its collections, and the Pavillon de Flore and the Grande Galérie were remodelled under architects Louis Visconti and Hector Lefuel.
They had migrated from the deserts north of the Rio Grande over a period traditionally said to have been 100 years.
The albums ZZ Top's First Album, Rio Grande Mud, Tres Hombres, Fandango and Tejas were remixed with the result that the sound of the material from the first five albums was changed to sound like they had been recorded in the 1980s, with echo and drum machines, and very unlike their original album sound.
Historically, the Pueblo and Navajo peoples also had names for the Rio Grande / Rio Bravo:
By the late 19th century, in the United States, the name Rio Grande had become standard in being applied to the entire river, from Colorado to the sea.
By late 1880 William Bell had begun to organize railway construction in Utah that would become the Palmer controlled Denver and Rio Grande Western Railway in mid 1881.
By the early 1990s, the combined Rio Grande / Southern Pacific Railroad had lost much of the competitive advantage that made it attractive to transcontinental shippers, and became largely dependent on hauling the high-quality coal produced in the mine fields of Colorado and Utah.
In South America, also during the early 20th century, free-ranging boars were introduced in Uruguay for hunting purposes and eventually crossed the border into Brazil sometime during the 1990s, quickly becoming an invasive species, licensed private hunting of both feral boars and hybrids ( javaporcos ) being allowed from August 2005 on in the Southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, although their presence as a pest had been already noticed by the press as early as 1994.
The Denver and Rio Grande Railway's 1881 arrival at Chama, about ten miles to the north, had profound effects on the development of the region by bringing the area out of economic and cultural isolation.
In Spain all the dukes hold the court rank of Grande, i. e., Grandee of the realm, which had precedence over all other feudatories.
The area between the Rio Grande and the Nueces River, which included Zavala County, became disputed territory known as the Wild Horse Desert, where neither the Republic of Texas nor the Mexican government had clear control.
From this point the party might still have succeeded had they gone up the Rio Grande to its source, or gone by a more northerly route, but the route they took brought them to the very top of Mesa Mountain.
Men from San Elizario and the other villages along the Rio Grande near El Paso had become dependent on the salt trade for their livelihoods.
The area between the Rio Grande and the Nueces River, which included Zavala County, became disputed territory known as the Wild Horse Desert, where neither the Republic of Texas nor the Mexican government had clear control.
Pecos Bill had a love interest named Slue-Foot Sue, who rode a giant catfish down the Rio Grande.
Koch and Renoir, during the filming of La Grande Illusion ( in which Koch has an uncredited role ), discovered that Koch's artillery unit had actually fired on Renoir's airplane during World War I.
By 1805, the Grande Armée had grown to a force of 350, 000 men, who were well equipped, well trained, and led by competent officers.
( p. 121-122 ) They continue, " The name, Rio Grande, was suggested by the seventh Aaron Leaming who thought this southern United States river had an attractive sound.
It is well documented that a large group of Hispanic settlers came to the area around 1864 leaving villages along the Rio Grande in the vicinity of present day Socorro, New Mexico after devastating floods had occurred.
His party had reached the Río Grande near there after descending from Abó Pass ( Abert 1962: 117-118 ).
While he had been reinforcing Ney, he had also concentrated a great mass of artillery ( Grande Batterie ) that unleashed a devastating barrage towards Wittgenstein's center.

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