Balș is a town in Olt County, Romania. The town administers three villages: Corbeni, Româna and Teiș. There are three hypotheses about the town's name: The locality was named after the Balșița brook; the name comes from the Turkish word "Baliş". A boyar named Balș settled here in the 6th century. 1864 - 1,700 inhabitants. 1884 - 2,500 inhabitants. 1921 - 5,000 inhabitants. 1938 - 5,300 inhabitants. 1948 - 6,128 inhabitants. 1973 - 11,578 inhabitants. 1992 - 24,560 inhabitants. 2002 - 21,195 inhabitants. The composition from the last census, sorted by nationality: * 20,552 Romanians * 619 Romani * 27 othersThe composition from the last census, sorted by religion: * 21,043 Eastern Orthodox * 47 Seventh-Day Adventists * 36 Baptists * 19 Pentecostalists * 8 Roman-Catholics * 5 Atheists * 32 other religion 1450 - The estimated date when Balș was established. 1564 - First mention of Balș in a document

Abrau Peninsula

The Abrau Peninsula is a north-western spur of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, located on the Black Sea between Novorossiysk and Anapa, in the Krasnodar Region of Russia. It contains the Utrish State Nature Reserve; the Abrau Peninsula is the only place in Russia. The climate of the Abrau Peninsula is sub-Mediterranean with cool rainy winters without a stable snow cover and with hot dry summers; the mean annual precipitation is 500 mm, the mean July and February temperatures are 23.7°C and 2.7°C, respectively. The area vegetation consists of three major belts: coastal slopes with sub-Mediterranean xerophytic forests and shrublands with pistachio, juniper and oriental hornbeam; this article incorporates text from a publication under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The source of the text is: Daniil. "An annotated checklist of the Chilopoda and Diplopoda of the Abrau Peninsula, northwestern Caucasus, Russia".

Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e7308. Doi:10.3897/BDJ.4.e7308