Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy. Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has 5.9 million inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy – and its GDP of more than 170 billion euros per annum means that it has the nation's second largest regional economy. The capital of Lazio is Rome, Italy's capital and the country's largest city. Lazio comprises a land area of 17,242 km2 and it has borders with Tuscany and Marche to the north and Molise to the east, Campania to the south, the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west; the region is flat, with small mountainous areas in the most eastern and southern districts. The coast of Lazio is composed of sandy beaches, punctuated by the headlands of Circeo and Gaeta; the Pontine Islands, which are part of Lazio, lie opposite the southern coast. Behind the coastal strip, to the north, lies the Maremma Laziale, a coastal plain interrupted at Civitavecchia by the Tolfa Mountains; the central section of the region is occupied by the Roman Campagna, a vast alluvial plain surrounding the city of Rome, with an area of 2,100 km2.

The southern districts are characterized by the flatlands of Agro Pontino, a once swampy and malarial area, reclaimed over the centuries. The Preapennines of Latium, marked by the Tiber valley and the Liri with the Sacco tributary, include on the right of the Tiber, three groups of mountains of volcanic origin: the Volsini and Sabatini, whose largest former craters are occupied by the Bolsena and Bracciano lakes. To the south of the Tiber, other mountain groups form part of the Preapennines: the Alban Hills of volcanic origin, the calcareous Lepini and Aurunci Mountains; the Apennines of Latium are a continuation of the Apennines of Abruzzo: the Reatini Mountains with Terminillo, Mounts Sabini, Prenestini and Ernici which continue east of the Liri into the Mainarde Mountains. The highest peak is Mount Gorzano on the border with Abruzzo. See also: List of museums in Lazio The Italian word Lazio descends from the Latin word Latium; the name of the region survives in the tribal designation of the ancient population of Latins, Latini in the Latin language spoken by them and passed on to the city-state of Ancient Rome.

Although the demography of ancient Rome was multi-ethnic, for example and other Italics besides the Latini, the latter were the dominant constituent. In Roman mythology, the tribe of the Latini took their name from king Latinus. Apart from the mythical derivation of Lazio given by the ancients as the place where Saturn, ruler of the golden age in Latium, hid from Jupiter there, a major modern etymology is that Lazio comes from the Latin word "latus", meaning "wide", expressing the idea of "flat land" meaning the Roman Campagna. Much of Lazio is in fact rolling; the lands inhabited by the Latini were extended into the territories of the Samnites, the Marsi, the Hernici, the Aequi, the Aurunci and the Volsci, all surrounding Italic tribes. This larger territory was still called Latium, but it was divided into Latium adiectum or Latium Novum, the added lands or New Latium, Latium Vetus, or Old Latium, the older, smaller region; the northern border of Lazio was the Tiber river. The emperor Augustus united all of present-day Italy into a single geo-political entity, dividing it into eleven regions.

The part of today's Lazio south of the Tiber river – together with the present region of Campania to the southeast of Lazio and the seat of Neapolis – became Region I, while modern Upper Lazio became part of Regio VII - Etruria, today's Province of Rieti joined Regio IV - Samnium. After the Gothic conquest of Italy at the end of the fifth century, modern Lazio became part of the Ostrogothic Kingdom, but after the Gothic War between 535 and 554 and the Byzantine conquest, this region regained its freedom, because the "Roman Duchy" became the property of the Eastern Emperor. However, the long wars against the Longobards weakened the region. With the Donation of Sutri in 728, the Bishop of Rome acquired the first territory in the region beyond the Duchy of Rome; the strengthening of the religious and ecclesiastical aristocracy led to continuous power struggles between secular lords and the Pope until the middle of the 16th century. Innocent III tried to strengthen his own territorial power, wishing to assert his authority in the provincial administrations of Tuscia and Marittima through the Church's representatives, in order to reduce the power of the Colonna family.

Other popes tried to do the same. During the period when the papacy resided in Avignon, the feudal lords' power increased due to the absence of the Pope from Rome. Small communes, Rome above all, opposed the lords' increasing power, with Cola di Rienzo, they tried to present themselves as antagonists of the ecclesiastical power. However, between 1353 and 1367, the papacy regained control of Lazio and the rest of the Papal States. From the middle of the 16th century, the papacy politically unified Lazio with the Papal States, so that these territories became provincial administrations of St. Peter's estate. Lazio comprised the short-lived Roman Republic, in which it became a puppet state of the First French Republic under the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte; the Republic existed from 15 February 1798 un

List of KSDK awards

KSDK has won a multitude of awards including Regional Emmys, Gabriel Awards, Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2003, KSDK was awarded the WeatheRate seal of approval, an award that certifies KSDK as the most accurate weather station in St. Louis; the data used to determine a winner is refigured every 6 months by the non-profit WeatheRate organization. In 2003, KSDK was awarded 14 Regional Emmy Awards: News Feature-Entertainment/Humorous: News Feature-Political: Sports Report: Editorial/Commentary: Religious: Live Event Special: Promotion: News: Public Service Announcement: Weathercaster: Photographer/Videographer: Pre-Produced News Writing: Promo/PSA/Commercial: Art Direction/Design: News: Animation: Audio: In 2003, KSDK was awarded one Regional Edward R. Murrow Award: Overall Excellence In 2004, KSDK was awarded 20 Regional Emmy Awards: Interactivity: Community Outreach Program: Religious: Host/Reporter: Art Direction/Design: News: Editor: Pre-Produced News Photographer/Videographer: Pre-Produced News News Feature-Business/Consumer/Finance: News Feature-Culture: News Feature-Culture: Sports Feature: Sports Program: Sports Special: Sports Special: Writing: Spot News: Spot News: Weathercaster: Weathercaster: Sportscaster: In 2004, KSDK was awarded a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award: Overall Excellence In 2005, Karen Foss was inducted into the Silver Circle for her 25 years of journalistic excellence.

In 2005, KSDK was awarded 15 Regional Emmy Awards: Special Reporting-Feature: Special Reporting-Political: General News Report: Children's/Teen: Community Outreach Program: Promotion-News: Promotion-Programming: Commercial Spot: Sportscaster: Host/Reporter: Photographer/Videographer-Pre-Produced News Editor-Same Day News Editor-Pre-Produced News Graphics-News Graphics-Promo/PSA/Commercial: Animation: Audio: In 2005, KSDK was awarded three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards: Sports Reporting Videography Affiliated Website Jennifer Blome and Art Holliday were both inducted into the Silver Circle for their outstanding achievements in the television industry

Big Sandy Area Development District

The Big Sandy Area Development District is a regional planning and development organization that focuses on economic and community development. The five counties served within the region includes Floyd, Magoffin and Pike counties; the Big Sandy Area Development District office is located at 110 Resource Court in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. The concept of area development districts within the state of Kentucky was first visualized by Governor Bert T. Combs in 1961. By 1967, the state of Kentucky was divided into fifteen districts. BSADD received designation and funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the U. S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration in 1968. On February 10, 1972, the Big Sandy Area Regional Development District, along with the other fourteen development districts, were established by the Kentucky General Assembly; as of the census of 2000, there were 160,532 people, 63,396 households, 46,976 families residing in the district. The population density was 80.8 people per square mile.

The racial makeup of the district was 97.38% White, 0.59% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.23% of the population. There were 63,396 households out of which 36.98% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.71% were married couples living together, 11.71% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.13% were non-families and 23.77% were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94. The age distribution was 24.3% under 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, 12% who were 65 or older. The median age was 36.6 years. For every 100 females there were 81.9 males. Southwest Tennessee Development District Big Sandy Area Development District Big Sandy Regional Industrial Development Authority Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts