Southern United States

The Southern United States known as the American South or the South, is a geographic and cultural region of the United States. It is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Western United States, with the Midwestern United States and Northeastern United States to its north and the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to its south; the South does not match the geographic south of the United States but is defined as including the states that fought for the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. The Deep South is located in the southeastern corner. California and New Mexico, which are geographically in the southern part of the country, are considered part, while West Virginia, which separated from Virginia in 1863 is; some scholars have proposed definitions of the South that do not coincide neatly with state boundaries. While the states of Delaware and Maryland, as well as the District of Columbia, permitted slavery prior to and during the Civil War, they remained with the Union. Since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, they became more culturally and politically aligned with the industrial Northern states, are identified as part of the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast by many residents, public institutions, private organizations.

The South is defined as including the southeastern and south-central United States. The region is known for its culture and history, having developed its own customs, musical styles, cuisines, which have distinguished it in some ways from the rest of the United States; the Southern ethnic heritage is diverse and includes strong European and some Native American components. Some other aspects of the historical and cultural development of the South have been influenced by the institution of slave labor on plantations in the Deep South to an extent seen nowhere else in the United States. Since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, black people have held many offices in Southern states in the coastal states of Virginia and South Carolina. Black people have been elected or appointed as mayors and police chiefs in the metropolises of Baltimore, Raleigh, Richmond, Memphis, Atlanta, Jacksonville and New Orleans, serve in both the U. S. Congress and state legislatures. Scholars have characterized pockets of the Southern United States as being "authoritarian enclaves" from Reconstruction until the Civil Rights Act.

The South relied on agriculture, was rural until after 1945. It has since become more industrialized and urban and has attracted national and international migrants; the American South is now among the fastest-growing areas in the United States. Houston is the largest city in the Southern United States. Sociological research indicates that Southern collective identity stems from political and cultural distinctiveness from the rest of the United States; the region contains all of the Bible Belt, an area of high Protestant church attendance and predominantly conservative, religion-influenced politics. Indeed, studies have shown that Southerners are more conservative than non-Southerners in several areas, including religion, international relations, race relations; this is evident in both the region's religious attendance figures and in the region's strong support for the Republican Party in political elections since the 1960s, since the 1990s. Apart from its climate, the living experience in the South resembles the rest of the nation.

The question of how to define the subregions in the Sup has been the focus of research for nearly a century. As defined by the United States Census Bureau, the Southern region of the United States includes sixteen states; as of 2010, an estimated 114,555,744 people, or thirty seven percent of all U. S. residents, lived in the South, the nation's most populous region. The Census Bureau defined three smaller divisions: The South Atlantic States: Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia; the East South Central States: Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. The West South Central States: Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas; the Council of State Governments, an organization for communication and coordination between states, includes in its South regional office the states of Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia. Other terms related to the South include: The Old South: can mean either the slave states that existed in 1776 or all the slave states before 1860.

The New South: including the South Atlantic States. Dixie: various definiti


Entikong is a subdistrict and an administrative village within that subdistrict in Sanggau Regency of West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. It is the location of the main border crossing between the West Kalimantan and the Malaysian state of Sarawak; the checkpoint on the Malaysian side of the border is called the Tebedu immigration, customs and security checkpoint. Entikong subdistrict located in the hills which form the Indonesia-Malaysia border in the northern part of Sanggau Regency. To the north east across the border is the Serian Division of Sarawak, south east is the subdistrict of Sekayam, south the subdistrict of Beduai, west the subdistrict of Air Besar in Landak Regency and north-west the subdistrict of Jagoi Babang in Bengkayang Regency. Entikong is served by the main road linking Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan 250 km to the southwest, through the border crossing into Sarawak to Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. Kuching is 100 km to the north of the border crossing. Most long distance bus services linking Pontianak and cities in Sarawak use the Entikong border crossing.

The Entikong border crossing checkpoint is just south of the Malaysia-Indonesia border at Entikong village. The checkpoint on the Malaysian side is the Tebedu checkpoint in Sarawak, it was the first land border crossing between Indonesia and a neighbouring country to be opened in 1 October 1989. The checkpoint was newly renovated at a cost of 152 billion rupiah as part of the programme to upgrade border crossing checkpoints and border areas throughout Indonesia initiated by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. During a visit to Entikong, Jokowi had lamented about its condition when compared to the condition and facilities available at the Malaysian checkpoint in Tebedu; the new checkpoint, located on a 8 hectare piece of land was inaugurated by Jokowi on 21 December 2016. The operating hours of the checkpoint is between 5.00 pm. It was reported. Tebedu Indonesia-Malaysia border

Kristof Hering

Kristof Hering was born on 27 February 1989 in Hanover, Lower Saxony. He is best known for finishing in sixth place in season 9 of Deutschland sucht den Superstar. Kristof Hering was born on 27 February 1989 in Lower Saxony, he lives in Orlando, while traveling the world Performing. He has a tattoo on his left ankle, he has younger brother. In 2008, he went to a catholic gymnasium where he received his abitur, he is a fan of Robbie Williams and Peter Maffay. He likes jazz and pop, he likes to go shopping, listen to music, do sports with his friends. He has lost 56 pounds since 2008, he keeps it off by going to the gym three times a week. He was at the Stage-School-Hamburg in 2008 and 2009, his favorite songs includes "Über 7 Brücken" by Peter Maffay and "I sing a Liad für di" by Andreas Gabalier. Kristof was eliminated in the Top 6, he suffered verbal and death threats during his participation during season 9 due to his homosexuality. People were writing stuff like "You are sooo gay to..". RTL filed charges against unknown persons because of the threats.

After DSDS, Hering released a single called "Tears of Happiness"