Weymouth, Dorset

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. The town is 8 kilometres north of the Isle of Portland. Weymouth has a metropolitan population of 71,611; the town is the third largest settlement in Dorset after Poole. Weymouth is a tourist resort, its economy depends on its harbour and visitor attractions. Weymouth Harbour has included cross-channel ferries, is home to pleasure boats and private yachts, nearby Portland Harbour is home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, where the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were held; the A354 road bridge connects Weymouth to Portland, which together form the borough of Weymouth and Portland. The history of the borough stretches back to the 12th century. Weymouth originated as a settlement on a constricted site to the south and west of Weymouth Harbour, an outlying part of Wyke Regis; the town developed from the mid 12th century was not noted until the 13th century.

By 1252 it became a chartered borough. Melcombe Regis developed separately on the peninsula to the north of the harbour. French raiders found the port so accessible. Melcombe Regis is thought to be the first port at which the Black Death came into England in June 1348 either aboard a spice ship or an army ship. In their early history Weymouth and Melcombe Regis were rivals for trade and industry, but the towns were united in an Act of Parliament in 1571 to form a double borough. Both towns have become known despite Melcombe Regis being the main centre; the villages of Upwey, Preston, Wyke Regis, Southill and Littlemoor have become part of the built-up area. King Henry VIII had two Device Forts built to protect the south Dorset coast from invasion in the 1530s: Sandsfoot Castle in Wyke Regis and Portland Castle in Castletown. Parts of Sandsfoot have fallen into the sea due to coastal erosion. During the English Civil War, around 250 people were killed in the local Crabchurch Conspiracy in February 1645.

In 1635, on board the ship Charity, around 100 emigrants from the town crossed the Atlantic Ocean and settled in Weymouth, Massachusetts. More townspeople emigrated to the Americas to bolster the population of Weymouth, Nova Scotia and Salem, Massachusetts. There are memorials to this on the side of Weymouth Harbour and near to Weymouth Pavilion and Weymouth Sea Life Tower; the architect Sir Christopher Wren was the Member of Parliament for Weymouth in 1702, controlled nearby Portland's quarries from 1675 to 1717. When he designed St Paul's Cathedral, Wren had it built out of Portland Stone, the famous stone of Portland's quarries. Sir James Thornhill was born in the White Hart public house in Melcombe Regis and became the town's MP in 1722. Thornhill became an artist, coincidentally decorated the interior of St Paul's Cathedral; the resort is among the first modern tourist destinations, after King George III's brother the Duke of Gloucester built a grand residence there, Gloucester Lodge, passed the mild winter there in 1780.

A painted statue of the King stands on the seafront, called the King's Statue, renovated in 2007/8 by stripping 20 layers of paintwork, replacing it with new paints and gold leaf, replacing the iron framework with a stainless steel one. A mounted white horse representing the King is carved into the chalk hills of Osmington. Weymouth's esplanade is composed of Georgian terraces, which have been converted into apartments, shops and guest houses; the buildings were constructed in the Georgian and Regency periods between 1770 and 1855, designed by architects such as James Hamilton, were commissioned by wealthy businessmen, including those that were involved in the growth of Bath. These terraces form a continuous arc of buildings which face Weymouth Bay along the esplanade; the earliest purpose-built hotel there was the first incarnation of the Royal Hotel. The esplanade features the multi-coloured Jubilee Clock, erected in 1887 to mark the 50th year of Queen Victoria's reign. Statues of Victoria, George III and Sir Henry Edwards, Member of Parliament for the borough from 1867 to 1885, two war memorials stand along the Esplanade.

In the centre of the town lies Weymouth Harbour. Since the 18th century they have been linked by successive bridges over the narrowest part of the harbour; the present Town Bridge, built in 1930, is a lifting bascule bridge allowing boats to access the inner harbour. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution stationed a lifeboat at Weymouth for the first time on 26 January 1869. A boathouse was built with a slipway by the harbour and is still in use, although the lifeboat is now moored at a pontoon. During World War I 120,000 ANZAC personnel convalesced in Weymouth after being injured at Gallipoli or other theatres of the war. Weymouth and Portland were bombed by German planes in W


Nakifuma is a town in the Central Region of Uganda. Nakifuma lies in Kyaggwe County, in Mukono District; the town is located on the main highway through Gayaza, Kalagi and on to Kayunga. This location lies 26 kilometres, by road, northeast of Mukono, where the district headquarters are located, and 46 kilometres, by road, northeast of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The road leading in and out of Nakifuma is an all-weather tarmac highway; the coordinates of Nakifuma are:0°32'27.0"N, 32°47'24.0"E. Nakifuma is the location of the headquarters of Nakifuma sub-county, one of the two sub-counties in Mukono District; the other sub-county in the district is Mukono sub-county. Nakifuma Central market is the largest fresh-food market in the town; the exact population of Nakifuma s not known as of May 2011. The following points of interest lie within town or close to its borders: The offices of Nakifuma Town Council The offices of Nakifuma County, one of the constituent counties of Mukono District.

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Martínez (surname)

Martínez is a common surname in the Spanish language. Martínez is the most common surname in the Spanish regions of Navarre, La Rioja and Murcia. There are variations such as San Martin and Martín, it originated as a patronymic surname, meaning "son of Martín". Among Mozarabs, the name was Arabized to "Mardanish", it is used sometimes as a component word of a multi-word surname such as Martínez del Río. Martínez comes from the personal name "Martin", itself derived from the Latin Martinus, whose root is Mars, the name of the Roman god of fertility and war; the name Martin became popular throughout Christian Europe after it was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, active in Roman Gaul, Martin of Tours. Martínez is a spread surname due in large part to the global influence of the Spanish culture on territories and colonies in the Americas and Asia. Due to emigration throughout Europe, Martínez is common in countries neighboring or near Spain, such as: Andorra, France and Italy. In the United States, according to the 1990 Census, "Martinez" ranked nineteenth among all surnames reported, accounting for 0.23% of the population.

In France according to a 1990 census, "Martinez" ranked. The Portuguese equivalent of Martínez is Martins meaning "son of Martin"; the Italian equivalents are: Martinelli, Martini, Martino, DiMartini, DiMartino, Martinisi. The Romanian equivalent is Martinescu; as of 2014, 38.8% of all known bearers of the surname Martínez were residents of Mexico, 9.9% of Spain, 9.2% of the United States, 7.9% of Colombia, 4.5% of Venezuela, 4.4% of Argentina, 2.7% of Cuba, 2.7% of Honduras, 2.4% of Guatemala, 2.2% of El Salvador, 2.0% of the Dominican Republic, 1.9% of Paraguay, 1.7% of Nicaragua, 1.6% of the Philippines, 1.4% of Chile and 1.3% of Peru. In Spain, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average in the following autonomous communities: 1. Region of Murcia 2. La Rioja 3. Valencian Community 4. Castilla-La Mancha 5. Asturias 6. Galicia 7. Cantabria In El Salvador, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average in the following departments: 1. Santa Ana 2. Morazán 3. La Paz 4.

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