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Esker
An esker, eskar, eschar, or os, sometimes called an asar, osar, or serpent kame,[1][2] is a long, winding ridge of stratified sand and gravel, examples of which occur in glaciated and formerly glaciated regions of Europe and North America. Eskers are frequently several kilometres long and, because of their peculiar uniform shape, are somewhat like railway embankments.[3]Contents1 Etymology 2 Geology 3 Life on eskers 4 Examples of eskers 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksEtymologyPortions of the Denali Highway
Denali Highway
in Alaska
Alaska
are built on eskersThe term esker is derived from the Irish word eiscir (Old Irish: escir), which means "ridge or elevation, especially one separating two plains or depressed surfaces".[4] The Irish word was and is used particularly to describe long sinuous ridges, which are now known to be deposits of fluvio-glacial material
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Route Transtaïga
The Trans- Taiga
Taiga
Road (French: Route Transtaïga) is an extremely remote wilderness road in northern Quebec, Canada. It is 582 kilometres (362 mi) long to Centrale Brisay and another 84 kilometres (52 mi) along the Caniapiscau Reservoir, all of it unpaved. The road's northeastern terminus is almost at the 55th parallel north, making it the northernmost continuous road in Eastern North America. Though the terminus is also the farthest point from any town (745 kilometres (463 mi) from Radisson) via road in North America, it is nonetheless relatively close – 190 kilometres (120 mi) – to Schefferville geographically. It does not, however, provide access to it, as the intervening terrain is unpassable even in an all-terrain vehicle
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Kemnay
Kemnay
Kemnay
(Gaelic: Ceann a' Mhuigh) is a village 16 miles (26 km) west of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
in Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. With a population of 3,830 residents aged 16 or over (2012)[1], Kemnay
Kemnay
is the third largest settlement in the Garioch
Garioch
after Inverurie
Inverurie
and Westhill.[2]Contents1 History 2 Religion 3 Tourism 4 Granite 5 Places of interest 6 Sports 7 Education 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] The village name Kemnay
Kemnay
is believed to originate from the Celtic words that mean "little crook in the river"[3] due to the village location on the bend of the River Don
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Sediment
Sediment
Sediment
is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particles. For example, sand and silt can be carried in suspension in river water and on reaching the sea be deposited by sedimentation and if buried, may eventually become sandstone and siltstone (sedimentary rocks). Sediments are most often transported by water (fluvial processes), but also wind (aeolian processes) and glaciers. Beach sands and river channel deposits are examples of fluvial transport and deposition, though sediment also often settles out of slow-moving or standing water in lakes and oceans. Desert sand dunes and loess are examples of aeolian transport and deposition
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Fulufjället
Fulufjället National Park
Fulufjället National Park
(Swedish: Fulufjällets nationalpark) is a national park in central Sweden. Its total area is 385 km2 (149 sq mi), located entirely within Älvdalen
Älvdalen
Municipality in the province of Dalarna. It is named after the mountain Fulufjället, 1,044 m (3,425 ft) high. It covers the Swedish part of the Fulufjället massif, which is the southernmost part of the Scandes in Sweden. The Norwegian part of the massif is protected by Norway's Fulufjellet National Park. The park is one of Sweden's most recent, inaugurated in September 2002 by King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony attended by a few thousand spectators
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Cross-bedding
In geology, cross-bedding is layering within a stratum and at an angle to the main bedding plane. The sedimentary structures which result are roughly horizontal units composed of inclined layers. The original depositional layering is tilted, such tilting not being the result of post-depositional deformation
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Sweden
Coordinates: 63°N 16°E / 63°N 16°E / 63; 16Kingdom of SwedenKonungariket Sverige  (Swedish) Flag Coat of arms Motto: (royal) "För Sverige – i tiden"[a]"For Sweden – With the Times"[1]Anthem: Du gamla, Du fria[b]Thou ancient, thou free Royal anthem: KungssångenSong of the KingShow globeShow map of EuropeLocation of Sweden (dark green)– in Europe (green & dark grey)– in the European Union (green)  –  [Legend]Capitaland largest cityStockholm59°21′N 18°4′E / 59.350°N 18.067°E / 59.350; 18.067Official languagesSwedish[c] Official minority languages:[c]FinnishMeänkieliSamiRomaniYiddishEthnic groups No official statistics[d]Demonym(s)SwedishSwedeGovernmentUnitary parliamentaryconstitutional monarchy• Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf• 
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Tampere
Tampere
Tampere
(Finnish pronunciation: [ˈtɑmpere] ( listen); Swedish: Tammerfors [tamɛrˈfɔʂ]) is a city in Pirkanmaa, southern Finland. It is the most populous inland city in the Nordic countries. Tampere
Tampere
has a population of 230,537[3] with the urban area holding 330,711 people[7] and the metropolitan area, also known as the Tampere sub-region, holding 381,155 inhabitants in an area of 4,970 km2.[8] Tampere
Tampere
is the second-largest urban area and third most-populous individual municipality in Finland, after the cities of Helsinki
Helsinki
and Espoo
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Punkaharju
Punkaharju
Punkaharju
is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated with the town of Savonlinna
Savonlinna
on January 1, 2013. It was located in the province of Eastern Finland
Finland
and is part of the Southern Savonia
Southern Savonia
region. The municipality had a population of 3,702 (31 December 2012) and covered an area of 748.12 square kilometres (288.85 sq mi) of which 276.86 km2 (106.90 sq mi) was water. The population density was 7.8555/km2 (20.3457/sq mi). The municipality was unilingually Finnish.[3] Finnish Forest Museum Lusto and the Finnish Forest Research Institute are located in Punkaharju, which hosts a research forest park open for visitors. In the park some of the tallest trees in the whole Finland can be found, for example pines in the height of 40 metres (130 ft)
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U.S. State
In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans
Americans
are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside.[3] State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders (such as paroled convicts and children of divorced spouses who are sharing custody). States are divided into counties or county-equivalents, which may be assigned some local governmental authority but are not sovereign. County or county-equivalent structure varies widely by state, and states may also create other local governments
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Galway
Galway
Galway
(/ˈɡɔːlweɪ/; Irish: Gaillimh, pronounced [ˈɡalʲɪvʲ]) is a city in the West of Ireland
Ireland
in the province of Connacht. Galway
Galway
City
City
Council is the local authority for the city. Galway
Galway
lies on the River Corrib
River Corrib
between Lough Corrib
Lough Corrib
and Galway Bay
Galway Bay
and is surrounded by County Galway
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Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
(/ˈmɪʃɪɡən/ ( listen)) is a state in the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
and Midwestern regions of the United States. The state's name, Michigan, originates from the ( Ojibwe
Ojibwe
word) mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake".[3][7] Michigan
Michigan
is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, and the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi
Mississippi
River.[b] Michigan's capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Michigan
Michigan
is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan
Michigan
was originally applied, is often noted to be shaped like a mitten
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Lower Peninsula
The Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Michigan
is the southern of the two major landmasses of the U.S. state of Michigan, the other being the Upper Peninsula. It is surrounded by water on all sides except its southern border, which it shares with Indiana
Indiana
and Ohio. Although the Upper Peninsula is commonly referred to as "the U.P." it is fairly uncommon for the Lower Peninsula to be called "the L.P." Because of its recognizable shape, the Lower Peninsula is nicknamed "the mitten", with the eastern region identified as "The Thumb". This has led to several folkloric creation myths for the area, one being that it is a hand print of Paul Bunyan, a giant lumberjack and popular European-American folk character in Michigan
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DeWitt, Michigan
DeWitt is the name of a city and a township in Clinton County in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Michigan. The population of the city was 4,507 at the 2010 census. The city is located north of Interstate 69, and west of US Highway 127, just north of Lansing.Contents1 History 2 Notable people 3 Geography 4 Education 5 Demographics5.1 2010 census 5.2 2000 census6 Climate 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] DeWitt was named after DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York during the 1820s. It was first settled by Captain David Scott, who moved there from Ann Arbor in 1833, and platted the land. The State Legislature formally created DeWitt Township on March 23, 1836. The first township meeting was held at the house of Captain Scott on April 8, 1836. A gentleman by the name of Welcome J
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Lansing, Michigan
Lansing /ˈlænsɪŋ/ is the capital of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Michigan. It is mostly in Ingham County, although portions of the city extend west into Eaton County and north into Clinton County. The 2010 Census placed the city's population at 114,297,[7] making it the fifth largest city in Michigan. The population of its Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was 464,036, while the even larger Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population, which includes Shiawassee County, was 534,684. It was named the new state capital of Michigan
Michigan
in 1847, ten years after Michigan
Michigan
became a state. The Lansing metropolitan area, colloquially referred to as "Mid-Michigan", is an important center for educational, cultural, governmental, commercial, and industrial functions
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Northwest Territories
The Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories
(NT or NWT; French: les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, TNO; Athabaskan languages: Denendeh; Inuinnaqtun: Nunatsiaq; Inuktitut: ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ) is a federal territory of Canada
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