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Burgomaster
Burgomaster
Burgomaster
(alternatively spelled burgermeister, literally master of the town, master of the borough, master of the fortress, or master of the citizens) is the English form of various terms in or derived from Germanic languages
Germanic languages
for the chief magistrate or chairman of the executive council, usually of a sub-national level of administration such as a city or a similar entity. The name in English was derived from the Dutch burgemeester. In some cases, Burgomaster
Burgomaster
was the title of the head of state and head of government of a sovereign (or partially or de facto sovereign) city-state, sometimes combined with other titles (as in Hamburg's First Mayor
Mayor
and President of the Senate)
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Burgermeister Meisterburger
Santa Claus
Santa Claus
Is Comin' to Town is a 1970 stop motion Christmas television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions. The film stars Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
as the narrator S.D. Kluger, Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
as Kris Kringle / Santa Claus, Keenan Wynn
Keenan Wynn
as the Winter Warlock, and Paul Frees in various roles. The film tells the story of how Santa Claus and several Claus-related Christmas traditions came to be. It is based on the hit Christmas song " Santa Claus
Santa Claus
Is Comin' to Town", which was introduced on radio by Eddie Cantor
Eddie Cantor
in 1934, and the story of Saint Nicholas. The special was created using Japanese stop motion animation called "Animagic", in which all the characters are made out of wood and plastic and animated via stop-motion photography
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Stockholm Municipality
Stockholm
Stockholm
Municipality or the City of Stockholm
Stockholm
(Swedish: Stockholms kommun or Stockholms stad) is a municipality in Stockholm County
Stockholm County
in east central Sweden. It has the largest population of the 290 municipalities of the country, but one of the smallest areas, making it the most densely populated. It is also the most populous municipality in the Nordic countries. Although legally a municipality with the official proper name Stockholms kommun, the municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige) has decided to use the name Stockholms stad (City of Stockholm
Stockholm
in English) whenever possible
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Netherlands
The Netherlands
The Netherlands
(/ˈnɛðərləndz/ ( listen); Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt] ( listen)), also known informally as Holland, is a country in Western Europe
Europe
with a population of seventeen million
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Luxembourg
Coordinates: 49°45′N 6°10′E / 49.750°N 6.167°E / 49.750; 6.167 Grand Duchy
Grand Duchy
of LuxembourgGroussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg  (Luxembourgish) Großherzogtum Luxemburg  (German) Grand-Duché de Luxembourg  (French)FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn" (Luxembourgish) "We want to remain what we are"Anthem: "Ons Heemecht" "Our Homeland"Royal anthem: "De Wilhelmus"aLocation of  Luxembourg 
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Administrative Divisions Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
The subdivisions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
are the administrative divisions of the country, such as the provinces, districts and territories.Democratic Republic of the CongoThis article is part of a series on the politics and government of the Democratic Republic of the CongoConstitutionHuman rightsGovernmentPresident (list)Joseph KabilaGovernmentPrime Minister (list)Bruno TshibalaParliamentSenate National AssemblyJudicia
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Lithuanian Language
Lithuanian (Lithuanian: lietuvių kalba) is a Baltic language
Baltic language
spoken in the Baltic region. It is the language of Lithuanians
Lithuanians
and the official language of Lithuania
Lithuania
as well as one of the official languages of the European Union. There are about 2.9 million[3] native Lithuanian speakers in Lithuania
Lithuania
and about 200,000 abroad. As a Baltic language, Lithuanian is closely related to neighboring Latvian and more distantly to Slavic and other Indo-European languages. It is written in a Latin
Latin
alphabet
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Luxembourgish Language
Luxembourgish, Luxemburgish[3] (/ˈlʌksəmˌbɜːrɡɪʃ/)[3] or Letzeburgesch[4] (/ˌlɛtsbɜːrˈɡɛʃ, -sə-/ or /ˈlɛtsˌbɜːrɡɪʃ, -sə-/)[4] (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuergesch) is a West Germanic language that is spoken mainly in Luxembourg. About 390,000 people speak Luxembourgish
Luxembourgish
worldwide.[1] While it could be considered a standardized variety (i.e., a dialect with a written form) of German, its official use in the state of Luxembourg
Luxembourg
and the existence of a separate regulatory body[5] has removed Luxembourgish, at least in part, from the domain of the Dachsprache Standard German
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Hungarian Language
Hungarian ( magyar nyelv (help·info)) is a Finno-Ugric language spoken in Hungary
Hungary
and several neighbouring countries. It is the official language of Hungary
Hungary
and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. Outside Hungary
Hungary
it is also spoken by communities of Hungarians
Hungarians
in the countries that today make up Slovakia, western Ukraine, central and western Romania
Romania
(Transylvania and Partium), northern Serbia
Serbia
(Vojvodina), southern Poland[citation needed], northern Croatia, and northern Slovenia
Slovenia
due to the effects of the Treaty of Trianon, which resulted in many ethnic Hungarians
Hungarians
being displaced from their homes and communities in the former territories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
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Polish Language
Polish (język polski, polszczyzna) is a West Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland
Poland
and is the native language of the Poles. It belongs to the Lechitic subgroup of the West Slavic languages.[8] Polish is the official language of Poland, but it is also used throughout the world by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 55 million Polish language
Polish language
speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet, which has 9 additions to the letters of the basic Latin script
Latin script
(ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż)
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Swedish Language
Swedish ( svenska (help·info) [²svɛnːska]) is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 9.6 million people, predominantly in Sweden
Sweden
(as the sole official language), and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Both Norwegian and Danish are generally easier to read than to listen to because of difference in accent and tone when speaking. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples
Germanic peoples
living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era
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Municipal Commissioner
In many countries, a municipal commissioner is an official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town.Contents1 India 2 Sri Lanka 3 Sweden 4 ReferencesIndia[edit] Main article: Municipal Commissioner (India) In India, every Municipal Corporation in India is administratively headed by a Municipal Commissioner, who is the de facto head of the municipal corporation, the form of government which is usually granted to a city of more one million in population. Sri Lanka[edit] In Sri Lanka, under the Municipal Council Ordinance there is a municipal commissioner of each municipal council. He/she would be the chief administrative officer and is the highest ranking non-elected officer of the municipality and in most cases be an officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service on secondment
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West Frisian Language
West Frisian, or simply Frisian (Frysk; Dutch: Fries [ˈfris]) is a West Germanic language spoken mostly in the province of Friesland (Fryslân) in the north of the Netherlands, mostly by those of Frisian ancestry. It is the most widely spoken of the three Frisian languages. For English linguists West Frisian is notable as being the most closely related language to English outside of Britain.Contents1 Name 2 Speakers 3 Dialects 4 History4.1 Old Frisian 4.2 Middle Frisian and New Frisian5 Alphabet 6 Phonology 7 Grammar 8 Status 9 Folklore about relation to English 10 Westerlauwers Frisian 11 Sample text 12 See also 13 References 14 Further reading 15 External linksName[edit] The name "West Frisian" is only used outside the Netherlands, to distinguish this language from the closely related Frisian languages of Saterland Frisian and North Frisian spoken in Germany
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Lombardy
Lombardy
Lombardy
(/ˈlɒmbərdi/ LOM-bər-dee; Italian: Lombardia [lombarˈdiːa]; Lombard: Lumbardia, pronounced: (Western Lombard) [lumbarˈdiːa], (Eastern Lombard) [lombarˈdeːa]) is one of the twenty administrative regions of Italy, in the northwest of the country, with an area of 23,844 square kilometres (9,206 sq mi)
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Finnish Language
Finnish ( suomi (help·info), or suomen kieli [ˈsuomen ˈkieli]) is a Finnic language
Finnic language
spoken by the majority of the population in Finland
Finland
and by ethnic Finns
Finns
outside Finland. It is one of the two official languages of Finland
Finland
and an official minority language in Sweden. In Sweden, both standard Finnish and Meänkieli, a Finnish dialect, are spoken. The Kven language, a dialect of Finnish, is spoken in Northern Norway
Norway
by a minority group of Finnish descent. Finnish is a member of the Finnic language
Finnic language
family and is typologically between fusional and agglutinative languages
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Free Imperial City
In the Holy Roman Empire, the collective term free and imperial cities (German: Freie und Reichsstädte), briefly worded free imperial city (Freie Reichsstadt, Latin: urbs imperialis libera), was used from the fifteenth century to denote a self-ruling city that had a certain amount of autonomy and was represented in the Imperial Diet
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