A ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solit comprisin metal, nonmetal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic an covalent bonds.

Blue and white vase Jingdezhen Ming Yongle 1403 1424
A Ming Dynasty porcelain vase datit tae 1403–1424

Argentona is a municipality in the comarca o the Maresme in Catalonie, Spain. It is situatit on the sooth-east side o the granite Litoral range, tae the north-wast o Mataró. The toun is bith a tourist centre an a notable horticultural centre. A local road links the municipality wi Cabrera de Mar an wi the main N-II road at Vilassar de Mar.

The toun centre haes biggins in a wide range o styles. The late gothic kirk o Sant Julià wis restored bi Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The same airchitect designed Casa Gari, a private residence adjynin the chapel o Sant Miquel del Cros, a wirk in the style o Antoni Gaudí bi Lluís Bonet (1929). Thare are several biggins frae the 16t tae the 17t hunderyears, as well as the Roman chapel o La Mare de Déu del Viver an the benedictine priory o Sant Pere de Clarà. Thare is an interestin museum dedicatit tae watter jugs, the Argentona Water Jug Museum, in which thare are exhibitit mair than 700 pieces, includin fower ceramic wirks bi Pablo Picasso.


Capellades (Catalan pronunciation: [kəpəˈʎaðəs]) is a toun in Catalonie, Spain, locatit in the sooth o the comarca of Anoia, some saxty metres abuin the Anoia river whaur it cuts throu the Catalan Coastal Range. The C-244 trunk road frae Vilafranca del Penedès an the FGC railwey line R6 frae Martorell an Barcelona run alang the river valley belaw the toun on thair wey tae Igualada. It is aboot ane oor frae Barcelona bi caur, bus or train.

Capellades is kent for the manufactur o paper syne the seiventeent century. Thare is a smaw amoont o agricultur, baith irrigatit (mercat gardenin) an nan-irrigatit (cereals, grapes, awmonds), awtho the territory o the municipality is smaw. Textile an ceramic manufactur an tourism durin the simmer contribute tae the local economy an aw. Munich (sport shoes) haes its heidquairters in Capellades.

The steid haes been inhabitit syne the middle Paleolithic era (50000 years BP), an an archeological steid juist belaw the modren toun, kent locally as the Abric Romaní, is open tae the public. Thare is a Museum o Paper (Molí-Museu Paperer) hoosit in a convertit papermill an aw.

Fergana Province

Fergana Province (Uzbek: Farg‘ona viloyati, Roushie: Ферганский вилоят) is a viloyat (province) o Uzbekistan, locatit in the soothren pairt o the Fergana Valley in the far east o the kintra. It borders the Namangan an Andijan Provinces o Uzbekistan, as well as Kyrgyzstan an Tajikistan. It covers an aurie o 6,800 km2. The population is estimatit tae be aroond 2,597,000, wi ower 71% o the population livin in rural auries.

Fergana Province is dividit intae 15 admeenistrative destricts. The caipital is the ceety o Fergana, wi an estimatit 214,000 indwallers. Ither major ceeties include Besharik, Khamza, Kokand, Kuva, Kuvasay, Margilan an Rishdan.

Fergana Province haes a teepically continental climate wi extreme differences atween winter an simmer temperaturs.

Agriculture is the main economy activity o Fergana Province, primarily irrigatit cotton, sericultur, horticultur, an wine. Ainimal husbandry concentrates on meat an milk production.

Naitural resoorces include deposits o petroleum, ceramic clays, an construction materials.

Industry is primarily based on ile refinin, fertiliser an chemical production, textile an silk weavin, licht industry, cleidin an ceramics. The aurie is a centre for the production o traditional Uzbek handicrafts, especially pottery an aw.


Gallifa is a municipality in the comarca o the Vallès Occidental in Catalonie, north-wastren Spain. Here is the Castle o Gallifa an here wis the location o the studio o ceramic airtist Josep Llorens i Artigas an his son.


Gangdong-gu is ane o the 25 gu whilk mak up the ceety o Seoul, Sooth Korea. Gangdong is literally "eastlins o the (Han) River". It is on the east side o the ceety.

Jungbu (literally "Central Part") Express Motorwey stairts in an passes throu Sangil-dong, that is in the east end o this destrict. In Amsa-dong, thare is a Pre-historic heritage steid whilk is aboot sax thoosan year auld. At this steid, thare mony kyn o pigwirk an hooses. The pigwirk whilk haes been foond wis made o ceramic an is circular an shapit intae a pynt seemilar tae corn.

Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do

Gwangju is a ceety in Gyeonggi-do, Sooth Korea, a suburb sootheast o Seoul.

Bunwon-ri in Gwangju teuk an important role o ceramic production durin the Joseon dynasty. Thare haed been offeecial kilns an producit superb quality o white porcelains for uise at the ryal court an tae export tae Cheenae.


Icheon is a ceety in Gyeonggi-do, Sooth Korea. It shoud no be ramfeeselt wi the hintle lairger Incheon Metropolitan Ceety. Neebourin destricts include Yeoju, Gwangju, Yongin, an Anseong athin Gyeonggi, as well as Eumseong in Chungcheongbuk-do. Thegither wi Yeoju, Icheon is kent as a centre o Sooth Korean ceramic manufactur. Ither famous local products include peaches an rice. Local institutions o heicher learnin include Korea Tourism College an Chungkang College o Cultural Industries.

The Yeongdong Expresswey an Jungbu Naeryuk Expresswey pass throu Icheon.

Icheon is hame tae Hynix, the warld's seicont lairgest memory chip maker.

Insulator (electricity)

An electrical insulator is a material whose internal electric charges dae nae flow freely, an tharefore mak it very haird tae conduct an electric current unner the influence o an electric field.


Laveno-Mombello is a comune (municipality) in the Province o Varese in the Italian region Lombardy, locatit aboot 75 km northwast o Milan an aboot 25 km northwast o Varese. As o 31 Dizember 2004, it haed a population o 8,991 an a aurie o 25.9 km².


Lecce (Italian: [ˈlettʃe] ( listen), Griko: Luppìu, Laitin: Lupiae, Auncient Greek: Ἀλήσιον) is a historic ceety o 95,200 indwallers in soothren Italy, the caipital o the province o Lecce, the seicont province in the region bi population, as well as ane o the maist important ceeties o Puglia. It is the main ceety o the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel o the Italian Peninsula an is ower 2,000 years auld.

Acause o the rich Baroque airchitectural monuments foond in the ceety, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence o the Sooth". The ceety an aa haes a lang tradeetional affinity wit Greek cultur gangin back tae its foondation; the Messapii who foondit the ceety are said tae hae been Cretans in Greek records. Tae this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group o touns nae far frae Lecce, the griko leid is still spoken.

In terms o industry the "Lecce stane" is the ceety's main export, acause it is very saft an malleable, thus suitable for sculpturs. Lecce stane is a kind o limestane. Lecce is an aa an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive ile an wine production, as well as an industrial centre specialisin in ceramic production.


Niamey (French pronunciation: ​[njaˈmɛ]) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Wast African naition o Niger. Niamey ligs on the Niger River, primarily situatit on the east bank. It is a admeenistrative, cultural an economic centre. Niamey's population, offeecially 774,235 as o the 2006 census, is estimatit tae be muckle heicher. Niamey is locatit at 13°31'17" North, 2°6'19" East (13.521389, 2.105278).The ceety is locatit in a pearl millet growin region, whiles manufacturin industries include bricks, ceramic guids, cement an weavin.

Niamey wis probably foondit in the aichteent century, but wis o little importance tae maist o the kintra till the French developed a colonial post in the 1890s. This rapidly growed intae a important centre. In 1926 it becam the caipital o Niger, an the population gradually increased, frae aboot 3,000 in 1930 tae aroond 30,000 in 1960, 250,000 in 1980 an - bi some estimates - 800,000 in 2000. The major cause o the increase haes been immigration durin drochts.


Pottery is the ceramic material that maks up pottery wares, o whilk major types include earthenware, staneware an porcelain. The place whaur sic wares is made is cried a piggery. Pottery an aa refers tae the airt or craft o a potter or the manufacture o pottery.

Santa María Atzompa

Santa María Atzompa is a toun an municipality locatit in the Mexican state o Oaxaca, aboot five km frae the state caipital o Oaxaca.

It is pairt o the Centro Destrict in the Valles Centrales region. The toun wis foondit atween the 7t an 9t centuries as a satellite o the auncient Zapotec ceety o Monte Albán. Syne its foondin, pottery makkin haes been a major economic activity an the toun is currently kent for its green-glazit pottery. This pottery uised tae be shippit aw ower Mexico an exportit tae the Unitit States but the day maist o this pottery is sauld locally. Beginnin in 2009, thare haes been excavation at the Atzompa archeological steid, leadin tae the discovery o a 45-metre Mesoamerican baw court, which haes been determined tae hae been on the principal ane for Monte Alban. The day, the toun is rustic wi the smoke o firth-fired pottery kilns iver present. Poverty haes been a concern for the toun, but innovations sic as the uise o lead-free glazin an a communal crafts mercat hae been implementit tae impruive the craft's prospects.


Sassuolo is an industrial centre o the Emilia-Romagna region o Italy. The toun staunds on the richt bank o the river Secchia some 17 km sooth-wast o Modena.

Silicon dioxide

Silicon dioxide, an aa kent as silica (frae the Laitin silex), is a chemical compoond that is a dioxide o silicon wi the chemical formula SiO2. It haes been kent syne auncient times. Silica is maist commonly foond in naitur as quartz, as well as in various livin organisms, Silica is ane o the maist complex an maist abundant faimilies o materials, existin baith as several minerals an bein produced synthetically. Notable ensaumples include fused quartz, crystal, fumed silica, silica gel, an aerogels. Applications range frae structural materials tae microelectronics tae components uised in the fuid industry.


Stenungsund is a locality an the seat o Stenungsund Municipality, Västra Götaland Coonty, Swaden wi 9,987 inhabitants in 2010.


A tile is a manufacturt piece o haurd-wearin material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even gless, generally uised for coverin ruifs, fluirs, waws, shawers, or ither objects such as tabletups.

Volosovsky Destrict

Volosovsky Destrict (Roushie: Во́лосовский райо́н) is a destrict (raion) o Leningrad Oblast, Roushie. Its admeenistrative center is the toun o Volosovo. Destrict's population: 48,128 (2002 Census); 49,908 (1989 Census). Aurie: 2,680.5 square kilometers (1,034.9 sq mi).

It wis foondit in 1927.

Industry: limestane plant, road metal plant, timmer, an firth wirkin, the Gorn porcelain an ceramic works, dairy mill, Roushie's leadin mixed feed mill—the Agrofirma Volosovo

Agricultur: dairy fermin, potato growin, perennial herbs seed production.


Yeoju is a ceety in Gyeonggi-do, Sooth Korea. Thegither wi the neebourin ceety o Icheon, it is kent as a major centre o contemporary Sooth Korean ceramics, hosts the Warld Ceramic Exposition ivery year. Ither local products o note include rice, sweet potatoes, an yellae melons. Yeoju is the birthplace o Korea's last queen, Empress Myeongseong.Yeoju's institution o heicher learnin includes Yeojoo Institute o Technologie. The Jungbu Naeryuk Expresswey passes throu the coonty.

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