What is surrounding?

  • (adj): Closely encircling.
    Example: "The surrounding countryside"
    Synonyms: encompassing

Some articles on surrounding:

Birendranagar - Demography
... Historically Birendranagar and the surrounding area of Surkhet were the lands of the Tharu and Local Rajhi, however the region has seen increased migration from the surrounding mountain regions as well as other ... Villagers from smaller surrounding communities migrate here in search of increased security and opportunity ...
Tel Hanaton - Archaeology
... The Tel rises to 75m above the surrounding valley, part of which represents the stratification layers on which the Bronze Age and later settlements were built on a ... areas for wood Limestone hills to quarry for building materials and tools fertile surrounding arable land for crops and livestock the presence of clays for ...
San Pedro Jácuaro
... Some of the surrounding towns, known as "Suburbs" are San Matias El Grande, Tierras Coloradas, Cuchupitio and La Venta ... inhabitants are referred to as "Tamaleros" by the surrounding towns, and the Tamaleros have had a long standing feud with surrounding residents ...
Lima Culture
... This pre-Incan culture, which overlaps with surrounding Paracas, Moche, and Nasca civilizations, was located in the desert coastal strip of Peru in the Chillon, Rimac ... It can be difficult to differentiate the Lima culture from surrounding cultures due to both its physical proximity to other, and better documented cultures, in Coastal Peru ... Being surrounded by desert, Lima needed to channel water from surrounding rivers in order to cultivate their soil for agricultural purposes ...

Famous quotes containing the word surrounding:

    Formerly, when lying awake at midnight in those woods, I had listened to hear some words or syllables of their language, but it chanced that I listened in vain until I heard the cry of the loon. I have heard it occasionally on the ponds of my native town, but there its wildness is not enhanced by the surrounding scenery.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The opening of large tracts by the ice-cutters commonly causes a pond to break up earlier; for the water, agitated by the wind, even in cold weather, wears away the surrounding ice.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The etiquette of romantic love is as elaborate as that surrounding the Emperor of China.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)