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1 By 1860, the population had increased to 964,201 people, of which nearly half, 435,080, were enslaved African Americans, and 2,690 were free people of color.
2 Reflecting this emigration, the population growth rate in Alabama (see "historical populations" table below) dropped by nearly half from 1910 to 1920.
3 The state ranges in elevation from sea level at Mobile Bay to nearly half a mile in the northeast, to wit Mount Cheaha at 2,413 ft (735 m).
4 During the Angolan Civil War (1975–2002), nearly half of all schools were reportedly looted and destroyed, leading to current problems with overcrowding.
5 Nearly half of all the mud volcanoes on Earth are concentrated in Azerbaijan, these volcanoes were also among nominees for the New7Wonders of Nature.
6 See, for example, the brain structure amygdala, which uses a direct borrowing of the Greek term amygdalē. The pollination of California's almonds is the largest annual managed pollination event in the world, with 1.4 million hives (nearly half of all beehives in the US) being trucked in February to the almond groves.
7 nearly half the country is considered mountainous.
8 Nearly half of them live in India and China, with more than 85% living in just 20 countries.
9 Nearly half of his surviving works are on mathematics, 23 of them are on astronomy, and 14 of them are on optics, with a few on other subjects.
10 Frick immediately countered with an average 22% wage decrease that would affect nearly half the union's membership and remove a number of positions from the bargaining unit.
11 By 1840, the population had risen to 856, of whom nearly half fled from Austin when Congress recessed.
12 Slightly over one-third of the canton is wooded (518 square kilometers (200 sq mi)), while nearly half is used from farming (635.7 square kilometers (245.4 sq mi)).
13 In 2014, $9.2 billion—or nearly half—of ADB's $22.9 billion in operations were financed by other organizations.
14 Asexual reproduction is found in nearly half of the animal phyla.
15 Nearly half (52%) of the empire's railways were built in Hungary, thus the railroad density there became higher than that of Cisleithania.
16 Nearly half of the individuals who have an amputation due to vascular disease will die within 5 years, usually secondary to the extensive co-morbidities rather than due to direct consequences of amputation.
17 A Democratic seat, it was held by the Long family for nearly half of its existence, from 1953 to 1987, broken only by the two terms of Harold B. McSween and three terms of Republican Clyde Holloway of Forest Hill.
18 Although healthcare in Bulgaria is nominally universal, out-of-pocket expenses account for nearly half of all healthcare spending, which significantly limits access to medical care.
19 In 2006, Belarus's largest trading partner was Russia, accounting for nearly half of total trade, with the European Union the next largest trading partner, with nearly a third of foreign trade.
20 In agriculture, sugar, like in colonial times, remains the chief crop, accounting for nearly half of exports, while the banana industry is the largest employer.
21 Botswana seeks to further diversify its economy away from minerals, which account for a quarter of GDP, down from nearly half of GDP in the early 1990s.
22 Transport in Bulgaria is dominated by road transport, despite nearly half of all paved roads belonging to the lowest category of roads.
23 In the early 2000s, Bulgaria had some 37,300 kilometers of roads, but nearly half of which (18,000 kilometers) fell into the lowest international rating for paved roads.
24 a 2006 poll found that nearly half of Americans are fans.
25 In 2015, nearly half a million high schoolers and over 34,000 collegians played on their schools' baseball teams.
26 The injury interfered with Hughes' ability to sing, and the band brought in vocalist Ray Gillen to continue the tour with W.A.S.P. and Anthrax, although nearly half of the U.S. dates would be cancelled because of poor ticket sales.
27 However, nearly half of known bald eagles produce two fledglings (more rarely three), unlike in some other "eagle" species such as some in the genus Aquila, in which a second fledgling is typically observed in less than 20% of nests, despite two eggs typically being laid.
28 23, or nearly half, of the 48 contiguous states now have at least 100 breeding pairs of bald eagles.
29 Bombardier's sales fell by nearly half in one year.
30 Of those Tiger tanks lost against the United States Army, nearly half of them were abandoned for lack of fuel.