2006

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2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 6th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade.

From top left, clockwise: The 2006 Winter Olympics open in Turin; Twitter is founded and launched by Jack Dorsey; The Nintendo Wii is released; Montenegro votes to declare independence from Serbia; The 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany is won by Italy; Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 crashes in the Amazon rainforest after a mid-air collision with an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet; The 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake kills over 5,700 people; The IAU votes on the definition of "planet", which demotes Pluto and other Kuiper belt objects and redefines them as "dwarf planets".

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2006 by topic:
Arts
Animation (Anime) – ArchitectureComicsFilm (Horror, Science fiction) – Literature (Poetry) – Music (Classical, Country, Hip hop, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Rock, UK, US, Korea) – RadioPhotoTelevisionVideo games
Politics and government
ElectionsInternational leadersSovereign states
Sovereign state leadersTerritorial governors
Science and technology
ArchaeologyBiotechnologyComputingPalaeontologyQuantum computing and communicationSenescence researchSpace/AstronomySpaceflightSustainable energy research
Environment and environmental sciences
Birding/OrnithologyClimate changeWeather
Transportation
AviationRail transportTransportation technology
Sports
American footballAssociation footballAthletics (sport)BadmintonBaseballBasketballChessCombat sportsCricketCyclingGolfIce hockeyRugby unionSwimmingTennisVolleyball
By place
AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBangladeshThe BahamasBahrainBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaColombiaCosta RicaComorosCongoD.R. CongoCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaEswatiniEquatorial GuineaFijiFinlandFranceGabonThe GambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGrenadaGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyIvory CoastJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKosovoKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberia LiechtensteinLibyaLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMadagascarMarshall IslandsMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNauruNamibiaNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorth KoreaNorth MacedoniaNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestinePanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalQatarRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSão Tomé and PríncipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSomaliaSomalilandSouth AfricaSolomon IslandsSouth KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVatican CityVenezuelaVietnamYemenZambiaZimbabwe
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2006 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2006
MMVI
Ab urbe condita2759
Armenian calendar1455
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԵ
Assyrian calendar6756
Baháʼí calendar162–163
Balinese saka calendar1927–1928
Bengali calendar1413
Berber calendar2956
British Regnal year54 Eliz. 2  55 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2550
Burmese calendar1368
Byzantine calendar7514–7515
Chinese calendar乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)
4702 or 4642
     to 
丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
4703 or 4643
Coptic calendar1722–1723
Discordian calendar3172
Ethiopian calendar1998–1999
Hebrew calendar5766–5767
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2062–2063
 - Shaka Samvat1927–1928
 - Kali Yuga5106–5107
Holocene calendar12006
Igbo calendar1006–1007
Iranian calendar1384–1385
Islamic calendar1426–1427
Japanese calendarHeisei 18
(平成18年)
Javanese calendar1938–1939
Juche calendar95
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4339
Minguo calendarROC 95
民國95年
Nanakshahi calendar538
Thai solar calendar2549
Tibetan calendar阴木鸡年
(female Wood-Rooster)
2132 or 1751 or 979
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阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
2133 or 1752 or 980
Unix time1136073600 – 1167609599
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2006 was designated as the International Year of Deserts and Desertification.[1]