From top left, clockwise: the 2006 Winter Olympics are held in Turin, Italy; Israel and Lebanon enter conflict; train bombings in Mumbai kill 209 people; Montenegro votes to declare independence from Serbia; the 2006 FIFA World Cup is held in Germany and 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; an earthquake in Yogyakarta 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".

Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
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)
4703 or 4496
    — to —
丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
4704 or 4497
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
    — to —
阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
2133 or 1752 or 980
Unix time1136073600 – 1167609599

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.

2006 was designated as the International Year of Deserts and Desertification.[1]

Events

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February

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April

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September

October

November

December

Births and deaths

Main pages: Category:2006 births and Deaths in 2006

Nobel Prizes

New English words and terms

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