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Lesser Slave Lake

(Encyclopedia) Lesser Slave Lake, 60 mi (97 km) long and from 3 to 10 mi (4.8–16 km) wide, central Alta., Canada, NW of Edmonton. It drains E into the Athabasca River by the…

Maine, Gulf of

(Encyclopedia) Maine, Gulf of, part of the Atlantic Ocean, between SE Maine and SW Nova Scotia, at the entrance of the Bay of Fundy. The area is noted for its scenery and fishing.…

Nanaimo

(Encyclopedia) Nanaimo nənī´mō [key], city (1991 pop. 60.129), SW British Columbia, Canada, on Vancouver Island. It is a port, the base of a commercial fishing fleet, and the trade…

Porto Torres

(Encyclopedia) Porto Torres pôr´tō tôr´rĕs [key], town, NW Sardinia, Italy, at the mouth of the Mannu River. The port for nearby Sassari , it is a commercial, fishing, and ferry…

Benguela

(Encyclopedia) Benguela bĕngĕl´ə, bĕng– [key], city (1983 est. pop. 155,000), W Angola, on the Atlantic. It is a rail terminus, export point, and commercial, fishing, and adminstrative…

Majuro

(Encyclopedia) Majuro mäjo͞o´rō [key], atoll and town (c.4 sq mi/10 sq km; 1988 pop. 19,664), capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Located in the Ratak Chain in the W…

Pisco

(Encyclopedia) Pisco pēs´kō [key], city (1993 pop. 53,714), capital of Pisco prov., SW Peru, a port on the Pacific Ocean. The major industries are the production of the famous Pisco…

Fairhaven

(Encyclopedia) Fairhaven, residential town (1990 pop. 16,132), Bristol co., SE Mass., at the mouth of the Acushnet River on Buzzards Bay, opposite New Bedford; settled 1670, set off…

Klallam

(Encyclopedia) Klallam klăl´əm [key], Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Salishan branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American…

Pamlico Sound

(Encyclopedia) Pamlico Sound păm´lĭkō [key], lagoon, 80 mi (129 km) long and 15 to 30 mi (24–48 km) wide, E N.C., separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a row of low, sandy barrier…