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Trans-Amazon Highway

(Encyclopedia) Trans-Amazon Highway, road, c.3,000 mi (4,830 km) long, traversing N central Brazil. The highway, stretching from the Atlantic coast to the Peruvian border, is an…

North Richland Hills

(Encyclopedia) North Richland Hills, town (1990 pop. 45,895), Tarrant co., N Tex., a residential suburb of Fort Worth; inc. 1953. Corrugated boxes, food products, and textiles are…

Colombo Plan

(Encyclopedia) Colombo Plan, international economic organization created in a cooperative attempt to strengthen the economic and social development of the nations of Southeast Asia and…

Cuiabá

(Encyclopedia) Cuiabá ko͞oyəbä´ [key], city (1996 pop. 443,101), capital of Mato Grosso state, SW Brazil, at the head of navigation on the Cuiabá River. Founded in the gold rush of the…

Hialeah

(Encyclopedia) Hialeah hīəlē´ə [key], city (1990 pop. 188,004), Dade co., SE Fla., NW of Miami; inc. 1925. Its industries include printing and the making of metal and plastic goods.…

Delray Beach

(Encyclopedia) Delray Beach, resort city (1990 pop. 47,181), Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled 1895, inc. 1911. Mostly residential, Delray Beach is also the trade…

Creusot, Le

(Encyclopedia) Creusot, Le lə krözō´ [key], city (1990 pop. 29,230), Saône-et-Loire dept., E central France, in Burgundy. Situated in a former coal-mining region, it is the site of the…

Barrow, Dean Oliver

(Encyclopedia) Barrow, Dean Oliver, 1951–, Belizean political leader, prime minister of Belize (2008–), grad. Univ. of the West Indies (LL.B., 1973), Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica (…

Qinhuangdao

(Encyclopedia) Qinhuangdao or Chinwangtao both: chĭn´hwäng´dou´ [key], city (1994 est. pop. 412,500), NE Hebei prov., China, on the Bohai, an arm of the Yellow Sea. It is an ice…

Clapham, Sir John Harold

(Encyclopedia) Clapham, Sir John Harold klăp´əm [key], 1873–1946, English economic historian. He was lecturer, professor and administrator at Cambridge from 1908 to 1943. Outstanding…