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Sir Francis Drake

Francis Drake was chosen by Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1577 to command a voyage around the world. Drake was already a successful privateer (or sea pirate), and his voyage was desi…

Callao

(Encyclopedia) Callao käyou´ [key], city (1993 pop. 376,165), capital of the constitutional prov. of Callao, W Peru, on Callao Bay of the Pacific Ocean. It is Peru's major seaport. The harbor is sheltered ...

Portobelo

(Encyclopedia) Portobelo,   Porto Bello both: pôr˝tōbĕl´ō [key], or Puerto Bello pwār´tō bā´yō [key], town, central Panama, on the Caribbean Sea. The site, an excellent harbor, was ...

Santo Domingo

(Encyclopedia) Santo Domingo sän´tō dōmēng´gō , city (1993 pop. 1,609,966), S Dominican Republic, on the Caribbean Sea, at the mouth of the Ozama River. It is the country's capital, largest city, ...

Davidson, George

(Encyclopedia) Davidson, George, 1825–1911, American geographer and astronomer, b. England. From 1845 to 1895 he was on the staff of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. He charted (1850–60) the U.S. Pacif...

A Coruña

(Encyclopedia) A Coruña ä kōro͞o´nyä [key], formerly La Coruña lä kōro͞o´nyä [key], city (1990 pop. 256,579), capital of A Coruña prov., NW Spain, in Galicia. It is a busy Atlantic port,...

Cartagena

(Encyclopedia) Cartagena kärtähā´nä [key], city (1993 pop. 616,231), capital of Bolívar dept., NW Colombia, a port on the Bay of Cartagena in the Caribbean Sea. It exports oil, coffee, and platinum. Ma...

Cartagena

(Encyclopedia) Cartagena, Lat. Carthago Nova, city (1990 pop. 175,966), Murcia prov., SE Spain, on the Mediterranean Sea. A major seaport and naval base, it has a fine natural harbor, protected by fort...

Devon

(Encyclopedia) Devon dĕv´ən [key], county (1991 pop. 1,008,300), 2,591 sq mi (6,711 sq km), SW England. The county town is Exeter . Devon is bounded on the N by the Bristol Channel, on the S by the ...

Gates, Sir Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Gates, Sir Thomas, fl. 1585–1621, English colonial governor of Virginia. He was knighted for his services under the 2d earl of Essex in the successful expedition against Cádiz in 1596. Gates...