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Kaohsiung

(Encyclopedia) Kaohsiung or Kao-hsiung both: gou´shyo͞ong´ [key], city (1995 pop. 1,426,035), S Taiwan. It is the second largest city of Taiwan and its leading port. Its designation as an export pr...

Channel Tunnel

(Encyclopedia) Channel Tunnel, popularly called the Chunnel, a three-tunnel railroad connection running under the English Channel, connecting Folkestone, England, and Calais, France. The tunnels are 31...

Lötschberg Railway

(Encyclopedia) Lötschberg Railway löch´bĕrkh [key], electrical railroad, crossing the Bernese Alps from Thun, W central Switzerland, to Brig, on the Rhône River, S Switzerland. It passes through the ...

Taipei

(Encyclopedia) Taipei tībā´ [key], city (1995 est. pop. 2,632,863), N Taiwan, capital of Taiwan and provisional capital of the Republic of China. Taiwan's largest city, it is the administrative, cultural,...

Lyons

(Encyclopedia) Lyons, Fr. Lyon both: lyôN´ [key], city (1990 pop. 422,444), capital of Rhône dept., E central France, at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. As an economic center and a ...

railroad

(Encyclopedia) railroad or railway, form of transportation most commonly consisting of steel rails, called tracks, on which trains of freight cars, passenger cars, and other rolling stock are drawn by ...

Claiborne Pell

Name at birth: Claiborne de Borda PellClaiborne Pell, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island from 1961 to 1997, was the sponsor of prominent laws that created federal grants for college studen…

Hong Kong Overview

(Encyclopedia) Hong Kong hŏng kŏng [key], Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2015 est. pop. 7,246,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), a...

London

(Encyclopedia) London, capital of Great Britain, SE England, on both sides of the Thames River. Greater London (1991 pop. 6,378,600), c.620 sq mi (1,610 sq km), consists of the Corporation of the City ...

bridge

(Encyclopedia) bridge, structure built over water or any obstacle or depression to allow the passage of pedestrians or vehicles. See also viaduct . Early Bridges In ancient times and ...