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California Overview

(Encyclopedia) California kăl˝ĭfôr´nyə [key], most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), ...

Positano

(Encyclopedia) Positano pōsētä´nō [key], town, Salerno, Italy, on the north coast of the Gulf of Salerno. It is a resort town and tourist center. ...

Guernsey cattle

(Encyclopedia) Guernsey cattle, breed of dairy cattle developed on the islands of Alderney, Guernsey, and Sark near the north coast of France. First imported to the United States in about 1830, they are fawn-...

Shickshock Mountains

(Encyclopedia) Shickshock Mountains, range of the Appalachian system, E Que., Canada, a continuation of the Notre Dame Mts., extending c.100 mi (160 km) east-west near the north coast of the Gaspé Peninsula....

Alta California

(Encyclopedia) Alta California äl´tə kăl˝ĭfôr´nyə [key], term used by the Spanish to refer to their possessions along the entire Pacific coast north of the Mexican state of Baja California. Californ...

Baja California

(Encyclopedia) Baja California Span.: bä´hä kälēfōr´nyä [key], state (1990 pop. 1,660,855), 27,628 sq mi (71,576 sq km), NW Mexico, on the Baja California peninsula. Mexicali is the cap...

Baja California

(Encyclopedia) Baja California Span.: bä´hä kälēfōr´nyä or Lower California, peninsula, c.760 mi (1,220 km) long and from 30 to 150 mi (48–241 km) wide, NW Mexico, separating the Gulf o...

Himera

(Encyclopedia) Himera hĭm´ərə [key], ancient city on the north coast of Sicily, founded by Greeks in the 7th cent. BC Here in 480 BC (a traditional date) forces led by Gelon routed the Carthaginians led ...