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Kongsberg

(Encyclopedia) Kongsberg kôngs´bĕr [key], city (1995 pop. 21,534), Buskerud co., SE Norway, on the Lågen River. It is a commercial, industrial, and winter sports center and has a…

Sífnos

(Encyclopedia) Sífnos sĭf´nôs [key] or Siphnos sĭf´nəs [key], island, c.32 sq mi (83 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. It is a resort area and produces…

Broken Hill

(Encyclopedia) Broken Hill, city (2016 pop. 17,708), New South Wales, SE Australia, near the South Australia border. Since 1883 it has been a principal center of zinc and silver mining…

Cobalt (Element)

(Encyclopedia) Cobalt kō´bôlt [key], town (1991 pop. 1,470), E Ont., Canada, NE of Sudbury, near Lake Timiskaming. Once a center for cobalt and silver mining, the area is now…

Freiberg

(Encyclopedia) Freiberg frī´bĕrkh [key], city (1994 pop. 46,540), Saxony, E Germany. It is an industrial center and a rail junction. Manufactures include machinery, electrical and…

Barstow

(Encyclopedia) Barstow bär´stō [key], city (1990 pop. 21,472), San Bernardino co., SE Calif., on the dry Mojave River; founded in the 1880s as a silver-mining town, inc. 1947. Railroad…

Manizales

(Encyclopedia) Manizales mänēsä´lās [key], city (1993 pop. 303,136), alt. 7,063 ft (2,153 m), capital of Caldas dept., W central Colombia, on the slopes of the Cordillera Central. It…

Příbram

(Encyclopedia) Příbram pərzhĭb´räm [key], town (1991 pop. 36,898), SW Czech Republic, in Bohemia. It is one of the oldest gold- and silver-mining centers of Bohemia, with mine shafts…

Ems

(Encyclopedia) Ems or Bad Ems bät ĕms [key], town (1994 pop. 10,130), Rhineland-Palatinate, W Germany, on the Lahn River. Chartered in 1324 as an important lead and silver…

Aspen Music Festival

(Encyclopedia) Aspen Music Festival, classical music festival held annuallly each summer in Aspen, Colo. Chicagoans Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke established the Aspen Institute for…