Kanawha River

See Great Kanawha.


Kandiyohi, a S. W. central county of Minnesota; area, 864 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 4,921. Since the census the former county of Monongalia has been united with it. The statistics are for the county as at present constituted. The surface, which is dotted with numerous small lakes, is undulating or level; the soil is productive. The St. Paul and Pacific railroad passes through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 97,315 bushels of wheat, 5,418 of Indian corn, 56,831 of oats, 27,744 of potatoes, 93,030 of butter, and 14,032 tons of hay. There were 788 horses, 1,864 milch cows, 2,924 other cattle, 3,210 sheep, and 821 swine. Capital, Kandiyohi.


Kankakee, a N. E. county of Illinois, bounded E. by Indiana, and drained by Kankakee and Iroquois rivers; area, about 590 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 24,352. It has a level surface, and consists chiefly of prairie with some swamps. Coal and limestone are found. The Chicago branch of the Illinois Central, the Chicago, Danville, and Vincennes, the Cincinnati, La Fayette, and Chicago, and the Chicago and Alton railroads pass through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 103,946 bushels of wheat, 637,399 of Indian corn, 772,408 of oats, 118,451 of potatoes, 122,891 lbs. of flax, 36,760 of wool, 714,666 of butter, and 73,585 tons of hay. There were 13,514 horses, 12,075 milch cows, 17,166 other cattle, 4,397 sheep, and 16,158 swine; 11 manufactories of carriages, 1 of cheese, 2 of iron castings, 3 of machinery, 1 of linseed oil, 1 of paper, 7 of tin, copper, and sheet-iron ware, 1 of sash, doors, and blinds, 1 of woollen goods, and 5 flour mills. Capital, Kankakee City.


Kansuh, a N. W, province of China, bounded N. and N. E. by the desert of Gobi and Mongolia, E. by Shensi, S. by Szechuen, and W. by the mountainous districts adjoining the Koko Nor; area, 86,608 sq. m.; pop. about 15,-000,000. It comprises a large portion of the ancient kingdom of Tangut. The Hoang-ho traverses the province in a N. E. direction, and receives many affluents. The Peling and Sin-ling mountains are in some places 10,000 ft. high, and on the S. border line of Kansuh and Szechuen are the Kiu-long-shan mountains. Coal exists in the E. part, and gold, silver, copper, and jade are said to be found in the mountains. The climate is cold, and the soil is not generally fertile excepting E. of the Hoang-ho, where the cereals are cultivated to some extent. The Tartars in this province maintain large flocks and herds of sheep and cattle, and wild animals abound. Capital, Lanchow.


See Cantemir.


See Clay.


Kappel, a village of Switzerland, in the canton and 10 m. S. of the city of Zurich, noted for a great defeat of the Protestant army in October, 1531, when Zwingli was slain by a mercenary of Unterwalden, and his remains were burnt by the common hangman. A monument to him was erected here in 1838, on the spot where he fell.