Kingtechin, a town of China, in the province of Kiangsi, 100 m. N. E. of Nantchang; pop. upward of 500,000. It is an open town, containing thousands of furnaces and hundreds of factories of porcelain, the manufacture of which centres here. These works have enjoyed the special patronage of the emperors of China for more than 800 years. Stanislas Julien translated from the Chinese a history of the King-techin manufacture of porcelain (Paris, 1856).
Kinney, a S. W. county of Texas, separated from Mexico by the Rio Grande, and drained by numerous small tributaries of that river; area, 1,400 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,204, of whom 418 were colored. There is little g(5od land, which is confined to the valleys of the Rio Grande and a few small creeks. In 1870 it produced 17,320 bushels of Indian corn. There were 15,935 cattle and 6,518 sheep.
Kinross-Shire, the smallest county in Scotland, bordering on Fifeshire and Perthshire; area, 77 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 7,208. Loch Leven, covering an area of 3,300 acres, and abounding in fish, occupies the centre of the county. The remainder of the surface is level and well cultivated. Its minerals are coal, limestone, and iron. The chief towns are Kinross and Milnathort, which with some manufacturing villages produce plaids, shawls, etc.
Kinsale, a maritime town and parliamentary borough of Ireland, in the county and 12 m. S. by W. of the city of Cork, on the estuary of the Bandon; pop. in 1871, 5,248. It has an Episcopal and a Roman Catholic church, a convent, a Carmelite friary, two Methodist meeting houses, a town hall, prison, workhouse, and barracks. It is chiefly supported by the resort of summer visitors and the fisheries. A railway connects it with Cork.
Kinsiuor Ximo Kiushiu, a large island of Japan, separated on the north from the main island by a strait 1 1/2 m. wide, and N. E. from Shikoku or Sikok by a channel 9 m. wide; length 210 m., greatest width about 150 m.; area, about 15,000 sq. m. It is surrounded by inaccessible rocks and shallows, dangerous to navigation, and is traversed by many mountains, chiefly active volcanoes liable to formidable eruptions; one in 1826 caused great loss of life and property. The E. coast is sterile, but most other parts are fertile and well cultivated, owing to the abundance of rivers, the principal of which is the Kusnayara. Cotton cloth, silk goods, and paper are manufactured. Capital, Nagasaki.
Kinsky, the name of a noble family of Bohemia, dating from the 14th century. Count Franz Ulrich (1634-'99), his brother Wenzel Norbert Octavian (1642-1719), and the son of the latter, Franz Ferdinand (1678-1741), were prominent statesmen and diplomatists in the Austrian empire. Count Franz Joseph (1739-1805) distinguished himself in the seven years' war, in the war against Turkey (1788), and against France (1793-'6), and rose to the highest rank in the Austrian army. A new edition of his writings on military science was published in 1806-'25 (6 vols., Vienna). The present head of the junior and princely branch is Ferdinand Bonaventura, Prince Kinsky of Wehinitz and Tettau, born Oct, 22, 1834.