Barrackpur, a town of Bengal, on the E. bank of the Hooghly, 15 miles up the stream from Calcutta. It is a favourite retreat for Europeans from Calcutta; and to the south is the suburban residence of the Viceroy. Pop., with Nawab-ganj, about 20,000.
Barrafranca, a town of Sicily, near Caltani-setta; pop. 9052.
Barra Head. See Bernera.
Barrhead', a town of Renfrewshire, 8¾ miles SW. of Glasgow by rail. Founded about 1773, it has cotton-mills, and bleaching, dyeing, and print works. The poet John Davidson was born here. Pop. (1841) 3492; (1891) 8215; (1901) 9855.
Barrier Reef, an immense coral-reef extending along the NE. coast of Australia for over 1000 miles, at a distance from the shore of from 10 to upwards of 100 miles. In many places it rises out of great depths. There are several breaks or passages in it, only one, Raines Inlet, being safe for ships, with a lighthouse. See Saville-Kent, The Great Barrier Reef (1893).
Barrow Falls, 2 miles S. of Keswick, a double cascade, 122 feet high.
Barry, a seaport, with docks and a tidal basin, in Glamorgan, 7 miles SW. of Cardiff; it exports coal, iron, and iron manufactures. Pop. 27,000.
Barry Links, in Forfarshire, 9 miles ENE. of Dundee, a government camp of instruction.
Bar-sur-Seine (Bar-sur-Sayn), a town in the French dep. Aube, 21 m. SE. of Troyes. Pop. 2773.
Barton-upon-Irwell, a village and township of Lancashire, 5 1/2 miles W. of Manchester. Here was built in 1770 Brindley's famous aqueduct, carrying the Bridgewater Canal across the Irwell, superseded in 1890-93 by a swing bridge of novel and ingenious construction, crossing the Manchester Ship Canal. Pop. of rural district (1901) 8065.