Boondee. See Bundi.
Bootan. See Bhutan.
Boothia Felix, a peninsula on the north coast of North America, in which is the most northern part of the continent, Murchison Point, 73° 54' N. lat. It was discovered by Sir John Ross (1829-33), and named, like the neighbouring Boothia Isthmus and Boothia Gulf, after Sir Felix Booth (1775-1850), a London distiller, who had furnished £17,000 for the expedition. Here, on the western coast, near Cape Adelaide, Ross discovered the magnetic pole, 70° 5' 17" N. lat., and 96° 46' 45" W. long.
Bootle, a municipal (1868) and county borough of Lancashire, to the north of and adjoining Liverpool, which includes a large portion of the Mersey dock system. It has a municipal technical college (1900). Pop. (1861) 0500; (1881) 27,112; (1891) 49,217; (1901) 58,556.
Booton, or Bouton, an island off the coast of the south-eastern ray of Celebes. The people are Malays. The sultan, who resides at Bolio, is in allegiance to the Dutch. Area, 1700 miles; pop. 17,000.
Borgerhout, an Antwerp suburb, on the Schyn, has tapestry and tobacco factories, and dye and bleaching works. Pop. 36,388.
Borgo, a name given to a number of towns and villages in Italy and Southern Tyrol, and indicating the growth of the town or village around a castle or castellated rock, the original Borgo. Thus there are the Borgo, the north part of Rome, on the right bank of the Tiber; Borgo-Manero, an Italian town in the province of Novara, with 4821 inhabitants; Borgo San Don-nino, in the province of Parma, with 4493, etc.
Borgu, or Bussanga, a country in the basin of the middle Niger (right bank), of which the western (and larger) part is now French and the eastern is a province of (British) Northern Nigeria. At Boussa or Bussang (now British) on the Niger Mungo Park lost his life in 1805.