Caymans (Ki-mans'), three fertile coral islands, 165 miles NW. of Jamaica, of which they are a dependency. Columbus discovered them, and called them Tortugas, from the abundance of turtle, still their staple production. Area, 225 sq. m.; pop. 2322.
Ceara (Say-a-rah'), a province of Brazil, on the north coast, with an area of 40,253 sq. m., and 952,625 inhabitants. The capital, Ceara, has a harbour, with breakwater, and is the terminus of a railway to Baturite (90 miles). Pop. 35,000.
Cedar Creek, a river of Virginia, U.S., giving name to the defeat of the Confederates, 19th October 1864.
Cedar Rapids, a town of Iowa, on the Red Cedar River, 79 miles SW. of Dubuque. It is an important railway centre, and has large flour-mills, carriage and machine works, and breweries. Pop. (1860) 1830; (1880) 10,104; (1900) 25,656.
Celano, Lake of. See Fucino, Lake of.
Cellardyke. See Anstruther.
Celle. See Zell.
Cenis. See Mont Cenis.
Cento (Chen'to), a town of central Italy, 16 miles N. by W. of Bologna. It is the birthplace of the painter Guercino. Pop. 4975.
Central America, that part of the northern half of the American continent which lies between the isthmuses of Tehuantepec and Panama, sometimes extended so as to embrace Mexico. It , includes the republics of Guatemala, Honduras, San Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica; Belize; and the Mexican state of Chiapa and peninsula of Yucatan. The republic of Panama (once Colombian) might now be added.
Central Asia. See Asia, p. 55.
Central City, the name of several villages and hamlets in the United States, and of the capital of Gilpin county, Colorado, 40 miles W. of Denver by rail, with quartz-mills and rich goldmines, and 3126 inhabitants.