Coalville, an urban district of Leicestershire, 16 miles NW. of Leicester by rail. Pop. (1901) 15,280.


Coiinza, Kwanza, or Quanza, a river of West Africa, rising in the east of the Portuguese territory, and after a generally NW. course, entering the Atlantic 30 miles S. of St Paul de Loando. It is navigable for light vessels as far as the Cambambe cataracts, over 120 miles.

Coast Range

Coast Range, a range of mountains nearly parallel to the Pacific Coast in California (q.v.).


Coatbridge, a thriving manufacturing town of Lanarkshire, since 1885 a municipal burgh, 9 miles E. of Glasgow by rail, and 32 W. by S. of Edinburgh. The centre of a great mineral district, it is surrounded by numerous blastfurnaces, and produces malleable iron, boilers, tubes, tin-plate, firebricks and tiles, and railway waggons. Coatbridge has grown very rapidly in size and prosperity - a growth largely due to the development of the Gartsherrie Ironworks of Messrs Baird, first put in blast, 4th May 1830. Pop. (1831) 741; (1851) 8564; (1881) 18,425; (1901) 36,991. See A. Miller's Rise and Progress of Coat' bridge (Glas. 1864).


Coatzacoalco (Co-at'za-co-al'co), a river of the isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico, rises in the Sierra Madre, and falls into the Gulf of Mexico, 130 miles SE. of Vera Cruz.


Coban (Ko-bahn'), capital of the dep. of Vera Paz, in Guatemala, on the fertile Tierra Tem-plada plateau, 85 miles N. of the town of Guatemala. Pop. 24,700.


Cobham, (1) a village of Kent, 4 miles SSE. of Gravesend. - (2) A Surrey village, on the Mole, 6 1/2 miles W. of Epsom. Pop. of parish, 3978.


Cobija (Ko-bee'ha), a seaport of the Chilian province of Antofagasta, on a shallow, open bay.


Cobourg, a port of entry of Ontario, on Lake Ontario, 69 miles NE. of Toronto. It contains a Wesleyan university, and several woollen-mills, foundries, and breweries. Pop. 4242.

Coburg Peninsula

Coburg Peninsula, the most northerly part of Australia to the west of the Gulf of Carpentaria, running out north-westward towards Melville Island.


Cocanada (Cocanah'da), a seaport and headquarters of Godavari district 315 miles N. of Madras. Pop. (1881) 30,441; (1901) 48,096.


Cochabamba, a central dep. of Bolivia, with offshoots of the Eastern Cordilleras, and extensive plateaus. Area, 26,685 sq. m.; pop. 360,000. The capital, Cochabamba (8396 feet above the sea), on a tributary of the Guapay, was founded in 1565, as Ciudad de Oropesa. Pop. 34,705.


Cochin, a native state of India, politically connected with Madras, between the British district of Malabar and the state of Travancore, with the Arabian Sea on the SW. Area, 1362 sq. m.; pop. 822,906. Cochin formed a treaty with the East India Company in 1798.


Cochin, once the capital of the above principality, but now a seaport of Malabar district, in the Madras presidency. In spite of a bar, it is next to Bombay on this coast for shipbuilding and maritime commerce. Here the Portuguese erected their first fort in India in 1503. They were supplanted by the Dutch in 1663; and in 1796 Cochin was captured by the British. Pop. 17,698. Half a mile south is a town of the same name, in the native state (pop. 15,775).