Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay, a beautiful watering-place of Denbighshire, 6 miles W. of Abergele. Pop. of district, 9000.

Colyton

Colyton, a Devon market-town, on the Coly (a feeder of the Axe), 4 1/2 miles SW. of Axminster. Pop. of parish, 1950.

Comacchio

Comacchio (Co-male'ki-o), a walled cathedral city of Italy, 30 miles ESE. of Ferrara, on an island in a shallow lagoon. Pop. 7535.

Comayagua

Comaya'gua, a city of Honduras, Central America, on the Rio Humuya, 190 miles E. of Guatemala. Founded in 1540, it has a handsome cathedral. Pop. 10,000.

Combaoonum

Combaoonum (Kumbhakonam), one of the old-est and most sacred cities of southern India, in the centre of the richest part of the Kaveri delta, 193 miles SW. of Madras by rail, with Hindu temples, a government college, etc. Population, above 60,000.

Combe-Florey

Combe-Florey, a Somerset parish, 5 miles NE. of Wiveliscombe. Sydney Smith was rector.

Combemartin

Combemartin, a Devon coast-village, 4 miles E. of Ilfracombe. Pop. of parish, 1507.

Comber

Comber, a market-town of Down, on the river Comber, 8 miles SE. of Belfast. Pop. 2051.

Comines

Comines (Comeen'), a town on the borders of Belgium and France, 15 m. SW. of Courtrai by rail, divided by the Lys into two parts, of which that on the left (pop. 4381) belongs to Belgium; the other, on the right (pop. 6435), to France.

Comiso

Comi'so, a town of Sicily, 37 miles WSW. of Syracuse. Pop. 20,333.

Commentrey

Commentrey, a town in the French dep. of Allier, 211 miles S. of Paris by rail, with collieries and ironworks. Pop. 9316.

Commondyke

Commondyke, an Ayrshire collier village, 3 miles NNE. of Cumnock. Pop. 412.

Comorin

Comorin', Cape (Kumari), the most southerly extremity of the peninsula of India, in 8° 4' 20" N., and 77° 35' 35" E.

Comoro Isles

Co'moro Isles, a group of four islands belonging since 1886 to France, in the Mozambique Channel, between Africa and Madagascar. Area, 761 sq. m.; pop. 63,000. Of volcanic origin, and mountainous, attaining 8400 feet, they are four in number - Great Comoro or Angaziya, Anjouan or Johanna, Mohilla, and Mayotta; the last has been French since 1841. In all, the blood of the natives is partly Arab, partly Malagasy.

Compiegne

Compiegne (Com-pee-en'), a town in the French dep. of Oise, on the river Oise, a little below its junction with the Aisne, 52 miles NNB. of Paris by rail. It has three interesting churches, a Gothic hotel-de-ville with a fine belfry, and a palace, rebuilt by Louis XV., and splendidly fitted up by Napoleon. The beautiful Forest of Compiegne, 30,000 acres in area, was a favourite hunting-ground of the kings of France. The manufactures include canvas, cordage, and sugar. Pop. (1872) 11,859; (1901) 14,000. It was at the siege of Compiegne, in 1430, that the Maid of Orleans was captured; and here, in 1810, Napoleon first met Maria Louisa of Austria.

Compostella

Compostella. See Santiago de Compostella.

Compstone

Compstone, the ruined castle of the soldier-poet, Alexander Montgomerie, on Tarf Water, 2 1/2 miles N. by W. of Kirkcudbright.