Coney Island, barely separated from the southwest angle of Long Island, at the entrance to New York harbour, is a narrow strip of sand, 5 miles long, by 1/2 mile broad, with a fine beach. It is a crowded place of summer resort, with huge bathing pavilions, a tubular iron pier (1000 feet), a look-out tower (300 feet), and the Brooklyn seaside home for poor invalid children.
Congleton, a market-town and ancient municipal borough in the east of Cheshire, picturesquely situated in a deep valley on the banks of the Dane, an affluent of the Weaver, 26 miles S. of Manchester. It has a handsome town-hall (1866), a market-house (1882), manufactures of silk, and neighbouring coal-mines. Pop. (1851) 11,505; (1901) 10,707.
Coniston Lake, in the English Lake District, lies in North Lancashire, at the east foot of the Coniston Fells, 9 miles W. of Bowness on Windermere. It is 5 miles long, 1/2 mile broad, 147 feet above the sea, and 260 feet deep. On the east shore stand Ruskin's home, Brantwood, and Tent House, once Tennyson's residence. The Old Man of Coniston, to the NW., is 2633 feet high.
Conjeveram (Kanchivaram), the Benares of southern India, 45 miles SW. of Madras by rail, with three large Hindu temples, seven old tanks, and an annual fair. It was long a Buddhist centre. The Free Church of Scotland has a mission here. Pop. 48,000.
Conn, Lough, a picturesque Irish lake of County Mayo, together with Lough Cullin (from which it is separated by a narrow neck of land), 13 miles long, and 1 to 3 broad.
Connaught, the most westerly and the smallest of the four provinces of Ireland. It contains the counties of Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo. Greatest length from north to south, 105 miles; greatest breadth, not including Achil Island/92 miles. Area, 6863 sq. m.; pop. (1841) 1,420,705; (1901) 646,932. The west coast has many fine bays and harbours, and the surface, especially in the western half, is mountainous and rugged, forming grand and picturesque scenery. The people are almost purely Celtic.