Domo dOssola

Domo d'Os'sola, a cathedral city of Piedmont, at the foot of the Simplon, near the Toce's right bank, 56 miles by rail N. of Novara. Pop. 2300.


Domremy-la-Pucelle, Joan of Arc's birthplace, a village in the French dep. of Vosges, on the Meuse, 8 miles N. of Neufchateau.


Donabyu, a town of Burma, on the Irawadi, 35 miles S. of Henzada. Pop. 3273.

Dona Francisca

Dona Francisca, a German colony in the Brazilian province of Santa Catharina, 14 miles from its port, Sao Francisco. Area, 97 sq. m.; pop. 18,000. Chief town, Joinville (pop. 2000).


Donaghadee (Donahadee'), a seaport of County Down, 19 miles E. of Belfast and 21 1/2 SW. of Portpatrick in Scotland. Pop. 2886.


Donauworth (Do-now-vert), a decayed town of Bavaria, at the confluence of Wornitz and Danube, 25 miles NNW. of Augsburg by rail. Pop. 3857. Marlborough carried the intrenched camp of the French and Bavarians near here in 1704; and here in 1805 the French defeated the Austrians.

Don Benito

Don Benito, a town of Spain, near the Guadi-ana, 69 miles E. of Badajoz by rail. Pop. 15,172.

Dondra Head

Dondra Head. See Ceylon.


Doneraile, a market-town of County Cork, on the Awbeg, 5 miles SE. of Buttevant. Pop. 790.


Dongarpur (Dungarpur), a town of Rajputana, Central India, 340 miles N. of Bombay. It is the capital of a protected state, with an area of 1440 sq. m., and a pop. of 180,000.


Don'gola, New, or Orde, a town of Nubia, on the Nile's left bank, above the third cataract, and 750 miles S. of Cairo, with a citadel, and a pop.

of 10,000. In the operations against the Mahdi, in 1884-85, the town was employed by the British as a base; in March 1886 the British forces were withdrawn, and Dongola, with all Nubia, fell into the possession of the Sudanese. - Old Dongola is a ruined town on the Nile's right bank, 75 miles SSE. of New Dongola. The capital of the kingdom of Dongola, it was destroyed by the Mamelukes in 1820.


Donnybrook, a former village and parish, now mostly embraced in the borough of Dublin, till 1855 celebrated for a fair notorious for fighting, which was chartered by King John.


Doon, an Ayrshire river, made classic by Burns, issues from Loch Enoch, and runs north-west, through Loch Doon, a gloomy sheet of water, 6 miles long by § mile wide, past Dalmellington, Burns's Monument, and Alloway Kirk, and falls into the Firth of Clyde 2 miles S. of Ayr. Its whole length is 30 miles.


Dor, or Mont Dore (erroneously Mont d'Or), a chain of the Auvergne Mountains in the French dep. of Puy-de-D6me. Puy-de-Sancy is the highest peak of Central France (6190 feet).


Dorak-el-Atek, a town of Persia, on the Jer-rahi, 55 miles E. of Basra. Pop. 8000.


Dordogne (Dor-don'). adep. in the SW. of France, formed of the ancient Guiennese district of Peri-gord, with small portions of Agenais, Limousin, and Angoumois. Area, 3530 sq. m.; pop. (1861) 501,687; (1901) 448,545. It derives its name from the river Dordogne, which, after a course of 305 miles (185 navigable), unites with the Garonne to form the large estuary of the Gironde. Dordogne has five arrondissements - Bergerac, Nontron, Perigueux (the capital), Riberac, and Sarlat.