Gordon Bennett, Mount, an African mountain seen by Stanley in 1875. It lies S. of Albert Nyanza, a little N. of the equator and E. of 30° E. long. Sometimes snow-covered, it is a truncated cone, probably an extinct crater, and rises 14,000 or 15,000 feet. See Ruwenzori.
Gordon Castle. See Fochabers.
Gorleston, a Suffolk suburb of Yarmouth.
Gorlitz, a town of Prussian Silesia, on the left bank of the Neisse, 49 miles W. of Liegnitz. One of its old mural towers, the Kaisertrutz, is now the guard-house and armoury. Among the beautiful Gothic churches is that of SS. Peter and Paul (1423-97), with five naves. There are monuments of Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia(1891) and the Emperor William (1893); and outside the town is the Kreuzkapelle (1489), an imitation of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem. A railway viaduct, 2720 feet long and 118 high, here crosses the Neisse's valley. Gorlitz has manufactures of cloth, which is its staple, cotton, linen, and fictile wares, with iron-foundries and machine-shops. Here Jacob Boehme lived and died. Pop. (1843) 15,200; (1890)62,135 ; (1900) SO,931.
Gorton, a south-eastern suburb of Manchester.
Gorz (Girts), capital of the Austrian province of Gorz-Gradisca, in the Kustenland, in a fruitful plain, 35 miles NNW. of Trieste by rail. Shut in by mountains on all sides except the south, it enjoys an almost Italian climate, and has some fame as a health-resort. Among its principal buildings are the old castle and the former Jesuit college, both now used as barracks; the cathedral; and the prince-bishop's palace. Goz's specialty has long been the printing of Hebrew books for the East. There are dyeworks, and important manufactures of flour, sugar, cotton, silks, roso-glio, paper, leather, soap, and matches. In a Franciscan cloister close by are the graves of Charles X. of France, the Ducd'Angouleme and his wife, and the Comte de Chambord. Pop. 26,750.