Kenfig, a Swansea (q.v.) borough, Glamorganshire, 6 1/2 miles W. by N. of Bridgend. Pop. 380.


Kenia, Mount, an isolated snow-capped mountain mass in British East Africa, about 10' S. of the equator, and not far N. of Kilima-N.jaro. The crater wall rises 16,000 feet, but the loftiest pinnacle towers 3000 feet higher.


Kenmare, a town of Kerry, near the head of the sea inlet called Kenmare River. Pop. 1120.


Kenmore, a Perthshire village at the foot of Loch Tay, 6 miles WSW. of Aberfeldy.

Kenmure Castle

Kenmure Castle, the Kirkcudbrightshire seat of the Gordons of Lochinvar, 3/4 mile S. by E. of New Galloway.


Kennebec, a river of Maine, rises in Moose-head Lake, and, passing Augusta, runs 150 miles south to the Atlantic Ocean. It is navigable for large vessels to Bath, 12 miles, and for steamers beyond Augusta. It falls in its course 1000 feet, affording abundant water-power, and is mostly closed by ice for three to four months in the year.


Kennet, a river of Wilts and Berks, flowing 44 miles eastward to the Thames at Reading. It has good trout-fishing.


Kennington, a district of Lambeth parish, and a division of Lambeth parl, borough, London, Kennington Oval, a little S. of Vauxhall Bridge, is a famous cricket-ground. Pop. 80,000.


Kenosha, a town of Wisconsin, U.S., 51 miles by rail N. by W. of Chicago. Pop. 12,700.

Kensal Green

Kensal Green, a cemetery on the NW. of London, with the graves of many famous men, including Thackeray, Leech, Kemble, Charles Mathews, Tom Hood, and Cardinal Manning.

Kentish Town

Kentish Town, a district in St Pancras parish, in the north of London.

Kents Cavern

Kent's Cavern, near Torquay, Devonshire, a prehistoric bone-cave, 650 feet long, 2 to 70 wide, and 18 high.


Ke'okuk, a city of Iowa, almost at its southeast extremity, on the Mississippi River (here crossed by a railroad bridge), 161 miles by rail ESE. of Des Moines. It contains law, medical, and commercial colleges, and has foundries, saw and flour mills, and factories, with a large trade by rail and river. The biggest steamboats could always come up to Keokuk, and the 'Des Moines rapids,' just above, are now passed by a great canal, 11 miles long. Pop. 14,700.


Ker'bela, a town and holy place in Asiatic Turkey, 60 miles SW. of Bagdad. Pop. 65,000. The pilgrims number at least 200,000 annually, the sanctity of the place arising from its being built on the battlefield where Hussein, son of Ali and Fatima, perished (680), seeking to maintain his claim to the califate.

Kerguelens Land

Ker'guelen's Land, or Desolation Island, of volcanic origin, in the Antarctic Ocean, between 48° 39' - 49° 44' S. lat. and 68° 42' - 70° 35' E. long., is 85 miles long by 79 wide. Mount Ross attains 6120 feet; and most of the interior is covered with an ice-sheet and its glaciers. Numerous islands and rocks encircle the coasts, which are penetrated by long fjords, that form good harbours. The climate is raw, and storms are nearly constant. The island was discovered in 1772 by a Breton sailor, Kerguelen-Tremarec, and was visited by Captain Cook (who christened it Desolation Island) in 1776, and in 1874 by the Challenger, and by English, American, and German expeditions to observe the transit of Venus. France annexed it in 1893.