Knaresborough, a market-town in the West Riding of Yorkshire, on the Nidd, 3 1/2 miles NE. of Harrogate and 17 WNW. of York. It has a church (restored 1872), with interesting Slingsby monuments; a grammar-school (1616); remains of a castle (1170), in which Richard II. was imprisoned, and which was dismantled in 1648; a 'dropping well,' with petrifying properties; and St Robert's Cave, where Eugene Aram buried his victim in 1745. Mother Shipton is claimed as a native, also Jack Metcalf, the blind road-surveyor, and Bishop Stubbs. Linen and woollen rugs are manufactured. Knaresborough returned two members from 1550 till 1867, and one until 1885. Pop. a little under 5000. See works by Calvert (1844) and Grainge (1871).
Knebworth, a parish, 8 1/2 miles NW. of Hertford, with the seat of Lord Lytton.
Knole. See Sevenoaks.
Knossos. See Cnossus.
Knoxville, a city of Tennessee, stands amid picturesque scenery on the Holston River, at the head of steamboat navigation, 165 miles E. of Nashville. The seat of the state university and a railway junction, it manufactures iron goods, wooden wares, flour, etc. Pop. (1880) 10,917; (1900) 32,637.
Knutsford (' Canute's ford'), a pleasant looking town of Cheshire, 15 miles SW. of Manchester by rail, the ' Cranford' of Mrs Gaskell's sketches, with manufactures of cotton, worsted, and leather goods. Pop. a little over 5100. See H. Green's History of Knutsford (1859).
Kobbe. See Dar-FCr.
Kobe. See Hyogo.
Kodiak. See Kadiax.
Koh-i-baba. See Afghanistan.
Koil. See Aligarh.
Koko-nor, or Kuku-nor, a lake of Tibet, near the Chinese frontier, fills a depression surrounded by mountains, and lies 12,097 feet above sea-level. Its very salt, blue waters, cover 66 miles by 40. One of its five islands has a Buddhist monastery.