Llantrisaint. a town of Glamorganshire, 11 1/2 miles NW. of Cardiff. It is one of the Cardiff boroughs. Pop. 1637.


Llerena (L'yeraina), a town of Spain, 83 miles by rail N. of Seville. Near here the British cavalry routed the French cavalry on April 11, J812. Pop. 6609.


Loanda (Lo-an'da), Saint Paul de, chief town of the Portuguese possessions on the West Coast of Africa, on a small bay, 210 miles S. of the Congo's mouth. It has broad, tree-shaded, but dirty streets, forts (1578), and the residences of the governor and bishop. The harbour is sanding up, so that vessels lie 1 1/4 mile from shore to load and unload. Gas was introduced in 1893, and in 1892 was opened part of a railway to Ambaca, 140 miles inland. Pop. 50,000 - 15,000 Europeans.


Loango (Lo-ang'go), a coast-district of West Africa, stretching northwards from the mouth of the Congo to about 4° S. lat. By the Berlin conference of 1885 it was divided between the Congo Free State, Portugal, and France. The town Loango (former pop. 15,000) consists now of only a few mercantile establishments.


Loanhead, a police-burgh, 5 miles S. by E. of Edinburgh. Pop. (1861) 1310 ; (1901) 3011.


Lobau, a town of east Saxony, 12 miles SE. of Bautzen, has mineral springs and manufactures of linens, cottons, woollens, etc. Pop. 9977.

Lob Nor

Lob Nor, a lake of central Asia, in the desert of Gobi, receiving the river Tarim.

Lobos Islands

Lobos Islands, two small groups of rocky islands, 12 miles off the coast of Peru, famous formerly for their guano.


Locha'ber, a district of S. Inverness-shire.


Lochearnhead, a Perthshire village, at the head of Loch Earn, 14 miles NNW. of Callander.


Lochee', a north-west suburb of Dundee.


Lochgelly, a police-burgh of Fife, 7 1/2 miles ENE. of Dunfermline. Pop. 5500.


Lochgilp'head, a police-burgh of Argyllshire, 80 miles WNW. of Glasgow. Pop. 1310.


Lochinvar', a little lake of Kirkcudbrightshire, 6 miles NNE. of New Galloway.


Lochin'ver, a village in Assynt parish, in the SW. of Sutherland, on Loch Inver.


Lochle'ven, a beautiful oval lake of Kinross-shire, 23 miles NNW. of Edinburgh. Lying 353 feet above sea-level, and engirt by Benarty (1167 feet), the West Lomond (1713), and other hills, it measures 3f miles by 2; discharges by the Leven, flowing 16 miles eastward to the Firth of Forth ; is 10 to 90 feet deep ; and has an area of 3406 acres, drainage operations having reduced its size by one-fourth in 1826-36. Of seven islands, the largest are sandy, treeless St Serfs Inch, an early seat of the Culdees, and Castle Island, with the 14th-century keep of a castle which in 1567-68 was for ten months the prison of Mary, Queen of Scots. Since 1633 and earlier the loch has been famous for its delicate pink-fleshed trout, and since 1856 for its fly-fishing. The imported American water-weed Anacharis proved for a while extremely troublesome. See Robert Burns-Begg's History of Lochleven Castle (Kinross, 1888). See also Leven (Loch) ; and for Lochs Lomond, Long, etc, see Lomond, etc.