Millau (Mee'yo), a town in the French dep. of Aveyron, on the Tarn's right bank, 52 miles NW. of Montpellier. During the 16th and 17th centuries it was a Calvinist stronghold. Leather and gloves are manufactured. Pop. 18,181.


Millbury, Massachusetts, on the Blackstone River, is 39 miles by rail W. of Boston, and has cotton and woollen factories. Pop. 4455.


Milledgeville, the former capital of Georgia (q.v.), 32 miles ENE. of Macon. Pop. 4800.

Mill Hill

Mill Hill, a village of Middlesex, 8 1/2 miles NW. of London by rail, with an important Nonconformist school and a R. C. missionary college.


Millom, a town of Cumberland, on the west side of the Duddon estuary, 30 miles SSE. of Whitehaven. It has mines and ironworks. Pop. (1851) 1070 ; (1901) 10,426.


Millport. See Cumbrae.


Millville, a city of New Jersey, on the Maurice River, 41 miles S. by E. of Philadelphia. It manufactures cottons and glass. Pop. 10,600.


Milnathort, a town of Kinross-shire, 1 1/2 mile N. by E. of Kinross. Pop. 1050.


Milngavie (Mil-guy'), a town of Stirlingshire, 7 miles NNW. of Glasgow. Pop. 3503.


Milnrow, a town of Lancashire, 2 miles ESE. of Rochdale. John Collier ('Tim Bobbin') was schoolmaster here. Pop. 8246.


Milnthorpe, a town of Westmorland, on the Kent, 7 1/2 miles S. of Kendal. Pop. 1064.


Milton-next-Sittingbourne, a town of Kent, at the head of a creek of the Swale, 10 miles ESE. of Chatham. Pop. of parish, 7213.


Milverton, a town of Somerset, 13 1/2 miles SW. of Bridgwater. Pop. of parish, 1562.


Minas, capital of a mountainous Uruguayan province (area, 4844 sq. m.; pop. 3S,200), 75 miles by rail NE. of Montevideo. Pop. 5000.

Minas Geraes

Minas Geraes (Meenas Zhayrah'ez), the most populous state of Brazil, lies inland from Espirito Santo and south of Bahia. Area, 222,160 sq. m.; pop. 3,218,S07. The surface rises in the Serra do Espinhaco to 5900 feet; the chief rivers are the navigable Sao Francisco and the Rio Grande, which with the Paranahyba forms the Parana.


Minch (Minsk), the channel separating the island of Lewis from the mainland of Scotland. It is 24 to 40 miles wide, and has a rapid current. The Little Minch, separating Skye from North Uist, etc, is 14 to 20 miles wide.


Minchinhampton, a market-town of Gloucestershire, 3 1/2 miles SSE. of Stroud. James Bradley is buried in the churchyard. Pop. of parish, 3736.


Minchmoor, a mountain (1856 feet), 3 miles SE. of Innerleithen, Peeblesshire.


MinciO (Mintchio), a tributary of the Po, rises in south Tyrol, flows (as the Sarca) 80 miles to Lake Garda, and thence has a southerly course of 93 miles past Mantua to the Po.


Mindanao. See Philippine Islands.


Minden, a Prussian town in Westphalia, on the Weser, 40 miles W. of Hanover. Till 1873 a second-class fortress, it was already a town in Chaidemagne's day, and suffered much in the Thirty Years' War, and again in the Seven Years' War, when, in 1759, the French were defeated here by an Anglo-Hanoverian army. It has a fine new bridge (1874), a Gothic town-hall, a Catholic church (11th c - 1379; till 1811 cathedral), and manufactures of tobacco, beer, brandy, glass, etc. Pop. 25,223. See also Munden.