Mooltan. See Multan.

Moorfoot Hills

Moorfoot Hills, a range in Midlothian and Peeblesshire, culminating in Blackhope Scar (2136 feet).


Moorhouse, a farm 3 miles W. of Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, was birthplace of Robert Pollok.


Moorwinstow. See Morwenstow.


Moradabad', a town of British India, on the Ramganga, 100 miles E. by N. of Delhi. It is noted for its metal-work, especially brass and tin inlay. Other objects of industry are chintz and cotton cloth. Pop. 75,500.


Morano (Morah'no), a city of southern Italy, 37 miles NNW. of Cosenza. Pop. 8259.


Morar, a west coast district of Inverness-shire, with Loch Morar, 12 miles long and 2 wide.


Morar. See Gwalior.


Morat (Morah'; Ger. Murten), a town in the Swiss canton of Freiburg, 12 miles ESE. of Neuchatel, lies on the Lake of Morat (3 1/2 by 2 miles, 1428 feet above sea-level). Here in 1476 the Swiss defeated Charles the Bold. Pop. 2364.


Mora'va. See March (river).

Moray Firth

Moray Firth, an indentation of the German Ocean, on the north-east coast of Scotland, measuring 21 miles across its entrance from Tarbat Ness, in Ross-shire, to Stotfield Head, near Lossiemouth in Elginshire, and 39 miles thence to the mouth of the river Beauly. The name is applied in a wider sense to the whole extent of sea between Kinnaird's Head in Aberdeenshire and Duncansbay Head in Caithness.


Morayshire. See Elginshire.


Morbihan (Morbeeong'), a maritime dep. of France, formed out of ancient Brittany, with the Atlantic on the south and Finistere on the west. Area, 2624 sq. m.; pop. (1872) 490,352 ; (1901) 563,468. It is divided into the arrondissements of Vannes, L'Orient, Ploermel, and Pontivy.


More'a, the name borne since the middle ages by the ancient Peloponnesus, or southern peninsula of Greece.

Morecambe Bay

Morecambe Bay, a sea-inlet of Lancashire and Westmorland, measuring 10 miles across the entrance (from Fleetwood to Walney), and 18 miles thence to its inmost recess. - The watering-place of Morecambe, 3 1/2 miles WNW. of Lancaster, is a rising place, with good sea-bathing, a pier, aquarium and gardens, and other attractions. Pop. 12,300.


Moreleigh, or Morley, a Devon village, 5 1/2 miles SSW. of Totnes.


Morelia (Moray'lia), capital of the Mexican state of Michoacan, in a valley 6400 feet above sea-level, 115 miles (234 by rail) W. by N. of Mexico City. It has a cathedral, and manufactures of cotton, tobacco, and candles. Morelia, which from 1541 to 1828 was called Valladolid, was the birthplace of the patriot Morelos, in whose honour the name was changed, and of Iturbide, emperor of Mexico. Pop. 35,000.


Morella (Morel'ya), a town of Spain, 80 miles N. by E. of Valencia. Pop. 6661.


Moresnet (Moraynay'), a small neutral territory between Belgium and Prussia, 5 miles SW. of Aix-la-Chapelle. Area, 70 acres ; pop. 3000.