Naini Tal (Ny'nee Tal), the summer-resort and sanatorium of the United Provinces of India, nestles between spurs of the Himalaya, beside a beautiful lake 6409 feet above sea-level, 70 miles N. of Bareilly. By a landslip here in 1880, 150 lives were lost. Pop. 12,500, but much more in the season (September).
Nairn, the county town, stands on the west bank of the river Nairn at its mouth in the Moray Firth, 16 miles by rail ENB. of Inverness. A pleasant little watering-place, with a small harbour and golf-links, it was made a royal burgh by William the Lion. Grant, the African traveller, was a native. Pop. 5000.
Namaqualand, or Namaland, a region north of Cape Colony, extending from the Orange River to Damaraland (q.v.). Since 1885 a German possession, with the exception of the British territory of Walvisch Bay (q.v.), it has an area estimated at 460,000 sq. m. It is mainly a sterile and barren region, and along a coastline of upwards of 400 miles does not present a single running stream; but a few little bays along the coast, such as Angra-Pequena (q.v.) and Walvisch Bay, afford safe anchorages. The Rhenish Mission has several stations with over 2500 converts. The country is named from the natives, the Namaquas, a tribe of Hottentots. - Little Namaqualand is a barren district of Cape Colony (q.v.), south of the Lower Orange River. Much copper is mined here.
Namur (Namur'; Flem. Namen), a city of Belgium, at the confluence of the Sambre with the Meuse, 35 miles by rail SE. of Brussels. With the exception of the picturesque citadel (1784), the old fortifications have been razed since 1866, their place being taken by a cordon of seven forts. The town itself has suffered so much by war that it offers little of interest - the cathedral, completed in 1772, with the grave of Don John of Austria; the Jesuit church of St Loup (1653), a large military school, an antiquarian museum, monuments of Leopold I. and the geologist Omalius d'Halloy (1783-1875), etc. Namur is noted for its cutlery, and also manufactures firearms, leather, paper, and tobacco. Population, 32,700. - The province of Namur, on the French frontier, lying between Hainault and Luxembourg, has an area of 1414 sq. m. Pop. 350,000.