Nanaimo (Nany'mo), a town on the east coast of Vancouver Island, 74 miles by rail NNW. of Victoria. There are large coal-mines in the district, which has a pop. of 6600.

Nanda Devi

Nanda Devi. See Himalaya.


Nandidrug. See Nundydroog.


Nanticoke, a mining borough of Pennsylvania, in the Wyoming Valley, 24 miles S\V. of Scran-ton. Pop. 13,000.


Nantuck'et, an island (15 miles long) off the SB. coast of Massachusetts. On the N. shore is Nantucket town (pop. 3027), with a nearly landlocked harbour. Once a great seat of the whale-fishery, it is now mainly a summer-resort.


Nantwich, a market-town of Cheshire, on the Weaver, 4 miles SW. of Crewe. It has some quaint old timber houses ; a fine cruciform parish church, with a central octagonal tower, 110 feet high ; a Gothic town-hall (1858); a market-hall (1867); a grammar-school (1611); and brine-baths (1883). The Halen Gwyn ('white salt town') of the Welsh, Nantwich was once the second largest town in Cheshire, the seat of 300 salt-works in Leland's day, since when the industry has gradually quite died out. Boot and shoe making now is the principal industry. A great fire (1583), and its siege by the royalists under Lord Byron (1644) are the chief events in the history of Nantwich. Pop. (1851) 5424; (1901) 7722. See works by Platt (1818) and Hall (1885).


Napier, chief port and city of the provincial district of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on the east coast of the North Island. Port Ahuriri (or Scinde Island) is within the municipal boundary. Timber, wool, and tinned and frozen meat are exported. Napier is the seat of the bishop of Waiapu. Pop. 9341.


Narbada. See Nerbudda.


Narberth, one of the Pembroke boroughs, 11 1/2 miles NE. of Pembroke. Pop. 1071.


Narbonne (Narbonn'), a town in the French dep. of Aude, on the La Robine branch of the Canal du Midi, 8 miles from the Mediterranean, and 93 by rail ESB. of Toulouse. The removal since 1865 of the fortifications has been an improvement, but the place remains dirty and unattractive, with only three noteworthy buildings. These are the Romanesque church of St Paul (1229); the quondam cathedral of St Just (1272-1332), only the line Gothic choir of which, 131 feet high, has been completed; and the former archbishop's palace, now the hotel-de-ville, in one of whose three old towers Louis XIII. in 1642 signed the order to arrest Cinq Mars, and in which are a museum, library, and picture-gallery. The white heather-honey of arbonne maintains its ancient celebrity; the wine is chiefly used for blending purposes. Pop. 28,200 ; (1901) 27,185. Narbonne was the earliest Roman colony (118 b.c.) beyond the Alps. Varro and Montfaucou were natives.


Nariad, a town of Bombay, 29 miles SE. of Ahmadabad by rail. Pop. 31,500.

Narragansett Bay

Narragansett Bay. See Rhode Island.


Narva, a Russian town, 101 miles WSW. of St Petersburg, on the Narova, 10 miles from its mouth in the Gulf of Finland. Charles XII. won a great victory here in 1700. Pop. 16,600.