Nip'igon, an island-studded lake of Ontario, 30 miles NW. of Lake Superior, with which it is connected by the Nipigon River. It is 70 miles long, but its deeply indented coast-line measures 580 miles. Its greatest depth is 540 feet.
Nippon. See Japan.
Nishapur', a town of the Persian province of Khorassan, 53 miles W. of Meshed. It was the birthplace, and contains the grave, of Omar Khayyam. Pop. 11,000.
Nivelles (Nee-vel; Flem. Nyvel), a Belgian town, on the Thines, 19 miles by rail S. of Brussels. Its fine Romanesque church (1045) contains the relics of Pepin's daughter, St Gertrude. In 1381 the townsfolk of Ghent were defeated here by Count Louis of Flanders, and 6000 burned in a monastery. Nivelles manufactures cotton, paper, lace, etc. Pop. 11,788.
Nizam's Dominions. See Hyderabad.
Nogent-le-Rotrou (Nozhong-leh-Rotroo'), a town in the French dep. of Eure-et-Loir, on the Huisne, 93 miles by rail SW. of Paris, with the ruined chateau of the great Sully, his violated sepulchre, and a statue of General Saint-Pol, who fell before Sebastopol. The Germans here won two fights in 1870-71. Pop. 7500.
Nome, the largest town in Alaska, on the sonth shore of the Seward Peninsula, is the centre of a productive gold-mining district. Pop. about 13,000.
Nord, the most northerly dep. in France (whence its name), corresponding with the old French Flanders. Area, 2193 sq. m. ; pop. (1881) 1,603,259; (1901)1,866,994. The arrondissements are Lille (the capital), Douai, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Avesnes, Hazebrouck, and Dunkirk, Norden, a west suburb of Rochdale.