Rapidan. See Rappahannock.
Rappahannock, a river of Virginia, rises in the Blue Ridge of the Alleghany Mountains, receives the Rapidan, and flows 125 miles southeast to Chesapeake Bay. It is tidal and navigable to Fredericksburg.
Raratong'a. See Cook Islands.
Ratak. See Marshall Islands.
Rathdowney, a town in Queen's County, 3 1/2 miles S. of Ballybrophy station. Pop. 1046.
Rathdrum', a market-town on the Avonmore, 9 miles SW. of Wicklow. Pop. 644.
Rath'lin, a crescent-shaped island off the coast of Antrim, 6 1/2 miles N. of Ballycastle. Measuring 6 1/2 by l 1/2 miles, and 3398 acres in area, it has fine cliffs, and attains a maximum altitude of 449 feet. The valleys are fertile, but fishing is the leading industry. Rathlin is identified with the Ricinia of Ptolemy, and Raghlin or Ragherin ('fortress of Ireland') of later writers. St Columba established a church here in the 6th century; and Bruce in 1306 took refuge in a castle, now a ruin. Pop. 300.
Rathmel'ton, or Ramelton, a Donegal market-town, on Lough Swilly, 7 miles NE. of Letter-kenny. Pop. 1165.
Rath'mines, a S. suburb of Dublin.
Rathmul'len, a Donegal village, on Lough Swilly, 7 miles NE. of Rathmelton. Pop. 511. Rathnew', a village, 2 miles W. of Wicklow.
Rath'o, a Midlothian village, 8 miles WSW. of Edinburgh. Pop. 755.
Ratibor', a town of Prussian Silesia, on the Otter, 44 miles SSE. of Oppeln, chief town of the principality of Ratibor, from 1288 to 1532, since 1742 subject to Prussia. It manufactures iron, tobacco, shoes, paper, glass, sugar, etc. Pop. 30,750.
Ratlam. See Rutlam.