Strathcona

Strathcona, a village of Alberta, Canada, on the Canadian Pacific Railway, named from the Canadian magnate, Lord Strathcona. Pop. 1600.

Strathearn

Strathearn. See Earn.

Strathfieldsaye

Strathfieldsaye, a Hampshire estate, with a Queen Anne mansion, overlooking the Loddon, 7 miles NNE. of Basingstoke. Associated ere that with the name of Pitt, it was purchased by parliament in 1817 for 263,000, and presented to the Duke of Wellington. See Silchester, and the Rev. Charles H. Griffith's History of Strathfieldsaye (1892).

Strathmore

Strathmore (Gael., 'Great Valley'), the most extensive plain in Scotland, is a low-lying tract extending NE. across the country from Dumbartonshire to Stonehaven in Kincardineshire, and bounded N. by the mountain-rampart of the Highlands, and S. by the Lennox, Ochil, and Sidlaw Hills. It is 100 miles long and 5 to 10 broad; but Strathmore proper extends only from Perth to near Brechin (about 40 miles).

Strathpeffer

Strathpeffer, a fashionable Scottish watering-place in Ross and Cromarty, to the south of Ben Wyvis (3429 feet), and 5 miles W. of Dingwall by rail, 215 NNW. of Edinburgh. Its sulphur and chalybeate springs are highly efficacious in digestive and rheumatic disorders. Pop. 354. See Dr Fortescue Fox's Strathpeffer Spa (1889).

Strathspey

Strathspey (Strath-spay'), the valley of the Spey (q.v.).

Stratton

Stratton, a Cornish town, 16 miles NNW. of Launceston. Pop. with Bude (1901) 2308.

Straubing

Straubing (Strow'bing), an old town of Lower Bavaria, on the Danube's right bank, 25 miles by rail SE. of Ratisbon. Pop. 17,550.

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill. See Twickenham.

Streatham

Streatham (Stret'ham), a suburban parish, 6 1/2 miles SSW. of St Paul's. Pop. 88,130.

Streator

Streator, a mining-town of Illinois, 94 miles SW. of Chicago. Pop. 16,100.

Street

Street, a town of Somersetshire, 2 miles SW. of Glastonbury. Pop. 4100.

Stretford

Stretford, a town of Lancashire, 3 1/2 miles SW. of Manchester. Pop. (1901) 30,436.

Stretinsk

Stretinsk, or Sryetinsk, a town of Siberia, on the navigable Shilka, a tributary of the Amur. Pop. 10,000.

Strigau

Strigau (Stree-gow), a town of Prussian Silesia, 25 miles SE. of Liegnitz. Pop. 12,860.

Strokestown

Strokestown, a market-town, 12 miles NE. of Roscommon. Pop. 810.

Stromboli

Strom'boli, one of the Lipari Islands (q.v.), with a volcano almost constantly active.

Strome Ferry

Strome Ferry, Ross-shire, on salt-water Loch Carron, 53 miles by rail WSW. of Dingwall.

Stromness

Stromness, a seaport in Pomona, Orkney, on a beautiful bay, 15 miles W. by S. of Kirkwall. Gow, Scott's 'Pirate,' was born here. Pop. 2450.

Strone

Strone, an Argyllshire watering-place, at the headland between Loch Long and Holy Loch, 6 1/2 miles WNW. of Greenock. Pop. 573.

Stronsay

Stronsay, one of the Orkney Islands, 12 miles NE. of Kirkwall. Area, 15 sq. m.; greatest height, 154 feet; pop. 1160.

Strontian

Strontian (Stron-tee'an), an Argyllshire village, 24 miles SW. of Fort William, with former lead-mines, which yielded (1790) the mineral strontian.