Taimyr. See Chelyuskin.
Tain (Scand. Thing, 'a place of assembly'), an ancient royal burgh of Ross-shire, near the south shore of the Dornoch Firth, 44 miles NNE. of Inverness by the Highland Railway (1864). A ruined chapel marks the birthplace of St Duthac (c. 1000-65), whose body was brought back from Armagh in 1253; within it Bruce's queen was taken captive for Edward I., and James IV. did yearly penance here. There are also a collegiate church (1471; restored 1849-82), a court-house (1849), a public hall (1876), and an academy (1812). The population is over 2000 - 1650 in the police and parl. burgh (see Wick). See a work by the Rev. W. Taylor (1882).
Tai-wan. See Formosa.
Taj Mahal. See Agra.
Takamatsu, a seaport on the N. coast of Shikoku Island, Japan. Pop. 34,500.
Takaoka, a manufacturing town of Japan, about 60 miles W. of Nagano. Pop. 31,500.
Takasaki, an important commercial town of Japan, 60 miles NW. of Tokyo. Pop. 31,000.
Takata, a town of Japan, 30 miles N. of Nagano. Pop. 20,350.
Takazzeh. See Atbara.
Talca, capital of the province of Talca, Chili, 140 miles SW. of Santiago. Pop. 42,800.
Tamanieb. See Teb.
Tamatave (Tamatahv'), the chief port of Madagascar, on the E. coast. Pop. 4000.
Tamboff, a Russian town, 300 miles SE. of Moscow. Pop. 48,100. - Area of Tamboff government, 25,710 sq. m.; pop. 2,715,500.
Tampa, capital of Hillsborough county, Florida, at the head of Tampa Bay (nearly 40 miles long), 240 miles by rail SSW. of Jacksonville. There is a good harbour, and the place is growing in importance. Pop. 15,850.