Varinas (Vareenas), a town of Venezuela, 100 miles SE. of Lake Maracaybo. Pop. 7000.
Varna, a Bulgarian Black Sea port, 115 miles SE. of Rustchuk by rail. The French and British encamped here in 1854. Pop. 35,450.
Varzin (Var-tzeen'), a Pomeranian village of 1200 inhabitants, 25 miles SE. of Koslin. Near it is a seat of the Bismarcks.
Vasa (Vah-sa), a county or Ian of Finland, on the Gulf of Bothnia.
Vasarhely (Vasarhay'lee). See Maros-Vasar-hely. - Hodmezo Vasarhely, a Hungarian town, 20 miles NE. of Szegedin by rail. Pop. 60,830.
Vassilkov, a town of Little Russia, 18 miles SW. of Kieff. Pop. 18,000.
Vatnajokull (Vatnayo'keel). See Iceland.
Vaucluse (Vo-clus'), a dep. of SE. France. Area, 1370 sq. m.; pop. (1872) 263,451; (1901) 236,949. - At the village of Vaucluse(Vallis clausa), 19 miles E. of Avignon, lived Petrarch.
Vaud (Vo; Ger. Waadt), a W. canton of Switzerland, between the Jura and the Bernese Alps. Area, 1244 sq. m.; pop. 283,000, French-speaking and Protestant.
Veglia, an Austrian island in the Adriatic, SE. of Trieste. Area, 165 square miles; pop. 21,140.
Vejle, a port of Denmark, at the head of a fiord on the east coast of Jutland. Pop. 14,600.
Velbert, a town in the Rhine province of Prussia, 15 miles NE. of Dusseldorf. Pop. 17,500.
Vel'des, a summer-resort on a lake in the Austrian province of Carniola, 30 miles NW. of Laibach. It is famous for its sun-baths. Pop. 500.
Velei'a, an ancient Ligurian city, overwhelmed by a landslip (c. 280 a.d.). Its ruins, 20 miles S. of Piacenza, were uncovered in 1760-65.
Velez-Malaga (Vay'layth-Mah'laga), a Spanish town 16 miles E. of Malaga. Pop. 23,479.
Velletri(Vel-lay'tree), a cathedral city, 25 miles SE. of Rome by rail. Pop. 19,532.
Vellore, a town of British India, 80 miles W. of Madras by rail. Pop. 43,540.
Venaissin (Venayssang'), an ancient county of France, between the Rhone and the Durance, now included in Vaucluse.
Vendee (Vongday), La, a French dep., bounded W. by the Bay of Biscay. Area, 2588 sq. m.; pop. (1886) 434,808; (1901) 441,311. Its three arrondissements are La Roche-sur-Yon (the capital), Fontenay-le-Comte, and Sables-d'Olonne. The Vendeans stoutly resisted the Revolution.
Vendome (Vongdom), a town of the dep. Loir-et-Cher, on the Loir, 42 miles NNE. of Tours and 111 SW. of Paris. Pop. 8450.
Vener. See Wener.
Venetia, the large 'compartimento' or division of NE. Italy, between the Alps and Adriatic, of which Venice (q.v.) is the historical centre.
Ven'lo, a Dutch frontier town on the Meuse, 20 miles W. of Crefeld. Pop. 14,400.
Vennachar. See Katrine, Loch.
Veno'sa (anc. Venusia), Horace's birthplace, S. Italy, 25 miles N. of Potenza. Pop. 8414.
Ventimiglia (Ventymeel'ya), a fortified town of the Italian Riviera, near the French frontier, and 3 miles E. of Mentone by rail. It has a cathedral and a small harbour. Pop. 11,500.