Varinas

Varinas (Vareenas), a town of Venezuela, 100 miles SE. of Lake Maracaybo. Pop. 7000.

Varna

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

Varzin (Var-tzeen'), a Pomeranian village of 1200 inhabitants, 25 miles SE. of Koslin. Near it is a seat of the Bismarcks.

Vasa

Vasa (Vah-sa), a county or Ian of Finland, on the Gulf of Bothnia.

Vasarhely

Vasarhely (Vasarhay'lee). See Maros-Vasar-hely. - Hodmezo Vasarhely, a Hungarian town, 20 miles NE. of Szegedin by rail. Pop. 60,830.

Vassilkov

Vassilkov, a town of Little Russia, 18 miles SW. of Kieff. Pop. 18,000.

Vatnajokull

Vatnajokull (Vatnayo'keel). See Iceland.

Vaucluse

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

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

Veglia, an Austrian island in the Adriatic, SE. of Trieste. Area, 165 square miles; pop. 21,140.

Vejle

Vejle, a port of Denmark, at the head of a fiord on the east coast of Jutland. Pop. 14,600.

Velbert

Velbert, a town in the Rhine province of Prussia, 15 miles NE. of Dusseldorf. Pop. 17,500.

Veldes

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.

Veleia

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

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

Vellore, a town of British India, 80 miles W. of Madras by rail. Pop. 43,540.

Venaissin

Venaissin (Venayssang'), an ancient county of France, between the Rhone and the Durance, now included in Vaucluse.

Vendee

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

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

Vener. See Wener.

Venetia

Venetia, the large 'compartimento' or division of NE. Italy, between the Alps and Adriatic, of which Venice (q.v.) is the historical centre.

Venlo

Ven'lo, a Dutch frontier town on the Meuse, 20 miles W. of Crefeld. Pop. 14,400.

Vennachar

Vennachar. See Katrine, Loch.

Venosa

Veno'sa (anc. Venusia), Horace's birthplace, S. Italy, 25 miles N. of Potenza. Pop. 8414.

Ventimiglia

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.