Vinaroz (Veenaroth'), a port of Spain, 45 miles NE. of Castellon by rail. Pop. 9920.
Vincennes (Vangsenn'), an eastern suburb of Paris, just outside the fortifications, whose park, the Bois de Vincennes, is the pleasure-ground of eastern Paris. The ancient castle (14th c.) was long a state-prison, and in 1834 was made a fort. In its moat the Duc d'Enghien was shot.
Vindhya Mountains. See India.
Vin'egar Hill (389 feet high), close to Ennis-corthy, County Wexford, scene of the rout of the Irish rebels by General Lake, June 21, 1798.
Vionville (Veeongveel), a village of Lorraine (pop. 450), 20 miles W. of Metz. In the great cavalry battle named from it or the next village of Mars-la-Tour, the French were driven back on Metz, August 16, 1870.
Virginia City, capital of Storey county, Nevada, is built, 6200 feet above the sea, on the eastern side of Mount Davidson, 21 miles by rail NNE. of Carson. It owes its existence to its silver-mines - the Comstock Lode, the Big Bonanza, etc. Pop. (1880) 10,917; (1900) 2695.
Virgin Islands, a group of fifty West Indian islands. The total area is 261 sq. m., and the pop. is nearly 45,000. Three, St Thomas, Santa Cruz, and St John, belong to Denmark (area, 130 sq. m.; pop. 31,000). Bieque, or Crab Island (pop. 3000), and Culebra were ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898. The others are British; total area, 58 sq. m.; pop. (1881) 5287; (1891) 4639, of whom only about 150 are whites. The chief of the British Islands are Tortola, Virgin-Gorda, and Anegada.
Visnagar, a town of NE. Baroda. Pop. 21,376.
Vis'tula (Lat.; Polish Vistla; Ger. Weichsel), the great river of Poland, rises in Austrian Silesia, 3600 feet above sea-level, amongst the outliers of the Carpathians. Formed by three head-waters, the White, Little, and Black Vistulas, it flows 650 miles northward, but with many bends, and receiving the Bug and other tributaries, past Cracow, Warsaw, Plock, Lipno, Thorn, Kuhn, Graudenz, and Danzig, till it enters the Baltic Sea by several mouths.