Wauke'gan, capital of Lake county, Illinois, on the west shore of Lake Michigan, 36 miles by rail N. by W. of Chicago. Pop. 9345, Wau'kesha, capital of a county, Wisconsin, on Fox River, 19 miles W. of Milwaukee. Pop. 7321.
Wausau (Waw'saw), a town of Wisconsin, 210 miles NW. of Milwaukee. It sends much lumber down the Wisconsin River. Pop. 12,360.
Waverley. See Farnham.
Wavertree, a SE. suburb of Liverpool.
Wayland Wood. See Watton.
Wedmore, a Somerset parish (pop. 3060), 8 miles WNW. of Wells. Here peace was signed in 878 between King Alfred and Guthrum the Dane.
Wednesfield, a NE. suburb of Wolverhampton.
Wei-hai-wei, a harbour in the Chinese peninsula of Shantung, 40 miles E. of Che-foo, secured by Britain on a lease of twenty-five years, as Port Arthur (q.v.) had been by Russia. Pop. of ceded strip round the bay, 200,000.
Weimar (Vi-mar), the capital of the German grand duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, on the Ilm's left bank, 31 miles E. of Gotha and 155 SW. of Berlin. The lustre conferred on it by the residence of Goethe, Schiller, Herder, and Wieland, at the court of Karl-August, has faded, and the interest of the place (Thackeray's ' Pumpernickel') is almost wholly derived from its monuments, traditions, and associations. The town church (Stadtkirche), dating from 1400, contains the tombs of Bernhard of Weimar, Herder, etc. Other buildings are the handsome ducal palace, rebuilt in 1790-1803 after the fire of 1774; the Rothes Schloss (1574); the Grimes Schloss, with a library of 180.000 volumes, and relics of Luther and Gustavus Adolphus; the court theatre (rebuilt 1825). where Liszt produced Wagner's Lohengrin; and the houses of Cranach, Goethe, Schiller, and Herder. Pop. (1871) 15,998; (1900) 28,330.