A Gazetteer of the World; Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Compiled from the Most Recent Authorities, and Forming a Complete Body of Modern Geography -- Physical, Political, Statistical, Historical, and Ethnographical Volume 6

A Gazetteer of the World; Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Compiled from the Most Recent Authorities, and Forming a Complete Body of Modern Geography -- Physical, Political, Statistical, Historical, and Ethnographical Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...The soil consists of reddish sand and clay. SAN-SHWUY-HEEN, a district and town of China, in the prov. of Shen-se and div. of Fun-chu, in N lat. 35 12', E long1. 108 l. SAN-YUEN, a district and town of China, in the prov. of Shen-se, div. and 24 m. N of Se-gan-fu, in N lat. 34 37', E long. 108 53'. SANA, a small river of Switzerland, which runs into the Aar, 3 m. S of Aarburg. SANA, a city of Arabia, the capital of Yemen, and residence of an independent imam. It is situated in N Int. 15 22', E long. 44 31', 16 days journey NE by N of Mocha, in a barren stony valley, from 6 to 9 m. in width, encircled by lofty hills, near the source of the Shab riveT, and at an alu of 4,000 ft. above sea-level. Its immediate vicinity is beautifully diversified by woods and gardens. Its walls have a circuit of 5J in., but enclose numerous gardens and open spaces. The streets are narrow, but present many massive and lofty stone houses, with others substantially built of brick. There are above 20 mosqnes, and the public baths are numerous and handsome. The imam has two laree Salaces. The principal commerce of S. is in coffee: ried fruits and raisins arc also largely exported. The coffee is brought into S. in December and January. The cost of transporting a camel-load to Mocha is 44 dollars. Mr. Cruttcnden estimates the pop. at 40,000. The merchants are generallv wealthy. Fruit is plentiful in the neighbourhood, particularly grapes, great quantities of which are dried and exported. The climate is dry. In average seasons, rain falls three times in the year. SANA, a province of Peru, bounded on the NE and E bv the prov. of Caxamarca; and on the W bv the Pacific, along the coast of which it extends "o m. Its soil is level, and, excepting in the desert of Sechura, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 1002 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 50mm | 1,751g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612841
  • 9781236612847