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Fate, får, fall, fåt; mė, mėt; plne or pine, pin; n), nit; öð as in good: justly regarded as the finest existing monument of Moorish architecture. Granada possesses a number of literary institutions, among which , the University stands pre-eminent. Lat. 37° 17' N., Lon. 3° 50' W. Pop. computed at 80,000. (B.)
GRANADA, NEw. See New GRANADA.
Grand Isle, a co. forming the N. W. extremity of Vt. Pop. 3,883. Co. t. North Hero.
GRAND River. See OTTAWA.
GRAND River, a r. which rises in Iowa, and, flowing through the N. part of Missouri, falls into the r. Missouri.
GRANGER, granel-jer, a co. in the N. E. part of Tenn., between the Holston and Clinch rivers. Pop. 10,572. Co. t. Rutledge.
Grant, a co. in the N. part of Ky., a little E. of the Kentucky r. Pop. 4,192. Co. t. Williamstown.
Grant, a co. in the N. E. central part of Ind., a little S. of the Wa. bash and Erie Canal. Pop. 4,875. Co. t. Marion.
GRANT, a co. forming the S. W. extremity of Wisconsin. Pop. 3,926.
GRANT/-HẠM, a t. of England, in Lincolnshire, about 100 m., in a straight line, N. by W., from London. Pop. of the parish, 4,683.
GRAN-ville, a co. in the N. part of N. C., bordering on Virginia. Pop. 18,817. Co. Oxford.
GRANVILLE, grån -vill', an important seaport t. of France, in the dep. of Manche. Lat. 48° 50' N., Lon. 1° 36' W. Pop. in 1832, 7,350. (P. C.)
Grasse, gråss, a t. of France, in the dep. of Var, with a college and some other institutions. Lat. 43° 39' N., Lon. 6° 55' E. Pop. in 1832, 7,552. (P. C.)
GRATIOT, grashl-e-ot, a co. in the S. central part of Mich.
Grätz, grets, the cap. of Styria, as well as of a circle of its own name, is situated on the r. Mur (moor), a branch of the Drave, about 90 m. S. S. W. of Vienna. This place holds a distinguished rank among the towns of Austria, as a seat of literature and science. Among its institutions may be mentioned the University, attended by from 300 to 350 students; the Public Library, one of the richest in the empire; and an institution called the Johanneuni, named in honour of the Archduke John, by whom it was founded in 1811. Lat. 47° 4' N., Lon. 15° 27 E. Pop. above 40,000. (B.)
GRAUDENZ, groul-dents, a t. and fortress of Prussia, situated on the Vistula, 60 m. S. of Dantzic. It has a progymnasium and a large house of correction, serving for the whole of W. Prussia, Pop., exclusive of the military and the prisoners, 5,500. (B.)
GRAVELINES, gråv-leen', a fortified t. of France, in the dop, of Nord, on the r. Aa, near its mouth, Lat. 50° 59' N., Lon. 2° 8' E.
Graves, a co near the W. extremity of Ky., bordering on Tennes, see. Pop. 7,465. Co. t. Mayfield.
GRAVES-END', a t. of England, in Kent, on the right bank of the Thames about 20 m. E. of London. It is the common landing place
ou, as in our; th, as in thin ; th, as in this ; n, nearly like ng ; G, like j. for seamen and strangers, in their passage to the metropolis. Here every outward-bound vessel must come to anchor, to be examined and obtain its clearance; in like manner, every vessel coming up the river must be examined by the custom-house officers, a number of whom are constantly stationed here. Pop. 6,414.
GRAY/-SỌN, a co. in the S. W. part of Va., intersected by New River, and bordering on North Carolina. Pop. 9,087. Seat of justice, Grayson c. h.
GRAYSON, a co. in the W. central part of Ky., a little N. of Green River. Pop. 4,461. Co. t. Litchfield.
GREAT BRITI-AIN, (Anc. Allbion, afterwards Britannia or Britannia Major-major, i. e. "greater," being added, in order to distinguish it from Brittany, which was also sometimes called Britannia or Britannia Minor, i.e. “ Lesser Britain,"') the largest island of Europe, containing the countries of England, Wales, and Scotland. Lizard Point, the most southern part, is in Lat. 49° 57' 30'' N; Dunnet Head, in Caithness, the most northern point, in Lat. 58° 41' N. The most eastern point is Lowestoft, on the coast of Norfolk, 1° 46' E. Lon. The most western, Airdnamurchan Point, in the N. part of Argyleshire, Scotland, is in 6° 13' W. Lon. The distance from Lizard Point to Dunnet Head, is about
The greatest breadth of the island, from Land's-end to the most eastern part of Kent, is about 311 m.
Area 83,827 sq. m. The pop., according to the census of 1841, amounts to 18,720,394. Great Britain contains, in all, 84 counties, of which 40 belong to England,* 12 to Walest and 32 to Scotland. I Great Britain and Ireland form together what is termed the United Kingdom, of which London is the capital. The government is a limited hereditary monarchy. The legislative power is vested in the pa ment, consisting of the king, the house of lords, and the house of commons. The king is regarded as the fountain of justice and the supreme head of the church. He is the commander-in-chief of all the forces of the empire, both on land and sea. To him belongs the exclusive prerogative of granting pardons and of commuting punishments. The house of lords consists of the temporal peers of England, who are hereditary, the elective peers ot' Scotland and Ireland, the bishops of England, and four Irish lords
Bedford, Berks, Bucks (or Buckinghamshire), Cambridge, Chester (or Cheshire), Cornwall, Cumberland, Derby, Devon. Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucester, Hereford, Hertford, Huntingdon, Kent, Lancaster (or Lancashire), Leicester, Lincoln. Middlesex. Monmouth, Norfolk, Northampton, Northumberland, Not. lingham, Oxford. Rutland, Salop (or Shropshire), Somerset, Southampton (or Hampshire). Stafford, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwick, Westmoreland, Wilts. Worcester, York.
† Anglesey, Brecon (or Breck nockshire), Cardigan, Caermarthen, Caernarvon. Denbigh, Flint, Glamorgan, Merioneth, Montgomery, Pembroke, Radnor.
Aberdeen, Argyle (or Argyll), Ayr, Banff. Berwick. Bute, Caithness, Clackmannan. Dumbarton, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Elgin (or Moray). Fife, Forfar, Had. dingion, Inverness, Kincardinc, Kinross, Kirkcudbright, Lanark, Linlithgow, Nairn, Orkney and Shetland, Peebles. Perth, Renfrew, Ross and Cromarty. Roxburgh, Selkirk, Stirling, Sutherland, Wigtown.
Fate, får, fall, fåt; me, mét; plne or pine, pin; n), not; öö, as in good, spiritual. The house of lords is also the supreme court of appeal for Great Britain and Ireland. The house of commons consists of mea elected by the different counties, cities, boroughs, and universities, lo represent thein in parliament. It is required by law that the candidates be possessed of a certain amount of property, excepting the sons of peers, and those who are to represent the universities. The number of members of the house of commons, at present, amounts to 659, of whom 471 are chosen by England, 29 by Wales, 53 by Scotland, and 105 by Ireland. - Adj. Brirl-ish; inhab. Brit-qN.
GREECE, (Anc. Gr. 'Eanas, Hellas ; Lat. Græ'cia,) a country in the S. E. part of Europe, once distinguished above all others as the seat of civilization, learning, and the arts. Passing over that period of · Grecian bistory which was so brilliant, and is so well known, we will merely observe that, after undergoing various vicissitudes, during the decline of the Roman power, Greece al last became permanently incorporated with the Ottoman empire, on the fall of Constantinople, 1453, and remained in this condition till 1821, when the last successful strug. gle for Grecian freedom commenced. After a long and sanguinary contest, through the interference of England, France, and Russia, the independence of Greece was at length recognised by the Turkish sultan, in 1829. The present kingdom of Greece is situated between 36° 23' and 39° 14' N. Lat., and 20° 43' and 24° 35' E. Lon., including the island of Negropont. The northern boundary of the continental portion extends, in a somewhat tortuous line, froin the Gulf of Volo, on the E., to the Gulf of Arta on the W. A considerable part of it is formed by the mountain ridge called Othrys, which runs nearly E. and W., a little N. of the 39th parallel. All the principal islan Is of the Egean Sea lying W. of the 26th meridian of È. Lon., with the exception of Crete, belong also to the kingdom of Greece. Area estimated at 18,500 sq. m. Pop. 700,000. (B.) The government is a limited hereditary monarchy. under the protection of England, France, and Russia. Athens is the capital.- Adj. and inhab. GREEK and Grecian, gree'-shun.
Green, a co. in the S. part of Wisconsin, bordlering on Ilinois. Pop. 933.
GREEN BAY, a large bay on the W, side of L. Michigan, above 100 m. long, and from 15 in. to 35 m. broad.
GREEN MOUNTAINS, a range which commences in Vt., near the Canada line, and running S., through the western part of this state, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, terminates at West Rock, near New Haven. Those portions situated within Massachusetts and Connecticut are not usually called by the general name.
Green River, a r. of Ky., which rises in the E. central part of the state, and, flowing westerly for more than half of its course, and afterwards in a general north-westerly direction, empties itself into the Ohio r. It is navigable, for boats, about 200 m.
Green'-BRI-Er, a r. in the W. part of Va., flowing into New River.
GREENBRIER, a co. in the W. part of Va., intersected by the above, and bordering on New River. Pop. 8,695. Co. t. Lewisburg.
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GREENE, a co. in the S. E. part of N. Y., W. of and bordering on the Hudson r.
Pop. 30,446. Co. t. Catskill. GREENE, a co. forming the S. W. extremity of Pa. Pop. 19,147. Co. 1. Waynesburg.
GREENE, a co. in the N. E. central part of Va., bordering on the Blue Ridge. Pop. 4,232.
GREENE, a co. in the E. central part of N. C., a little to the N. of Neuse River. Pop. 6,595. Co. t. Snow Hill.
GREENE, a co. in the N. E. central part of Ga., bordering on the Oconee. Pop. 11,699. Co. t. Greensborough.
Greene, a co. in the W. part of Ala., intersected by the Black War. rior, and bordering on the Tombigbee. Pop. 24,024.' Co. t. Erie.
GREEKE, a co. in the S. E. part of Miss., bordering on Alabama. Pop. 1,6:36. Co. seat, Leakeville.
GREENE, a co. near the N. E. extremity of Ark., bordering on the St. Francis. Pop. 1,586.
GREENE, a co. near the E. extremity of Tenn., bordering on North Carolina and the French Broad r. Pop 16,076. Co. t. Greenville.
GREENE, a co. near the centre of Ky., intersected by Green r. Pop. 14,212. Co. t. Greensburg.
GREENE, a co. in the S. W. central part of Ohio, a little to the E. of ihe Miami r. Pop. 17,528. Co. t. Xenia.
GREENE, à co. in the W. S. W. part of Ind., intersected by the W. Fork of the White r. Pop. 8,321. Co. t. Bloomfield.
GREENE, a co. in the W. part of Hl., bordering on the Illinois r. Pop. 11,951. Co. t. Carrollton.
GREENE, a co. in the S. W. part of Mo. Pop. 5,372. Co. t. Springfield.
GREEN'-LẠND, (Dan. Grönl-land or Groenland, being the same in signification with the English name.) It appears to be now ascertained that Greenland is not, as was formerly supposed, a peninsula of the new continent, but an insular group, consisting of two or three large islands, surrounded by several other smaller ones. (B.) That portion which is the best known is situated between Iceland and the American contident. The most southern point is Cape Farewell, Lat. 59° 49' N., Lon. 43° 54' W. A large portion of the eastern, as well as the whole northern coast, is still unexplored. The whole country may be regarded as one enormous mass of rocks; in many places it rises close to the water's edge into precipitous and lofty mountains, crowned with inaccessible cliffs. The climate, as might be expected, is extremely cold, but is considered very healthy. Generally speaking, July is the only month in which there is no snow. Graah observes that, on the eastern coast, S. of 65° N. Lat., in 1830, the sea every night was covered with a crust of new ice, as early as the close of August. He states, however, that in February, the thermometer did not sink lower than 6° below the zero of Fahrenheit. Vegetation must, of course, be very scanty in such a country and climate. It appears that no kind of grain succeeds here. Potatoes are planted only towards the most
Fite, får, fall, fåt; mė, mit; pine or pine, pin; n), nét; vỏ as in good; southern extremity. The only domestic animal of the Greenlanders is the dog, which is used to draw the sledges. Rein-deer, hares, foxes, and white bears appear to be the only wild animals among quadrupeds. Land-birds are not numerous, but sea-fowl are exceedingly abundant, as are also many kinds of tish. Greenland belongs to the crown of Denmark.-Inhab. GREEN-LAND-ER.
GREEN-ỘCK, an important manufacturing and commercial t. of Scotland, in Renfrewshire, on the S. side of the Frith of Clyde, 21 m. W. by N. from Glasgow. The harbour has sufficient depth of water for the largest vessels, and good anchorage. Steamboats run daily from this town to Belfast, in Ireland. Lat. 55° 58' N., Lon. 4° 44' W. The pop., according to the last census, amounts to 36,135, exceeding that of 1831 by more than 9,000.
Greens/-ville, a co. in the S. E. part of Va., intersected by the Meherrin r., and bordering on N.C. Pop. 6,366. "Co. 1. Hickstord.
Green-up, a co. forming the N. E. extremity of Ky. Pop. 6,297. Co. t. Greenup.
GREEN/-ville, a dist. in the N. W. part of S. C., bordering on N. C. Pop. 17,839. Seat of justice Greenville c. h.
GREENWICH, grin'-idge, a t. of England, in Kent, situated on the right bank of the Thames, 5 m. E. S. E. of London. Here is a hospital for disabled seamen, which is considered one of the finest in the world, containing accommodations for about 3,000 persons. The money received from visiters and froin other sources is appropriated to the support of a school, in which about 200 of the children of the inmates are instructed in those branches which relate to a seafaring life. Green. wich is also distinguished as the seat of the Royal Observatory, from the meridian of which, English astronomers and geographers com. pute the longitude. Lat. 51° 28' 39", Lon. 0° 0' 0". Pop., including an area of about 3 sq. m., 29,755.
GREIFSWALDE, grifs'-Wall.deh, formerly GRIPESWOLD, a t. of Prussia, in Pornerania, situated near a little bay which projects from the Baltic. Here is a university, the buildings of which constitute the chief ornament of the town. It has thirty professors, and a library of above 32,000 vols. Lat. 54° 4' N., Lon. 13° 33' E. Pop. 8,000. (B.)
GRENADA, gren-al-da, one of the Lesser Antilles, about 20 m. long and 9 m. broad. It is intersected by the 12th parallel of N. Lat., and by the meridian of 61° 45' W. Lon. Pop. in 1834, 25,422. (P. C.)
Gren'-OBLE', a fortified city of France, the cap. of the dep. of Isère, and formerly of Dauphiné, on the r. Isère, 296 m. S. S. E. of Paris. This place is famous for the manufacture of gloves, which, according to official documents, amounts to 3,600,000 pair annually. Among the various literary and scientific institutions of Grenoble, may be mentioned the Académie Universitaire, the College Royal, and the Society of Science and Arts. In the time of the Romans this town was known by the name of Cularo, which was afterwards, in the fourth century, changed, in honour of the emperor Gratian, to Gratianopolis, of which