Lodimont, p.v. Abbeville Dis. S. C. 134 m. W.
Lodomeria. See Galicia.
Lqffingen, a town of Germany, in Baden, with
a medicinal bath. 3 m. W. S. AV. of Huiffengen.
Lofstaj a town of Sweden, in the province of
Upland, with extensive iron works. These works
were destroyed by the Russians, in 1719, but have
since been again erected. It is 39 m. N. of Upsal.
Logan, a county of Ohio. Pop. 6,442. Belle
Fontaine is the capital. A county of Kentucky.
Pop. 13,002. Russelville is the capital. Also
villages in Hocking Co. Ohio. Wayne Co. Mis-
souri and Centre Co. Pa.
Losicrait, a town of Scotland, in Perthshire,
noted for its distillation of whiskey; seated on
tiie Tuminel, 22 m. N. N. W. of Perth.
Logrono, a town of Spain, in the province of
Burgos, seated on the Ebro, in a country abound
ing with excellent fruits and good wines, 62 m.
E. of Bur*os, and 155 N. N. E. of Madrid. Long.
2, 20. E., lat. 42. 22. N.
Logrono, a town of Chile, capital of Melipilla
Long. 71. 16. W., lat. 33. 38. N.
Lohagur, a celebrated fortress of Hindoostan,
province of Dowlatabad, now belonging to the
British, 20 m. N. W. of Poona.
Loheia, a town of Arabia, in Yemen, on tne
coast of the Red Sea. It has a great trade in
coffee, brought from the neighbouring hills : in
the vicinity is a mountain which affords a con-
siderable quantity of mineral salt. It has no har-
bour, and the smallest vessels are obliged to an-
chor at a distance from the town. 180 m. N. N.
W. of Mocha. Long. 42. 50. E., lat. 15. 42. N.
Loja. See Loxa.
Loire-et-Cker, a department of France, bounded
on the N. E. by the province of Loiret, N. W. by
that of Sarthe, S. by that of Indre, S. E. by that
of Clier, and S. W. by that of Indre-et-Loire. It
takes its name from the rivers Loire and Cher ;
the former of which joins the Sarthe above An
gers ; and the latter runs into the Loire, 10 m.
below Tours. Blois is the capital.
Loire, the principal river ofJFranee, which rises
in t.he department of Ardeche. and falls into the
Atlantic about 40 m. below Nantes, watering a
vast plain of more than 600 m. and dividing
France almost into twin equal parts. By means
of the central canal, it establishes a communication
between the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and
facilitates the commercial operations of the king
Loire, a department of France, adjoining those
of Rhone and Isere. It has its name from the
river Loire, which flows N. through its whole
length. Montbrison is the capital.
Loire, Upper, a department of France, com-
prising the Velay and that part of the Cevennes
dependent on the former province of Languedoc.
It takes its name from the river Loire, which
flows through it from the S. to the N. E. Le
Puy is the capital.
Loire, lnferuure, a department of France, con-
taining part of the ancient province of Bretagne.
It has its name from the river Loire, which crosses
it from E. to W. and then enters the ocean.
Nantes is the capital.
Loiret, a department of France, comprising part
of the former province of Orleanois. It has its
name from a small river that runs into the Loire.
Orleans is the capital.
Loitz, a town of Prussia, in Pomerania, with a
castle seated on the Peene, 25 m. S. of Stralsund.
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Loldong, a town and fortress of Hindoostan, on
the N. E. border of the province of Dehli, and on
the river Pattereah, 8 m. above its conflux with
the Ganges, and 100 N. N. E. of Dehli. Long.
78. 33. E., lat. 29. 47. N.
Lokeren, a large town of the Netherlands, in E
Flanders, with various manufactures and a con-
siderable trade. It is seated on the Darme, 12 m
N. E. of Ghent.
Lombardo- Venetian-Kingdom, or Austrian Italy,
a kingdom of Italy, belonging to the house of
Austria. It is bounded on the E. by Illyria, S.
E. by the Adriatic, S. by the states of the church,
Parma, and Modena, W. by Piedmont, and N. by
Switzerland and Austria ; and is divided into tV
governments of Milan and Venice. The country
is well cultivated and is watered by the finest
lakes and rivers of Italy. It was erected into a
kingdom in 1815; and, though declared to be a
monarchy inseparable from the Austrian empire,
it has a constitution of its own and a prince of the
imperial family at its head, w'ho has the title of
viceroy, and resides at Milan.
Lombardy, p.v. Amelia Co. Va. 50 m. S. AV.
Richmond ; p.v. Columbia Co. Geo. 64 m. N. E.
Lombez, a small town of France, department
of Gers. It is seated on the Save 27 m. S. W.
Lombock, an island of tne East Indies, betwinen
Bali and Sumbava, 50 m. long and 45 broad. It
is very mountainous, but covered with wood and
verdure. At the towin of Balli on the E. side, in
the straits of Allas, and in the many flourishing
villages of the coast, European ships passing to
the E. are well supplied. The inhabitants, origi-
nally emigrants from Hindoostan, retain most
Lombock, a strait formed by the island of Balli
W. and that of Lombock E. The S. entrance is
in Ion*. 115. 43. E., and lat. 8. 45. S., where is a
large island called Banditti Island, to the AV. of
which there is no passage. Owing to the extreme
rapidity of the tides, navigation is here extremely
Lomond, Loch, a lake of Scotland, in Dumbar
tonshire, 30 m. long and from 1 to 9 wide. It
contains several islands, some of which are in-
habited, and adorned with antique ruins, concealed
among ancient yews ; and others rise into high
rocky cliffs, the habitation of the osprey. On the
E. side is the mountain Benlomond, which rises
to the height of 3,240 feet; and the river Leven
issues from its S. extremity.
Lonato, a town of Austrian Italy, in the gov-
ernment of Milan, 12 m. E. S. E. of Brescia.
Loncarty, a village of Scotland, in Perthshire,
signalized by the great victory obtained by the
Scots over the Danes, in 970. It has extensive
bleaching grounds, and is seated near the Tay, 5
m. N. of Perth.
London, the metropolis of Great Britain, one
of the largest and most opulent cities in the world
mentioned by Tacitus as a considerable com-
mercial place in the reign ofthe Roman emperor
Nero. In its most extensive view, as the metrop-
olis, it may be said to consist offive great portions,
viz.: the west end ofthe town, the city, the east
end of the town, Westminster, and the borough.
The west end of the town is popularly regarded
as extending from Charing Cross to Hyde Park
and from St. Jamess Park to Paddington. This
is the-best and most fashionable portion of the
metropolis, and is chiefly occupied by the tow u