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about 300 m. in length, and 80 in its greatest
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Quadrello, a town of Naples, in Terra di Lavoro,
20 m. E. N. E. of Naples.

Quaker Hill, p.v. Dutchess Co. N. Y. 20 m. E.

Quaker Springs, p.v. Saratoga Co. N. Y. 31 m.
N. Albany.

Qaakertoicn, ph. Bucks Co. Pa.

Qaung-ping, a city of China, of the first rank,
in the province of Pe-tche-li, 212 m. S. S. E. of
Pekin. Long. 114. 30. E., lat. 36. 47. N.

Qaang-si, an inland province in the S. of Chi-
na. It produces plenty of rice, being watered by
several large rivers. The southern part is a flat
country, and well cultivated ; but the northern is
full of mountains, covered with trees. It con-
tains mines of all sorts, and particularly a gold
mine. Here is a tree called quang-lang, the pith
of which is made into bread; and a small spe-
cies of insect which produces white wax. Quel-
ling is the capital.

Quang-tong, a province of China, bounded
on the E. by Kiang-si and Fo-kien, on the S. by
the ocean, and on the W. by Tonquin. It is di-
versified by valleys and mountains, and yields two
crops of corn in a year. The northern frontier
consists of a range of lofty mountains, which
abound in gold, jewels, tin, quick-silver, copper,
and iron. Ebony and several sorts of odoriferous
wood are produced in this province, as well as
various sorts of fruit. There is a species of lem-
on as large as a man’s head ; and another sort
which grows out at the trunk of the tree, whose
rindis^*ery hard, and contains a great number
of little cells, full of an excellent yellow pulp.
A prodigious number of ducks are bred in this
province, their eggs being hatched in ovens. The
mountains are covered with a kind of osiers,
which creep along the ground, and are so tough
that they make baskets, hurdles, mats, and even
ropes of them. Here is also a tree the timber of
which is remarkably hard and heavy, and is
thence called ironwood. Canton is the capita),
but the viceroy resides at Chao-king.

Quangtong, a town on the N. borders of Bir-
mah, in the province of Ava, with a fort, seat-
ed on the Irrawaddy, 150 m. N. N. E. of Urn-

Qaantico Mills, p.v. Somerset Co. Maryland.
Quariiz, a town of Prussian Silesia, in the gov-
ernment of Leignitz, 10 m. W. S. W. of Glogau.
Quarlesvilk|, p.v. Brunswick Co. Va.

Qawrre, a town ofFrance, department of Yonne,
6 m. S. of Avallon.

Quarto, two towns of Naples, in Capitanata,
thxc2xa3 one 6m. W. and the other 12 S. W. of Salpes.

Quurten, a town of Switzerland, near Wallen-
stadt Lake, 5 m. E. of Glaris.

Quatre Bras, a hamlet of the Netherlands, which
was the scene of an obstinate conflict between the
British and French, on the 16th of June, 1815.

Queauz, a town of France, department of Vi-
enne, 21 m. S. E. of Poitiers.

Quebec, the capital of Canada, and of British
America, is situated at the confluence of the rivers
xe2x80xa2    St    Lawrence and St. Charles (or the Little River),

about 320 miles from the sea. It is built on a rock,
Which is partly ot marble and partly of slate, and
is divided into Upper and Lower. Near it is a
fine lead mine. At the time it was founded, in
1608, the tide, it is said, reached the foot of the
rock; but since that period this river has sunk so
far that a large spot of ground is left dry, and on

this an extensive suburb is built, styled the Low
er Town, which stands at the foot of a rocky pre-
cipice, about 48 feet in height, and is chiefly in-
habited by merchants. The houses in both towns
are of stone, strong, and well built. The fortifi-
cations are extensive, but irregular. The natural
situation of the town renders its defence easy.
If attacked by ships from the river, their guns
cannot injure the works of the Upper Town,
though the ships themselves would be liable to
great injury from the cannon and bombs from
these elevated ramparts. The Lower Town is
defended by a platform, flanked with two bastions,
which, at high water and spring tides, are almost
level with The surface of the water. A little
above the bastion, to the right, is a half bastion,
cut out of the rock ; a little higher a large bat-
tery, and higher still a square fort, the most re-
gular of all the fortifications, and in which the
governor resides. The passages which form a
communication between these rocks are extremely
rugged. The rock which separates the Upper
from the Lower Town extends, with a bold and
steep front, a considerable distance W. along the
river St. Lawrence. The Lower Town is well
supplied with water, which is sometimes scarce
in the Upper Town. This city was erected by
the French in 1608; the English reduced it, with
all Canada, in 1629, but it was restored in 1632.
In 1711 it was besieged by the English without
success; in 1759 it was again conquered, after a
battle memorable for .the death of general Wolfe
in the moment of victory, and was confirmed to
them by the peace of 1763. In 1775 it was at-
tacked by the Americans under general Mont-
gomery, who was slain, and his army repulsed.
Of late years great improvements have been effec-
ted, and the present population amounts to nearly

22,000. The chief exports are grain, flour, tim-
ber, lumber,
&.c. The basin of Quebec is capable
of containing 100 sail of the line. 180 m. N. E.
Montreal. 330 m. N. of Boston. Long. 70. 48.
W., lat. 46. 55. N.

Queida, a kingdom of Asia, in the peninsula of
Malacca. The king is tributary to Siam. The
principal town is of the same name, has a harbour,
and is 300 m. N. of the city of Malacca. Long.
100. 5. E., lat. 7. 5. N.

Quedlinberg, a town of Prussian Saxony, in
the principality of Anhalt, with a castle. The
river Bode divides it into the Old and New Town.
It has a trade in brandy and linen, and is 10 m.

S. by E. of Halberstadt. Long. 11. 10. E., lat,

51. 50. N.

Queen Ann, a county of Maryland, on the E. of
Chesapeak Bay. Pop. 14,396. Centreville is
the chief town.

Queen Ann, a town of Maryland, in Prince
George county, situate at the foot of a hill, on the
Patuxent, 13 m. S. W. of Annapolis and 22 E. of

Queen Charlotte Island, an island in the S. Pa-
cific, 6 m. long and 1 broad, discovered by captain
Wallis in 1767. Long. 138. 4. W., lat. 19. 18 S.

Queen Charlotte Islands, a group of islands in
the N. Pacific, explored by captain Carteret in
1767. The most considerable he named Egmont,
but the Spaniards call it Santa Cruz. It is 60 m.
long and from 20 to 30 broad, woody and moun-
tainous, with many valleys intermixed. The in-
habitants are very nimble, vigorous, and active ;
and their weapons are bows and arrows pointed
with flint. On the. N. side is a harbour named
Swallow Bay. Long. 164. 26. E., lat. 10. 42 S.


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