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  • South by Southwest (media conference, Austin, Texas, United States)

    South by Southwest, annual music, film, and interactive media conference held in Austin, Texas, U.S. South by Southwest (SXSW) began in 1987 as the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference when a promotion company, South by Southwest, Inc., decided to showcase the eclectic Austin music scene

  • South by Southwest Music and Media Conference & Festival (media conference, Austin, Texas, United States)

    South by Southwest, annual music, film, and interactive media conference held in Austin, Texas, U.S. South by Southwest (SXSW) began in 1987 as the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference when a promotion company, South by Southwest, Inc., decided to showcase the eclectic Austin music scene

  • South Caicos (island, Turks and Caicos Islands)

    Turks and Caicos Islands: …consists of six principal islands—South Caicos, East Caicos, Middle (or Grand) Caicos, North Caicos, Providenciales, and West Caicos—and several cays. Only six of the larger cays and two of the smaller cays are inhabited. More than four-fifths of the population lives on three islands: South Caicos, Providenciales (commonly called…

  • South Cambridgeshire (district, England, United Kingdom)

    South Cambridgeshire, district, administrative county of Cambridgeshire, east-central England. The district lies almost entirely within the historic county of Cambridgeshire, except for the area around Great Chishill, which belongs to the historic county of Essex. It encircles the administratively

  • South Carolina (state, United States)

    South Carolina, constituent state of the United States of America, one of the 13 original colonies. It lies on the southern Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Shaped like an inverted triangle with an east-west base of 285 miles (459 km) and a north-south extent of about 225 miles (360 km), the

  • South Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical Institute (university, Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States)

    South Carolina State University, public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S. A historically black university, South Carolina State offers numerous bachelor’s degree programs through schools of Applied Professional Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business,

  • South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company (American company)

    railroad: The South Carolina Railroad: …to the older and larger South Carolina port. Theirs was considered mainly as a regional rail line, which began service with a single locomotive. The hope was that the early years of operation would earn enough profit that the line might be improved on retained earnings and that success for…

  • South Carolina College (university system, South Carolina, United States)

    University of South Carolina, coeducational U.S. state university system based in South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia. In addition to the main campus at Columbia, there are four-year branch campuses at Aiken and Spartanburg and two-year regional campuses at Union, Sumter, Beaufort, Lancaster,

  • South Carolina Exposition and Protest (work by Calhoun)

    nullification crisis: …the nullification doctrine in his South Carolina Exposition and Protest, published and distributed by the South Carolina legislature (without Calhoun’s name on it) in 1829. Writing in response to Southern bitterness over the Tariff of 1828 (“Tariff of Abominations”), Calhoun took the position that state “interposition” could block enforcement of…

  • South Carolina Military Academy (college, Charleston, South Carolina, United States)

    The Citadel, public military college located in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. All undergraduate daytime students, known as cadets, are required to participate in one of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs. The college offers bachelor’s degree programs in business, education,

  • South Carolina Railroad (American railroad)

    railroad: The South Carolina Railroad: …Charleston launched an early railroad—the South Carolina Railroad—which at 130 miles was by some measure the longest rail line in the world when it opened in 1833. But it was constructed very cheaply. Where it could not be laid on crossties placed directly on the flat or gently sloping surface…

  • South Carolina Rice Plantation, The (work by Allston)

    Robert Allston: … in 1821, and his papers, The South Carolina Rice Plantation, provide important agricultural, political, and social information about the pre-Civil War South. By scientifically draining and reclaiming swamps in his state, he developed one of the last great rice plantations in the Atlantic coast lowlands. He was also the author…

  • South Carolina State University (university, Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States)

    South Carolina State University, public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S. A historically black university, South Carolina State offers numerous bachelor’s degree programs through schools of Applied Professional Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business,

  • South Carolina, flag of (United States state flag)

    U.S. state flag consisting of a dark blue field (background) with a white Sabal palmetto in the centre and a white crescent in the upper hoist corner.On September 13, 1775, a blue flag with a white crescent in its upper hoist corner was raised by anti-British forces at a fort in Charleston Harbor.

  • South Carolina, University of (university system, South Carolina, United States)

    University of South Carolina, coeducational U.S. state university system based in South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia. In addition to the main campus at Columbia, there are four-year branch campuses at Aiken and Spartanburg and two-year regional campuses at Union, Sumter, Beaufort, Lancaster,

  • South Cascade Glacier (glacier, Washington, United States)

    glacier: Mass balance of mountain glaciers: …the temperate, maritime glaciers is South Cascade Glacier, in western Washington. Its activity index is high, normally about 17 millimetres per metre (0.2 inch per foot); the yearly snow accumulation averages about 3.1 metres of water-equivalent; and the equilibrium line is at the relatively low altitude of 1,900 metres. This…

  • South Caucasian culture (prehistoric Asian culture)

    history of Transcaucasia: A South Caucasian, or Kura-Aras, culture, again associated with rich metalwork and characterized also by tholoi (beehive-shaped tombs), cyclopean masonry (characterized by large, irregular stone blocks fitted without mortar), and burnished black pottery with incised spiral decoration, dates from the late 3rd millennium bc. Evidence of…

  • South Caucasian languages

    Kartvelian languages, family of languages including Georgian, Svan, Mingrelian, and Laz that are spoken south of the chief range of the Caucasus. A brief treatment of Kartvelian languages follows. For full treatment, see Caucasian languages. Of the Kartvelian language family, only Georgian, the

  • South Centre (international think tank)

    Boutros Boutros-Ghali: …he chaired the board of South Centre, an intergovernmental think tank for developing countries. He supported the Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, a movement to establish citizens’ representation at the UN, from its founding in April 2007.

  • South Ch’ungch’?ng (province, South Korea)

    South Ch’ungch’?ng, do (province), west-central South Korea. Facing the Yellow Sea to the west, it is bounded on the north by Ky?nggi (Gyeonggi) province, on the east by North Ch’ungch’?ng province, and on the south by North Ch?lla (Jeolla) province. Taej?n (Daejeon)—administratively designated a

  • South Charleston (West Virginia, United States)

    South Charleston, city, Kanawha county, western West Virginia, U.S. It lies across the Kanawha River from Charleston. South Charleston was founded in 1916, and its development began with the establishment of several chemical companies and a U.S. naval ordnance plant (1917). The ordnance plant was

  • South China (ancient continent)

    Cambrian Period: Paleogeography: …suggest that present-day North and South China were on separate tectonic plates; however, extensive carbonate deposits in both regions indicate that both plates were found in low latitudes during the Cambrian. The fossil assemblages of South China have strong similarities with those of both Australia and Kazakhstan, but details of…

  • South China Sea (sea, Pacific Ocean)

    South China Sea, arm of the western Pacific Ocean that borders the Southeast Asian mainland. It is bounded on the northeast by the Taiwan Strait (by which it is connected to the East China Sea); on the east by Taiwan and the Philippines; on the southeast and south by Borneo, the southern limit of

  • South China Society (Chinese literary society)

    Tian Han: Tian also founded the South China Society to experiment in and popularize modern vernacular drama, and he initiated the Nanguo Fortnightly as the organ of the society. His earliest works include the sentimental plays Kafeidian zhi yiye (1920; “A Night in a Café”) and Huohu zhi ye (1924; “The…

  • South China tiger (mammal)

    tiger: Tigers and humans: The South China tiger (P. tigris amoyensis) is the most endangered, with only a few dozen animals remaining. The Malayan subspecies (P. tigris jacksoni), which was determined to be genetically distinct from the Indo-Chinese subspecies (P. tigris corbetti) in 2004, is composed of perhaps 500 individuals.…

  • South Ch?lla (province, South Korea)

    South Ch?lla, do (province), extreme southwestern South Korea. It is bounded by North Ch?lla province (north), South Ky?ngsang province (east), Cheju Strait (south), and the Yellow Sea (west). Its coastline, including nearly 2,000 islands, of which three-fourths are uninhabited, is about 3,800

  • South Chu (ridge, Altai Mountains)

    Altai Mountains: Geology: …North (Severo) Chu, and the South (Yuzhno) Chu—tower more than 13,000 feet (4,000 metres) in elevation, running latitudinally in the central and eastern portions of the sector of the system within the Altay republic. The Tabyn-Bogdo-Ola (Mongolian: Tavan Bogd Uul), the M?nh Hayrhan Uul, and other western ridges of the…

  • South Chungcheong (province, South Korea)

    South Ch’ungch’?ng, do (province), west-central South Korea. Facing the Yellow Sea to the west, it is bounded on the north by Ky?nggi (Gyeonggi) province, on the east by North Ch’ungch’?ng province, and on the south by North Ch?lla (Jeolla) province. Taej?n (Daejeon)—administratively designated a

  • South City (area, Seoul, South Korea)

    Seoul: City site: Known as Kangnam (Gangnam; “South River”), or “South City”—as opposed to Kangpuk (Gangbuk; “North River”), or “North City,” north of the Han—the affluent area contains about half the city’s population and, correspondingly, supplies half the local tax income. Kangnam is characterized by high-rise apartment blocks and new…

  • South Cushitic languages

    Cushitic languages: …Kemant, Kwara, Xamtage, and Awngi; South Cushitic (spoken mainly in Tanzania), including Iraqw, Burunge, and Gorowa, the hybrid language Ma?a/Mbugu, and (in Kenya) Dahalo; Highland East Cushitic, including Burji, Sidamo, Kambata, and Hadiyya; Lowland East Cushitic, including Dasenech, Arbore, Saho-Afar, and Oromo and its close

  • South Daitō Island (island, Pacific Ocean)

    Daitō Islands: North Daitō (Kita-Daitō) and South Daitō (Minami-Daitō) islands are the largest of the group and lie close to one another, while the smaller Oki-Daitō Island lies about 93 miles (150 km) south of them. North and South Daitō have a combined area of 15.7 square miles (40.5 square km).…

  • South Dakota (state, United States)

    South Dakota, constituent state of the United States of America. South Dakota became the 40th state of the union on November 2, 1889. The state has two unique physical features: it contains the geographic centre of the United States, which is located just north of Belle Fourche, and it has its own

  • South Dakota Badlands (region, South Dakota, United States)

    Badlands, Barren region covering some 2,000 sq mi (5,200 sq km) of southwestern South Dakota, U.S. It has an extremely rugged landscape almost devoid of vegetation. It was created by cloudbursts that cut deep gullies in poorly cemented bedrock; its extensive fossil deposits have yielded the remains

  • South Dakota State University (university, Brookings, South Dakota, United States)

    South Dakota State University, public coeducational institution of higher learning in Brookings, eastern South Dakota, U.S. It was established by an act of the Dakota Territorial Legislature in 1881 as a land-grant college, under the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1862. The Agricultural

  • South Dakota, flag of (United States state flag)

    U.S. state flag consisting of a blue field (background) with the state seal in the centre encircled with the name of the state and the inscription “The Mount Rushmore State.”In the early 20th century the secretary of the state historical society, Doane Robinson, worked with the state senator Ernest

  • South Dakota, University of (university, Vermillion, South Dakota, United States)

    University of South Dakota, public coeducational institution of higher learning in Vermillion, southeastern South Dakota, U.S. It was established by the Dakota Territorial Legislature in 1862, and it opened in 1882. It was the first public institution of higher education in the Dakotas. Total

  • South Danvers (Massachusetts, United States)

    Peabody, city, Essex county, northeastern Massachusetts, U.S. It lies 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Boston. Originally part of Salem, it became part of Danvers in 1752 and was separately incorporated as the town of South Danvers in 1855. In 1868 it was renamed to honour the philanthropist George

  • South Derbyshire (district, England, United Kingdom)

    South Derbyshire, district, administrative and historic county of Derbyshire, England. Undulating arable land is interspersed with meadowland in the valleys of the Rivers Derwent, Dove, and Trent, although the Trent valley also has electric-power stations and gravel-extraction sites. Swadlincote is

  • South Dravidian languages

    Dravidian languages: South Dravidian languages: Among the nonliterary South Dravidian languages, Tulu is spoken by the largest population, some 1.7 million people. Most reside in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka and the Cannanore district of Kerala on the west coast. The Brahman dialect of Tulu is…

  • South Dublin (county, Ireland)

    South Dublin, county in the province of Leinster, eastern Ireland. The county of South Dublin was created in 1994 when the geographic county of Dublin was split administratively into three separate units. It now constitutes the southwestern and western component of the Greater Dublin metropolitan

  • South Dum Dum (India)

    Dum Dum: …Dum, North Dum Dum, and South Dum Dum. All three are part of the Kolkata urban agglomeration. North Dum Dum still contains large rural enclaves. South Dum Dum constitutes the northern fringe of Greater Kolkata.

  • South Duxbury (Massachusetts, United States)

    Duxbury, town (township), Plymouth county, eastern Massachusetts, U.S. It lies on Duxbury Bay (an inlet of Cape Cod Bay), 33 miles (53 km) south of Boston, and includes the villages of Duxbury and South Duxbury. Settled about 1628, it counts among its founders the Pilgrim colonists Myles Standish,

  • South East (region, England, United Kingdom)

    England: The South East: The South East, centred on London, has a population and wealth to match many nation-states. This is the dominant area of England and the most rapidly growing one, although planning controls such as greenbelts have restricted the urban sprawl of London since the…

  • South East Asia Command (international military organization)

    World War II: Burma, autumn 1942–summer 1943: …appointed supreme commander of the South East Asia Command (SEAC), and Stilwell was appointed deputy to Mountbatten. Stilwell at the same time was chief of staff to Chiang Kai-shek. The British–Indian forces destined for Burma meanwhile constituted the 14th Army, under Lieutenant General William Slim, whose operational control Stilwell agreed…

  • South East Asia, Association of

    ASEAN: ASEAN replaced the Association of South East Asia (ASA), which had been formed by the Philippines, Thailand, and the Federation of Malaya (now part of Malaysia) in 1961. Under the banner of cooperative peace and shared prosperity, ASEAN’s chief projects centre on economic cooperation, the promotion of trade…

  • South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 3 Fiber Optic Cable Network (cable network)

    Djibouti: Transportation and telecommunications: …East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe–3 (SEA-ME-WE-3) telecommunications system.

  • South Eastern (language)

    English language: Middle English: …considerably extended and was called South Eastern accordingly. All five Middle English dialects (Northern, West Midland, East Midland, South Western, and South Eastern) went their own ways and developed their own characteristics. The so-called Katherine Group of writings (c. 1180–1210), associated with Hereford, a town not far from the Welsh…

  • South English Legendary (Middle English work)

    English literature: Didactic poetry: …especially popular work was the South English Legendary, which began as a miscellaneous collection of saints’ lives but was expanded by later redactors and rearranged in the order of the church calendar. The didactic tradition continued into the 14th century with Robert Mannyng’s Handling Sin, a confessional manual whose expected…

  • South Equatorial Current (ocean current)

    Atlantic Ocean: The South Atlantic: …southeast trade winds maintain the South Equatorial Current, which flows toward the west where it divides into two branches: one that continues to the Northern Hemisphere and enters the Caribbean—together with a small amount of water from the North Equatorial Current—as the Guiana (Guyana) Current and one that turns south…

  • South Flevoland Polder (region, Netherlands)

    IJsselmeer Polders: The South (Zuidelijk) Flevoland Polder (166 square miles [430 square km]) was completed in 1968. A fifth potential polder is the Markerwaard Polder in southwest IJsselmeer. Under construction since 1963, its diking was partially complete by the mid-1980s, but plans were then abandoned.

  • South Florida, University of (university, Tampa, Florida, United States)

    American Athletic Conference: Memphis, South Florida, and Tulsa as well as East Carolina, Southern Methodist, Temple, Tulane, and Wichita State universities and the United States Naval Academy

  • South Fork Dam (dam, Pennsylvania, United States)

    Johnstown: …pm on May 31, the South Fork Dam, a poorly maintained earthfill dam holding a major upstream reservoir, collapsed after heavy rains, sending a great wall of water rushing down the Conemaugh River valley at speeds of 20 to 40 miles (32 to 64 km) per hour. At 4:07 pm…

  • South Geomagnetic Pole (geophysics)

    South Pole: …it coincide with the geomagnetic South Pole, the southern end of the Earth’s geomagnetic field (this pole also moves; during the early 1990s it was located about 79°13′ S, 108°44′ E). The geographic pole, at an elevation of some 9,300 feet (2,830 m; the elevation also changes constantly) above sea…

  • South Georgia (island, Atlantic Ocean)

    South Georgia, mountainous barren island in the South Atlantic Ocean, 800 miles (1,300 km) east-southeast of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). It is part of the British overseas territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, although Argentina also claims the territory. South

  • South Georgia Teachers College (university, Statesboro, Georgia, United States)

    Georgia Southern University, public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Statesboro, Georgia, U.S., about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Savannah. It is part of the University System of Georgia. The university consists of six colleges and offers more than 85 bachelor’s degree programs

  • South Germanic language (language)

    Germanic languages: The emergence of Germanic languages: …Germanic; and in central Germany, South Germanic. A number of linguistic developments from this period are shared by North Sea Germanic and South Germanic (but not by North Germanic), and the term West Germanic is used in recognition of the strong affinities between these two groups. During this same period,…

  • South Gloucestershire (unitary authority, England, United Kingdom)

    South Gloucestershire, unitary authority, geographic and historic county of Gloucestershire, southwestern England, directly north and east of the city of Bristol. South Gloucestershire is mainly a fertile clay valley extending eastward from the mud flats of the River Severn estuary. The eastern

  • South Grafton (New South Wales, Australia)

    Grafton: …the municipalities of Grafton and South Grafton (both named for the duke of Grafton) on opposite banks of the river (bridged in 1932). The district is a communications hub, lying at the junction of the Pacific and Gwydir highways, with air and rail links to Brisbane, Queensland (north), and Sydney…

  • South Gyeongsang (province, South Korea)

    South Ky?ngsang, do (province), southeastern South Korea. It is bordered to the south by the Korea Strait, to the west by South and North Ch?lla (Jeolla) provinces, and to the north by North Ky?ngsang province. Pusan (Busan) and Ulsan—administratively designated metropolitan cities with

  • South Hadley (Massachusetts, United States)

    South Hadley, town (township), Hampshire county, south-central Massachusetts, U.S. It lies along the Connecticut River. Settled in 1684 as part of Hadley, it was recognized as a separate precinct in 1732, incorporated as a district in 1753, and reincorporated as a town in 1775. South Hadley

  • South Halmahera–West New Guinea languages

    Austronesian languages: South Halmahera–West New Guinea (SHWNG): This small group of Austronesian languages is found in the northern Moluccan island of Halmahera and in the Doberai Peninsula (also called Vogelkop or Bird’s Head) of western New Guinea. Preliminary descriptions exist only for Buli of Halmahera and Numfor-Biak…

  • South Hams (district, England, United Kingdom)

    South Hams, southernmost district in the administrative and historic county of Devon, southwestern England. It extends from Dartmoor in the north to the English Channel in the south. Its scenery and rural character attract holiday visitors, retired people, and purchasers of second homes (especially

  • South Holland (province, Netherlands)

    Zuid-Holland, provincie, western Netherlands, bordering the North Sea and adjoining the provincies of Noord-Holland (north), Utrecht and Gelderland (east), and Noord-Brabant and Zeeland (south). Drained by the ramifications of the Lek, Waal, and Maas (Meuse) rivers, Zuid-Holland includes the

  • South Holland (Illinois, United States)

    South Holland, village, Cook county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. South Holland is a suburb of Chicago, located along the Little Calumet River about 30 miles (50 km) south of downtown. Founded in 1847 by Dutch farmers, it was first called De Laage Prairie (“The Low Prairie”); it was renamed South

  • South Holland (district, England, United Kingdom)

    South Holland, district, administrative and historic county of Lincolnshire, east-central England. It occupies an area of reclaimed marshland within the Fens in the southern part of the county. Spalding, an ancient market town and now the administrative centre of the district, is a headquarters for

  • South India, Church of (church, Asia)

    Church of South India, Christian denomination formed in 1947 by merger of part of the Anglican Church of India, Burma (Myanmar), and Ceylon (Sri Lanka); the South India province of Methodism; and the South India United Church, itself a 1908 merger of Presbyterian, Dutch Reformed, and

  • South Indian bronze (art)

    South Indian bronze, any of the cult images of Hindu divinities that rank among the finest achievements of Indian visual art. The images were produced in large number from the 8th to the 16th century, principally in the Thanjāvūr and Tiruchchirāppalli districts of modern Tamil Nadu, and maintained

  • South Indian Current (ocean current)

    Indian Ocean: Surface currents: …to the east as the South Indian Current at about 40° to 45° S. The current system at the eastern boundary of the ocean is undeveloped, but the West Australian Current flowing north from the South Indian Current closes the gyre to a certain extent. Only the Antarctic Circumpolar Current…

  • South Indian temple architecture

    South Indian temple architecture, architecture invariably employed for Hindu temples in modern Tamil Nadu from the 7th to the 18th century, characterized by its pyramidal, or kū?ina-type, tower. Variant forms are found in Karnataka (formerly Mysore) and Andhra Pradesh states. The South Indian t

  • South Island (island, New Zealand)

    South Island, island, the larger and southernmost of the two principal islands of New Zealand, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. South Island is separated from North Island to the north by Cook Strait and from Stewart Island to the south by Foveaux Strait. Mountainous terrain occupies almost

  • South Island (island, Seychelles)

    Aldabra Islands: South Island is famous for its giant tortoises, and a nature reserve established in 1976 completely protects them and other animals. The Aldabras were designated a World Heritage Site in 1982. The islands were uninhabited in the late 20th century.

  • South Jeolla (province, South Korea)

    South Ch?lla, do (province), extreme southwestern South Korea. It is bounded by North Ch?lla province (north), South Ky?ngsang province (east), Cheju Strait (south), and the Yellow Sea (west). Its coastline, including nearly 2,000 islands, of which three-fourths are uninhabited, is about 3,800

  • South Jersey glass (decorative art)

    South Jersey glass, glass made at American factories in southern New Jersey, New England, and New York state from about 1781 to about 1870, following the example of Caspar Wistar. Though Wistar’s factory had closed in 1780, it had provided the impetus for the “South Jersey tradition.” The workmen

  • South Kalimantan (province, Indonesia)

    South Kalimantan, propinsi (or provinsi; province), southeastern Borneo, Indonesia. It is bounded by the Makassar Strait on the east, the Java Sea on the south, and the provinces of Central Kalimantan (Kalimantan Tengah) on the west and East Kalimantan (Kalimantan Timur) on the north. It includes

  • South Keeling Islands (islands, Australia)

    Cocos Islands: Land: …the numerous islets of the South Keeling Islands. The principal islands of the South Keelings include West Island (the largest in the territory, with a length of 6 miles [10 km]), South, Home, Direction, and Horsburgh. The land is low, with the highest point in the territory rising to only…

  • South Kensington Museum (museum, London, United Kingdom)

    Science Museum: …in due course, to the South Kensington Museum. This museum, which opened in 1857, covered both science and art, and it was not until 1909 that the two sections were formally separated. (The arts section went on to form the core of the Victoria and Albert Museum.) The Science Museum’s…

  • South Kesteven (district, England, United Kingdom)

    South Kesteven, district, administrative and historic county of Lincolnshire, east-central England, lying in the southwestern part of the county. Grantham, the district’s administrative centre, is in the northwest. There are fertile pasturelands on the western borders with Nottinghamshire and

  • South Kingstown (Rhode Island, United States)

    South Kingstown, town (township), Washington county, southern Rhode Island, U.S. It lies west of Point Judith Pond and extends northward from Block Island Sound. The area was settled in 1641 and incorporated in 1674 as Kings Towne. Called Rochester in 1686–89, it was divided in 1722–23 into North

  • South Kipchak group (linguistic group)

    Turkic languages: Classification: The South Kipchak group (NWs) consists of Kazakh (spoken in Kazakhstan, Xinjiang, and so on), its close relative Karakalpak (mainly Karakalpakstan), Nogay (Circassia, Dagestan), and Kyrgyz (Kyrgyzstan, China). The North Kipchak group (NWn) consists of Tatar (Tatarstan, Russia; China; Romania; Bulgaria; and so on), Bashkir (Bashkortostan,…

  • South Koko Nor Mountains (mountains, China)

    Qinghai: Agriculture and forestry: …the Koko Nor and the Qinghainan (South Qinghai) Mountains to the west and south of the lake. On the eastern side is the Huang He drainage area, consisting of large tracts of farmland crisscrossed by irrigation canals and dotted with settlements. Spring wheat, barley, and Irish potatoes are produced in…

  • South Korea

    South Korea, country in East Asia. It occupies the southern portion of the Korean peninsula. The country is bordered by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) to the north, the East Sea (Sea of Japan) to the east, the East China Sea to the south, and the Yellow Sea to the west; to

  • South Ky?ngsang (province, South Korea)

    South Ky?ngsang, do (province), southeastern South Korea. It is bordered to the south by the Korea Strait, to the west by South and North Ch?lla (Jeolla) provinces, and to the north by North Ky?ngsang province. Pusan (Busan) and Ulsan—administratively designated metropolitan cities with

  • South Lakeland (district, England, United Kingdom)

    South Lakeland, district, administrative county of Cumbria, northwestern England. It lies in the southern part of the county, bordering the shallow Morecambe Bay of the Irish Sea to the south. The western part of the district, west of the River Winster and the northern Windermere (lake), is in the

  • South Lanarkshire (council area, Scotland, United Kingdom)

    South Lanarkshire, council area, south-central Scotland, encompassing Clydesdale—the valley of the River Clyde—and the surrounding lowlands and uplands. South Lanarkshire extends from the heavily urbanized southern periphery of the Glasgow metropolitan area, where most of the population live, to

  • South Lapp language

    Sami language: South Sami is used by a few persons in central Norway and north-central Sweden.

  • South Magnetic Pole (geophysics)

    Antarctica: Glaciation: The volume of South Polar ice must have fluctuated greatly at times since the birth of the ice sheets. Glacial erratics and glacially striated rocks on mountain summits now high above current ice-sheet levels testify to an overriding by ice at much higher levels. General lowering of levels…

  • South Manchurian Railway (railway, China)

    South Manchurian Railway, railway line built to connect what were then the South Manchurian sea towns of Lüshun (Port Arthur) and Dalian (Dairen) on the Liaodong Peninsula (now combined as the city of Dalian) with the Chinese Eastern Railway running across Manchuria (now Northeast China) from Chita

  • South Melbourne Swans (Australian football team)

    Adam Goodes: …he was drafted by the Sydney Swans of the Australian Football League. He made his Swans debut in 1999 at age 19 and went on to win the season’s Rising Star Award.

  • South Mississippi (region, Mississippi, United States)

    Mississippi: Relief and soils: …lies in the gently rolling Piney Woods. The coastal area, sometimes called the Coastal Meadows, or Terrace, borders the Gulf of Mexico. This region’s soil is sandy and not well suited to crops.

  • South Morava River (river, Europe)

    Morava River: The South Morava is 198 miles (319 km) long from its source at the union of the Bina?ka Morava and Moravica rivers. Lake Vlasina on the Vlasina, a tributary, provides water for four hydroelectric stations. The Ni?ava, another tributary, rises in western Bulgaria; its valley provides…

  • South Mountain (mountain ridge, Pennsylvania-Maryland-Virginia, United States)

    South Mountain, northernmost section of the Blue Ridge in the Appalachian Mountains, extending southwestward for 65 miles (105 km) from southern Pennsylvania to northern Virginia, U.S. Quirauk Mountain (2,145 feet [654 m]) in Maryland is the highest point. It is crossed by the Appalachian Trail

  • South Mountain Park (park, Arizona, United States)

    Phoenix: Municipal services: The 17,000-acre (6,900-hectare) South Mountain Park, one of the largest city parks in the country, lies on the south side of the city.

  • South Mountain, Battle of (American history)

    Battle of Antietam: Lee’s invasion of Maryland: The Battle of South Mountain was a convincing Union victory, but the Confederate defenders managed to delay the Union advance long enough for Lee to begin the consolidation of his scattered forces. On the morning of September 15, the 12,000 beleaguered defenders of Harpers Ferry finally…

  • South Nicobar languages

    Nicobarese languages: …Nancowry, Trinkat, and Katchall languages; South Nicobar, including the Coastal Great Nicobar and the Little Nicobar languages; and Inland Great Nicobar, including the Shompe language.

  • South Norfolk (district, England, United Kingdom)

    South Norfolk, district, administrative and historic county of Norfolk, eastern England, occupying an area directly south of the city of Norwich. Long Stratton is the district seat. South Norfolk is principally an agricultural district extending across low-lying open countryside. Soils are

  • South Northamptonshire (district, England, United Kingdom)

    South Northamptonshire, district, administrative and historic county of Northamptonshire, south-central England. It occupies an area characterized by rolling hills in the west of the county. The old market town of Towcester, in the centre of the district, is the administrative headquarters, and

  • South Northfield (Illinois, United States)

    Glenview, village, Cook county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. It is a suburb of Chicago, located 20 miles (30 km) north of downtown, and lies on the north branch of the Chicago River. Illinois and later Potawatomi Indians were early inhabitants of the area, which was visited by French explorers

  • South of the Border (documentary film by Stone [2009])

    Oliver Stone: …Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and South of the Border (2009), which focused on several other left-wing leaders, notably Venezuelan Pres. Hugo Chávez. He revisited both leaders in the documentaries Castro in Winter (2012) and Mi amigo Hugo (2014; “My Friend Hugo”). With Peter Kuznick, he also created Oliver Stone’s Untold…

  • South Omotic languages

    Omotic languages: …major branches, North Omotic and South Omotic, plus the residual Mao group of languages whose subclassification within North Omotic remains uncertain. South Omotic comprises the languages referred to as Aari, Hamer-Banna, Karo, and Dime. North Omotic is said to contain at least two divisions, Dizoid (with languages such as Dizi,…

  • South Orange (New Jersey, United States)

    South Orange Village, township (town), Essex county, northeastern New Jersey, U.S., immediately west of Newark. Following the American Civil War, many residents of New York City were attracted by the natural beauty of the open, rolling country and moved into the area. It was originally the Orange

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