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, Japan (Empire of Japan) - 1895 - Japan


Japan, jà-pán', called Niphon, niphon', Nippon', or Dai (di) Nippon, by the Japanese (L. Japo'nia, Fr. Japon, zhá'pöN"; Sp. Japon, Hà-pon'; Dutch, Japan, yā pān"; Ger. Japan, yā'pân), an insular empire of Asia, composed of the large islands of Hondo, Kioo-Sioo, Shiko ku, and Jesso, and a great number of smaller ones of various dimensions. With its dependencies, the Kooril, Loo-Choo, and Bonin Islands, it is said to comprise, in all, 3850 islands, islets, or rocks, situated between lat. 31° and 46° N. and lon. 129° and 149° E., having W. the Strait of Corea and the Sea of Japan, and on other sides the Pacific Ocean. Area, 155,520 square miles. Pop. in 1892, 40,718,677...

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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