The hinterland of Liberia has been but slightly explored for mineral wealth.
He harbored visions of the injured redhead out in the hinterland digging a grave for her recently murdered victim.
The oil-palm and kola-nut tree are especially abundant in the Sherbro district and its hinterland, the Mendi country.
Fuller, Egypt and the Hinterland (1901).
the exploration of the hinterland had been undertaken by travellers of that nationality.
Travelling commissioners were appointed to explore the hinterland, and frontier police were organized.
Turkey claimed the oasis as part of the hinterland of Tripoli and garrisoned Bilma in 1902.
In Arabia progress has been slower, although the surveys carried out by Colonel Wahab in connexion with the boundary determined in the Aden hinterland added more exact geographical Arabia.
Zara became a free city under Italian sovereignty, but as a tiny isthmus without hinterland or islands.
Illorin is a great trading centre, Hausa caravans bringing goods from central Africa, and merchandise from the coasts of the Mediterranean, which is distributed from Illorin to Dahomey, Benin and the Lagos hinterland, while from the Guinea coast the trade is in the hands of the Yoruba and comes chiefly through Lagos.
The great extension of Italian coast-line is thought by some to be not really a source of strength to the Italian mercantile marine, as few of the ports have a large enough hinterland to provide them with traffic, and in this hinterland (except in the basin of the Po) there are no canals or navigable rivers.
Unfortunately the Cavalla does not afford a means of easy penetration into the rich hinterland of Liberia on account of the bad bar at its mouth.
" The capital, " says a writer in the Konstantinopler Handelsblatt of November 1904, " produces very little for export, and its hinterland is small, extending on the European side only a few kilometres - the outlet for the fertile Eastern Rumelia is Dedeagach - and on the Asiatic side embracing the Sea of Marmora and the Anatolian railway district.
With characteristic foresight, Visconti Venosta promoted an exchange of views between Italy and France in regard to the Tripolitan hinterland, which the Anglo-French convention of 1899 had placed within the French sphere of influencea modification of the status quo ante considered highly detrimental to Italian aspirations in Tripoli.
The Tripoli hinterland, however, was in danger of being absorbed by other powers having large African interests; the Anglo-French declaration of the 21st of March 1899 in particular seemed likely to interfere with Italian activity.
The Sierra Leone-Liberia frontier was demarcated in 1903; then followed the negotiations with France for the exact delimitation of the Ivory Coast-Liberia frontier, with the result that Liberia lost part of the hinterland she had claimed.
Another English company has constructed motor roads in the Liberian hinterland to connect centres of trade with the St Paul's river.
In parts where European authority remained weak, as in the hinterland of the Portuguese province of Angola and the adjacent regions of Central Africa, native potentates continued to raid their neighbours, and from this region many labourers were (up to 1910) forcibly taken to work on the cocoa plantation in St Thomas.
encroachments on the hinterland of Aden brought about a dangerous state of tension between Great Britain and Turkey, which had its parallel in 1906 in similar trespasses by the Ottoman authorities on the Egyptian land frontier near Akaba.
In the East, the German Order, while enjoying Hanseatic privileges, frequently opposed the policy of the League abroad, and was only prevented by domestic troubles and its Hinterland enemies from playing its own hand in the Baltic. After the fall of the order in 1467, the towns of Prussia and Livland, especially Dantzig and Riga, pursued an exclusive trade policy even against their Hanseatic confederates.
Besides a number of settlers a Roman Catholic bishop and a party of four missionaries and nuns were murdered in the Kilwa hinterland, while nearer Nyasa the warlike Wangoni held possession of the country.
Among other famous explorers who helped to make known the hinterland was 'Colonel (then Captain) Marchand.
The systematic development of the colony, the opening up of the hinterland and the exploitation of its economic resources date from the appointment of Captain Binger as governor, a post he held for over three years.
Of this interior very little was known until the scientific expedition despatched by the Dutch Royal Geographical Society towards the end of the 'seventies, but in 1901 an armed Dutch expedition, necessitated by frequent disturbances, penetrated right into the Jambi hinterland, the Gajo districts, where until then no European had ever trod.
In Togoland there ~ were disturbances of a comparatively minor character; in the Cameroon hinterland campaigns were undertaken against the Fulu and Bornuese princes.
The oldest rocks, forming the greater mass of the hinterland, are gneisses, schists and granites of Archaean age.
Of martial disposition, the people often waged war with their neighbours, and also amongst themselves until the pacification of the hinterland by Germany at the beginning of the 10th century.
of Sokoto, is an important entrepot for trade from the hinterland of the Guinea coast and the Hausa states.
Mossamedes is again divided into two portions - the coast region and the hinterland, known as Huilla.
Bihe, the capital of the plateau district of the same name forming the hinterland of Benguella, is a large caravan centre.
occupation of a sufficient hinterland on the terra firma, nonsufferance of the rivalry of Genoa, and, finally, maintenance of trade-supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean through a series of alternating wars and treaties with Turkey, the lasting monument of which was the destruction of the Parthenon in 1685 by a Venetian bomb.
The last-named region has to a great extent had a separate history; and it was only in 1894 that the Mosquito Reserve, a central enclave which includes more than half of the littoral and hinterland, was incorporated in the republic and renamed the department of Zelaya.
British influence was gradually extended over the hinterland, chiefly with the object of suppressing intertribal wars, which greatly hindered trade.
Both French and British military expeditions had been sent against the Sofas - Moslem mercenaries who, under the chieftainship of Fulas or Mandingos like Samory, ravaged the hinterland both of Sierra Leone and French Guinea.
From the hinterland comes mostly raw produce such as grain, drugs, wool, silk, ores and also carpets.
There was nevertheless an increase in cocoa plantations, chiefly in the Kabinda enclave; coffee, though gathered mainly from wild plants, was also cultivated in the Loanda hinterland and other areas.
This would have been a comprehensive and intelligible arrangement, but so strong a feeling in opposition to any cession of British territory was manifested in parliament, and by various mercantile bodies, that the government of the day was unable to press the scheme."' Nothing was done, however, to secure for the Gambia a suitable hinterland, and in 1877 the 4th earl of Carnarvon (then colonial secretary) warned British traders that they proceeded beyond McCarthy's Isle at their own risk.
Besides these isolated posts Spain holds Rio de Oro, a stretch of the Saharan coast, and its hinterland lying between Morocco and French West Africa; the Muni River Settlements or Spanish Guinea, situated between French Congo and the German colony of Cameroon; Fernando P0, Annobon, Corisco and other islands in the Gulf of Guinea.
The khedive had also seized Bogos, in the hinterland of Massawa, a province claimed by Abyssinia.
The claims made by Germany to large areas of the hinterland gave rise to considerable negotiation with France and Great Britain, and it was not until 1899 that the frontiers were fixed on all sides.
of coast, with its hinterland, between the mouths of the rivers Dande and Kwanza, forming the central portion of the Portuguese dominions in West Africa; in a looser manner Angola is used to designate all the western coast of Africa south of the Congo in the possession of Portugal; but the name is now officially applied to the whole of the province.
In1874-1875the ambition of Ismail Pasha, khedive of Egypt, who claimed jurisdiction over the whole coast as far as Cape Guardafui, led him to occupy the ports of Tajura, Berbera and Bulhar as well as Harrar in the hinterland.
By this arrangement (ratified by a convention dated the 16th of May 1908) the Benadir coast obtained a suitable hinterland.
After 1891, in which year the Wahehe tribe ambushed and almost completely annihilated a German military force of 350 men under Baron von Zelewski, there were for many years no serious risings against German authority, which by the end of 1898 had been established over almost the whole of the hinterland.
The kingdom of Jaman, it may be mentioned, was for a few months included in the Gold Coast hinterland.
Kumasi is the distributing centre for the whole of Ashanti and the hinterland.
It thus forms the entrepot for the commerce of the Riff district and its hinterland.
Besides these two main railways, there are other short lines linking the seaports to their hinterland.
Gum copal, ground-nuts and sesame are largely cultivated, partly for ' Numerous remains of a stone age have been discovered, both on the coast and in the hinterland.
The surface of the country is naturally divided into five clearly distinct zones: (I) the series of volcanic peaks which extend parallel to the Pacific at a little distance inland; (2) the plains and lakes of the great depression which lies to the east of these mountains and stretches from sea to sea, between the Bay of Fonseca and the mouths of the San Juan; (3) the main cordillera, which skirts the depression on the east, and trends north-west from Monkey Point or Punta Mico on the Caribbean Sea, until it is merged in the ramifications of the Hondurian and Salvadorian highlands; (4) the plateaus which slope gradually away from the main cordillera towards the Caribbean; (5) the east or Mosquito coast,with its low-lying hinterland.
This agreement finally shut out Sierra Leone from its natural hinterland.
During this latter year also John Fernandez spent seven months among the natives of the Arguim coast, and brought back the first trustworthy first-hand European account of the Sahara hinterland.
The area is characterized by a predominantly rural environment with historic market towns forming the focus for the surrounding rural hinterland.
Wadebridge was historically a port which served a hinterland which had no river transport.
Those wishing to explore the hinterland would do best to stay in the NW.
In contrast, the district has a large rural hinterland with many attractive villages.
You can start and end at the seaside, but you can also discover the hinterland and even stop over for a night.
We continue our journey through the interesting and often mountainous hinterland of Tanzania.
Maldon's was also the major market for a large rural hinterland.
Links with the immediate hinterland may be made to negotiate about sectarian attack.
There was also a large agricultural hinterland supplying food for the city population.
hinterland villages with allegiance to their clans rather than a sense of nationhood.
hinterland areas, however, are below maximum high water (e.g.
The grocers ' trade hinterland was, again, more restricted than that of the mercers (Fig.
Given the pastoral bias of the city's immediate hinterland, the most important area of specialization was leather manufacture in almost every branch.
The language is also extensively used in the town's hinterland.
hinterland of the town has become a residential belt lying astride the A 78 trunk road.
hinterland of villages and hamlets.
mountainous hinterland of Tanzania.
The initial advance into the hinterland was bloodily repulsed by the Turkish 9 th Division, led by Colonel Mustafa Kemal.
The claims made by Germany to large areas of the hinterland gave rise to considerable negotiation with France and Great Britain, and it was not until 1899 that the frontiers were fixed on all sides (see Africa, § 5).
They are: (I) Arabs from Tripoli, who export ostrich feathers, skins and ivory, and bring in burnouses, scents, sweets, tea, sugar, &c.; (2) Salaga merchants who import kola nuts from the hinterland of the Guinea Coast, taking in exchange cloth and live stock and leather and other goods; (3) the Asbenawa traders, who come from the oases of Asben or Air with camels laden with salt and "potash" (i.e.
the building of lines from many widely separated points on the coast into a sparsely populated hinterland.
and 1,538,000 inhabitants); (3) Part of the province of Grodno north of the Niemen river and the narrow hinterland of Grodno city in the south (say 2,000 sq.
It was to the zone between the Kong states and the hinterland of Liberia that Samory (see Senegal) fled for refuge before he was taken prisoner (1898), and for a short time he was master of Kong.
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