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Atlantic City

(Encyclopedia)Atlantic City, city (1990 pop. 37,986), Atlantic co., SE N.J., an Atlantic resort and convention center; settled c.1790, inc. 1854. Situated on Absecon Island, a barrier island 10 mi (16.1 km) long, A...

Margate City

(Encyclopedia)Margate City mär´gt, –gt [key], resort and residential city (1990 pop. 8,431), Atlantic co., SE N.J., on the Atlantic Ocean; inc. 1897. Margate City, about 4 mi (6 km) S of Atlantic City's cro...

Ventnor City

(Encyclopedia)Ventnor City, city (1990 pop. 11,005), Atlantic co., SE N.J.; inc. 1903. It is a popular seaside resort adjacent to Atlantic City. Located on a 10-mi (16-km) sandbar known as Absecon Beach, Ventnor Ci...

Ocean City

(Encyclopedia)Ocean City. 1 City (1990 pop. 5,146), Worcester co., SE Md., largest ocean resort in the state; inc. 1880. Ocean City is 28 mi (45 km) E of Salisbury and extends 10 mi (16 km) along a penisular barrie...

Atlantic Charter

(Encyclopedia)Atlantic Charter tltk, t– [key], joint program of peace aims, enunciated by Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt of the United States on ...

Atlantic Ocean

(Encyclopedia)Atlantic Ocean [Lat.,=of Atlas], second largest ocean (c.31,800,000 sq mi/82,362,000 sq km; c.36,000,000 sq mi/93,240,000 sq km with marginal seas). Physical Geography Extent and Seas The Atlantic Oce...

Atlantic Provinces

(Encyclopedia)Atlantic Provinces, term used since 1949 to designate the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. ...

city

(Encyclopedia)city, densely populated urban center, larger than a village or a town, whose inhabitants are engaged primarily in commerce and industry. In the United States a city is legally an incorporated municipa...

North Atlantic Drift

(Encyclopedia)North Atlantic Drift, warm ocean current in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a continuation of the Gulf Stream, the merging point being at lat. 40°N and long. 60°W. Off the British Isl...

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