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Hamilton,

city (1990 est. pop. 3,100), capital of BermudaBermuda
, British dependency (2005 est. pop. 65,400), 21 sq mi (53 sq km), comprising some 150 coral rocks, islets, and islands (of which some 20 are inhabited), in the Atlantic Ocean, c.570 mi (920 km) SE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
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, on Bermuda Island. It is a port at the head of Great Sound, a huge lagoon and deepwater harbor protected by coral reefs. The city is the focus of Bermuda's commercial and social life and is a major tourist resort.

Hamilton,

city (1996 pop. 108,429), N central North Island, New Zealand, on the Waikato River. Situated between Auckland and Wellington, Hamilton is the transportation and industrial center of a densely populated dairy area. The Univ. of Waikato, founded in 1964, is in the city.

Hamilton,

river, Labrador, N.L., Canada: see ChurchillChurchill.
1 River, c.600 mi (970 km) long, issuing as the Ashuanipi River from Ashuanipi Lake, SW Labrador, N.L., Canada, and flowing in an arc north, then southeast through a series of lakes to Churchill Falls and McLean Canyon.
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 (1,) river.

Hamilton,

city (1991 pop. 318,499), S Ont., Canada, at the western end of Lake Ontario. It is situated on a narrow plain between its harbor (connected by canal with the lake) and the Niagara escarpment. Hamilton is an important port, transportation center, and manufacturing city. It is Canada's leading producer of iron and steel; other manufactures include automobiles, heavy machinery, chemicals, and electrical, paper, and textile products.

The site was settled by United Empire LoyalistsUnited Empire Loyalists,
in Canadian history, name applied to those settlers who, loyal to the British cause in the American Revolution, migrated from the Thirteen Colonies to Canada.
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 in 1778. It became an important port city with the opening (1830) of the Burlington Canal, which linked Hamilton Harbor with Lake Ontario. Places of interest include the Royal Botanical Gardens (also in neighboring Burlington), the open-air market, the historical museum in Dundern Park, and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. McMaster Univ. (1887) is in the city, which is also home to a Canadian Football League team.


Hamilton,

town (1991 pop. 51,667), South Lanarkshire, S central Scotland, near the confluence of the Avon and the Clyde rivers. Once known for its coal mining, Hamilton's industries have developed to include light engineering, textiles, and food processing. It is also a market town for fruits, vegetables, and dairy goods.

Hamilton,

city (1990 pop. 61,368), seat of Butler co., SW Ohio, on the Great Miami River; inc. 1857. An agricultural trading and manufacturing center, Hamilton has paper and pulp mills and produces safes, machinery, chemicals, textiles, and auto parts. Steel and insurance are also important. Hamilton was settled on the site of Fort Hamilton, built in 1791. William Dean HowellsHowells, William Dean,
1837–1920, American novelist, critic, and editor, b. Martins Ferry, Ohio. Both in his own novels and in his critical writing, Howells was a champion of realism in American literature.
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 was raised there. Points of interest include the Soldiers', Sailors', and Pioneers' Monument and the county historical society. Miami Univ. of Ohio has a branch in Hamilton.

Hamilton

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1. Alexander. ?1757--1804, American statesman. He was a leader of the Federalists and as first secretary of the Treasury (1789--95) established a federal bank
2. Lady Emma. ?1765--1815, mistress of Nelson
3. James, 1st Duke of Hamilton. 1606--49, Scottish supporter of Charles I in the English Civil War: defeated by Cromwell at the Battle of Preston and executed
4. Richard. born 1922, British artist: a pioneer of the pop art style
5. Sir William Rowan. 1805--65, Irish mathematician: founded Hamiltonian mechanics and formulated the theory of quaternions

Hamilton

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1. a port in central Canada, in S Ontario on Lake Ontario: iron and steel industry. Pop.: 618 820 (2001)
2. a city in New Zealand, on central North Island. Pop.: 129 300 (2004 est.)
3. a town in S Scotland, in South Lanarkshire near Glasgow. Pop.: 48 546 (2001)
4. the capital and chief port of Bermuda. Pop.: 3461 (2000)
5. the former name of the Churchill River in Labrador

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