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linas and that of Chirgua, in the space left by
these rivers as they run to enter the Portuguesa.
CULIACAN, a province and alcald'm mayor
of the kingdom of Nueva Galicia ; bounded n.
and n. e. by the province of Cinaloa, s. by that of
Copala, s. w. by the kingdom of Niieva Fizcaya,
s. by that of Chiamatlan, and w. by the gulf of
California. It is 60 leagues in length and 50 in
Avidth. It is fertile, apd abounds in all sorts of
productions; is watered by various rivers, par
ticularly the Umaya, Avhich is very large, and in
which are caught great quantities offish. It emp
ties itself into the S. sea, in the port of Navitoos.
It abounds in various earths, salt, and silver
mines, and in many settlements of Mexican In
dians, reduced by the missionaries of the religion
of St. Francis. The capital is of the same name.
CULIACAN, with the dedicatory title of San Mi
guel, a town which was founded by Nunez de
Guzman in 1531 ; situate on the banks of a small
river, Avhich afterwards unites itself Avith the
Umaya. It is 160 leagues from Guadalaxara,
and 260 from Mexico. The other settlements of
this province are,
CULIACAN, a river of this province (Sonora), which di
vides the jurisdiction of the same from that of Ci
naloa. It runs into the sea at the entrance of the
gulf of California, or Mar Roxo de Cortes. At its
mouth or entrance are some very dangerous shoals
of the same name. See St. Michael.
CULLOUMAS, a settlement of Indians, of ths
province and colony of Georgia ; situate on the
shore of the river Apalachicola.
CULLURQUI, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Cotabambas in Peru, in the vici
nity of which, in an estate for breeding cattle, is a
poor chapel of Santa Rosa, and near to this two
very large rocks, Avhich, being touched with small
stones, send forth a sound similar to bells of the
best temper and metal.
CULPEPPER, a county in Virginia, between
the Blue ridge and the tide waters, which con
tains 22,105 inhabitants, of whom 8226 are slaves.
The court-house of this county is 45 miles from
Fredericksburg, and 95 from Charlottesville.]
CULUACAN, San Lucas de, a settlement of
the head settlement and alcatdia mayor of Yzucár
in Nueva Espana. It contains 50 tamilies of In
dians, and Avas formerly the capital of the juris
diction. Here there still remain some baths of
warm water, celebrated for the cure of many in
firmities. It is two leagues to the s. Avith a slight
inclination to the 5. e. of its head settlement.
CUMA, San Antonio de, a town of the pro
vince and captainship of Marañan in Brazil. It
contains a good parish-church, two convents of
monks, one of the order of Carmen, and the other
of La Merced ; and at a short distance from the
town is a house Avhich was the residetice of the re
gulars of the company of .Jesuits. This town be
longs to the lordship of the house of Antonio Al
burquerque Coello de Carballo. It is three leagues
from its capital.
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