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IKI

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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 298 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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IKI, an island belonging to Japan, lying off the north-western coast of Kiushiu, in 330 45' N. lat. and 1290 40' E. long. It has a circumference of 86 m., an area of 51 sq. m., and a population of 36,530. The island is, for the most part, a tableland about 500 ft. above sea-level. The anchorage is at Gonoura, on the south-west. A part of Kublai Khan's Mongols landed at Iki when about to invade Japan in the 13th century, for it lies in the direct route from Korea to Japan via Tsushima. In the immediate vicinity are several rocky islets.
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