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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 887 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KOKOMO, a city and the county-seat of Howard county, Indiana, U.S.A., on the Wildcat River, about 5.o m. N. of Indianapolis. Pop. (1890), 8261; (1900), 10,609 of whom 499 were foreign-born and 359 negroes; (1910 census), 17,010. It is served by the Lake Erie & Western, the Pittsburg Cincinnati Chicago & St Louis, and the Toledo St Louis & Western railways, and by two interurban electric lines. Kokomo is a centre of trade in agricultural products, and has various manufactures, including flint, plate and opalescent glass, &c. The total value of the factory product increased from $2,062,156 in 'goo to $3,651,105 in 1905, or 77.1 %; and in 1905 the glass product was valued at $864,567, or 23.7 % of the total. Kokomo was settled about 184o and became a city (under a state law) in 1865. KOKO-NOR (or Kuxu-Nog) (Tsing-hai of the Chinese, and Tso-ngombo of the Tanguts), a lake of Central Asia, situated at an altitude of 9975 ft., in the extreme N.E. of Tibet, 30 M. from the W. frontier of the Chinese province of Kan-suh, in roe E. and 370 N. It lies amongst the eastern ranges of the Kuen-lun,, having the Nan-shan Mountains to the north, and the southern Kokonor range (10,000 ft.) on the south. It measures 66 m. by 40 m., and contains half a dozen islands, on one of which is a Buddhist (i.e. Lamaist) monastery, to which pilgrims resort. The water is salt, though an abundance of fish live in it, and it often remains frozen for three months together in winter. The surface is at times subject to considerable variations of level. The lake is entered on the west by the river Buhain-gol. The nomads who dwell round its shores are Tanguts.
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