city in Apulia, Italy, in the province of
See also:Foggia, from which it is 17 M . N.N.W. by
See also:rail . Pop . (19o1) 28,550 .
See also:San Severo lies at the
See also:foot of the spurs of
See also:Gargano, 292 ft. above
See also:sea-level . It is the see of a
See also:bishop (since r58o), and has some remains of its old fortifications . San Severo
See also:dates from the
See also:middle ages . It was laid in ruins by
See also:Frederick II., and in 1053 was the scene of a victory by Robert Guiscard over the papal troops under
See also:Leo IX . In 1799 the
See also:town was taken by the French and again almost entirely destroyed . The over-lordship was held in succession by the
See also:Benedictines of the abbey of Torre Maggiore, the Knights
See also:Templars, the
See also:crown of Naples and the Sangro
See also:family (commendatories of Torre Maggiore) . In 1627, 1828 and 1851 the town suffered from earthquakes . SAN-SHUI, a treaty
See also:port in the province of Kwang-tung,
See also:China, on the
See also:bank of the West
See also:river, 99 M. from
See also:Canton, opened to
See also:trade in 1897 .
Pop. about 5coo: Its position is at the junction of the
See also:North and West
See also:rivers, and it is favourably situated as a distributing centre for foreign goods . Two lines of steamers converge at San-shui, from Canton and Hong-
See also:Kong respectively . The town is surrounded by a handsome
See also:wall built in the 16th century, but within this rampart the houses are mean . The foreign trade shows little signs of expansion . In 1902 the
See also:net foreign imports amounted in value to £474,175, and in 1904 to only £380,000, while the exports during the same two years amounted to £225,000 and £317,000 respectively . The
See also:direct foreign trade in 1908 was £507,827 . There is a large
See also:traffic, and the
See also:local likin station is one of the richest in the province .
SAN SEVERINO (anc. Septempeda)
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