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Libau, a Baltic port of Russia, some 140 miles W.S.W. of Riga. It has a fine harbour for purposes of trade, and a first-class naval harbour has been recently constructed. From this port are shipped large cargoes of grain, petroleum, linseed, eggs, and oil-cake; and the imports, chiefly British, are coal, cotton, iron, and herrings. The chief industries of the town are iron-founding and brewing, and there is a school of navigation. The population is chiefly

German. The organ in Trinity church is one of the largest in the world.