Straits Settlements
geographical name former country SE Asia bordering on Strait of Malacca & comprising Singapore Island, Penang, & Melaka area 1242 square miles (3229 square kilometers); now divided between Singapore (republic) & Malaysia (federation)

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  • Straits Settlements — (spr. ßtrēts, »Niederlassungen an den [Meeres ]Straßen«), engl. Kronkolonie auf der hinterindischen Halbinsel Malakka (s. d.), 3998 qkm mit (1901) 572,249 Einw., aus drei Teilen: Singapur, Malakka und Pinang (Pulo Pinang, Provinz Wellesley und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Straits Settlements — (spr. strehts séttlments, d.i. Ansiedlungen an der Meeresstraße [von Malaka]), brit. Kronkolonie auf der Halbinsel Malaka und Nebeninseln, 4122 qkm, (1901/3) 573.800 E., umfaßt Singapur, Malaka und Pulo Pinang und als Dependenzen Weihnachtsinsel… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Straits Settlements —   [ streɪts setlmənts], die ehemaligen, 1826 zu einer administrativen Einheit zusammengefassten britischen Besitzungen an der Malakkastraße (Malakka, Penang, Singapur); zunächst Britisch Indien unterstellt, 1867 1946 Kronkolonie. (Malaiische… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Straits Settlements — former British crown colony in SE Asia, comprising Singapore, Malacca, Penang, Labuan, Christmas Island, & the Cocos Islands …   English World dictionary

  • Straits Settlements — Infobox Former Country native name = Negeri Negeri Selat conventional long name = The Straits Settlements common name = Straits Settlement continent=moved from Category:Asia to Southeast Asia region=Southeast Asia empire=United Kingdom… …   Wikipedia

  • Straits Settlements — Flagge der Straits Settlements …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Straits Settlements — Établissements des détroits Negeri Negeri Selat The Straits Settlements (Établissements des détroits) 1826   1946 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Straits Settlements — Straits′ Set′tlements n. pl. geg a former British crown colony in SE Asia: included the settlements of Singapore, Penang, and Malacca …   From formal English to slang

  • Straits Settlements — a former British crown colony in SE Asia: included the settlements of Singapore, Penang, Malacca, and Labuan. * * * Former British crown colony, on the Strait of Malacca in Southeast Asia. It comprised three trade centres, Penang, Singapore, and… …   Universalium

  • Straits Settlements — /streɪts ˈsɛtəlmənts/ (say strayts setuhlmuhnts) plural noun a former British crown colony in South East Asia, which included the settlements of Singapore, Penang, Malacca, and Labuan …   Australian English dictionary

  • Straits Settlements — a former British crown colony in SE Asia: included the settlements of Singapore, Penang, Malacca, and Labuan …   Useful english dictionary

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