Date: Tue, 29 Nov 1994 17:42:04 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: 'the' in place names (Kaye) Also: "The Lebanon" -- I assumed from French influence, but one also sees 'Al' before the Arabic form of 'Cairo' on maps. I hadn't noticed 'al Alexandria'. Spanish uses 'the' with a set of place names -- el Panama, la Havana, el Peru, ... Any Spanish textbook will have the list. DMLance