Jonestown

/ˈdʒoʊnztaʊn/ (say 'johnztown)

noun
a rural commune in Guyana set up in 1977 as the headquarters of the People's Temple Sect, founded in the US by Jim Jones (1933–78); site of enforced mass suicide of over 900 followers in 1978, known as the Jonestown massacre.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Jonestown — Jonestown …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jonestown — Jonestown, PA U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 34 Housing Units (2000): 47 Land area (2000): 0.311127 sq. miles (0.805814 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.311127… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Jonestown, PA — U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 34 Housing Units (2000): 47 Land area (2000): 0.311127 sq. miles (0.805814 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.311127 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Jonestown, MS — U.S. town in Mississippi Population (2000): 1701 Housing Units (2000): 514 Land area (2000): 0.394200 sq. miles (1.020974 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.394200 sq. miles (1.020974 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Jonestown, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 1681 Housing Units (2000): 770 Land area (2000): 4.694904 sq. miles (12.159744 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.596040 sq. miles (1.543737 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.290944 sq. miles (13.703481 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Jonestown — For other uses, see Jonestown (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Jonestown — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jonestown —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différentes localités partageant un même nom. Jonestown est le nom porté par une grande quantité de villes américaines : en Georgie, dans l Indiana, au Kentucky, au Maryland, dans le Mississippi,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jonestown — 1 Original name in latin Jonestown Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 34.31955 latitude 90.45565 altitude 51 Population 1298 Date 2011 05 14 2 Original name in latin Jonestown Name in other language… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Jonestown — /johnz town /, n. a former settlement in N Guyana, NW of Georgetown: site of agricultural commune of an American religious cult called the People s Temple; mass suicide and murder 1978. * * * Jonestown [Jonestown] an agricultural community in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jonestown — Jones|town a place in Guyana where people who followed the religious leader Jim Jones lived. In 1974, they all killed themselves with poison as part of a ceremony, which became known as the Jonestown Massacre …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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