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ID: 5000227
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Worcestershire (county)  Worcestershire (county)

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 002 10 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.1667  decimal degrees

Note: A county in west-central England; it was incorporated with Hereford from 1974 until 1998; it is now a separate county again. The county lies in the English Midlands to the south of Birmingham, lying mostly in the basin of the Severn. Much of the area is fertile ground with wheat being an important crop; cattle breeding and fruit growing are also important. Industries include engineering, chemicals, and food processing.

Names:
Worcestershire (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Worcester (C,V,English,U)
Worcs (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
WOR (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
County of Worcestershire (NA,V,English,U)
UKQ4 (NA,V,FIPS,English,U)
Worcestershire, County of (NA,V,English,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Worcestershire (county)  ................  Worcestershire (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
County of Worcestershire..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
UKQ4..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
WOR..........  [VP]
...........  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002).
Worcester..........  [VP]
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1351
Worcestershire..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.............................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.............................  UK National Statistics [online] (2001)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 500
.............................  Worcestershire County Council [online] (2000-)
Worcestershire, County of..........  [VP]
............................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Worcs..........  [VP]
..............  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..............  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
..............  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2612112
..................  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  UK National Statistics [online] (2001)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1351; 500
..................  Worcestershire County Council [online] (2000-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Macmillan Encyclopedia 2001 (2000)

 

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