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ID: 7003479
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 20 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.3333  decimal degrees
Long: 009 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -9.0000  decimal degrees

Note: County Galway consists of bogs, heath land and coastal uplands. It is named after the Gallic descendants of the followers of Norman baron Richard de Burgh, who assumed rule of the area in the 1230s.It has largest Gaelic-speaking population of Ireland's counties. Most of its inhabited places are small towns, with the lone exception of the capital and seaport of Galway town, the largest in the county. Industries include farming, notably the raising of sheep, cotton spinning, boot making, sugar refining, and the marble quarrying, especially of the green-streaked Connemara marble.

Names:
Galway (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
Gailllimh (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
County Galway (C,V,display,English,U,N)
Galway Borough (C,V,English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ireland (nation)  ........  Ireland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Connacht (province)  ............  Connacht (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Galway (county)  ................  Galway (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)
second level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
County Galway..........  [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Gailllimh..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 99
Galway..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 50
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 99
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-59
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 70
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Galway Borough..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-61
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 50
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 5:99; V, 99
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-61
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-59
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 70
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 24 Sept. 2003

 

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