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ID: 7003481
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 54 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.9000  decimal degrees
Long: 009 15 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -9.2500  decimal degrees

Note: County Mayo in the province of Connacht in western Ireland is some 2,084 square miles in area. It has a long and rocky Atlantic coastline with many inlets and small islands. It contains the largest bog in Ireland, around 200 square miles. It was the focus of property battles between the Gaelic inhabitants and English invaders from the 12th to the 17th century. The county boasts many Neolithic remains, and was the site of the early ministry of the Christian St. Patrick. Ballintober Abbey, founded in 1216, is still in use as a church and monastic ruins are widespread. Captured during the French Revolution, it remained under French control until 1798. To the west and north, the small farms raise mainly cattle, sheep, and pigs. Industries include clothing and woolens manufacture, flour milling, bacon, and toy manufacture. Tourism has grown considerably since the 20th century. The 2003 estimated population was 118,400.

Names:
Mayo (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
County Mayo (C,V)
Maigh Eo (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
Mhuigheo (C,V,Irish Gaelic,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 Mayo (county)  ................  Mayo (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)
territory (H)  ............  of Anglo-Norman invaders

Sources and Contributors:
County Mayo..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 28 April 2014
Maigh Eo..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 975
Mayo..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 581
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 975
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 28 April 2014
...........  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-108
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 124
Mhuigheo..........  [VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 975
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 975
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 581
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 975
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-108
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 124
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 29 Sept. 2003

 

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