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ID: 7003482
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 45 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 008 15 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -8.2500  decimal degrees

Note: County Roscommon of the province of Connacht in western Ireland lies in the valley of the Shannon and Suck rivers, measuring 951 square miles in area. Three-quarter of the land is pasture and crop land, while one-quarter is peat bog. The treaty the Composition of Connacht in1585 granted control of the area to its Irish lords and chieftains under English law, and thus Roscommon has retained Irish social patterns longer than other counties. It is a major producer of cattle and sheep, and potatoes, oats and hay are the main crops. The 2003 estimated population was 54,100.

Names:
Roscommon (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
Ros Comáin (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
County Roscommon (C,V,display,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 Roscommon (county)  ................  Roscommon (county) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
County Roscommon..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Ros Comáin..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 180
Roscommon..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 180
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-147
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 167
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 180
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-147
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 167
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 29 Seot. 2003

 

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