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ID: 7003483
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 008 40 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -8.6667  decimal degrees

Note: County Sligo lies in the province of Connacht in western Ireland. It measures some 693 square miles in area. Most of it consists of rough pasture, and its many small farms raise mainly sheep, poultry, and cattle. Invaded by Anglo-Normans in late 12th century, it came under the lordship of the Sligo O'Connor from 1333, and became the home of the O'Donnell and O'Dowd clans. Like all of Connacht Oliver Cromwell reserved it for Irish proprietors in 17th century. Besides livestock raising, its economic act ivies include textile production fishing. The 2003 estimated population was 58,600.

Names:
Sligo (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
Sligeach (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
County Sligo (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 Sligo (county)  ................  Sligo (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  established in 1579
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
County Sligo..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979)
Sligeach..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Sligo..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 879
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-163
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 185
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 879
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-163
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 185
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 29 Sept. 2003

 

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