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ID: 7003487
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.1660  decimal degrees
Long: 006 45 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -6.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Kildare is a county in the province of Leinster in the Republic of Ireland. It covers part of the lowland west of the Wicklow Mountains and part of the Irish central lowland, measuring some 654 square miles in all. Evidence of ancient settlements includes burial mounds and early Christian ruins. It was officially deemed a county in 1296. It was ruled by the earls of Kildare by the end of the Middle Ages. From 1477 to 1513, the 8th Earl of Kildare ruled Ireland almost like a king. This power came to an end with the rebellion of the 9th earl's son against the English crown. The majority of the population lives in small towns and villages, while the farms tend to be much larger than in the rest of Ireland, averaging around 100 acres. Cattle, sheep, oats, barley, and wheat are the principal agricultural products. Other economic activities are the manufacture of cutlery, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and carpets. The 2003 estimated population was 169,300.

Names:
Kildare (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Cill Dara (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
County Kildare (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 Leinster (province)  ............  Leinster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Kildare (county)  ................  Kildare (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  established in 1296
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Cill Dara..........  [BHA, VP]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 859
....................  LC Subject Headings, 10th edition (1986)
County Kildare..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Kildare..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 478
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 859
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-86
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 100
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 478
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 859
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  LC Subject Headings, 10th edition (1986)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 28 April 2014
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-86
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 100
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 2 October 2003

 

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