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ID: 7003488
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 007 15 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -7.2500  decimal degrees

Note: The county of Kilkenny lies in the province of Leinster in the southeast of the Republic of Ireland. It measures some 796 square miles in area. The land enjoys a mild climate and quite a bit of woodlands. There are many traces of ancient habitation, featuring the remains of Iron Age forts, megalithic tombs, and Celtic ruins. The name of the county derives from the Irish Gaelic meaning Church or Cell of St. Canice, who founded his church in the 6th century in the town of Kilkenny. There are the ruins of about 100 Irish and Anglo-Norman castles throughout the county, and Jerpoint Abbey, founded in 1158, has the most significant and beautiful Cistercian ruins in Ireland. The county's agriculture comprises the production of apples, vegetable, diary products, beef, pork, poultry, sheep, and cereal grains. Ale brewing and whisky malting has been carried on since the 13th century. Industries include food processing, clothing and woolens, agricultural engineering, and the mining of anthracite coal. The 2003 estimated population was 81,300.

Names:
Kilkenny (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
Cill Chainnigh (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
County Kilkenny (C,V,display,English,U,N)
Cantae Chill Chainnigh (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U)
Chill Chainnigh, Cantae (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U)
Chill Chainnigh, Contae (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U)
Contae Chill Chainnigh (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U)
EI13 (C,V,FIPS,English,U)
Kilkenny, County (C,V,English,U)

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

Additional Parents:
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 Kilkenny (county)  ................  Kilkenny (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  established in 1210
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Cantae Chill Chainnigh..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Chill Chainnigh, Cantae..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Chill Chainnigh, Contae..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Cill Chainnigh..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 860
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Contae Chill Chainnigh..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
County Kilkenny..........  [BHA, VP]
.............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
EI13..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Kilkenny..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 478
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 860
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-86
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 101
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Kilkenny, County..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 478
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 860
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1503734
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-86
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 101
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 2 Oct. 2003

 

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