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ID: 7003491
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.6660  decimal degrees
Long: 006 40 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -6.6667  decimal degrees

Note: This county in the Irish province of Leinster comprises some 902 square miles, the greater part of it rich pasture and farm land. Neolithic and Celtic relics have been found there. Meath came under the rule of an Anglo-Norman earl in 1172, and it remained partly under English rule until Irish independence. Agriculture is the principal economic activity, particularly cattle raising and fattening. Industries include carpet manufacture, furniture manufacture, agricultural tool making, and the mining of zinc and lead. The 2003 estimated population was 138,300.

Names:
Meath (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
An Mhí (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
County Meath (C,V,display,English,U,N)
Contae na Midhe (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
Mide (H,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
Midhe (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 Leinster (province)  ............  Leinster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Meath (county)  ................  Meath (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  established in 13th cen.
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)
earldom (H)  ............  under rule of Hugh de Lacy & his descendants from 1172 into 17th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
An Mhí..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 993
Contae na Midhe..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:581
County Meath..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  Blue Guide (1923-) 46
Meath..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 46
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 581
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 7993
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-109
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 125
Mide..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 993
Midhe..........  [VP]
..............  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Meath," accessed 8 Oct. 2003
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide (1923-) 46
..................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 46
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 581; 2:581
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 993; 7993
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Meath," accessed 8 Oct. 2003
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 28 April 2014
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-109
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 125
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 8 Oct. 2003

 

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