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ID: 7003496
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 009 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -9.0000  decimal degrees

Note: The terrain of County Clare in the southwestern Irish province of Munster consists of peat bogs, hills, and limestone plateaus. Measuring some 1231 square miles in area, more than two-thirds of the land is pasture and cropland. Settled since prehistoric times, it was part of the region of North Munster and ruled by the O'Brien clan until the 16th century. It was made a shire during the reign of the English queen Elizabeth I. The raising of cattle and sheep and the production of potatoes and oats are still major economic activities, although the county underwent great industrialization in the 1960s and 1970s. It is noted for prehistoric ruins, Bronze Age megaliths, and medieval buildings, notably Bunratty Castle. The election in 1828 of Daniel O'Connell as member of the British Parliament for Clare led to the granting of freedom of religion and other civil rights to Catholics in Ireland. The 2003 estimated population was 105,000.

Names:
Clare (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
An Clár (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
an Chláir (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
County Clare (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 Munster (province)  ............  Munster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Clare (county)  ................  Clare (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  shired during reign of Elizabeth I
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
an Chláir..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 191
An Clár..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 345
Clare..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 345
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-37
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 46
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
County Clare..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 191
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 345
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-37
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 46
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 20 Oct. 2003

 

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