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ID: 7003499
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 008 45 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -8.7500  decimal degrees

Note: County Limerick in the southwestern Irish province of Munster covers some 1037 square miles, consisting of rolling hills, glacial drifts, and large areas of rich pasture land. It is noted for ruins of prehistoric monuments, round towers, and monasteries. Farming is important, particularly of livestock, including cattle, pigs, and sheep. The county is famous for its fine and abundant dairy products. Other economic activities include the manufacture of automotive parts and office equipment, bacon curing, and the fairs held in the small towns. The 2003 estimated population was 177,300.

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

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
County Limerick..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 362
Limerick..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 361
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-98
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 113
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Luimneach..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Limerick," accessed 21 Oct. 2003
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 361
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Limerick," accessed 21 Oct. 2003
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-98
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 113
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 362
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 21 Oct. 2003

 

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