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ID: 7003501
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 55 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.9167  decimal degrees
Long: 007 15 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -7.2500  decimal degrees

Note: The county of Cavan in the province of Ulster in the Republic of Ireland cover some 730 square miles, consisting of valleys, uplands, peat bog, pastureland, drumlins, lakes, and rivers. Its Irish name An Cabhán means "The Hollow Place." The area included in modern Cavan was once the eastern part of the kingdom of Bréifne, ruled by the O'Reilly clan. It fought off the Anglo-Norman and English invaders until the late 16th century, but was colonized by English and Scots from 1603. About three-quarters of the people live in rural areas, farming hay and crops and pasturing livestock, mostly dairy cattle. The towns have industries such as dairies and other food processing, the manufacture of plastics, synthetic fibers, and wallpaper. The 2003 estimated population was 57,000.

Names:
Cavan (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
An Cabhaán (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
Chabhain (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
County Cavan (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 Ulster (province)  ............  Ulster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Cavan (county)  ................  Cavan (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  divided from Connacht province & made part of Ulster in 1584
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
An Cabhaán..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 972
Cavan..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 164
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 972
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-31
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 41
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Chabhain..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 164
County Cavan..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 362
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 164
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 972; III, 972
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-31
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 41
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 362
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 22 Oct. 2003

 

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