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ID: 7003505
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 007 40 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -7.6667  decimal degrees

Note: The county of Waterford in the southwestern province of Munster in Ireland consists of lowlands, mountain ranges, and vast areas of pastureland, measuring some 710 square miles in area. Its Atlantic coastline on its southern boundary is rugged with high cliffs and just a few bays. Historically the Fitzgerald clan ruled the western part of the county, called the Decies, and the eastern part was controlled by the Powers clan. Native Irish culture persisted for many centuries and Gaelic was still spoken in the western area into the 20th century. Most of the land is pasture, with dairying being the principal activity, along with haymaking and the raising of cereal crops such as oats. The town of Waterford is a trading center and is famous for its glassmaking. The 2003 estimated population was 102,700.

Names:
Waterford (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
Port Láirge (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
County Waterford (C,V,display,English,U,N)
Amellanensis comit. (H,O,Latin,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 Waterford (county)  ................  Waterford (county) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
Amellanensis comit...........  [VP]
...................................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 17
County Waterford..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 362
Port Láirge..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 521
Waterford..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 48
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 521
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-188
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 213
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 48
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 521
..................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 17
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-188
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 213
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 362
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 21 Oct. 2003

 

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