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ID: 7007169
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 007 24 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -7.4000  decimal degrees

Note: The county of Laois in the province of Leinster in the Republic of Ireland includes the valleys of the upper Nore and upper Barrow Rivers, and most of the Slieve Bloom, a range of mountains. It measures some 664 square miles in area. It was annexed to the English crown under the reign of Edward VI, 1547-1553. It is characterized by small towns and villages dependent upon cattle raising, forestry, wool, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The 2003 estimated population was 59,800.

Names:
Laois (preferred,C,V,Irish Gaelic-P,U,N)
County Laois (C,V)
Leix (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
Laoighis (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
Queen's County (H,O,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 Leinster (province)  ............  Leinster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Laois (county)  ................  Laois (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  divided from Offaly county in 1556
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
County Laois..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 28 April 2014
Laoighis..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 2 Oct. 2003
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Laois..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 7:257
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 28 April 2014
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-94
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 109
Leix..........  [BHA, VP]
...........  Blue Guide: Ireland (1989)
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Queen's County..........  [BHA, VP]
.............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1989)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 257; 7:257
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 2 Oct. 2003
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-94
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 109
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Laoighis," accessed 2 Oct. 2003

 

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