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ID: 7008084
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Lothian (general region)  Lothian (general region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 55 52 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 55.8667  decimal degrees
Long: 003 09 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.1500  decimal degrees

Note: Traditional region of eastern central Scotland, extending from the Firth of Forth, to the North Sea, to the Lammermuir Hills. The name is related to the legendary British King Loth. In the 7th century was part of the Angle Kingdom of Northumbria, until the Battle of Dun Nechtain when the Angles were defeated by the Picts. Lothian was distinct from Northumbria culturally, retaining its original Brythonic Celtic name. Lothian was annexed by the Kingdom of Scotland in 1018. The area produces wheat, oats, potatoes, livestock, and whiskey. Population is concentrated in Edinburgh, Leith, and Livingston cities. As a modern local government region, it was divided in 1996 into the unitary authorities of Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, and Edinburgh.

Names:
Lothian (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Lothians, The (NA,V,English,U)
The Lothians (NA,V,English,U)
Lowden (C,V,Scots,U)
Lodainn (C,V,Scots Gaelic,U)
LTN (H,V)  ............ abbreviation

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Scotland (country)  ............  Scotland (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Lothian (general region)  ................  Lothian (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)
area (C)
industrial center (C)
agricultural land (C)
former administrative division (C)
region (administrative division) (H)  ............  1975-1996

Sources and Contributors:
Lodainn..........  [VP]
.................  Crowl, Historic Britain (1983)
Lothian..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 489
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 115
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 688
Lothians, The..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Lowden..........  [VP]
.................  Crowl, Historic Britain (1983)
LTN..........  [VP]
...........  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
The Lothians..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 489
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2602058
..................  Oxford Paperback Encyclopedia (1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 115
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 688
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Macmillan Encyclopedia 2001 (2000)
..........  Oxford Paperback Encyclopedia (1998)

 

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