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ID: 7008094
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Eilean Siar (unitary authority)  Eilean Siar (unitary authority)

Coordinates:
Lat: 57 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 57.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 007 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -7.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Island group and administrative region are coextensive. The name is often is used to describe both Inner and Outer Hebrides. Economy is based on fishing, and cattle and sheep breeding. The administrative center is Stornoway.

Names:
Eilean Siar (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Western Isles (C,V,English,U)
Western Islands (C,V)
Western Isles Islands Area (C,V,English,U)
Outer Hebrides (C,V)
Hebrides, Outer (C,V)
W Isls (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
UKW8 (NA,V,FIPS,English,U)

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 Eilean Siar (unitary authority)  ................  Eilean Siar (unitary authority) (P)

Additional Parents:
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 Hebrides (island group)  ................  Hebrides (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Eilean Siar (unitary authority)  ....................  Eilean Siar (unitary authority) (P)

Place Types:
unitary authority (preferred, C)  ............  since 1996
second level subdivision (C)
island group (C)
national region (C)
region (administrative division) (H)  ............  established in 1975
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Eilean Siar..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 29 October 2008
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 October 2008
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Hebrides, Outer..........  [BHA]
.............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Outer Hebrides..........  [BHA, VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-129
UKW8..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Western Islands..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1329
Western Isles..........  [BHA, VP]
..........................  A-Z: Great Britain (1996)
..........................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..........................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 707
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 603
..........................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 October 2008
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 214
Western Isles Islands Area..........  [VP]
...............................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 October 2008
...............................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
W Isls..........  [VP]
.................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
.................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  A-Z: Great Britain (1996)
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 707
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 29 October 2008
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 603
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 October 2008
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2611241
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-129
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 214
..................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1329
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Oxford Paperback Encyclopedia (1998)

 

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