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ID: 7008101
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 31 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.5167  decimal degrees
Long: 001 20 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by Iron Age peoples, Romans and Saxons; crossed by Roman roads and many railways, due to strategic location on Thames river and proximity to London; cities developed during Industrial Revolution; area is known for its breed of black and white pig; Berkshire County Council abolished in 1998 although Berkshire is sometimes still referred to as a county; broken into six unitary authorities: Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire, Reading, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Wokingham.

Names:
Berkshire (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Berks (C,V,English,U)
BRK (C,V)
UK00 (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 England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Berkshire (general region)  ................  Berkshire (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)
agricultural land (C)
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
second level subdivision (H)
county (H)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Berks..........  [VP]
..............  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..............  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Berkshire..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 135
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
....................  UK National Statistics [online] (2001)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
BRK..........  [VP]
...........  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
UK00..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 135
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2589736
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
..................  UK National Statistics [online] (2001)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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