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ID: 7008180
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 001 55 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.9167  decimal degrees

Note: County in southern England; watershed area separating basins of Bristol Channel, English Channel and River Thames; chalk uplands populated in prehistoric times and contains many stone monuments and burial mounds, including Neolithic Stonehenge and Avebury; primarily an agricultural area; administrative center is Trowbridge; Swindon became an independent unitary authority in 1997.

Names:
Wiltshire (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Wilts (C,V,English,U)  ............ abbreviation
WIL (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
County of Wiltshire (NA,V,English,U)
UKP8 (NA,V,FIPS,English,U)
Wiltshire, County of (NA,V,English,U)
Wiltescire (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086 in the Domesday Book
Wiltunscir (H,V)  ............ recorded in 870

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 Wiltshire (county)  ................  Wiltshire (county) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
County of Wiltshire..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
UKP8..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
WIL..........  [VP]
...........  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002).
Wiltescire..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
Wilts..........  [VP]
..............  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..............  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..............  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..............  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Wiltshire..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 216
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Wiltshire, County of..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Wiltunscir..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2611803
..................  Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
..................  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 216
..................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Macmillan Encyclopedia 2001 (2000)

 

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