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ID: 7009907
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Orkney (unitary authority)  Orkney (unitary authority)

Coordinates:
Lat: 59 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 59.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 003 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Island group and administrative region are coextensive; known as the Orcades in Classical literature; contains prehistoric underground tombs, standing stones and earth houses; large terminals were constructed after oil was discovered in North Sea in 1970s.

Names:
Orkney (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Orcadas, Islas (C,O)
Orkney Islands (C,V,English,U)
Orkneys (C,V)
Ork (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
OKI (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
Orkney Islands Area (NA,V,English,U)
UKV9 (NA,V,FIPS,English,U)
Orcades (H,O)

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 Orkney (unitary authority)  ................  Orkney (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 Northern Isles (region (administrative division))  ................  Northern Isles (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Orkney (unitary authority)  ....................  Orkney (unitary authority) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
OKI..........  [VP]
...........  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Orcadas, Islas..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-128
Orcades..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 900
Ork..........  [VP]
...........  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
...........  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Orkney..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  A-Z: Great Britain (1996)
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 1001
.................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 146
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 352
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Orkney Islands..........  [VP]
.............................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-128
Orkney Islands Area..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Orkneys..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 900
UKV9..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  A-Z: Great Britain (1996)
..................  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 (1988) VIII, 1001
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2604717
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-128
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 146
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 352
..................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 900
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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