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ID: 7029505
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of South Yorkshire (county)  South Yorkshire (county)

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 33 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.5500  decimal degrees
Long: 001 15 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.2500  decimal degrees

Note: Metropolitan county in northern England, created in 1974 from the south part of the West Riding of Yorkshire and a small part of northeastern Derbyshire. The county council was abolished in 1986and administrative powers were devolved to the unitary authorities of Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, and Barnsley. Agriculture is varied with sheep farming in the west on the Pennines, dairy farming on the lower slopes, and arable farming on the lowlands in the east. Industry includes iron and steel, and engineering. The county has an area of 1562 sq km (603 sq mi). Diverse terrain ranging from Pennine moorlands to river valleys & woodlands; occupied since prehistoric times & by Romans as a military post; sparsely populated until cutlery industry began at Sheffield; includes some of country's main coalfields.

Names:
South Yorkshire (preferred,C,V,English,U)
S York (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
S Yorkshire (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
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 South Yorkshire (county)  ................  South Yorkshire (county) (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 England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Yorkshire (general region)  ................  Yorkshire (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of South Yorkshire (county)  ....................  South Yorkshire (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  created 1974
industrial center (C)
mining center (C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
South Yorkshire..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 47
.............................  GENUKI: Administrative Areas of England
.............................  Hutchinson Family Encyclopedia Online
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 187
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
S York..........  [VP]
.................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
.................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
S Yorkshire..........  [VP]
.......................  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
UK00..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 47
..................  GENUKI: Administrative Areas of England
..................  Hutchinson Family Encyclopedia Online
..................  Macmillan Encyclopedia 2001 (2000)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2608379
..................  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 187
..................  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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