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ID: 7012032
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 003 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Consists of a low-lying basin, bounded on the northeast by Mendip Hills and on the west by Quantock Hills; occupied by prehistoric peoples; Romans mined lead in area; formed part of Kingdom of Wessex in 7th century; distinctive "Zummerzetaheer" dialect is spoken in some areas.

Names:
Somerset (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Somersetshire (C,V,English,U)
Somset (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
Somer (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
SOM (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
County of Somerset (NA,V,English,U)
Somerset, County of (NA,V,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 Somerset (county)  ................  Somerset (county) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
County of Somerset..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
SOM..........  [VP]
...........  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Somer..........  [VP]
..............  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
Somerset..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 143-144
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 5
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 186
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Somerset, County of..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Somersetshire..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Somset..........  [VP]
.................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
.................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
UKM3..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 143-144
..................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 5
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2608119
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 186
..................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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