Definitions for Northumberlandnɔrˈθʌm bər lənd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
North•um•ber•landnɔrˈθʌm bər lənd(n.)
a county in NE England. 307,100; 1943 sq. mi. (5030 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
the northernmost county of England; has many Roman remains (including Hadrian's Wall)
The most northerly county of England bordered by County Durham, Cumberland, Scotland and the North Sea.
Northumberland is the northernmost ceremonial county and a unitary district in North East England. It borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham to the south and Tyne and Wear to the south east and the Scottish Borders council area to the north. Its North Sea coastline is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a 64-mile long distance path. Since 1981, the county council has been located in Morpeth, situated in the east of the county. The historical boundaries of the county of Northumberland included Newcastle upon Tyne, the traditional county town, as well as Tynemouth and other settlements in North Tyneside, all areas transferred to Tyne and Wear in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. The historical county boundaries are sometimes taken to exclude Islandshire, Bedlingtonshire and Norhamshire, exclaves of County Durham which were incorporated into Northumberland in 1844. For Eurostat purposes Northumberland is a NUTS 3 region and is one of three local authority areas that comprise the "Northumberland and Tyne and Wear" NUTS 2 region.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the most northerly county of England, lies on the border of Scotland, from which it is separated by the Cheviots and the Tweed; its eastern shore, off which lie the Farne Islands, Lindisfarne, and Coquet Isle, N. of Durham, fronts the North Sea; is fifth in size of the English counties; in the N. the Cheviot slopes form excellent pasturage, but the Pennine Range towards the W. presents dreary and less valuable moorland; on the W. are arable lowlands; Tweed, Tyne, Till, Alne, Wansbeck, are the chief rivers. Its great coal-field in the S.E. is the most celebrated in the world, and is the county's greatest source of wealth, and includes upwards of 100 collieries; Newcastle, Alnwick (county town), Hexham, and North Shields are the principal towns. Within its borders were fought the battles of Otterburn, Homildon Hill, and Flodden.
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