Orkney Islands

Orkney Islands
a) A group of islands off north-east Scotland.
b) The region of Scotland comprising these islands.
See Also: Orcadian

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  • Orkney Islands —    ORKNEY ISLANDS, a group forming, with that of Shetland, a maritime county, in the northern extremity of Scotland; and bounded on the north by the waters which divide Orkney from Shetland; on the east by the North Sea; on the south by the… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Orkney Islands — Orkney Àrcaibh Flagge von Orkney …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Orkney Islands — [ôrk′nē] [< ON Orkneyjar, lit., seal islands < orkn, a seal + ey,ISLAND] group of islands north of Scotland, constituting an administrative division of Scotland: 377 sq mi (976 sq km); pop. 20,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Orkney Islands — /awrk nee/ an island group off the NE tip of Scotland. 17,675; 340 sq. mi. (880 sq. km). * * * Island group (pop., 2001: 19,245), Scotland. Lying north of the Scottish mainland, it comprises more than 70 islands and islets and constitutes the… …   Universalium

  • Orkney Islands — Orcades Orcades Àrcaibh (gd) Carte des Orcades …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Orkney Islands —  Scotland. Properly they can be called Orkney or the Orkney Islands, but not the Orkneys. A native or resident is an Orcadian …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Orkney Islands — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Orkney Islands Country and Admin Code GB.SCT.V9 GB …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Orkney Islands Council election, 2007 — Elections to Orkney Islands Council were held on the May 3, 2007 the same day as the other Scottish local government elections and the Scottish Parliament general election. The election was the first one using six new wards created as a results… …   Wikipedia

  • Orkney Islands — isl. group, N of Scotland, comprising Orkney, a co. of Scotland; 376 sq. mi.; pop. 18,134; cap. Kirkwall …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Orkney Islands — geographical name islands N Scotland constituting an administrative area capital Kirkwall (on Mainland Island) area 376 square miles (978 square kilometers), population 19,570 • Orkneyan adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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