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Dumfries

[duhm-frees] /dʌmˈfris/
noun
1.
Also called Dumfriesshire
[duhm-frees-sheer, -sher] /dʌmˈfrisˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
. a historic county in S Scotland.
2.
a burgh of Dumfries and Galloway in S Scotland: burial place of Robert Burns.
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British Dictionary definitions for dumfriesshire

Dumfriesshire

/dʌmˈfriːsˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
noun
1.
(until 1975) a county in S Scotland, on the Solway Firth, now part of Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries

/dʌmˈfriːs/
noun
1.
a town in S Scotland on the River Nith, administrative centre of Dumfries and Galloway. Pop: 31 146 (2001)
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Encyclopedia Article for dumfriesshire

Dumfriesshire

historic county, southwestern Scotland. Along the Solway Firth in the south, Dumfriesshire incorporates a coastal plain stretching from the mouth of the River Nith in the west to the English border in the east. A series of river valleys-Nithsdale, Annandale, and Eskdale-extend northward from this plain into the surrounding forested and moor-covered hills of the Southern Uplands, including the Lowther Hills and the Tweedsmuir Hills, which reach an elevation of 2,696 feet (822 metres) at White Coomb. Dumfriesshire lies entirely within the council area of Dumfries and Galloway.

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