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Lincolnshire

(lĭng`kənshĭr), county (1991 pop. 573,900), 2,662 sq mi (6,895 sq km), E England, on the North Sea and The Wash. The county seat is LincolnLincoln,
city and district (1991 pop. 79,980), county seat of Lincolnshire, E England, in the Parts of Kesteven, on the Witham River. Located at the junction of the Roman Fosse Way and Ermine Street, the city is a center of road and rail transportation.
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. It was formerly divided into three administrative counties: the Parts of Holland, the Parts of Kesteven, and the Parts of Lindsey. These were abolished in 1974 when Lincolnshire was reorganized as a nonmetropolitan county with seven districts: North Kesteven, South Kesteven, East Lindsey, West Lindsey, South Holland, Boston, and Lincoln. North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, areas which were part of HumbersideHumberside,
former county, NE England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county was dissolved in 1996 and replaced by four unitary authorities: the East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire.
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 (1974–96), are now administratively separate boroughs.

The county is generally low and flat, with extensive marshes along the coast. It is crossed by many dikes and canals, some of which, notably the Foss Dyke, date back to Roman times. Lincolnshire is an important agricultural area; potatoes, vegetables, and sugar beets are the chief crops. The area also profits from tourism. Great GrimsbyGreat Grimsby
or Grimsby,
city (1991 pop. 139,877), North East Lincolnshire, E central England, at the mouth of the Humber River. It is one of the largest fishing ports in the world.
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 is a fishing port, and the county's industries include engineering and steelmaking. In Anglo-Saxon times, Lincolnshire was variously under the control of Mercia and Northumberland. Relics from a number of medieval churches remain.

Lincolnshire

 

a county in Great Britain, in England, on the North Sea coast. Area, 6,900 sq km; population, 808,300 (1971). Its administrative center is the city of Lincoln. Lincolnshire is primarily an agricultural area, with horticulture and livestock raising being of primary importance. Iron ore is mined in the vicinity of Frodingham. Industries include food processing, agricultural machine building (the cities of Lincoln and Boston), metallurgy (Scunthorpe), and petrochemicals (Immingham). Grimsby is an important fishing port. In 1975, in accordance with administrative reorganization, the county’s boundaries were somewhat altered.

Lincolnshire

a county of E England, on the North Sea and the Wash: mostly low-lying and fertile, with fenland around the Wash and hills (the Lincoln Wolds) in the east; one of the main agricultural counties of Great Britain: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire (both part of Humberside county from 1974 to 1996). Administrative centre: Lincoln. Pop. (excluding unitary authorities): 665 300 (2003 est.). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 5880 sq. km (2270 sq. miles)