East Lothian

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East Lothian

(lō`thēən), council area (1993 est. pop. 85,640), 262 sq mi (677 sq km), and former county, SE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, the county of East Lothian became (1975) part of the new Lothian region, but the region was dissolved in 1996 and the council area of East Lothian was created. The county of East Lothian was formerly known as Haddington or Haddingtonshire.

East Lothian

a council area and historical county of E central Scotland, on the Firth of Forth and the North Sea: part of Lothian region from 1975 to 1996: chiefly agricultural. Administrative centre: Haddington. Pop.: 91 090 (2003 est.). Area: 678 sq. km (262 sq. miles)
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