Shetland(redirected from County of Orkney)
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Shetland,former county, Scotland: see under Shetland IslandsShetland Islands
, island group and council area (1993 est. pop. 22,830), 551 sq mi (1,427 sq km), extreme N Scotland, NE of the Orkney Islands. Formerly the county of Shetland or Zetland
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A fabric made of shetland wool with a raised finish and soft hand.
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a group of about 100 islands (fewer than 20 inhabited), off the N coast of Scotland, which constitute an island authority of Scotland: a Norse dependency from the 8th century until 1472; noted for the breeding of Shetland ponies, knitwear manufacturing, and fishing; oil-related industries. Administrative centre: Lerwick. Pop.: 21 870 (2003 est.). Area: 1426 sq. km (550 sq. miles)
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