Kinross

/kin raws", -ros"/, n.
a historic county in E Scotland. Also called Kinrossshire /kin raws"shear, -sheuhr, -ros"-/.

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 small burgh (town), Perth and Kinross council area, historic county of Kinross-shire, Scotland, located on Loch Leven (Leven, Loch). The burgh, 30 miles (50 km) north of Edinburgh along the motorway (superhighway) to Perth, is primarily a residential town, with a local agricultural market centre and a cashmere-spinning mill. Lochleven Castle, on an island in the lake, was the scene of the imprisonment (1567–68) of Mary, Queen of Scots. Kinross House (1685–92), designed by Sir William Bruce, is situated on the peninsula east of the burgh. Kinross is the historic county town (seat) of Kinross-shire. Pop. (2001) 4,681.

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  • Kinross — Kinross, IA U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 80 Housing Units (2000): 39 Land area (2000): 0.192068 sq. miles (0.497454 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.192068 sq. miles (0.497454 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Kinross, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 80 Housing Units (2000): 39 Land area (2000): 0.192068 sq. miles (0.497454 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.192068 sq. miles (0.497454 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Kinross — [kin rôs′shirkin rôs′] former county of EC Scotland: also Kinross shire [kin rôs′shir] …   English World dictionary

  • Kinross — infobox UK place country = Scotland official name= Kinross gaelic name= Ceann Rois population= 4,000 (approx.) os grid reference= NO1102 longitude= 3.42 latitude= 56.20 unitary scotland= Perth and Kinross lieutenancy scotland= Perth and Kinross… …   Wikipedia

  • Kinross — 56° 12′ N 3° 25′ W / 56.2, 3.42 Kinross, en gaélique Ceann Rois, est un bourg d Écosse …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kinross — 1 Original name in latin Kinross Name in other language State code AU Continent/City Australia/Perth longitude 31.71868 latitude 115.73839 altitude 43 Population 7232 Date 2011 06 04 2 Original name in latin Kinross Name in other language Kinross …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Kinross — or Kinross shire geographical name former county E central Scotland capital Kinross …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • KINROSS —    (7), small Scottish county lying between Perth and Fife, round Loch Leven, is agricultural and grazing, with some hills of no great height, and coal mines; the co. town, KINROSS (2), is on the W. shore of Loch Leven; manufactures tartan …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Kinross — /kɪnˈrɒs/ (say kin ros) noun a former county of eastern central Scotland. Also, Kinross shire …   Australian English dictionary

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