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[lang-kuh-sheer, -sher] /ˈlæŋ kəˌʃɪər, -ʃər/

a county in NW England. 1174 sq. mi. (3040 sq. km).
/ˈlæŋkəˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
a county of NW England, on the Irish Sea: became a county palatine in 1351 and a duchy attached to the Crown; much reduced in size after the 1974 boundary changes, losing the Furness district to Cumbria and much of the south to Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and Cheshire: Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool became independent unitary authorities in 1998. It was traditionally a cotton textiles manufacturing region. Administrative centre: Preston. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 147 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 2889 sq km (1115 sq miles) Lancs
a mild whitish-coloured cheese with a crumbly texture


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