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Isle of Wight (England)

LC control no.n 79129534
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Geographic headingIsle of Wight (England)
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Geographic subdivision usageEngland--Isle of Wight
Variant(s)Wight, Isle of
County of Isle of Wight (England)
Vectis (England)
See alsoHampshire (England)
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Associated countryEngland Great Britain
Associated placeEnglish Channel
Found inDe Sélincourt, A. Isle of Wight, 1948.
Foreign names information bulletin, July 31, 2001 (former name: Isle of Wight--ADM1, 50°40ʹN 01°15ʹW (UK23); new name: Isle of Wight [short form], County of--ADM1, 50°40ʹN 01°20ʹW (UKG2))
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (island; 50°40ʹ00ʺN 001°20ʹ00ʺW)
GeoNames, 17 February 2014 (Isle of Wight (approved and short); County of Isle of Wight (approved); country: United Kingdom; 50° 40ʹ 00ʺ N, 001° 20ʹ 00ʺ W; 50.666667 [N], -1.333333 [W]; island and first-order administrative division)
Wikipedia, 17 February 2014 (Isle of Wight; known to the ancient Romans as Vectis; a county and the largest island of England, located in the English Channel, on average about 3 to 5 mi (5 to 8 km) off the coast of Hampshire, separated from Great Britain by a strait called the Solent; brief status as an independent kingdom in the 15th century; until 1995, the island had a Governor; the Isle of Wight was part of Hampshire until 1890, when it became an independent administrative county; until 1974, it continued to share the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, when it was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan ceremonial county)
Geographic area codee-uk-en