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[klak-man-uh n]
  1. a historic county in central Scotland.
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Also called Clack·man·nan·shire [klak-man-uh n-sheer, -sher] /klækˈmæn ənˌʃɪər, -ʃər/.
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Historical Examples

  • Clackmannanshire , the smallest county in Scotland, lies between the Ochils and the Forth; rich in minerals, especially coal.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • The county unites with Clackmannanshire to return one member to parliament.

  • After obtaining his degree he was for some time employed as a mathematical teacher in the Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire.

British Dictionary definitions for clackmannanshire


  1. a council area and historical county of central Scotland; became part of the Central region in 1975 but reinstated as an independent unitary authority in 1996; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Alloa. Pop: 47 680 (2003 est). Area: 142 sq km (55 sq miles)
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  1. a town in E central Scotland, in Clackmannanshire. Pop: 3450 (2001)
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