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Dumfries, royal burgh (1186), seat of Niths- dale district, of Dumfries and
Galloway region, and largest burgh in southwestern Scotland. Situated near the
border with England on the left bank of the River Nith, 8 miles (13 km) from the
It was around this nucleus that the rest of the region was gradually built up by the
formation of successive series of folds on its outer margins. Further and more
extensive mountain building occurred in Mesozoic times. Scattered at various ...
England has eight geographic regions, often referred to as the standard regions
of England; they do not serve any administrative function. The South East,
centred on London, is an economically dominant area. It contains an extensive
range of ...
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