fenland


fenland
/fen"land', -leuhnd/, n.
a low area of marshy ground.
[FEN1 + LAND]

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      district, administrative and historic county of Cambridgeshire, England. The district, in northern Cambridgeshire, covers only a part of the drained area of the Fens, from which it takes its name. In addition to Wisbech, the administrative centre, it includes the small towns of Chatteris, March, and Whittlesey, but the district is mainly rural, with dispersed farms. Area 213 square miles (552 square km). Pop. (2001) 83,523.

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  • FENLAND — ou FENS Région basse de l’est de l’Angleterre (autour de la baie du Wash), creusée dans des roches argileuses entre la cuesta jurassique de Lincoln Edge à l’ouest et la cuesta crétacée de Norfolk Edge à l’est. À l’état naturel, les fens… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fenland — District Lage in Cambridgeshire Status District Region East of England Verw.grafschaft Cambridgeshire …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fenland — is a local government district in Cambridgeshire, England. Its council is based in March, and covers the neighbouring market towns of Chatteris, Whittlesey, and Wisbech (often called the capital of the fens [http://www.wisbech town.co.uk/] ). The …   Wikipedia

  • fenland — UK [ˈfenlænd] / US [ˈfenˌlænd] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms fenland : singular fenland plural fenlands a large area of wet flat land, especially in eastern England …   English dictionary

  • fenland — noun Date: before 12th century an area of low often marshy ground …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fenland — noun Low lying ground, often wet or marshy …   Wiktionary

  • fenland — n ( es/ ) fen land, marsh …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • fenland — fen|land [ˈfenlənd, lænd] n [U and C] a ↑fen …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fenland — fen|land [ fen,lænd ] noun count or uncount a large area of wet flat land …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fenland — n. wetland, low area of boggy ground …   English contemporary dictionary


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