Lanarkshire lăn´ərkshər, –shĭr˝ [key] or Lanarklăn´ərk, –ärk, former county, central Scotland. Lanarkshire became (1975) part of the Strathclyde region; when the region was dissolved (1996) the council areas of North and South Lanarkshire were created in part from the former territory of Lanarkshire.

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