Kirkwall

Kirkwall
/kerrk"wawl', -weuhl/, n.
a town on Pomona island, NE of Scotland in the Orkney Islands: administrative center of the Orkney Islands. 4618.

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Royal burgh and chief town (pop., 1995 est.: 7,000), Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Located on Pomona Island off the northern tip of Scotland, it has evidence of Norse influence persisting as late as the building of the Cathedral of St. Magnus in the 12th century. Kirkwall functions mainly as a commercial and service centre for the Orkney Islands and is also the islands' historic county town (seat) and administrative centre. The exploitation of North Sea oil has led to development of offshore servicing and supply for the oil industry.

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      royal burgh (town), seaport, and chief town of the Orkney Islands, Scotland, off the northern tip of the Scottish mainland. It was designated a royal burgh in 1486. Early Norse influence persisted as late as the building of the 12th-century red sandstone St. Magnus Cathedral, a dominant feature of the present town. The ruins of the Earl's Palace and 17th-century houses standing gable-end to the narrow paved streets are quite picturesque. Kirkwall's manufacturing activities include boatbuilding and the processing of local agricultural produce—whisky distilling, egg packing, creameries, and cheese making. The exploitation of North Sea oil and the building of a landfall terminal at Flotta in Scapa Flow, 12 miles (19 km) to the southwest, has led to some development of offshore servicing and supply for the oil industry at Kirkwall. The town functions mainly as a commercial and service centre for the Orkney Islands and is also the islands' historic county town (seat) and administrative centre. Pop. (2004 est.) 6,330.

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