Daily Archives: July 22, 2013


BUTESHIRE County in the Firth of Clyde in southwestern Scotland, consisting the islands of Bute and Arran and some smaller islands.   In area it was 29th of the 33 Scottish counties and 30th in population. In 1975 it became part … Continue reading

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BUTE Island in the Firth of Clyde, once part of Buteshire, now in the Argyll & Bute unitary authority in western Scotland. The island belonged to the Norse Kingdom of the Isles, but it was lost some time in the … Continue reading

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BUSKERUD Inland county in southern Norway, west and northwest of the Oslo region.

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BÜSINGEN An enclave of German territory within Switzerland, north of the Rhine and east of Schaffhausen.  It was a fragment of Austrian territory until 1805, when it passed to Württemberg, in 1810 to Baden, and is now in Baden-Württemberg.

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BURYATIA Autonomous Republic in the Russian Federation, on the northern, eastern and southern shores of Lake Baikal and bordering on Mongolia. The Buryats are Mongol by language and Buddhist by faith, and were conquered by Russians in the 17th century, … Continue reading

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BURSA Province in Turkey-in-Asia, which is bounded in the north by the Sea of Marmara.   It is named after its capital, BRUSA or BRUSSA in Greek, anciently PRUSA, an inland city.  It fell to the Ottomans in 1326, the first … Continue reading

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