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An ancient Celtic kingdom of northwest England. The southern part came under Anglo-Saxon control c. 944; the northern portion passed to Scotland in 1018.

Cum′bri·an adj. & n.


(Placename) (since 1974) a county of NW England comprising the former counties of Westmorland and Cumberland together with N Lancashire: includes the Lake District mountain area and surrounding coastal lowlands with the Pennine uplands in the extreme east. Administrative centre: Carlisle. Pop: 489 800 (2003 est). Area: 6810 sq km (2629 sq miles)


(ˈkʌm bri ə)

a county in NW England. 489,700; 2659 sq. mi. (6886 sq. km).
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Noun1.Cumbria - a former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England; the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England including the Lake District and the northern Pennines
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
2.Cumbria - a county of northwestern England
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Lake District, Lakeland - a popular tourist area in northwestern England including England's largest lake and highest mountain
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