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A city of central Scotland on the Forth River west-northwest of Edinburgh. Its medieval castle was the birthplace of James III of Scotland.
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1. (Placename) a city in central Scotland, in Stirling council area on the River Forth: its castle was a regular residence of many Scottish monarchs between the 12th century and 1603. Pop: 32 673 (2001)
2. (Placename) a council area of central Scotland, created from part of Central Region in 1996; includes most of the historical county of Stirlingshire: the Forth valley rises to the Grampian Mountains in the N. Administrative centre: Stirling. Pop: 86 370 (2003 est). Area: 2173 sq km (839 sq miles)


(Biography) Sir James. 1926–92, British architect; buildings include the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart (1977–84)
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(ˈstɜr lɪŋ)

1. Also called Stir′ling•shire` (-ˌʃɪər, -ʃər) a historic county in central Scotland.
2. a city in and the administrative center of the Central region, on the Forth River. 38,638.
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