Lanarkshire lăn´ərkshər, –shĭr˝ [key] or Lanark lăn´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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