What is Cumberland?

  • (noun): A river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky.
    Synonyms: Cumberland River
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Cumberland ( /ˈkʌmbərlənd/) is a historic county of North West England that had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974. It bordered Northumberland to the east, County Durham to the southeast, Westmorland and Lancashire to the south, and Dumfriesshire in Scotland to the north. It formed an administrative county from 1889 to 1974 (excluding Carlisle from 1914) and now forms, along with Westmorland and parts of historic northern Lancashire, Cumbria.

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... Cumberland is a large village on the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the city of Ottawa ... It was part of the historic Township of Cumberland, and was originally part of Russell County, joining the Region of Ottawa-Carleton in the 1960s. 1999, the township became the short lived City of Cumberland which amalgmated into the City of Ottawa in 2001 ...

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