county on the NW coast of England: 1,185 sq mi (3,069 sq km)
A historical region of northwest England on the Irish Sea. It was part of the kingdom of Northumbria in Anglo-Saxon times and became a county palatine in 1351. Long noted for its textiles, the area grew rapidly after the Industrial Revolution.
/ˈlæŋkəʃə/ or /ˈlæŋkəˌʃɪə/
- Not to be confused with Lanarkshire