"ABERDEENSHIRE, a maritime Co. in the NE. of Scotland; bounded N.
and E. by the German Ocean; S. by the counties of Kincardine, Forfar, and
Perth; and W. by the counties of Inverness and Banff. Greatest length, NE.
and SW., 85 miles; greatest breadth, NW. and SE., 42 miles; coast-line,
60 miles. Area, 1955.4 sq. m., or 1,251,451 ac. Pop. 267,990," Bartholemew's Gazetteer of the British Isles,