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English name Stranraer
Gaelic name An t-Sròn Reamhar
Meaning the broad headland
Genitive form na Sròine Reamhra
Location Dumfries & Galloway
Local authority Dumfries and Galloway ~ Dùn Phris is Gall-Ghàidhealaibh
Parish post 1891
County post 1891 Dumfriesshire ~ Siorrachd Dhùn Phris
Topographical feature type Settlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post town STRANRAER
Postcode area DG9
OS sheet number 309
OS grid reference NX062606
Type of name Building ~ Togalach
Element meaning G sròn ~ nose, headland; reamhar ~ fat, broad
Element type lawsize
Language notes  
Sources Sròn reamhair: Watson in Dwelly
Sròn, An t-Sròn Reamhar: Mark
Additional info Stranraer Harbour ~ Caladh na Sròine Reamhra