ETYM Latin centralis, from centrum: cf. French central. Related to Center.
1. Centrally located and easy to reach.
2. Constituting a center or having controlling authority; where all the important decisions are made.
3. In or near a center or constituting a center.
4. Used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place.
Region of Scotland.
Area 2,600 sq km/1,004 sq mi.
Towns and cities Stirling (administrative headquarters), Falkirk, Alloa, Grangemouth.
Features Stirling Castle; field of Bannockburn; Loch Lomond; the Trossachs.
Industries agriculture; industries including brewing and distilling, engineering, electronics, aluminum, petrochemicals, textiles.
Population (1991) 267,500.
Famous people William Alexander (founder of Nova Scotia), Rob Roy Macgregor.
1. Town in South Carolina (USA); zip code 29630.
2. Unincorporated community in Alaska (USA).
3. Unincorporated community in Tennessee (USA).
4. Village in New Mexico (USA); zip code 88026.