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Today is 22nd April 2018 .
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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

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To begin, you can peruse the list of counties of the UK or Republic of Ireland, or even go directly to a random page! To accompany the encyclopædia we also have an interactive map of the counties of the British Isles.

Today's featured image is:

Limassol Salt Lake, in Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Limassol Salt Lake

Limassol Salt Lake is a large salt-lake in the Western Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri and Dhekelia: the largest inland body of water in the territory and indeed in the whole island of Cyprus.

The lake is in the island's southernmost peninsula, at 34° 37' N, 37° 58' E, south-east of the sprawling city from which it is named. It spreads over four square miles but most of the lake is less than a foot deep and nowhere is it deeper than three feet. Its lowest point is 9 feet below sea level.

This is considered to be one of the eastern Mediterranean region’s most important wetlands, attracting thousands of wading birds during the migration seasons and somewhere between 2,000 and 20,000 Greater Flamingos spend the winter months on the lake. (Read more)

What is a wiki?

A wiki is a collaborative website with certain standard functions allowing easy editing of pages by anyone. At Wikishire, you may log on and start work right away.

Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.