Westmoreland, Or Westmorland, a N. county of England, bordering on Cumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, and Lancashire, and Morecambe bay; area, 783 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 65,005. The surface, except that near the coast, is mountainous; the Pennine chain stretches across the N. E. part, and curving forms the boundary between Westmoreland and Yorkshire; while the principal chain of the Cumbrian mountains extends from Helvellyn in Cumberland to Bowfell, and sends a spur through the centre of the county. Westmoreland is frequently called the lake region of England; its most celebrated lakes are the Ulleswater, Grasmere, Rydal Water, and Windermere on the western border. The principal streams are the Kent, which has a navigable estuary in the county, the Eden, and the Lune. The minerals are graphite, slate, marble, coal, lead, and copper. Cattle and sheep are very numerous, and bacon and ham, geese, and fish from the lakes are largely exported. The Lancaster canal extends to Kendal in the S. part of the county. Capital, Appleby.