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ID: 1000495
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000495

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Alta Verapaz (department)  Alta Verapaz (department)

Coordinates:
Lat: 15 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 15.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 090 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -90.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Occupied in the 19th century by German immigrants who were granted coffee-planting land; after WW II Germans were expelled and lands nationalized; coffee, corn, beans, sugar cane, and cacao are main crops; earthquake of 1976 caused damage to roads and buildings.

Names:
Alta Verapaz (preferred,C,V)
Alta Verapaz, Departamento de (C,V)
Departamento de Alta Verapaz (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Guatemala (nation)  ........  Guatemala (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Alta Verapaz (department)  ............  Alta Verapaz (department) (P)

Place Types:
department (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Alta Verapaz..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 297
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 24 February 2014
Alta Verapaz, Departamento de..........  [VP]
..................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Departamento de Alta Verapaz..........  [VP]
...............................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 24 February 2014
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 297
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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