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ID: 1001941
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Rio Grande do Sul (state)  Rio Grande do Sul (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 30 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -30.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 054 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -54.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Originally populated by Tupí-Guaraní and Guaycurú Amerindians and colonized by Portuguese in late 17th century; site of warefare between Spain and Portugal in 18th and 19th centuries; climate is mild except for heavy snow in winter; industrialized in 1930s.

Names:
Rio Grande do Sul (preferred,C,V)
Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (C,V)
Rio Grande do Sul, Estado do (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brazil (nation)  ........  Brazil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Sul (region (geographic))  ............  Sul (region (geographic)) (P)
Hierarchy of Rio Grande do Sul (state)  ................  Rio Grande do Sul (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)
industrial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Estado do Rio Grande do Sul..........  [VP]
...............................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Rio Grande do Sul..........  [VP Preferred]
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 84
................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Rio Grande do Sul, Estado do..........  [VP]
...............................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 84
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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