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ID: 1001942
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Rio de Janeiro (state)  Rio de Janeiro (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 22 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -22.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 042 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -42.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Was seat of political activity & early Brazilian Empire from 16th cen.; merged with former Guanabara state in 1975; has one of the highest urbanization rates in nation; noted for vast beaches.

Names:
Rio de Janeiro (preferred,C,V)
Estado do Rio de Janeiro (C,V)
Rio de Janeiro, Estado do (C,V)
Estado do Rio (C,V)
Rio de Janeiro state (C,O)

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 Sudeste (region (geographic))  ............  Sudeste (region (geographic)) (P)
Hierarchy of Rio de Janeiro (state)  ................  Rio de Janeiro (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since 1889
first level subdivision (C)
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)
agricultural land (H)  ............  from from 16th-19th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Estado do Rio..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Estado do Rio de Janeiro..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Rio de Janeiro..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 81-82
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Rio de Janeiro, Estado do..........  [VP]
............................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Rio de Janeiro state..........  [VP]
...................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 81-82
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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