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ID: 1002001
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Roraima (state)  Roraima (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 01 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 1.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 061 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -61.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Covered with sparsely inhabited rain forest; some gold & diamonds are panned in streams; in 1970s N part of state was designated a reserve for Yanomano Indians, the nation's largest remaining isolated tribal group.

Names:
Roraima (preferred,C,V)
Estado de Roraima (C,V)
Roraima, Território de (H,V)
Rio Branco (H,V)  ............ from 1943-1962

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 Norte (region (geographic))  ............  Norte (region (geographic)) (P)
Hierarchy of Roraima (state)  ................  Roraima (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  status raised from territory January 1, 1990
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)
jungle (C)
territory (H)  ............  from 1943-1990

Sources and Contributors:
Estado de Roraima..........  [VP]
................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Rio Branco..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 177
Roraima..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 177-178
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Roraima, Território de..........  [VP]
.........................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 177; X, 177-178
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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