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ID: 1014398
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1014398

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Yellowknife (inhabited place)  Yellowknife (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 62 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 62.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 114 29 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -114.4833  decimal degrees

Note: Largest settlement in Northwest Territories; situated on N shore of Great Slave Lake; gold was discovered in area in 1934; connected by highway to Hay river & Alberta.

Names:
Yellowknife (preferred,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 Canada (nation)  ........  Canada (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Northwest Territories (territory)  ............  Northwest Territories (territory) (P)
Hierarchy of Yellowknife (inhabited place)  ................  Yellowknife (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1935
city (C)  ............  incorporated 1970
capital (C)  ............  of Northwest Territories since 1967
commercial center (C)
educational center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Yellowknife..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 833
.......................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 215
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 833
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 215
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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