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ID: 1022856
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of São Luís (inhabited place)  São Luís (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 02 34 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -2.5667  decimal degrees
Long: 044 16 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -44.2667  decimal degrees

Note: State's chief seaport; occupied by French, Portuguese & Dutch throughout the 17th cen.; flourished as a commercial trading center 1682-1780; industries include sugar refining, metal & chemical manufacturing; birthplace of many famous writers & poets.

Names:
São Luís (preferred,C,V)
Maranhão (H,V)
São Luiz do Maranhõa (H,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 Nordeste (region (geographic))  ............  Nordeste (region (geographic)) (P)
Hierarchy of Maranhão (state)  ................  Maranhão (state) (P)
Hierarchy of São Luís (inhabited place)  ....................  São Luís (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by French naval officer Daniel de la Touche de la Ravardiére in 1612
city (C)
state capital (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  since 1679

Sources and Contributors:
Maranhão..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 438
São Luís..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 438
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 176
São Luiz do Maranhõa..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 438
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 438
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 176
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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