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ID: 1083914
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1083914

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 31 54 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 31.9000  decimal degrees
Long: 035 12 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 35.2000  decimal degrees

Note: Located in central Palestine, adjacent to the town of Al-Birah and north of Jerusalem, on the crest of the Judean Hills at over 2,800 ft. elevation. It was an ancient settlement; some buildings incorporate masonry from the time of Herod the Great (reigned 37-34 BC); however, no complete structure is older than the Crusades of the 11th century CE. Noted for the important nearby ancient site, Tel Mizpe.

Names:
Rām Allāh (preferred,C,V,Arabic (transliterated)-P,U,N)  ............ meaning "height of God"
Ramallah (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Ram Allah (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of West Bank (occupied territory)  ........  West Bank (occupied territory) (P)
Hierarchy of Ramallah (inhabited place)  ............  Ramallah (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was an ancient settlement; in modern times, was returned to Palestinian rule on December 30, 1995
town (C)
agricultural center (C)
resort center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  State of Palestine .......... (autonomous area)
..................  (World, Asia) [7018359]
..................  de facto capital

Sources and Contributors:
Rām Allāh..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) Accessed 04/09/2002.
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Ramallah..........  [VP]
.................  Nationhood, Washington Post (1996)
.................  Ramallah, New York Times (1995)
Ram Allah..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) Accessed 04//09/2002.
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) Accessed 04//09/2002.; Accessed 04/09/2002.
..................  Nationhood, Washington Post (1996)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Ramallah, New York Times (1995)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Ram Allah." Accessed 04/09/2002.

 

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