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ID: 1092884
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 29 07 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -29.1167  decimal degrees
Long: 026 14 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 26.2333  decimal degrees

Note: Originally founded as a fort & domicile by Douglas Warden; capital of the British-governed Orange River Sovereignty between 1848-1854; failure of the Bloemfontein Conference in 1899 led to outbreak of the Boer War; national judicial capital.

Names:
Bloemfontein (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of South Africa (nation)  ........  South Africa (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Free State (province)  ............  Free State (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Bloemfontein (inhabited place)  ................  Bloemfontein (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1846
city (C)
provincial capital (C)  ............  since 1854
national capital (C)
judicial center (C)
transportation center (C)
municipality (C)  ............  since 1880

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  South Africa .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Africa) [1000193]
..................  judicial capital

Sources and Contributors:
Bloemfontein..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 108
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) II, 287
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 29
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1133
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 108
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) II, 287
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 29
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1133
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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