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ID: 1093035
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of East London (inhabited place)  East London (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -33.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 027 54 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 27.9000  decimal degrees

Note: Served as a British supply base during the seventh Kaffir War in 1847; annexed to Cape Colony in the same year; flourished after German settlers arrived in the late 1850s; center for fishing, furniture, glass, textiles, wool & fruit canning.

Names:
East London (preferred,C,V)
Oos-Londen (C,V)
Port Rex (H,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 Eastern Cape (province)  ............  Eastern Cape (province) (P)
Hierarchy of East London (inhabited place)  ................  East London (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1847
city (C)  ............  since 1914
port (C)
resort (C)

Sources and Contributors:
East London..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 263-264
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) IV, 330
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 60
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 353
Oos-Londen..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 263
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) IV, 330
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 353
Port Rex..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 263
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 353
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 263; I, 263-264
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) IV, 330
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 60
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 353
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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