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ID: 1093801
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 27 59 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -27.9833  decimal degrees
Long: 026 44 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 26.7333  decimal degrees

Note: Located SW of Johannesburg, in area of gold & uranium mines; industries include slaughtering, steelmaking, sawmilling & assorted manufacturing; site of a technical college, an institute of technology & an airport.

Names:
Welkom (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 Welkom (inhabited place)  ................  Welkom (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1947
city (C)  ............  since 1968
mining center (C)
industrial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Welkom..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) XII, 570
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 214
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) XII, 570
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 214
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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