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ID: 2105538
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 27 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 27.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 099 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -99.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Rio Grande opposite Nuevo Laredo, Mexico; was founded by Spanish settlers in 18th cen.; was often scene of border violence; was center of Republic of Rio Grande after Texas Revolution in 1836; was occupied by Texas Rangers in 1846.

Names:
Laredo (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for Laredo, Spain

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Texas (state)  ............  Texas (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Webb (county)  ................  Webb (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Laredo (inhabited place)  ....................  Laredo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as ferry crossing in 1755 by Tomás Sánchez, chartered in 1852
city (C)
county seat (C)
port of entry (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for coal, oil, machine tools & gas
agricultural center (C)  ............  for livestock, irrigated farming, ranching, fruits & vegetables
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for brick, glassware, clothing & electronic components
shipping center (C)  ............  for shipping agricultural goods
educational center (C)  ............  includes Laredo Junior College & Laredo State University
cultural center (C)  ............  includes capitol building of Republic of Rio Grande (museum), adobe houses, church buildings, mission & Spanish plazas
tourist center (C)
mission (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Laredo..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 162
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48011530
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 650
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 162
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48011530
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 650
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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