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ID: 4012014
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Wallonia (region (administrative division))  Wallonia (region (administrative division))

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 004 45 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 4.7500  decimal degrees

Note: The region comprises the French-speaking southern half of Belgium. Historically it was the country of the Walloons, whose name was derived from Teutonic word for "foreign." The ancestors of the Walloons were the Gallic Belgi. The modern region was approved by the Belgian legislature on May 8, 1993 and officially created in 1995 in the reorganization of Belgium's provincial administration along ethno-linguistic lines. It includes the provinces of Hainaut, Liège, Luxembourg, Namur, and Walloon Brabant, and the city of Namur is its capital.

Names:
Wallonne, Région (preferred,C,V,French,U)
Région Wallonne (C,V,French,U)
Wallonia (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Wallonne (C,V,French,U,N)
Wallonië (C,V,Dutch,U)
Walloon Region (C,O,English,U,N)
Règion Wallonne (C,V,French,U,N)
Wallonie (C,V,French,U)
Waals Gewest (C,V,Dutch,U)
BE14 (C,V,FIPS,French,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Belgium (nation)  ........  Belgium (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Wallonia (region (administrative division))  ............  Wallonia (region (administrative division)) (P)

Place Types:
region (administrative division) (preferred, C)  ............  modern region was approved by legislature on May 8, 1993
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
BE14..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Règion Wallonne..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Wallonia." accessed 24 July 2003
Région Wallonne..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Waals Gewest..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Wallonia..........  [VP]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 563
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1009
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1315
Wallonie..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Grande Encyclopédie Larousse (1983)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Wallonië..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Wallonne..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Wallonia." accessed 24 July 2003
Wallonne, Région..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Walloon Region..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Wallonia." accessed 24 July 2003
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 563
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1009
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Wallonia." accessed 24 July 2003
..................  Grande Encyclopédie Larousse (1983)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) 6237687
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1315
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Wallonia." accessed 24 July 2003

 

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