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ID: 7000380
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 08 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 8.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 013 17 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -13.2833  decimal degrees

Note: Founded mainly by former slaves assisted by British abolitionists on land given by local chieftains; major administrative center for Britain's West African colonies; Royal Navy patrol base against slavers; used as naval base in World War II.

Names:
Freetown (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Sierra Leone (nation)  ........  Sierra Leone (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Western Area (province)  ............  Western Area (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Freetown (inhabited place)  ................  Freetown (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1787
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  of independent nation, 1961
provincial capital (C)
port (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Freetown..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 312
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 69
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 417
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 312
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 69
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 417
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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