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ID: 7000811
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Cape Town (inhabited place)  Cape Town (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 56 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -33.9333  decimal degrees
Long: 018 28 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 18.4667  decimal degrees

Note: Founded by navigator Jan van Riebeeck for the Dutch East India Company; controlled by the Dutch until it fell to Great Britain in 1795; Treaty of Amiens in 1803 returned it to the Dutch; retaken by British in 1806; national legislative capital.

Names:
Cape Town (preferred,C,V)
Capetown (C,V)
Kaapstad (C,V)
Ciudad del Cabo (C,O)
Kapstadt (C,O)
Kapstad (C,O)
Le Cap (C,O)

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 Western Cape, Province of the (province)  ............  Western Cape, Province of the (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Cape Town (inhabited place)  ................  Cape Town (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1652
city (C)
legislative center (C)
port (C)
resort (C)
provincial capital (H)  ............  of former Cape Province until November, 1993

Sources and Contributors:
Cape Town..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
....................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 1990
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 153
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 39
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1133
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 218
Capetown..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 153
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Ciudad del Cabo..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-37
Kaapstad..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 115
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 153
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) II, 826
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 218
Kapstad..........  [VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 115
Kapstadt..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-84
Le Cap..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-96
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 115; 1990
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 153
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) II, 826
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-37; I-84; I-96
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 39
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1133
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 218
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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