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ID: 7001775
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001775

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 18 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -41.3000  decimal degrees
Long: 174 47 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 174.7833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on shores and hills surrounding Port Nicholson; first settlement is by tradition attributed to Kupe, a Polynesian explorer of the 10th century; visited by British in 1826; it was settled on the western shore as a center for New Zealand Company.

Names:
Wellington (preferred,C,V,English,U)  ............ named for Duke of Wellington in 1840
Wellington Town (NA,V)
Lambton Harbour (H,V)
Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui (H,V,Maori,U,N)  ............ in Maori meaning "the head of Maui's fish"

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of New Zealand (nation)  ........  New Zealand (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Wellington (region (administrative division))  ............  Wellington (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Wellington (inhabited place)  ................  Wellington (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  by tradition settled since 10th century; settled by New Zealand Company in 1839 after original settlement on Hutt river proved unsuitable
city (C)  ............  founded 1840
national capital (C)  ............  since 1865
seaport (C)  ............  located on an almost landlocked bay ranked among the world's finest harbors
commercial center (C)
transportation center (C)
cultural center (C)
university center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of province, 1854-1876

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  New Zealand .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Oceania) [1000226]

Sources and Contributors:
Lambton Harbour..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 12: 572
Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui..........  [VP]
.........................................  Welcome to Wellington (2003-) accessed 10 August 2004
Wellington..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 704
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 12:572
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 214
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 842, 1327
Wellington Town..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 704
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 12:572; 12: 572
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1521348; -2114735
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 214
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 842, 1327
..................  Welcome to Wellington (2003-) accessed 10 August 2004
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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