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ID: 7001933
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 49 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -37.8160  decimal degrees
Long: 144 58 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 144.9667  decimal degrees

Note: World's most southerly urban area greater than 1 million population; Australia's largest cargo port; founded by Tasmanian settlers; center of gold rush 1850s; site of Summer Olympic Games 1956.

Names:
Melbourne (preferred,C,V)  ............ for British prime minister Lord Melbourne

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Australia (nation)  ........  Australia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Victoria (state)  ............  Victoria (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Melbourne (inhabited place)  ................  Melbourne (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1835
city (C)
regional capital (C)  ............  since 1851
port (C)
commercial center (C)
financial center (C)
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
university center (C)
national capital (H)  ............  temporary capital 1901-1927

Sources and Contributors:
Melbourne..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 405
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 1028
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 125
....................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 748
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 405
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 1028
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 13 February 2007
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 125
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 748
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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