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ID: 7002443
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Wales (country)  Wales (country)

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 003 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Originally inhabited by Celts; not subdued by Rome; was stronghold for Britons & Celts against invading Anglo-Saxons in 5th cen. AD; repulsed Danish invasions 9th cen.; saw conflict with England from 11th cen. until Edward I of England gained control.

Names:
Wales (preferred,C,V,English,U)  ............ from Anglo-Saxon "Waelisc," meaning "foreign" & refering to native Brythonic Celts
Cymru (C,V)
Cimru (C,V)
Galles (C,O,English,U)
Gales (C,O)
Welsh (C,O)
Walsh (C,O)
Cambria (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Wales (country)  ............  Wales (country) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Great Britain (island)  ............  Great Britain (island) (P)
Hierarchy of Wales (country)  ................  Wales (country) (P)

Place Types:
country (preferred, C)  ............  area was first united in 9th cen.; has been politically joined with England since 1282
first level subdivision (C)
principality (C)
area (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Cambria..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
Cimru..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1008
Cymru..........  [VP]
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 700
Gales..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
Galles..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-59
Wales..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 700
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 212
Walsh..........  [VP]
..............  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
Welsh..........  [VP]
..............  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 700
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1008
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2610774
..................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-59
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 212
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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