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ID: 7002786
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Galicia (autonomous community)  Galicia (autonomous community)

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 45 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 008 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -8.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Located in northwestern Spain, Galicia has hilly terrain and generally a uniform elevation. Villages are typically small with a terrain that favors animal husbandry over cultivation of crops. The population was drastically reduced due to emigration to other Spanish provinces and abroad in the early 20th century. Contemporary Galicia is a mainly rural area relying upon agriculture, forestry, and fishing.

Names:
Galicia (preferred,C,V)
Comunidad Autónoma de Galicia (C,V)
Galicia, Comunidad Autónoma de (C,V)
Galiciano (C,V)
Galiciana (C,V)
Gallego (C,V)
Gallega (C,V)
Galician (C,V)
SP58 (NA,V,FIPS)
Gallaeci (H,V)  ............ ancient Celtic
Gallaecia (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Spain (nation)  ........  Spain (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Galicia (autonomous community)  ............  Galicia (autonomous community) (P)

Place Types:
autonomous community (preferred, C)  ............  created 1981
first level subdivision (C)
kingdom (H)  ............  beginning around 410

Sources and Contributors:
Comunidad Autónoma de Galicia..........  [VP]
..................................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Galicia..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Blue Guide: Spain (1980) 369
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 84-85
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 73
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Galicia, Comunidad Autónoma de..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Galician..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Galiciana..........  [VP]
....................  Collins Spanish Dictionary (1988) 328
Galiciano..........  [VP]
....................  Collins Spanish Dictionary (1988) 328
Gallaeci..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 84-85
Gallaecia..........  [VP]
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 425
Gallega..........  [VP]
.................  Collins Spanish Dictionary (1988) 328
Gallego..........  [VP]
.................  Collins Spanish Dictionary (1988) 328
SP58..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Spain (1980) 369
..................  Collins Spanish Dictionary (1988) 328
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 84-85
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) 6198374
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 73
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 425
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 2 June 2003

 

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