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ID: 7003681
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Rheinpfalz (general region)  Rheinpfalz (general region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 20 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.3333  decimal degrees
Long: 008 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.0000  decimal degrees

Note: The area of Rheinpfalz is now part of the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. For a long time it was administratively a part of Bavaria, although it does not border Bavaria proper. Today it occupies rather more than a quarter of Rheinland-Pfalz. The area includes lands on both sides of the middle Rhine river between its Main and Neckar tributaries. The Rheinpfalz flourished in the 15th and 16th centuries, and its capital, Heidelberg, was a center of the German Renaissance and Reformation. The term "Pfalz" is also used to describe an entity that also includes Upper Palatinate.

Names:
Rheinpfalz (preferred,C,V)
Pfalz (C,V)
Lower Palatinate (C,O)
Palatinate, Lower (C,O)
Rhenish Palatinate (C,O)
Rhine Palatinate (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Rhineland Palatinate (state)  ............  Rhineland Palatinate (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Rheinpfalz (general region)  ................  Rheinpfalz (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
Lower Palatinate..........  [BHA, VP]
.............................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
Palatinate, Lower..........  [BHA]
................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Pfalz..........  [BHA]
..............  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..............  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Rheinpfalz..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Langenscheidt German Dictionary (1974) II:2, 964
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-144
Rhenish Palatinate..........  [BHA]
...................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Rhine Palatinate..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 914
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..................  Langenscheidt German Dictionary (1974) II:2, 964
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-144
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 914
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. (2000)
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 21 September 2004

 

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