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ID: 7003682
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Rhineland Palatinate (state)  Rhineland Palatinate (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 007 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.0000  decimal degrees

Note: The state of Rhineland-Palatinate, lying in southwestern Germany, is the ninth largest in the nation, measuring some 7664 square miles. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, and France to the south and west, and by the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia to the north, Saarland to the southwest, and Hesse and Baden-Württemberg to the east. Its territory has historically been fought over and partitioned among foreign powers. The modern state was created after World War II. Formerly a primarily agricultural state, it now relies mainly on industry and commerce. Its capital city is Mainz. The official census gave the 2005 population as 4,076,208.

Names:
Rheinland-Pfalz (preferred,C,V,German,U,N)
Rhineland Palatinate (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Rhénanie-Palatinat (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)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Rheinland-Pfalz..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
.............................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 62
.............................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Rhénanie-Palatinat..........  [BHA]
...................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Rhineland Palatinate..........  [VP]
...................................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 354
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) NAF81035110 (4 Jan. 2005)
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 62
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 354
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Rhineland-Palatinate" http://www.search.eb.com/eb/article?tocId=9063430&query=Rhineland%20Palatinate&ct=eb (4 Jan. 2005)
..........  World Gazetteer [online] (1990-2006) (4an. 2005

 

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