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ID: 7003742
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Bern (canton)  Bern (canton)

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 52 21 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.8720  decimal degrees
Long: 007 35 44 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.5950  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises districts acquired by city of Bern between 14th and 16th centuries; area is drained by Aare river and its affluents; it is divided into three physical regions, the Bernese highland, the midland area including the Aare and Emme valleys, and the lake region.

Names:
Bern (preferred,C,V)
Kanton Bern (C,V)
Berne (C,V)
Bern canton (C,O,display)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Switzerland (nation)  ........  Switzerland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bern (canton)  ............  Bern (canton) (P)

Place Types:
canton (preferred, C)  ............  joined Swiss Confederacy in 1353, modern constitution dates from 1893
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bern..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
...........  Baedekers: Schweiz (1972)
...........  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 74
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 143
...........  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 26
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Bern canton..........  [VP]
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Berne..........  [VP]
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
Kanton Bern..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Baedekers: Schweiz (1972)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 74
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 143
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 26
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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