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ID: 7003745
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 007 10 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Occupies an elevated plain, bisected by Saane river; evidence of prehistoric settlements exists on shores of Neuch√Ętel & Morat lakes; today area is predominantly agricultural; located on linguistic frontier of nation.

Names:
Fribourg (preferred,C,V)
Freiburg (C,V)
Fribourg 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 Fribourg (canton)  ............  Fribourg (canton) (P)

Place Types:
canton (preferred, C)  ............  joined confederation 1481, with current boundaries since 1803
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Freiburg..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-90
Fribourg..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 7
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 69
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Fribourg canton..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 7
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-90
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 69
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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