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ID: 7003745
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 42 30 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.7080  decimal degrees
Long: 007 06 11 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.1030  decimal degrees

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

Names:
Fribourg (preferred,C,V)
Canton de Fribourg (C,V)
Freiburg (C,V)
Kanton Freiburg (C,V)
Fribourg canton (C,O)

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:
Canton de Fribourg..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
Freiburg..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-90
Fribourg..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 7
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 69
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Fribourg canton..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Kanton Freiburg..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 7
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-90
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 69
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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