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ID: 7003763
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 006 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 6.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Area has been inhabited since prehistoric times; was home to Helvetii, who were conquered by Julius Caesar; was part of Transjurane Burgandy from 888 to 1032; passed in 1536 to Bernese, who forcibly imposed the Reformation.

Names:
Vaud (preferred,C,V)
Waadt (C,V)
Léman (H,V)  ............ used for area in 1798

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

Place Types:
canton (preferred, C)  ............  joined Swiss Confederacy 1803
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Léman..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 983
Vaud..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
...........  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 685
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 983
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-184
...........  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Waadt..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-188
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 685
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 983
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-184; I-188
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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