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ID: 7003763
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 37 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.6160  decimal degrees
Long: 006 38 42 E  degrees minutes   Long: 6.6450  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)
Canton de Vaud (C,V)
Waadt (C,V)
Kanton 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:
Canton de Vaud..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
Kanton Waadt..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
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)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-184; I-188
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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