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ID: 7003980
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Ancona (inhabited place)  Ancona (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 013 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 13.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the Adriatic Sea; was founded by Greeks from Syracuse; thrived as Roman naval base after Illyrian War of 178 BCE; given to popes by Charlemagne in 774 CE; later was maritime republic; again under papal rule from 1532.

Names:
Ancona (preferred,C,V)  ............ from Greek "angkon" meaning "elbow," referring to the shape a promontory that originally protected the harbor

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Italy (nation)  ........  Italy (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Marches (region (administrative division))  ............  Marches (region (administrative division)) (P,C) became part of unified Italy in 1860
Hierarchy of Ancona (province)  ................  Ancona (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Ancona (inhabited place)  ....................  Ancona (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  site of proto-Villanovan remains; was colonized by Dorians from Syracuse in 6th cen. BC
city (C)
regional capital (C)
provincial capital (C)
port (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Ancona..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:32
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
.................  Gallerie degli Uffizi database (1987-)
.................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  TCI: Marche (1979) 87 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 12
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 32; 1:32
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
..................  Gallerie degli Uffizi database (1987-)
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -110393
..................  TCI: Marche (1979) 87 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 12
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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