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ID: 7004166
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004166

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 62 01 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 62.0167  decimal degrees
Long: 006 46 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -6.7667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on S tip of Streymoy island; was seat of the ancient Lagting (Faeroese parliament) which formerly met on the Tinganaes promontory that cuts the harbor into two parts; linked by road & boat to other settlements.

Names:
Tórshavn (preferred,C,V)
Thorshavn (C,V)
Torshavn (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Faeroe Islands (dependent state)  ........  Faeroe Islands (dependent state) (P)
Hierarchy of Tórshavn (inhabited place)  ............  Tórshavn (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Faeroe Islands (dependent state)  ........  Faeroe Islands (dependent state) (P)
Hierarchy of Streymoy (island)  ............  Streymoy (island) (P)
Hierarchy of Tórshavn (inhabited place)  ................  Tórshavn (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 13th cen.
town (C)
capital (C)  ............  of Faeroe Islands
port (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  primarily produces knitwear, using wool from large numbers of sheep on the islands
fishing community (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Faeroe Islands .......... (dependent state)
..................  (World, Europe) [7004167]

Sources and Contributors:
Thorshavn..........  [BHA, VP]
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Tórshavn..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 859
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 388
Torshavn..........  [BHA]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 859
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 388
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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