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ID: 7004472
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 45 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 139 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 139.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Castle given to Tokugawa clan 1590; capital of Tokugawa Shogunate 1603; one of largest cities in world 18th cen.; destroyed by earthquake and fire 1923; rebuilt 1930; largely destroyed during World War II; reconstructed & modernized since 1945.

Names:
Tōkyō (preferred,C,V)  ............ after replacing Kyōto as Imperial capital, 1868
Tokyo (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Tokio (H,O,English,U,N)  ............ obsolete spelling
Edo (H,V)  ............ during Tokugawa Shogunate begining 1603
Yeddo (H,V)
Yedo (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Japan (nation)  ........  Japan (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Kanto (region (administrative division))  ............  Kanto (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Tōkyō (metropolis)  ................  Tōkyō (metropolis) (P)
Hierarchy of Tokyo (inhabited place)  ....................  Tokyo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1456
city (C)
national capital (C)
regional capital (C)
administrative center (C)
financial center (C)
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  since late 19th cen.
educational center (C)
tourist center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Japan .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Asia) [1000120]

Sources and Contributors:
Edo..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1217
Tokio..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Tōkyō..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-177
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1217
Tokyo..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 566
Yeddo..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1217
Yedo..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1217
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-177
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1217; 566
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1217
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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