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ID: 7005025
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 41 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.6833  decimal degrees
Long: 009 43 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 9.7167  decimal degrees

Note: Located in southern foothills of the Alps; sacked by Attila the Hun in the 5th century; rebuilt and became seat of Lombard duchy 1296; passed to Venice 1428-1797, to Austria in 1815, and part of Italian kingdom 1859; site of Romanesque Cathedral begun in 1137 and Cappella Colleoni (1470-1476). The city today (population ca. 125,000) is divided into two parts: upper Bergamo (città alta) and lower Bergamo (città bassa), the modern city; the upper part crowns a steep hill and retains its circuit of 16th-century walls.

Names:
Bergamo (preferred,C,V)
Bergomum (H,V)  ............ ancient Roman name

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Italy (nation)  ........  Italy (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Lombardy (region (administrative division))  ............  Lombardy (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Bergamo (province)  ................  Bergamo (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Bergamo (inhabited place)  ....................  Bergamo (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Transpadane Republic (historical region)  ........  Transpadane Republic (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Bergamo (inhabited place)  ............  Bergamo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originally the center of Orobi tribe, it became a Roman town in 196 BCE
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bergamo..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 96
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 124-125
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 26
Bergomum..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 124-125
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 26 Sep 2002
.................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 12604
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 96
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 124-125
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 26 Sep 2002
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 12604
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -111474
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 26
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 26 Sep 2002

 

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