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ID: 7005087
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 02 52 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -33.0478  decimal degrees
Long: 071 36 04 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.6011  decimal degrees

Note: Nation's second largest city; occupied by Sir Francis Drake in 1578 & Sir John Hawkins in 1595; Spanish bombarded city in 1866; was nearly destroyed in earthquake of 1906, but was rebuilt; suffered damage again in earthquake of 1971; is a cultural center.

Names:
Valparaíso (preferred,C,V)
Valparáiso (C,V)
Valparaiso (C,V)
Ciudad de Valparaíso (NA,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Chile (nation)  ........  Chile (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Valparaíso (region (administrative division))  ............  Valparaíso (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Valparaíso (inhabited place)  ................  Valparaíso (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by conquistador Juan de Saavedra who named city after his Spanish birthplace 1536
city (C)
regional capital (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)
university center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Chile .......... (nation)
..................  (World, South America) [1000049]

Sources and Contributors:
Ciudad de Valparaíso..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Valparaíso..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 981
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 251
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 203
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Valparaiso..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 215
Valparáiso..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 981
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 981
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 251
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -904020
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 203
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 215
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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