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ID: 7005437
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Pernambuco (state)  Pernambuco (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 08 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -8.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 037 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -37.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Occupied by Portuguese & Dutch 16th-19th cen.; large numbers of Africans were brought here as slaves to work the sugar plantations; was site of rebellion against Portuguese rule in 1817, & subsequently was often site of political unrest.

Names:
Pernambuco (preferred,C,V)
Estado de Pernambuco (C,V)
Pernambuco, Estado de (C,V)
Recife (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brazil (nation)  ........  Brazil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Nordeste (region (geographic))  ............  Nordeste (region (geographic)) (P)
Hierarchy of Pernambuco (state)  ................  Pernambuco (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since 1891
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)
industrial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Estado de Pernambuco..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Pernambuco..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 300
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Pernambuco, Estado de..........  [VP]
......................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Recife..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 354
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 300
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 354
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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