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ID: 7005439
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 07 15 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -7.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 036 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -36.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Name is Tupí Amerindian meaning "arm of the river"; large scale slave labor site for sugar plantations begun in 16th cen.; since 18th cen., economy based on cotton production; industrialized in 1960s to accomodate textile & machinery production.

Names:
Paraíba (preferred,C,V)
Estado da Paraíba (C,V)
Paraíba, Estado da (C,V)
Parahyba (C,V)
Parahyba do Norte (C,V)
Parahiba do Norte (C,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 Paraíba (state)  ................  Paraíba (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Estado da Paraíba..........  [VP]
................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
Parahiba do Norte..........  [VP]
................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Parahyba..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 139
Parahyba do Norte..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 139
Paraíba..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 139
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Paraíba, Estado da..........  [VP]
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 139
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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