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ID: 7005443
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 08 06 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -8.1000  decimal degrees
Long: 034 53 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -34.8833  decimal degrees

Note: Called the Venice of Brazil because of its waterways; raided by French in 1561 & English in 1595; captured by Dutch 1630-1654; prospered under Count John Maurice of Nassau; home of several universities, research centers & a symphony orchestra.

Names:
Recife (preferred,C,V)
Pernambuco (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)
Hierarchy of Recife (inhabited place)  ....................  Recife (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Portuguese colonist in 16th cen.
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  since 1823
commercial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Pernambuco..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 152
Recife..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 977
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 163
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 977
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 152; 163
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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