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ID: 7005610
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 44 54 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 44.9000  decimal degrees
Long: 008 12 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.2000  decimal degrees

Note: Located at confluence of Tanaro & Borbera rivers; probably founded before the Roman social wars at important crossroads; sacked by Burgundians in AD 480; flourished as independent commune in 13th cen.; ruled by various lords, then went to Savoy in 1575.

Names:
Asti (preferred,C,V)
Asta Pompeia (H,V)
Hasta (H,V)
Hasta Colonia (H,V)

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was an ancient Roman colony
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  established in AD 932
market center (C)  ............  noted for fruits & fine wines, especially Asti spumante
industrial center (C)  ............  for food canning, making of chemicals, metallurgy, brickmaking & glassworks
archaeological site (C)  ............  has Roman remains, including part of a gate & many inscriptions, though most of ancient fortifications are no longer extant
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for architecture & art museums, & as birthplace of tragedian & poet Vittorio Alfieri (born 1749)

Sources and Contributors:
Asta Pompeia..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 56
Asti..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...........  TCI: Piemonte (1976) 97
...........  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 16
Hasta..........  [VP]
..............  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 379
Hasta Colonia..........  [VP]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 56
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 56
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -110834
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 379
..................  TCI: Piemonte (1976) 97
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 16
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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