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ID: 7005662
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Vercelli (inhabited place)  Vercelli (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 19 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.3167  decimal degrees
Long: 008 25 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the Sesia river; was chief town of the Ligurian Libici people; taken by Rome & noted for two battles nearby, against Hannibal (218 BC) & Cimbri (101 BC); flourished in Middle Ages; went to Milan in 1335, to Savoy in 1427.

Names:
Vercelli (preferred,C,V)
Vercellae (H,V)  ............ Latin name

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 Vercelli (province)  ................  Vercelli (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Vercelli (inhabited place)  ....................  Vercelli (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Transpadane Republic (historical region)  ........  Transpadane Republic (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Vercelli (inhabited place)  ............  Vercelli (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established by Libici people, later was a Roman town
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
market center (C)  ............  for rice produced in surrounding district
transportation center (C)  ............  is major rail junction
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for textiles, chemicals & machinery; also mills flour & processes food
archiepiscopal see (C)  ............  seat of bishopric from 4th cen., of archbishopric from 1817
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for architecture, library, archives & museums, was birthplace of the painter Sodoma (1477-1549)
municipium (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Vercellae..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 313
....................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 12572
Vercelli..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Annuario Generale (1980)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 313
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 204
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Annuario Generale (1980)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 313
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 12572
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -132049
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 204
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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