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ID: 7005726
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005726

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 44 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.7333  decimal degrees
Long: 007 20 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.3333  decimal degrees

Note: At junction of Great and Little St. Bernard passes; birthplace of St. Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury; became duchy in 1302; occupied by French several times in the 18th and 19th centuries; site of nearly intact Roman city walls, arch of Augustus, and amphitheater ruins.

Names:
Aosta (preferred,C,V)
Augusta Praetoria (H,V)  ............ ancient Roman
Augusta Praetoria Salssorum (H,V)
Valle D'Aosta (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 Valle d'Aosta (region (administrative division))  ............  Valle d'Aosta (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Aosta (province)  ................  Aosta (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Aosta (inhabited place)  ....................  Aosta (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 Aosta (inhabited place)  ............  Aosta (inhabited place)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Savoy (historical region)  ........  Savoy (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Aosta (inhabited place)  ............  Aosta (inhabited place)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Italia (province)  ........  Italia (province) (P,H) from 272 BCE
Hierarchy of Aosta (inhabited place)  ............  Aosta (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Augustus in 25 BCE as a Roman military post on site of Celtic Salassi tribe settlement
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
regional capital (C)  ............  since 1945
commercial center (C)
metallurgical center (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  since the 5th century

Sources and Contributors:
Aosta..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 39
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 475
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..............  TCI: Torino e Valle d'Aosta (1975)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Augusta Praetoria..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
................................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8079
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 59
Augusta Praetoria Salssorum..........  [VP]
...............................................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Valle D'Aosta..........  [VP]
..........................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 39
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 475
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8079
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -110502
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  TCI: Torino e Valle d'Aosta (1975)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 59
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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