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ID: 7006246
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 05 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -5.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 045 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -45.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Located S of Equator & SE of Amazon Basin; populated by Tupinambá Amerindians since 16th cen.; occupied by French, Dutch & Portuguese from 16th-19th cen.; population has large number of African slave descendants.

Names:
Maranhão (preferred,C,V)
Estado do Maranhão (C,V)
Maranhão, Estado do (C,V)
Maranham (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 Maranhão (state)  ................  Maranhão (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since 1889
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Estado do Maranhão..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
Maranham..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
Maranhão..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 812-813
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
Maranhão, Estado do..........  [VP]
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 812-813
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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