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ID: 7006257
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Rio Grande do Norte (state)  Rio Grande do Norte (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 05 45 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -5.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 036 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -36.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Contains salt-rich marshes that have supported local economy; terrain ranges from semiarid plains to forests; settled by Portuguese in 16th cen.; French pirates also occupied land until defeat in 1598; site of large cotton plantations & mines.

Names:
Rio Grande do Norte (preferred,C,V)
Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (C,V)
Rio Grande do Norte, Estado do (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 Rio Grande do Norte (state)  ................  Rio Grande do Norte (state) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
Estado do Rio Grande do Norte..........  [VP]
..................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
Rio Grande do Norte..........  [VP Preferred]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 83
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
Rio Grande do Norte, Estado do..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 83
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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