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ID: 7006270
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 64 09 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 64.1500  decimal degrees
Long: 021 58 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -21.9667  decimal degrees

Note: Founded by the Norseman Ingólfur Arnarson in 9th cen.; was small fishing village ruled and inhabited by Danes until 18th cen., when it became the center of the Danish-ruled island; is major commercial and cultural center of the nation.

Names:
Reykjavík (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Iceland (nation)  ........  Iceland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Höfuðborgarsvæði (region (administrative division))  ............  Höfuðborgarsvæði (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Reykjavík (inhabited place)  ................  Reykjavík (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 874, granted municipal powers in 1786
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  of self-governing Iceland, since 1918
port (C)
commercial center (C)
transportation center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Iceland .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [1000077]

Sources and Contributors:
Reykjavík..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
....................  Bonniers Folklexikon (1951-1953)
....................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 618
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 12
....................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 164
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Bonniers Folklexikon (1951-1953)
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 618
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 12
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 164
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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