The GettyResearch Institute
Research Home Tools Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help

Vernacular Display | English Display

Click the icon to view the hierarchy.


ID: 7006731
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 007 06 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -7.1000  decimal degrees

Note: The city of Waterford in County Waterford in southwest Ireland is located on the River Suir four miles above its junction with the River Barrow at the head of Waterford Harbor. Founded by Vikings, Norman invaders rebuilt its fortifications. It became a cathedral city in 1096. The 2nd Earl of Pembroke won it for the English in 1170. It received a charter in 1205, then the English King John gave it another in the early 13th century and set the borders of the entire county. In medieval times it was an important center and virtually independent. In the 17th century it resisted the government of Ireland, the establishment of the Anglican Church in the county, and the forces of Oliver Cromwell, all unsuccessfully. It was named the county borough in 1898. In modern times its main industries have been brewing, salmon and sea fisheries, food processing, and the manufacture of its famous glass crystal. The 2003 estimated population was 47,800.

Names:
Waterford (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
Port Láirge (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)
Amellana (H,O,Latin,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ireland (nation)  ........  Ireland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Munster (province)  ............  Munster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Waterford (county)  ................  Waterford (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Waterford (inhabited place)  ....................  Waterford (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Danish Vikings as early as 853 AD
city (C)
county seat (C)
seaport (C)  ............  today is a major export center
industrial center (C)
craftsman settlement (C)  ............  is world-famous for fine Waterford crystal, a type of heavy cut glassware that has been produced here since 18th cen.
trade center (C)
fishing community (C)  ............  for salmon & sea fish
agricultural center (C)  ............  for meat & fruit
episcopal see (C)  ............  established in 1096; today is seat of Anglican & Roman Catholic bishops

Sources and Contributors:
Amellana..........  [VP]
.................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 17
Port Láirge..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 156
Waterford..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 150
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 521
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 213
....................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 150
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 521
..................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 17
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 156; 213
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 22 Oct. 2003

 

New Search

Back to Top

Printer Friendly Version

The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust