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ID: 7006792
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 55 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.9167  decimal degrees
Long: 004 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 4.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Established on a plot of reclaimed land, created by draining the mouth of the Rotte river in 1283. Developed as a fishing village in the 13th century. Canal to the Schie was dug in 1340s and it became major port of province. A sea route to Indies encouraged commerce in 17th century. Town center was completely destroyed by bombs on May 14 1940.

Names:
Rotterdam (preferred,C,V,Dutch,U)  ............ named for a dam on the Rotte river, that created the reclaimed land on which town was built

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Netherlands (nation)  ........  Netherlands (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of South Holland (province)  ............  South Holland (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Rotterdam (inhabited place)  ................  Rotterdam (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first mentioned in documents in 1283, chartered in 1328
city (C)
port (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Rotterdam..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 203
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 167
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 203
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2152403
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 167
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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