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ID: 7006926
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 005 08 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 5.1333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Kromme Rijn, Oude Rijn and Vecht rivers. Inhabited by Romans as early as 48 BCE ans was the headquarters of bishop St. Willibrord in 696. It was residence to early German emperors and was chartered in 1122. Important ecclesiastical, cultural, and commercial city, it was also the home of Adrian IV, the only Dutch pope. The Peace Treaty of Utrecht ending the War of Spanish Succession was signed here in 1713.

Names:
Utrecht (preferred,C,V,Dutch,U)
Trajectum (H,O)  ............ ancient
Trajectum ad Rhenum (H,O)  ............ Roman, meaning "fort on the Rhine river"
Ultrajectum (H,V)

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was site of Roman fortress, chartered in 1122
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Trajectum..........  [VP]
....................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 358
Trajectum ad Rhenum..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 221
Ultrajectum..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 221
Utrecht..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 206
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 221
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2154382
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 206
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 358
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 977

 

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