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ID: 7007157
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of California (state)  California (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 119 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -119.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by many ethnic nationalities including Mojave, Yuma and Chumash when Spanish arrived in 16th cen.; Franciscans established missions all along coast; went to Mexico in 1820s; went to US in 1848; great influx of settlers from E arrived in gold rush.

Names:
California (preferred,C,V)  ............ name derives from a Spanish poem, explorers used the name for this area in 16th cen.
CA (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since September 9, 1850
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Sacramento .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, California, Sacramento county) [7017902]

Sources and Contributors:
CA..........  [FDA, VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
California..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:144-145
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:442 ff.
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000305
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 144-145; 1:144-145
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 442 ff.; 29:442 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000305
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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