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ID: 7007253
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 093 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -93.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by prehistoric Mound Builders; Iowa, Sac, Fox, Sioux and others were here when French arrived in 17th cen.; part of Louisiana Purchase of 1803; settlers displaced Amerindians by mid-19th cen.; fought for Union & aided escaping slaves in Civil War.

Names:
Iowa (preferred,C,V)  ............ name is the shortened form of the name of a local Amerindian tribe
IA (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 Iowa (state)  ............  Iowa (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since December 28, 1846
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Des Moines .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Iowa, Polk county) [7013546]

Sources and Contributors:
IA..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Iowa..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:418
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:369 ff.
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 102
...........  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000315
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 418; 1:418
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 369 ff.; 29:369 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102; plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000315
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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