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ID: 7007278
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 007 10 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Settled by Helvetii in ancient times and conquered by the Franks in 6th century CE. Modern town was founded by Berthold IV of Zähringen to protect a river ford in the 12th century. Ruled by various houses, including the Hapsburgs from 1277 to 1452. Center of Swiss Catholicism.

Names:
Fribourg (preferred,C,V)
Freiburg (C,V,German,U,N)
Friburgo (C,V,Italian,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Switzerland (nation)  ........  Switzerland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Fribourg (canton)  ............  Fribourg (canton) (P)
Hierarchy of Fribourg (inhabited place)  ................  Fribourg (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  site settled by Helvetii, modern town founded in 1157
town (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Freiburg..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Blue Guide: Switzerland (1989) 137
.................  Van Marle, Pittura Italiana (1932)
Fribourg..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) V. I, 315
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 7
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 69
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Friburgo..........  [VP]
.................  Blue Guide: Switzerland (1989) 137
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Switzerland (1989) 137
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 315; V. I, 315
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 7
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 69
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Van Marle, Pittura Italiana (1932)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) V. I, p. 315

 

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