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ID: 7007279
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 13 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.2167  decimal degrees
Long: 006 09 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 6.1500  decimal degrees

Note: Originally a fortified settlement of the Allobrogian Celts, it was conquered by the Romans and was part of Roman Gaul until it passed to the Burgundian kingdom and served as its capital from 443 to 534. John Calvin established a theocratic state in 1541 and made 16th Geneva the center of Protestant Europe. Annexed to France in 1798 and admitted to the ranks of Swiss cantons in 1814. From 1920 to 1946, it was the seat of the League of Nations, its building later taken over by the UN. Site of many international conferences dealing with political developments, most notably Vietnam in 1954 and Laos in 1962.

Names:
Genève (preferred,C,V)
Genf (C,V)
Ginerva (C,V)
Geneva (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Ginebra (C,O)

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originally settled by Celtic Allobroges
city (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Geneva..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 326-327
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 178-179
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Genève..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 72
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Genf..........  [GRLPSC]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Ginebra..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-94
Ginerva..........  [GRLPSC]
.................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 326-327
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 178-179
..................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-94
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 72
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V. 19, p. 745

 

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