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ID: 7007320
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 09 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.1500  decimal degrees
Long: 007 16 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.2667  decimal degrees

Note: Settled by Celts; inhabited by Romans; modern town was founded in the 11th cen. & chartered in 1275; ruled by prince-bishops of Basel until 1352; currently situated on language boundary of nation, both French & German are official languages.

Names:
Biel (preferred,C,V)
Bienne (C,V)
Belenus (H,V)  ............ ancient

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established by Celts
town (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Belenus..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 203
Biel..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
...........  Baedekers: Schweiz (1986)
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 27
...........  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Bienne..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Baedekers: Schweiz (1986)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 203
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 27
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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