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ID: 7007425
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 56 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.9333  decimal degrees
Long: 007 07 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.1167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Lake Morat, physically separate from Bern canton; founded by dukes of Zähringen in 12th cen.; Swiss defeated Charles the Bold of Burgundy here in 1476; noted for 13th-cen. castle, 15th-cen. French Gothic church & medieval town walls.

Names:
Murten (preferred,C,V)
Morat (C,V)

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 Murten (inhabited place)  ................  Murten (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 12th cen.
town (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Morat..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 620
Murten..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 134
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 620
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 134
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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