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ID: 7007485
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 46 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.7667  decimal degrees
Long: 007 38 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.6333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the Aare river where it issues from the Thuner See, on an ancient terminal basin of the Aare glacier; town belonged to kingdom of Burgundy; passed to dukes of Zähringen in 1190, then to Kyburg (1278) & Bern (1384).

Names:
Thun (preferred,C,V)
Thoune (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 Bern (canton)  ............  Bern (canton) (P)
Hierarchy of Thun (inhabited place)  ................  Thun (inhabited place) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
Thoune..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-175
Thun..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
...........  Baedekers: Schweiz (1972)
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 931
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 743
...........  Guide Bleu: Suisse (1982)
...........  Knaurs: Schweiz (1982)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Baedekers: Schweiz (1972)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 931
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 743
..................  Guide Bleu: Suisse (1982)
..................  Knaurs: Schweiz (1982)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-175
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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