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ID: 7007861
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 005 43 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 5.7167  decimal degrees

Note: The town is located on the Ardennes Plateau in the northeast of the province of Luxembourg in Belgium. . In 1944 it was the site of successful resistance to German attack during Battle of the Bulge in the Second World War. When the advancing Germans demanded surrender from the American forces garrisoned there, General Anthony McAuliffe refused and the ensuing siege leveled the town. However, Bastogne never fell, and as a result the Germans were slowed enough for Allied reinforcements to arrive and prevent them from reaching their goal, Antwerp. There is a military museum commemorating the siege. Its 2003 estimated population was 13,800.

Names:
Bastogne (preferred,C,V,French,U,N)
Bastenaken (C,V,Flemish,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Belgium (nation)  ........  Belgium (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Wallonia (region (administrative division))  ............  Wallonia (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Luxembourg (province)  ................  Luxembourg (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Bastogne (inhabited place)  ....................  Bastogne (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Flanders (former nation/state/empire)  ........  Flanders (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Bastogne (inhabited place)  ............  Bastogne (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
town (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bastenaken..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 82
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Bastogne..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 23
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 82
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1953818
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 23
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Bastogne Belgium, Online Highways.(1995-2000) accessed 15 September 2003
..........  World Gazetteer [online] (1990-2006) accessed 15 September 2003

 

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