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ID: 7007942
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 43 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.7167  decimal degrees
Long: 004 25 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -4.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Málaga, the port city in the provice of Málaga is located beside a wide bay of the Mediterranean sea and the mouth of the Guadalmedina River. The Phoenicians established the city in the 12th century BCE and was later captured by the Romans, followed by the Visigoths and then conquered by Moors in 711. Christians gained control of the city in 1487. Málaga primarily exports iron ore, dried fruit, almonds, olive oil, oranges, lemons, and olives. It is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.

Names:
Málaga (preferred,C,V)
Malaca (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Spain (nation)  ........  Spain (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Andalusia (autonomous community)  ............  Andalusia (autonomous community) (P)
Hierarchy of Málaga (province)  ................  Málaga (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Málaga (inhabited place)  ....................  Málaga (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Phoenicians 12th cen. BC
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Malaca..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 349
Málaga..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 722
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 119
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 722
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -390787
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 119
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 349
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 2 June 2003

 

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