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ID: 7008022
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 42 49 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.7135  decimal degrees
Long: 004 23 29 E  degrees minutes   Long: 4.3915  decimal degrees

Note: The town lies nine miles south of Brussels, in the Belgian province of Brabant Wallon, It is famous for the battle that occurred three miles to the southeast, when the troops of the British Duke of Wellington and the Prussian Marshall Bl├╝cher defeated Napoleon and ended his power on June 18, 1815. Its 2003 estimated population was 29,000.

Names:
Waterloo (preferred,C,V)

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 Brabant Wallon (province)  ................  Brabant Wallon (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Waterloo (inhabited place)  ....................  Waterloo (inhabited place) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
Waterloo..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1012
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) NAF81053448
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1322
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1012
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) NAF81053448
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1972470
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1322
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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