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ID: 7008038
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 48 52 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 48.8667  decimal degrees
Long: 002 20 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 2.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Paris is the city and capital of France, located in the north-central part of the country. It was founded more than 2,000 years ago on an island in the Seine River. The City of Paris itself covers an area of 41 square miles (105 square kilometers). It occupies a central position in the productive agricultural region known as the Paris Basin. It is the nation's most important center of commerce and culture. It was captured and fortified by the Romans in 52 BCE and ruled by various other groups such as the Clovis, Northmen, English, and Germans.

Names:
Paris (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Paris (French-P,U,N)
Parigi (C,O,Italian-P,U,N)
París (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Parisii (H,V)
Lutetia (H,V)  ............ ancient name
Lutetia Parisiorum (H,V,Latin,U,N)  ............ ancient
Lutetia Parisii (H,V)
Parisius (H,V)
parisien (C,V,French,U,A)
parisienne (C,V,French,U,A)
Parisian (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Île-de-France (region (administrative division))  ............  Île-de-France (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Ville de Paris, Département de (department)  ................  Ville de Paris, Département de (department) (P)
Hierarchy of Paris (inhabited place)  ....................  Paris (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Île-de-France (historical region)  ............  Île-de-France (historical region) (P)
Hierarchy of Paris (inhabited place)  ................  Paris (inhabited place)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Gaul (historical region)  ........  Gaul (historical region) (P)
Hierarchy of Gallia Lugdunensis (province)  ............  Gallia Lugdunensis (province) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Paris (inhabited place)  ................  Paris (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled as Gallic (Parisi tribe) fishing village on Île de la Cité
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  since accession of Hugh Capet to French throne, 987
department capital (C)
port (C)
financial center (C)
commercial center (C)
transportation center (C)
cultural center (C)
industrial center (C)
tourist center (C)
trade center (C)
educational center (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  since the 3rd century
countship (H)  ............  during Carolingian times
pilgrimage center (H)  ............  site on route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Sources and Contributors:
Lutetia..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 714-715
Lutetia Parisii..........  [VP]
.............................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Lutetia Parisiorum..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
...................................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 12594
Parigi..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 360
Paris..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-) y
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 9; 152
..............  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 150
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
París..........  [VP]
..............  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1990) 913
Parisian..........  [VP]
.................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
parisien..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 541
parisienne..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 541
Parisii..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 927
Parisius..........  [VP]
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 534-535
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-) y
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 714-715
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 541
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 360
..................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1990) 913
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 152; 9; 152
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 12594
..................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 534-535
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 150
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 927
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 9 July 2003
..........  Shaver-Crandell and Gerson, Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela (1995) 266

 

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