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ID: 7008192
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 001 28 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.4667  decimal degrees

Note: French since 1451; meeting place of Catherine de Médicis & duke of Alva 1565; noted for manufacture of cutlery & armaments 16th & 17th cen.; place of bayonet invention; meeting place that led to abdication of Spanish monarchs in favor of Napoleon.

Names:
Bayonne (preferred,C,V)
Lapurdum (H,V)  ............ as chief port of ancient Rome

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Aquitaine (region (administrative division))  ............  Aquitaine (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (department)  ................  Pyrénées-Atlantiques (department) (P)
Hierarchy of Bayonne (inhabited place)  ....................  Bayonne (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled since ancient Roman times
town (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)
financial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bayonne..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 3
.................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 24
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 126
Lapurdum..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 3
..................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 24
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 126
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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