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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Le Puy (inhabited place)  Le Puy (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 02 36 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.0435  decimal degrees
Long: 003 53 04 E  degrees minutes   Long: 3.8845  decimal degrees

Note: Le Puy was one of the pilgrimage sites on route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, home of the shrine dedicated to Saint James, the patron saint of Spain. The symbol of Saint James, the scalloped shell, became the primary symbol representing pilgrims. French pilgrimage routes to Compostela tend to follow old Roman roads, many of which continued to be utilized as primary roads of communication during the Middle Ages. Le Puy is a site of unknown antiquity, although estimated to have gone through a period of Roman habitation. Pilgrimages from Le Puy to Compostela began as early as the 6th century. This city became the starting location for one of the four main pilgrimage routes, specifically for German and Teutonic pilgrims. Le Puy is a manufacturing city, located in south-central France in the mountainous volcanic region. It is the site of the 12th-century Romanesque Cathedral of Notre-Dame as well as a Gothic church.

Names:
Le Puy (preferred,C,V)
Puy, Le (C,V)
Le Puy-en Velay (C,V)
Anicio (H,O)
Anicium (H,O)  ............ medieval
Anicium Velavorum (H,O)
Canicium (H,O)
Le Puy-en-Velay (H,V)
Podium Anicensis (H,O)
Podium Aniciense (H,O)
Vellava urbs (H,O)
Vellavorum civitas (H,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 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (region (administrative division))  ............  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Le Puy (inhabited place)  ................  Le Puy (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
department capital (C)
industrial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Anicio..........  [VP]
.................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 21
Anicium..........  [GRLPSC]
.................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998)
Anicium Velavorum..........  [VP]
................................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 21
Canicium..........  [VP]
.................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 21
Le Puy..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 111
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 663
Le Puy-en-Velay..........  [GRLPSC]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Le Puy-en Velay..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Podium Anicensis..........  [GRLPSC]
.............................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998)
Podium Aniciense..........  [VP]
.............................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 21
Puy, Le..........  [BHA]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Vellava urbs..........  [VP]
.......................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 21
Vellavorum civitas..........  [VP]
...................................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 21
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998)
..................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1442932
..................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 21
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 111
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 663
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Shaver-Crandell and Gerson, Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela (1995) 293-294

 

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