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ID: 7008215
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 03 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.0500  decimal degrees
Long: 001 29 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.4833  decimal degrees

Note: Was chief town of pre-Roman Gaul and center for Unelli Celtic tribe; fortified by Romans; was seat of viscount during the Middle Ages and suffered frequent sieges; heavily damaged in World War II.

Names:
Coutances (preferred,C,V)
Constantia (H,V)  ............ ancient name, named for Constantius Chlorus who fortified the site
Cosedia (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Basse-Normandie (region (administrative division))  ............  Basse-Normandie (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Manche (department)  ................  Manche (department) (P)
Hierarchy of Coutances (inhabited place)  ....................  Coutances (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 Normandy (historical region)  ............  Normandy (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Coutances (inhabited place)  ................  Coutances (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was ancient Celtic town
town (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  13th-century cathedral is built on site of 11th-century church

Sources and Contributors:
Constantia..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 209
Cosedia..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 209
Coutances..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 50
....................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 296
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1; 209; I, 209
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 50
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 296
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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