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ID: 7008353
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 006 52 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 6.8667  decimal degrees

Note: Belfort is the capital of the department of Belfort, located on the Savoureuse River. History first records it in the 13th century as a possession of the counts of Montbéliard, who granted it a charter 1307. It passed to the archdukes of Austria; then was ceded to France in 1648.It was occupied by Germans in the 1870s and 1940s. The town features a huge outdoor sculpture, the "Lion of Belfort," created 1871-80, carved out of the red sandstone of a hill overlooking Belfort by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the designer of the Statue of Liberty.

Names:
Belfort (preferred,C,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 Franche-Comté (region (administrative division))  ............  Franche-Comté (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Belfort (inhabited place)  ................  Belfort (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Alsace (historical region)  ........  Alsace (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Belfort (inhabited place)  ............  Belfort (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first inhabited during Gallo-Roman times
town (C)
department capital (C)
commune (administrative) (C)
industrial center (C)
trade center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Belfort..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 59
.................  Guide Bleu
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 25
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 130
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 59
..................  Guide Bleu
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 25
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 130
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  New Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) vol. 2

 

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