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ID: 7008407
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 003 58 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.9667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on mouth of Tawe River; small market town until early 18th cen., when coal & copper industry began; tin, zinc lead, nickel also mined & processed; canal built in 1798 & railway constructed in 19th cen.; birthplace of poet Dylan Thomas.

Names:
Swansea (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Abertawe (C,V,Welsh,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Wales (country)  ............  Wales (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Swansea (unitary authority)  ................  Swansea (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Swansea (inhabited place)  ....................  Swansea (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  once occupied by Romans
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)
mining center (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Abertawe..........  [VP]
.................  Blue Guide: Wales (1979) 432
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Swansea..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI,432
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 192
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: Wales (1979) 432
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI,432
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2609220
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 192
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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