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ID: 7008471
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 22 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.3667  decimal degrees
Long: 003 32 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 3.5333  decimal degrees

Note: Ruled by Charlemagne 811; part of Holy Roman Empire; passed to counts of Hainaut 1047; famous for lacemaking 15th cen.; taken by Louis XIV 1677; ceded to France 1678; besieged 1814; captured by Germans 1914-1918; birthplace of Jean Watteau 1684.

Names:
Valenciennes (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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais (region (administrative division))  ............  Nord-Pas-de-Calais (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Valenciennes (inhabited place)  ................  Valenciennes (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 693 AD
town (C)
industrial center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Hainaut, 11th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Valenciennes..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 980
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 206
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1282
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 980
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 206
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1282
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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