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ID: 7008568
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 42 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.7000  decimal degrees
Long: 000 19 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -0.3167  decimal degrees

Note: Famous for its distilleries producing brandy called "cognac"; former possession of Richard Cœur de Lion; a Protestant stronghold during late 16th century; a center for ceramic production in the 18th century; birthplace of King Francis I, reigned 1515-1547.

Names:
Cognac (preferred,C,V)
Compniacum (H,V)  ............ ancient
Cougnac (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 Poitou-Charentes (region (administrative division))  ............  Poitou-Charentes (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Cognac (inhabited place)  ................  Cognac (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was noted ancient center
town (C)
commune (administrative) (C)  ............  since 1352
industrial center (C)
political center (H)  ............  noted as site of Treaty of Cognac of 1526, formalizing coalition of France, the pope, Sforza, Venice & Florence against Spain

Sources and Contributors:
Cognac..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 433
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 47
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Compniacum..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 193
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 275
Cougnac..........  [VP]
.................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 193
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 433
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 47
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 275
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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