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ID: 7008586
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 44 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.7333  decimal degrees
Long: 000 38 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -0.6333  decimal degrees

Note: In Roman times, Saintes was known as Mediolanum Santonum, the capital and later province of Santons. It was also the first capital of the Augustan province of Aquitania. There are various Roman ruins here, including a Roman amphitheater.The medieval site has a castle at its highest point with a defensive wall built around it. Saintes was the site of defeat of Henry III by Louis IX in 1242. Saintes was one of the pilgrimage sites on route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Saintes is famous for producing brandy, tile, pottery, and iron goods.

Names:
Saintes (preferred,C,V)
Mediolanum (H,V)
Mediolanum Santonum (H,V)  ............ ancient

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 Saintes (inhabited place)  ................  Saintes (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 Poitou-Charentes (region (administrative division))  ............  Poitou-Charentes (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Saintonge (historical region)  ................  Saintonge (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Saintes (inhabited place)  ....................  Saintes (inhabited place)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Gaul (historical region)  ........  Gaul (historical region) (P)
Hierarchy of Gallia Aquitania (province)  ............  Gallia Aquitania (province) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Saintes (inhabited place)  ................  Saintes (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled before the Roman conquest
town (C)
commune (administrative) (C)
market center (C)
archaeological site (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Gallia Aquitania .......... (province)
..................  (World, Europe, Gaul) [7030318]

Sources and Contributors:
Mediolanum..........  [BHA]
.......................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Mediolanum Santonum..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
...................................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8647
...................................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 563
Saintes..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
.................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1992)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 170
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1047
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8647
..................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
..................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1992)
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 563
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 170
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1047
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Shaver-Crandell and Gerson, Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela (1995) 322

 

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