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ID: 7008838
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 51 33 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.8592  decimal degrees
Long: 004 18 42 W  degrees minutes   Long: -4.3117  decimal degrees

Note: Located on River Towy above Bristol Channel; site of both Roman and Norman strongholds; important wool port in the Middle Ages; country's oldest manuscript, The Black Book of Carmarthen (ca. 1170-1230) is housed in the Augustinian priory; dairying is main activity.

Names:
Carmarthen (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Caerfyrddin (C,V,Welsh,U)
Caermarthen (NA,V,English,U)
Maridunum (H,O)
Moridunum (H,O)  ............ Roman

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 Carmarthenshire (unitary authority)  ................  Carmarthenshire (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Carmarthen (inhabited place)  ....................  Carmarthen (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Britannia (province)  ........  Britannia (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Carmarthen (inhabited place)  ............  Carmarthen (inhabited place) (P,H) fort founded ca. 74 CE

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was an ancient fortification
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)
agricultural center (C)
market center (C)
tourist center (C)
fort (H)  ............  fort founded ca. 74 CE on the elevated area overlooking the river crossing
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Caerfyrddin..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 875
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Caermarthen..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Carmarthen..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 156
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 875
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 40
Maridunum..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 156
Moridunum..........  [VP]
....................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 595
....................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 17 August 2004
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 156
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 875
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2591845
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 595
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 17 August 2004
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 40
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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