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ID: 7009303
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 32 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.5333  decimal degrees
Long: 005 46 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 5.7667  decimal degrees

Note: Formerly part of Duchy of Bar; annexed by France 1678; its 17th-cen. fortifications were designed by Vauban; assaulted by Prussians 1792 & 1815, by Germans 1870 & 1914; recaptured by US forces 1918; center of heavy industry & iron mining.

Names:
Longwy (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 Lorraine (region (administrative division))  ............  Lorraine (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Meurthe-et-Moselle (department)  ................  Meurthe-et-Moselle (department) (P)
Hierarchy of Longwy (inhabited place)  ....................  Longwy (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
town (C)
commune (administrative) (C)
mining center (C)
industrial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Longwy..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 471
.................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 115
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 685
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 471
..................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 115
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 685
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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