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ID: 7009369
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7009369

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 36 39 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.6109  decimal degrees
Long: 003 52 38 E  degrees minutes   Long: 3.8772  decimal degrees

Note: Montpellier was one of the pilgrimage sites on route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Montpellier was originally known in the 10th century for having two Bourgs called Montpellier and Montpellieret; they were seperate until the 14th century. It is famous for the terraced 17th- and 18th-century Promenade du Peyrou which offers spectacular views. Montpellier is the site of the oldest Botanical Gardens in France which was founded by Henry IV in 1593. It has an important French paintings museum called the Fabre Museum and is the seat of International Vine and Wine Fair. Historic sites include city walls, early churches, and hospitals.

Names:
Montpellier (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 Occitanie (region (administrative division))  ............  Occitanie (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Montpellier (inhabited place)  ................  Montpellier (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded around Benedictine abbey, 8th cen.
city (C)
department capital (C)
industrial center (C)
commercial center (C)
administrative center (C)  ............  since reign of Louis XIV, 1643
educational center (C)
trade center (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Montpellier..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 294-295
.......................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 131
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 788
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 294-295
..................  Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1453260
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 131
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 788
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Shaver-Crandell and Gerson, Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela (1995) 245-246

 

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