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ID: 7010597
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 003 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.0000  decimal degrees

Note: England's sixth largest port, Liverpool rapidly expanded due to trade with the Americas and the West Indies in the 18th century. The first dock opened in 1715 and is now 7 miles long. The city was the destination of many Irish immigrants during the Irish famine (1845-1848). During World War II, it was heavily bombed.

Names:
Liverpool (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Litherpol (H,V)
Liuerpul (H,V)  ............ used in 12th cen., probably referring to "livered pool," i.e., a tidal creek (pool) now filled up ("clotted" or "livered")
Liverpol (H,V)

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 England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Merseyside (county)  ................  Merseyside (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Liverpool (unitary authority)  ....................  Liverpool (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Liverpool (inhabited place)  ........................  Liverpool (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  chartered by King John in 1207
city (C)
county seat (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)
trade center (C)
commercial center (C)
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for symphony orchestra
tourist center (C)  ............  noted as birthplace (in 1940s) of 4 musicians who formed musical rock group, the Beatles
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Litherpol..........  [VP]
....................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 301
Liuerpul..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 301
Liverpol..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 301
Liverpool..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
....................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 527-536
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 411
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
....................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 527-536
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 411
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2601422
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 301
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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