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ID: 7010955
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 28 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.4667  decimal degrees
Long: 001 55 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.9167  decimal degrees

Note: Nation's second largest city; market town 13th cen.; devastated by plague 1665; as home of many steam engine pioneers, it became nucleus of Industrial Revolution in Britain; severely damaged in WW II; site of experimental town-planning in early 20th cen.

Names:
Birmingham (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Bermingeham (H,V)  ............ used in 12th cen., probably meaning "the ham (home) of Beornmund's people"
Bremingeham (H,V)
Bremishcham (H,V)
Brimingeham (H,V)
Burmingeham (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 West Midlands (county)  ................  West Midlands (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Birmingham (unitary authority)  ....................  Birmingham (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Birmingham (inhabited place)  ........................  Birmingham (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was important medieval center
city (C)
industrial center (C)
commercial center (C)
cultural center (C)
administrative center (C)  ............  administrative headquarters of West Midlands metropolitan county
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bermingeham..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 45
Birmingham..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 322-323
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 104
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 224
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) I-28
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Bremingeham..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 45
Bremishcham..........  [VP]
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 322
Brimingeham..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 45
Burmingeham..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 45
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 322; 322-323
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 104
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 224
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2589989
..................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 45
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) I-28
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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