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ID: 7011008
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 002 08 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.1333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on NW edge of industrial "Black Country"; mostly agricultural until coal & ironstone industry began in late 18th cen.; manufactures paint, rubber & metal; famous for its locks & keys; first steam-powered furnace built by John Wilkinson 1756-1757.

Names:
Wolverhampton (preferred,C,V,English,U)

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 Wolverhampton (unitary authority)  ....................  Wolverhampton (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Wolverhampton (inhabited place)  ........................  Wolverhampton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
industrial center (C)
mining center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Wolverhampton..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..........................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..........................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 384
..........................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 732
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 217
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 384
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 732
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2611981
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 217
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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