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ID: 7011393
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 46 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.7667  decimal degrees
Long: 001 05 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.0833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on E end of The Solent; important as harbor, royal dockyard & naval base; existed briefly as small town built after Norman Conquest (1066) & reestablished in 1194 by Richard I; was bombed heavily during WW II; birthplace of author Charles Dickens.

Names:
Portsmouth (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 Portsmouth (unitary authority)  ................  Portsmouth (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Portsmouth (inhabited place)  ....................  Portsmouth (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 11th cen.
city (C)  ............  since 1888; made officially a city in 1926
port (C)
industrial center (C)
commercial center (C)
tourist center (C)
administrative center (C)  ............  administrative headquarters of the unitary authority
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Portsmouth..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 107-108
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 751
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 631
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 157
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 107-108
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 751
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 631
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2605646
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 157
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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