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ID: 7011868
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 57 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.9500  decimal degrees
Long: 001 18 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 1.3000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on tip of peninsula extending into estuary of rivers Stour & Orwell; site of naval battle 885, where Alfred the Great defeated Danes; was a major shipbuilding center 14th-17th cen.; naval base during WW I.

Names:
Harwich (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Harwick (NA,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 Essex (county)  ................  Essex (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Harwich (inhabited place)  ....................  Harwich (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was important early center
town (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)
trade center (C)
transportation center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Harwich..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 734
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 81
Harwick..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 734
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2598239
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 81
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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