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ID: 7012043
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 24 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.4000  decimal degrees
Long: 003 02 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.0333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Wirral peninsula at mouth of River Mersey; developed rapidly in 19th cen. with boiler works, textile mills & iron ship industry; dock opened 1847 & trade began with Ireland & Eastern tropics; first iron vessel in England built here in 1829.

Names:
Birkenhead (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 Merseyside (county)  ................  Merseyside (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Wirral (unitary authority)  ....................  Wirral (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Birkenhead (inhabited place)  ........................  Birkenhead (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
industrial center (C)
port (C)
trade center (C)
transportation center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Birkenhead..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 537-538
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 233
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 28
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 537-538
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 233
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2589979
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 28
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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