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ID: 7012112
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 005 56 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -5.9333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on River Lagan; grew around 12th-cen. castle, destroyed 1315; controlled by O'Neil, Earls of Tryone 13th-17th cen.; center of linen industry by 17th cen.; violence between Catholics & Protestants since 1969 has decreased population & industry.

Names:
Belfast (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Belfast County Borough (NA,V,English,U)
Béal Feirste (H,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 Northern Ireland (country)  ............  Northern Ireland (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Belfast (unitary authority)  ................  Belfast (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Belfast (inhabited place)  ....................  Belfast (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  inahited in Stone Age
city (C)  ............  since 1888
capital (C)  ............  of the country of Northern Ireland since 1920
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
commercial center (C)
cultural center (C)
transportation center (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Béal Feirste..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 59
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Belfast..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 295
.................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 59
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 25
Belfast County Borough..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979) 295
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 59
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2589608; -2589607
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 25
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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