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ID: 7012318
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 44 14 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.7373  decimal degrees
Long: 004 14 04 E  degrees minutes   Long: 4.2345  decimal degrees

Note: The town of Halle is located on the Charleroi-Brussels canal in the Belgian province of Brabant, ten kilometers southwest of Brussels. It is noted as a pilgrimage site for a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary, the Black Virgin, located in the Basilica of Our Lady, a 14th-century Gothic church. It also houses the Southwest Brabant Museum. Its population by a 2000 estimate is about 34,000.

Names:
Halle (preferred,C,V,Flemish,U,N)
Hal (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Belgium (nation)  ........  Belgium (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Flanders (region (administrative division))  ............  Flanders (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Vlaams-Brabant (province)  ................  Vlaams-Brabant (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Halle (inhabited place)  ....................  Halle (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was thriving medieval center
town (C)
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)
pilgrimage center (C)  ............  since medieval times

Sources and Contributors:
Hal..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
...........  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Halle..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Blue Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg (1989) 289
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:369
..............  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Dehio Handbuch: Halle (1964)
..............  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 80
..............  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Blue Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg (1989) 289
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 369; 1:369
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Dehio Handbuch: Halle (1964)
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1959720
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 80
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Halle, Belgium, Online Highwqays (2001-.) accessed 04 august 2003

 

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