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ID: 7013046
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 44 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 44.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 063 35 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -63.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Largest city in Maritime Provinces; visited by Samuel de Champlain ca. 1605; site of French fishing station early 1700s; fortified by British in 1749; naval base in WW I & II; much of city was destroyed in explosion of ammunitions ship in 1917.

Names:
Halifax (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Canada (nation)  ........  Canada (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Nova Scotia (province)  ............  Nova Scotia (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Halifax (inhabited place)  ................  Halifax (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originally inhabited by Micmac Indians; fortress was founded by British Edward Cornwallis in 1749 to rival French Louisbourg
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)  ............  exports fish, lumber & agricultural goods
industrial center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  noted for Dalhousie university (founded 1818) & other institutions of higher learning
cultural center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Halifax..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canadian Encyclopedia (1985)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 5:369
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 635
.................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 78
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canadian Encyclopedia (1985)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 369; 5:369
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 635
..................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 78
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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