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ID: 7013088
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 075 43 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -75.7167  decimal degrees

Note: Located in SE Ontario at junction of Ottawa, Gatineau & Rideau rivers; site was visited by French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1613; products include lumber, cement, household appliances and furniture; site of many notable public structures.

Names:
Ottawa (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed after tribe in 1855
Bytown (H,V)  ............ after John By of Royal Engineers, who arrived in 1826 to canalize river

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 Ontario (province)  ............  Ontario (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Ottawa (inhabited place)  ................  Ottawa (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  permanently settled after Rideau Canal built 1827
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  chosen by Queen Victoria 1858
educational center (C)
cultural center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Canada .......... (nation)
..................  (World, North and Central America) [7005685]

Sources and Contributors:
Bytown..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 1044
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 905
Ottawa..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
.................  Canadian Encyclopedia (1985)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 8:1044
.................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 147
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 905
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
..................  Canadian Encyclopedia (1985)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 1044; 8:1044
..................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 147
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 905
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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