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ID: 7014455
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of San Diego (inhabited place)  San Diego (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 32 42 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 32.7000  decimal degrees
Long: 117 09 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -117.1500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Pacific Ocean on San Diego Bay, near Mexican border; site of 1st California mission established in 1769 by Father Junípero Serra; pueblo was built by Mexicans in 1834; thrived as port & center for agriculture & transportation.

Names:
San Diego (preferred,C,V)
Old Town (H,V)
San Diego De Alcalá de Henares (H,V)
San Miguel (H,V)  ............ name given to area by Cabrillo in 1542

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of San Diego (county)  ................  San Diego (county) (P)
Hierarchy of San Diego (inhabited place)  ....................  San Diego (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  visited in 1542 by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, settled as base to explore California by Gaspar de Portolá in 18th cen.
city (C)  ............  Old Town chartered 1850, new town laid out 3 miles S in 1867 & rechartered in 1872
county seat (C)
seaport (C)  ............  one of world's greatest natural harbors, base for international trade, fishing fleet & military operations
military center (C)  ............  originally for Spanish troops, today facilities include naval shipyard & training center
industrial center (C)  ............  for aerospace, shipbuilding, aircraft construction, rocketry & electronics
agricultural center (C)  ............  for truck garden crops, citrus, avocados & livestock
transportation center (C)  ............  since arrival of Santa Fe Railroad in 1884 which encouraged growth
educational center (C)  ............  for California State University, branch of University of California, University of San Diego & Scripps Oceanography Institute
resort center (C)  ............  for nearby beaches, pleasant mild climate & Mission Bay Aquatic Park
tourist center (C)  ............  for restored Old Town, renowned Zoo & Wild Animal Park, Seaworld marine animal park & Cleveland National Forest
cultural center (C)  ............  for museums & for Point Loma Lighthouse (1855) & Cabrillo National Monument
monastic center (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Old Town..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 387
San Diego..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6057104
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1064
San Diego De Alcalá de Henares..........  [VP]
.....................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 387
San Miguel..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 387
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 387
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6057104
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1064
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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