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ID: 7016562
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Free State (province)  Free State (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 29 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -29.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 026 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 26.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Populated by Bantu peoples before arrival of Europeans in the early 19th cen.; Boer immigration accelerated during the Great Trek of the 1830s; was administered by Great Britain from 1848 until the founding of the independent Orange Free State in 1854.

Names:
Free State (preferred,C,V,display)
Orange Free State (C,V)  ............ named in 1854
Orange Free State, Province of the (C,V)
Oranje-Vrystaat (C,V)
Oranje Vrystaat (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of South Africa (nation)  ........  South Africa (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Free State (province)  ............  Free State (province) (P)

Place Types:
province (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Free State..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  CIA, World Fact Book (1996)
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Orange Free State..........  [FDA, VP]
................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 480
................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 690
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VIII, 978
................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 95
................................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 351
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 896
Orange Free State, Province of the..........  [VP]
...........................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Oranje-Vrystaat..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VIII, 977
.............................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 896
Oranje Vrystaat..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 690
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 977
Subject: .....  [FDA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 480
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 690
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1996)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VIII, 977; VIII, 978
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 977
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 95
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 351
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 896
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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