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ID: 7022657
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Manhattan (borough)  Manhattan (borough)

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 47 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.7833  decimal degrees
Long: 073 58 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -73.9667  decimal degrees

Note: Located between Hudson River and New York Bay. Manhattan comprises Manhattan Island, several smaller islands, and a small section of the mainland; it is one of the five boroughs that form the City of New York. The borough is coextensive with New York County. Is a hub of commerce and entertainment for the city; famed for its skyline of skyscrapers.

Names:
Manhattan (preferred,C,V)
Manhattan Island (C,V)  ............ named for the Manhattan Indians of the Wappinger Confederacy, from whom Dutch West India Company bought island in 1626

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 New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (inhabited place)  ................  New York (inhabited place) (P)
Hierarchy of Manhattan (borough)  ....................  Manhattan (borough) (P)

Additional Parents:
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 New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (county)  ................  New York (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Manhattan (borough)  ....................  Manhattan (borough) (P,C) the borough and the county are coextensive

Place Types:
borough (preferred, C)  ............  of New York City, coextensive with New York county
cultural center (C)
commercial center (C)
financial center (C)
entertainment center (C)

Related geographic places:
coextensive with ....  New York .......... (county)
..............................  (World, North and Central America, United States, New York state) [1002715]

Sources and Contributors:
Manhattan..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 5 September 2002
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36034179
Manhattan Island..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 562
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Antique Maps (1996)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 562
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 5 September 2002
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36034179
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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