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ID: 7022658
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 51 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.8500  decimal degrees
Long: 073 52 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -73.8667  decimal degrees

Note: Only borough of New York City on the mainland, comprising land northeast of Harlem river and adjacent islands. It was settled by a Dane (acting for the Dutch) Jonas Bronck in 1641; underwent rapid urban development in the first half of the 20th century. Coextensive with Bronx county.

Names:
Bronx (preferred,C,V)
Bronx, The (C,V)  ............ named for Jonas Bronck, who settled here in 17th cen.
The Bronx (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 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 Bronx (borough)  ....................  Bronx (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 Bronx (county)  ................  Bronx (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Bronx (borough)  ....................  Bronx (borough) (P,C) the borough and the county are coextensive

Place Types:
borough (preferred, C)  ............  of New York City, coextensive with Bronx county
industrial center (C)
residential center (C)
sporting center (C)  ............  noted as home of New York Yankees baseball team

Related geographic places:
coextensive with ....  Bronx .......... (county)
..............................  (World, North and Central America, United States, New York state) [1002204]

Sources and Contributors:
Bronx..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-)
..............  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36034178
Bronx, The..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 126
The Bronx..........  [VP]
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 181
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 126
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36034178
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 181
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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