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ID: 7022659
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 44 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.7333  decimal degrees
Long: 073 47 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -73.7833  decimal degrees

Note: Located at the western end of Long Island. It was settled by the Dutch in 1635. The island was surrendered to the English in 1664; many Tory inhabitants fled to Newfoundland after the American Revolution. It was noted as the site of World's Fairs in 1939 and 1964. Queens is the largest borough in New York and the second most populous. Coextensive with Queens County.

Names:
Queens (preferred,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 Queens (borough)  ....................  Queens (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 Queens (county)  ................  Queens (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Queens (borough)  ....................  Queens (borough) (P,C) the borough and the county are coextensive

Place Types:
borough (preferred, C)  ............  of New York City, coextensive with Queens county
residential center (C)
manufacturing center (C)

Related geographic places:
coextensive with ....  Queens .......... (county)
..............................  (World, North and Central America, United States, New York state) [1002814]

Sources and Contributors:
Queens..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 767
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36034228
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 994
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 767
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36034228
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 994
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) "New York." Accessed 5 September 2002.
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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