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ID: 7024269
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Île-de-France (historical region)  Île-de-France (historical region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 002 20 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 2.3330  decimal degrees

Note: In the Middle Ages, meant a large area with Paris as the center; in the 15th century it was a wide military province, bounded to the north by Picardy, to the west by Normandy, to the south by Orléanais and Nivernais, and to the east by Champagne; see also modern region of Île-de-France and historic Francia.

Names:
Île-de-France (preferred,C,V)  ............ name documented in 1429, perhaps in use as early as 1387; from the medieval word "île" meaning an area bounded by rivers
Ile-de-France (C,V)
Isle-de-France (C,V)
Région Parisienne (C,V)
Isle of France (C,V)
L'Île-de-France (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Île-de-France (historical region)  ............  Île-de-France (historical region) (P)

Place Types:
historical region (preferred, C)
province (H)
general region (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Île-de-France..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..........................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 04/15/99
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 88
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Ile-de-France..........  [BHA, VP]
..........................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 211
..........................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Isle-de-France..........  [GRLPSC]
.............................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998)
Isle of France..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
L'Île-de-France..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Région Parisienne..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XIX, 427
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 211
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 9; 427; XIX, 427
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 15 April 1999; accessed 04/15/99
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1432509
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 88
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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