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ID: 7027188
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Medellín (inhabited place)  Medellín (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 57 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.9500  decimal degrees
Long: 005 58 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -5.9667  decimal degrees

Note: Roman town named for Caecilius Metellus, commander in the Sertorian War; little known of history; ongoing occupation; has one of largest fortresses in Extremadura; birthplace of explorer Hernán Cortés; town was badly damaged by French army in 1809

Names:
Medellín (preferred,C,V)
Caecilia Metellinum (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Spain (nation)  ........  Spain (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Extremadura (autonomous community)  ............  Extremadura (autonomous community) (P)
Hierarchy of Badajoz (province)  ................  Badajoz (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Medellín (inhabited place)  ....................  Medellín (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  82-72 BC to present
town (C)  ............  82-72 BC to present
fortified settlement (H)  ............  principally 14th-cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Caecilia Metellinum..........  [VP]
...................................  Spain: Oxford Guides(1998) 1
Medellín..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003) Accessed 07/03/01
.................  Spain: Oxford Guides(1998) 1
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -391701
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003) Accessed 07/03/01
..................  Spain: Oxford Guides(1998) 1
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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