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ID: 1021444
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1021444

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 03 45 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -3.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 038 35 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -38.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Atlantic coast; founded by Portuguese in 17th cen.; ocuupied by Dutch 1637-1654; was major center for sugar plantations in colonial era; opened to international trade on 1808 & flourished; center of federal land development campaign since 1957.

Names:
Fortaleza (preferred,C,V)
Ceará (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brasil (nation)  ........  Brasil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Ceará (state)  ............  Ceará (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Fortaleza (inhabited place)  ................  Fortaleza (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1609
city (C)
state capital (C)
port (C)
agricultural center (C)
commercial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Ceará..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-32
Fortaleza..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 300
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 67
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 300
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-32
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 67
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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