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ID: 7001314
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001314

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 47 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.7830  decimal degrees
Long: 003 03 02 E  degrees minutes   Long: 3.0500  decimal degrees

Note: Founded by Phoenicians; became a Roman town that was ruined by invaders; revived as a Mediterranean commercial center under Zirid dynasty late 10th cen.; held by Spain 1509-1517; was base for Barbary pirates; Allied troop headquarters in World War II.

Names:
Algiers (preferred,C,O,English-P,U,N)
Alger (C,V,French-P,U,N)
Algeri (C,O)
Algier (C,O)
Argel (C,O)
Al-Jazā'ir (C,V,Arabic (transliterated)-P,U,N)
Al Jazair (C,V)
Al Jaza'ir (C,V)
Al-Jaza'ir (C,V)
Al-Djaza'ir (C,V)
Al-jezair (C,V)
El Djazaïr (C,V)
Icosium (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Algeria (nation)  ........  Algeria (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Alger (province)  ............  Alger (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Algiers (inhabited place)  ................  Algiers (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as a Phoenician colony
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  of Algeria since 1962
department capital (C)
port (C)
capital (H)  ............  of French colony, 1830; provisionally of France, 1943

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Algeria .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Africa) [7016752]

Sources and Contributors:
Al-Djaza'ir..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 22
Alger..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004) accessed 30 June 2004
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 10
Algeri..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004) accessed 30 June 2004
Algier..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-15
Algiers..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 24 February
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 32
Al Jaza'ir..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 336
Al-Jaza'ir..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) I, 265
Al-Jazā'ir..........  [VP]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1999)
Al Jazair..........  [VP]
....................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 24 February 2015
Al-jezair..........  [VP]
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004) accessed 30 June 2004
Argel..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 336
El Djazaïr..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 22
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) I, 265
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 32
Icosium..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 336
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1999)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 22
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) I, 265
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 24 January 2015
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004) accessed 30 June 2004
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-15
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 10
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 336
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 32
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 32
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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