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ID: 7001369
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001369

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Tel Aviv-Yafo (inhabited place)  Tel Aviv-Yafo (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 32 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 32.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 034 46 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 34.7667  decimal degrees

Note: Modern city founded in 1909 by Jews from Yafo; population expanded in 1920s & after World War II; capital of Israel 1948-Dec.1949; in 1950 Tel Aviv & Yafo merged to form the largest city in Israel & the country's cultural, commercial & financial center.

Names:
Tel Aviv-Yafo (preferred,C,V)
Tel Aviv-Jaffa (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Jaffa, Tel Aviv- (C,V)
Tel-Aviv (C,V)
Tel Aviv (C,V)
Joppa (H,V)  ............ ancient
Yafa (H,V)
Jaffa (H,V)
Yafo (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Yisra'el (nation)  ........  Yisra'el (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Tel Aviv (national district)  ............  Tel Aviv (national district) (P)
Hierarchy of Tel Aviv-Yafo (inhabited place)  ................  Tel Aviv-Yafo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  area settled since 15th cen. BCE
city (C)  ............  Tel Aviv founded 1909; twin cities incorporated 1950
district capital (C)
urban center (C)
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
commercial center (C)
financial center (C)
educational center (C)
tourist center (C)  ............  since 1948
historic site (C)
provincial capital (H)  ............  during Egyptian New Kingdom
national capital (H)  ............  1948-1950
port (H)  ............  commercial shipping from the ports of Jaffa & Tel Aviv ceased in 1965, with the inauguration of the modern port at Ashdod

Related geographic places:
near/adjacent to ....  Tel Arshaf .......... (deserted settlement)
..............................  (World, Asia, Yisra'el, HaMerkaz) [7594412]

Sources and Contributors:
Jaffa..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 91
Jaffa, Tel Aviv-..........  [VP]
.............................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Joppa..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 346
Tel Aviv..........  [BHA, GRLPSC]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Tel-Aviv..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Tel Aviv-Jaffa..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 554
Tel Aviv-Yafo..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 920
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) XI, 609-610
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 196
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1194
Yafa..........  [VP]
...........  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 360
Yafo..........  [BHA]
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 920
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) XI, 609-610
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 196; 91
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 346; 360
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1194; 554
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)

 

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