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ID: 7003085
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 011 53 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 11.8833  decimal degrees

Note: Formerly located near a mouth of the Po river, which was called "Padus" in Latin, and from which the name of the city is derived. Settlement on the site dates to at least the 10th century BCE. According to legend, it was founded by the Trojan hero Antenor; was birthplace of Roman historian Livy (59 BCE); was a leading commune 11th-13th cen.; was ruled by Venice 1405-1797; was under Austrian rule 1815-1866. The city was active in the Risorgimento. It is noted for many famous architectural sites.

Names:
Padova (preferred,C,V,Italian,U,N)
Padua (C,O,English-P,U,N)  ............ named for ancient name of the Po river, "Padus"
Padoue (C,O)
Paduan (C,V,English,U,A)
Patavium (H,V,Latin,U,N)  ............ ancient

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Italy (nation)  ........  Italy (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Veneto (region (administrative division))  ............  Veneto (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Padova (province)  ................  Padova (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Padua (inhabited place)  ....................  Padua (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  area was settled by 10th century BCE, town was founded in 302 BCE, as documented by Livy
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
cultural center (C)  ............  home of Dante; has several buildings with famous frescoes by Giotto, Mantegna, Titian & the Gattamelata statue by Donatello
manufacturing center (C)  ............  electrical & agricultural machinery, motorcycles, chemicals & artificial & synthetic textiles
commercial center (C)
university center (C)  ............  site of university founded 1222, the nation's oldest after Bologna

Sources and Contributors:
Padoue..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-130
Padova..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Annuario Generale (1980)
.................  Gallerie degli Uffizi database (1987-)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Padua..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 53-54
..............  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Po River." Accessed 04/24/2002.
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 911
Paduan..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Patavium..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 352
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Annuario Generale (1980)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 53-54
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Po River." Accessed 04/24/2002.
..................  Gallerie degli Uffizi database (1987-)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -123662
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-130
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 352
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 911
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
..........  TCI: Veneto (1969) 349

 

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