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ID: 7007366
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7007366

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 02 26 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.0406  decimal degrees
Long: 009 04 05 E  degrees minutes   Long: 9.0680  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the Linth River. Established as a Roman settlement ca. 15 BCE. The Alemanni settled here from ca. 500 CE. In the 6th century, Irish monk, Fridolin, converted the district to Christianity. Became a member of the Swiss Confederation in 1352, and its inhabitants defeated the Hapsburg army at the Battle of Näfels in 1388.

Names:
Glarus (preferred,C,V,German,U)
Glaris (C,V,French,U)
Glarona (C,V,Italian,U)
Glaruna (C,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Schweiz (nation)  ........  Schweiz (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Glarus (canton)  ............  Glarus (canton) (P)
Hierarchy of Glarus (inhabited place)  ................  Glarus (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  inhabited by Romans by ca. 15 BC
town (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Glaris..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-94
Glarona..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Glaruna..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Glarus..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 338
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 73
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 338
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2552203
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-94
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 73
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) V. I, p. 328

 

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