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ID: 7007557
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 57 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.9500  decimal degrees
Long: 007 26 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.4333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the frontier between German-speaking Alemannians and French-speaking Burgundians, its name may be derived from the German 'bär', a bear, which is its heraldic device and used on its civic seal since 1224. Founded by duke Berthold V of Zähringen in 1191, it became free imperial city after 1218. Site of important disputations between Catholics and reformers in 1528.

Names:
Bern (preferred,C,V)
Berne (C,V)
Berna (C,O,Italian,U,N)

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as a military post in 1191, on site of an ancient castle
city (C)
national capital (C)
regional capital (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Switzerland .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [7011731]

Sources and Contributors:
Bern..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
...........  Baedekers: Schweiz (1972)
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 2:143
...........  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Berna..........  [VP]
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Berne..........  [GRLPSC]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Baedekers: Schweiz (1972)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 2:143
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Blue Guide: Switzerland (1989) 142
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 2:143

 

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