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ID: 7017095
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7017095

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Rio de Janeiro (inhabited place)  Rio de Janeiro (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 22 53 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -22.8833  decimal degrees
Long: 043 17 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -43.2833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on coastal plain on Guanabara bay; traditionally, is said to have been charted by the Portuguese in 1502; French and Portuguese contended for settlement here 16th-18th centuries; thrived as shipping port for gold and diamonds in 18th century; today is a major commercial center.

Names:
Rio de Janeiro (preferred,C,V)  ............ named by Portuguese explorers, who mistakenly thought the bay was the mouth of a river
Rio (C,V)  ............ used as a byname
Cidade Maravilhosa (C,V,P)
São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (H,V)
Antarctic France (H,O)  ............ so-called by French Huguenots in 16th century
France Antarctique (C,V,French-P,U)
France antartique (C,V)
França Antartica (C,V,Portuguese-P,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brasil (nation)  ........  Brasil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Rio de Janeiro (state)  ............  Rio de Janeiro (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Rio de Janeiro (inhabited place)  ................  Rio de Janeiro (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as a citadel in mid-16th cen.
city (C)
state capital (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  is 2nd largest manufacturing center in nation
cultural center (C)
tourist center (C)  ............  famous as glamorous resort; most noted for Copacabana Beach & frenetic pre-Lenten Carnival
national capital (H)  ............  from 1763-1960

Sources and Contributors:
Antarctic France..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:780-781
Cidade Maravilhosa..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
França Antartica..........  [VP]
.............................  Thevet, Singularidades da França Antartica (1978) title
France Antarctique..........  [VP]
...................................  Thevet, Singularidades da França Antartica (1978) title
France antartique..........  [VP]
................................  Thevet, Singularidades da França Antartica (1978)
Rio..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 10:82
Rio de Janeiro..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:781
.............................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 10:83
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 165
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1019
São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro..........  [VP]
.....................................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:780-781
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:780-781; 2:781
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 10:82; 10:83
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 165
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1019
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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