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ID: 7016622
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7016622

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Canary Islands (autonomous community)  Canary Islands (autonomous community)

Coordinates:
Lat: 28 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 28.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 015 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -15.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Originally inhabited by Guanche peoples; visited by Mauritanians ca. 40 BCE; Arabs traders arrived 999; visited by sailors from Genoa, Mallorca, Portugal, and France 13th-14th centuries; Spanish defeated Guanche 15th century and set up base for transatlantic voyages.

Names:
Canarias (preferred,C,V)
Canary Islands (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Canarias, Comunidad Autónoma de (C,V)
Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias (C,V)
Canarie (C,O)
SP53 (NA,V,FIPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Spain (nation)  ........  Spain (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Canary Islands (autonomous community)  ............  Canary Islands (autonomous community) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Canary Islands (autonomous community)  ........  Canary Islands (autonomous community) (P)

Place Types:
autonomous community (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)
archipelago (C)
kingdom (H)  ............  Juan de Béthencourt was self-proclaimed king of islands from 1404

Sources and Contributors:
Canarias..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 88
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Canarias, Comunidad Autónoma de..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Canarie..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 83
Canary Islands..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 794
Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
SP53..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 150
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 83
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 794
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) 6198369
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 88
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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