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ID: 1089826
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 12 36 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 12.6000  decimal degrees
Long: 037 27 57 E  degrees minutes   Long: 37.4667  decimal degrees

Note: Home to emperors 1632-1755; suffered greatly during civil wars 1750-1890; important center of the Ethiopian Church; population is mostly Christian, with Jewish & Muslim minorities; economy is based on subsistence farming, production of textiles & jewelry.

Names:
Gonder (preferred,C,V)
Gondar (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ethiopia (nation)  ........  Ethiopia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Āmara (state)  ............  Āmara (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Gonder (inhabited place)  ................  Gonder (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
regional capital (C)
transportation center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Ethiopia, 1632-1855

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Ethiopian Empire .......... (former nation/state/empire)
..................  (World, Africa) [8711745]

Sources and Contributors:
Gondar..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) V, 357
Gonder..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 74
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 380
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) V, 357
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 24 November 2014
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 74
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 380
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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