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ID: 7016617
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7016617

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Bengal (general region)  Bengal (general region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 24 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 24.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 090 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 90.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Bengal is an area roughly encompassing West Bengal in India and all of Bangladesh. It was an ancient Hindu region, into which was introduced Buddhism in the 3rd century. The northeastern part was the nucleus of the Maurya and Gupta empires. The Afghans conquered it ca. 1199. It was ruled by an independent dynasty from the 14th to the 16th century.

Names:
Bengal (preferred,C,V)
Bengal Presidency (H,V)  ............ used 1912-1937
Bengali (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Bengal (general region)  ........  Bengal (general region) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Bāṁlādesh (nation)  ........  Bāṁlādesh (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bengal (general region)  ............  Bengal (general region)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Bhārat (nation)  ........  Bhārat (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bengal (general region)  ............  Bengal (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)
controlled region (H)  ............  British, from 17th cen. to 1947
dynasty (H)  ............  1338-1539
urban prefecture (H)  ............  1699-1905, restored 1912
province (H)  ............  of British India, 1937-1947

Related geographic places:
historical connection ....  Pala Empire .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................................  (World, Asia) [8711812]

Sources and Contributors:
Bengal..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 135-136
Bengali..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 29 Jan. 2004
Bengal Presidency..........  [VP]
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 135-136
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 23 June 2015
..................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 29 Jan. 2004
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 135-136
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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