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ID: 1136549
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1136549

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 22 49 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -22.8167  decimal degrees
Long: 043 25 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -43.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on a low hill N of Recife, the state capital; flourished in sugar trade in 16th cen.; Africans were brought here as slaves; was occupied by Dutch 1630-1654; known for ornate 16th- & 17th-cen. churches, monasteries & other colonial buildings.

Names:
Olinda (preferred,C,V)

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Duarte Coelho Pereira as the capital in 1537
city (C)
agricultural center (C)
state capital (H)  ............  until Dutch retreated in 1654

Sources and Contributors:
Olinda..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 916
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-127
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 916
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-127
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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