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ID: 7002090
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7002090

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Port Moresby (inhabited place)  Port Moresby (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 09 30 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -9.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 147 07 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 147.1167  decimal degrees

Note: Was sighted by Captain Moresby in 1873; gold was discovered here in 1878; British occupied site in 1883; was site of Allied army base in WW II, & was bombed repeatedly.

Names:
Port Moresby (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Papua New Guinea (nation)  ........  Papua New Guinea (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of National Capital (national district)  ............  National Capital (national district) (P)
Hierarchy of Port Moresby (inhabited place)  ................  Port Moresby (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
national capital (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
financial center (C)
university center (C)
transportation center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Papua New Guinea .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Oceania) [7006160]

Sources and Contributors:
Port Moresby..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 516
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 156
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 972
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 516
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 156
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 972
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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