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ID: 7005821
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005821

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 12 03 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -12.0500  decimal degrees
Long: 077 03 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -77.0500  decimal degrees

Note: Located just inland from central Peruvian coast; there were major pre-Incan and Incan urban centers in area; Spanish city was founded in 16th cen.; flourished as capital of viceroyalty of Peru; destroyed by earthquake in 1746, rebuilt in opulent fashion.

Names:
Lima (preferred,C,V)
Ciudad de los Reyes (H,V)  ............ so-called because Spanish city was founded on January 6, the feast of the Three Kings (Epiphany)
City of Kings (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Peru (nation)  ........  Peru (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Lima (region (administrative division))  ............  Lima (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Lima (inhabited place)  ................  Lima (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  area was inhabited for thousands of years; Spanish city was founded by conquistador Pizarro in 1535
city (C)
national capital (C)
regional capital (C)
industrial center (C)
commercial center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  site of the oldest university in South America & other institutions
cultural center (C)
judicial center (H)  ............  was seat of Spanish royal audencia (high court)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Peru .......... (nation)
..................  (World, South America) [1000056]

Sources and Contributors:
City of Kings..........  [VP]
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 671
Ciudad de los Reyes..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIII, 41
Lima..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
...........  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIII, 41
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 671
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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