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ID: 7003762
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Valais (canton)  Valais (canton)

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 11 48 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.1967  decimal degrees
Long: 007 35 17 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.5880  decimal degrees

Note: Located along the Italian border; area has been inhabited since prehistoric times; occupied by Rome under Julius Caesar from 57 BCE; passed to bishop of Sion in 999; remained Catholic throughout the Reformation.

Names:
Valais (preferred,C,V,French,U)
Canton du Valais (C,V,French,U)
Wallis (C,V,German,U)
Kanton Wallis (C,V,German,U)
Canton Valais (C,V,French,U)
Canton Vallese (C,V,Italian,U)
Chantun Vallais (C,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U)
SZ22 (C,V,FIPS,German,U)
Valais, Canton (C,V,French,U)
Valais, Canton du (C,V,French,U)
Vallais, Chantun (C,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U)
Vallese (C,V,Italian,U)
Vallese, Canton (C,V,Italian,U)
Wallis, Kanton (C,V,German,U)
Valais Poenina (H,V)
Vallais (H,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Switzerland (nation)  ........  Switzerland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Valais (canton)  ............  Valais (canton) (P)

Place Types:
canton (preferred, C)  ............  joined Swiss Confederacy in 1815
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Canton du Valais..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Canton Valais..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Canton Vallese..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Chantun Vallais..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Kanton Wallis..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
SZ22..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Valais..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-183
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Valais, Canton..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Valais, Canton du..........  [VP]
................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Valais Poenina..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 979
Vallais..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 979
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Vallais, Chantun..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Vallese..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Vallese, Canton..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Wallis..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-188
Wallis, Kanton..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 979
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2554622
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-183; I-188
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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