The GettyResearch Institute
Research Home Tools Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help

Vernacular Display | English Display

Click the icon to view the hierarchy.

Semantic View (JSONJSONLDRDFN3/TurtleN-Triples)

ID: 7011731
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Switzerland (nation)  Switzerland (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 008 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Area settled in pre-Christian period; had Roman encampments 1st century; Germanic tribes invaded 3rd-6th century; ruled by Franks 9th century, Holy Roman Empire from 11th century; first confederation of cantons was established 13th century, others joined 14th-19th century; official languages are German, French and Italian, though Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman) is also a national language.

Names:
Schweiz (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)  ............ name derived from Schwyz, one the original cantons in the core Confederation
Schweizerishe Eidgenossenschaft (C,V,O,German,U,N)
Suisse (C,V,French-P,U,N)
La Suisse (C,V,French,U,N)
Confédération suisse (C,V,O,French,U,N)
Confédération Suisse (C,V,French,U,N)
Confédération Helvétique (C,V,French,U,N)
Svizzera (C,V,Italian-P,U,N)
Confederazione Svizzera (C,V,O,Italian,U,N)
Confederazione Elvetica (C,V,Italian,U,N)
Svizra (C,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman)-P,U,N)
Svizzra (C,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U,N)
Confederaziun Svizra (C,V,O,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U,N)
Confederaziun Helvetica (C,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U,N)
Helvetia (C,O,Latin-P,U,N)  ............ used since ancient times
Helvetia (Chinese (transliterated),U)
Helvetic Republic (C,O,English,U,N)
Switzerland (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Swiss Confederation (C,O,English,U,N)
Helvetic Confederation (C,O,English,U,N)
Suiza (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Confederación Suiza (C,O,Spanish,U)
Zwitserland (C,O)
Suíça (C,O)
Швейцария (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Швейцарская Конфедерация (C,O,Russian,U)
瑞士 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
瑞士联邦 (C,O,Chinese,U)
سوسٌرا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
الاتحاد اسًوسٌري (C,O,Arabic,U)
CHE (C,O,ISO3L)
CH (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO756 (C,O,ISO3N)
SZ00 (C,O,FIPS)
Swiss (C,O,English,U,A)
Confederatio Helvetica (H,V,Chinese (transliterated),U)
Helvetica, Confederatio (H,V,Chinese (transliterated),U)
Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (H,V,German,U)
Schwiz (C,V,Chinese (transliterated),U)
Suisse, Confédération (H,V,French,U)
Svizra, Confederaziun (H,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U)
Svizzera, Confederazione (H,V,Italian,U)
SZ (C,V,German,U)
Rhaetia (H,V)

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

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  Swiss Confederation of area smaller than modern nation was created in 1291; 22 cantons in confederation since 1815, adopted federal constitution 1848
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)
independent political entity (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Bern .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Europe, Switzerland, Bern canton) [7007557]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 2002
successor of ....  Old Swiss Confederacy .......... (former group of nations/states/cities)
......................  (World, Europe) [8698294]

Sources and Contributors:
Швейцария..........  [VP]
....................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
Швейцарская Конфедерация..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
瑞士..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
瑞士联邦..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
سوسٌرا..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
الاتحاد اسًوسٌري..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
CH..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
CHE..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 784
Confederación Suiza..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
Confederatio Helvetica..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Confédération Helvétique..........  [BHA, VP]
.........................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Confédération Suisse..........  [FDA, VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 723
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1173
Confédération suisse..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 784
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
Confederazione Elvetica..........  [VP]
.........................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 449 ff.
Confederazione Svizzera..........  [FDA, VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.........................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Confederaziun Helvetica..........  [VP]
.........................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 449 ff.
Confederaziun Svizra..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 29 July 2009
Helvetia..........  [VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 625-627
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Helvetica, Confederatio..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Helvetic Confederation..........  [BHA, VP]
.........................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Helvetic Republic..........  [VP]
................................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 345
ISO756..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Newsletter (1993) 38
La Suisse..........  [VP]
....................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 625-627
Rhaetia..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 354
Schweiz..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 842
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Schweizerishe Eidgenossenschaft..........  [FDA, VP]
.....................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
.....................................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Schwiz..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Suíça..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
Suisse..........  [BHA, FDA, VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 82
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Suisse, Confédération..........  [VP]
......................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Suiza..........  [VP]
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 82
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
Svizra..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 29 July 2009
Svizra, Confederaziun..........  [VP]
......................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Svizzera..........  [BHA, FDA, VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Svizzera, Confederazione..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Svizzra..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 449 ff.
Swiss..........  [VP]
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 36
Swiss Confederation..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
...................................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Switzerland..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 708
.......................  Brockhaus, Deutsche Kunst (1916)
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
.......................  Grande Encyclopédie Larousse (1983)
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 66
.......................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 82
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
SZ..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
SZ00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 83
Zwitserland..........  [VP]
.......................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 1003
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 708
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 723
..................  Brockhaus, Deutsche Kunst (1916)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 625-627
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 842
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 449 ff.
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 1003
..................  Grande Encyclopédie Larousse (1983)
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 784
..................  ISO Newsletter (1993) 38
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2554390
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 83
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 66
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 345; 354
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 82
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 36
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1173
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

New Search

Back to Top

Printer Friendly Version

The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust