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ID: 7008102
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Avon (former administrative division)  Avon (former administrative division)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 26 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.4333  decimal degrees
Long: 002 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.5000  decimal degrees

Note: A former county in southwestern England; it was formed in 1974 from parts of north Somerset and Gloucestershire and it was replaced by various unitary councils in 1996. The area is comprised of low-lying basin bordered by Cotswold Hills to the east and Mendip Hills to the south. The area was ccupied by prehistoric peoples and Romans ca. 1st century CE; became part of Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the 7th century. Local industries include dairying, food-processing, and aircraft construction.

Names:
Avon (preferred,C,V,English,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Avon (former administrative division)  ................  Avon (former administrative division) (P)

Place Types:
former administrative division (preferred, C)
agricultural center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
county (H)  ............  1974-1996
first level subdivision (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Avon..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 744
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 18
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
UK00..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 744
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2588842
..................  Oxford English Reference Dictionary (1996)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 18
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Oxford English Reference Dictionary (1996)

 

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