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ID: 7008651
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of British Indian Ocean Territory (territory)  British Indian Ocean Territory (territory)

Coordinates:
Lat: 07 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -7.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 072 01 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 72.0167  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises the Chagos archipelago; located in strategic position on trade route to East, area was acquired by France 18th cen.; several islands were transferred to Seychelles in 1976; contains UK-USA naval support base, but has no permanent population.

Names:
British Indian Ocean Territory (preferred,C,V)
Indien, territoires britanniques de l'Ocean (C,O)
Territorio Británico del Océano Índico (C,O)
IOT (C,O,ISO3L)
IO (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO086 (C,O,ISO3N)
IO00 (C,O,FIPS)

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 British Indian Ocean Territory (territory)  ............  British Indian Ocean Territory (territory) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of British Indian Ocean Territory (territory)  ........  British Indian Ocean Territory (territory)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of India (subcontinent)  ........  India (subcontinent) (P)
Hierarchy of British Indian Ocean Territory (territory)  ............  British Indian Ocean Territory (territory)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of British Overseas Territories (group of nations/states/cities)  ....  British Overseas Territories (group of nations/states/cities) (P)
Hierarchy of British Indian Ocean Territory (territory)  ........  British Indian Ocean Territory (territory) (P)

Place Types:
territory (preferred, C)  ............  annexed by Britain in 1814; established as territory separate from Mauritius in 1965
primary political unit (C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
British Indian Ocean Territory..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.....................................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 95
.....................................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 34
Indien, territoires britanniques de l'Ocean..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-76
IO..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
IO00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/20/99
IOT..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
ISO086..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
Territorio Británico del Océano Índico..........  [VP]
.................................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-174
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 95
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-174; I-76
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 34
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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