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ID: 7008824
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 09 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.1500  decimal degrees
Long: 004 16 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -4.2667  decimal degrees

Note: Was an important ancient village on trade route from Mediterranean. A fort was built on the site by the Romans in 75 CE; a Welsh fortification was built in the 13th century. The castle attracts many tourists. Site of small harbor built in the 19th century.

Names:
Caernarfon (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Caernarvon (C,V)
Carnarvon (C,V,English,U)
Caer Seint (C,V)  ............ name of Welsh fortification
Arvonia (H,O)
Segontia (H,O)
Segontium (H,O)  ............ name of Roman fort
Seguntium (H,V)

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 Wales (country)  ............  Wales (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Gwynedd (county)  ................  Gwynedd (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Caernarfon (inhabited place)  ....................  Caernarfon (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Britannia (province)  ........  Britannia (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Caernarfon (inhabited place)  ............  Caernarfon (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled at least by Neolithic Age
town (C)
administrative center (C)  ............  administrative headquarters of the unitary authority
tourist center (C)
county seat (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Segontiaci from 1098 until subdued by Edward I in 1284; of North Wales in 1284
fortification (H)  ............  was a Roman fort
village (H)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Arvonia..........  [VP]
.................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 30
Caernarfon..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 140
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 717
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 37
Caernarvon..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Blue Guide: Wales (1979) 159
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 140
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 717
Caer Seint..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 140
Carnarvon..........  [BHA, VP]
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-31
Segontia..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 355
Segontium..........  [VP]
....................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000)
....................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 20 September 2004
....................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 355
Seguntium..........  [VP]
....................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 30
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000)
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: Wales (1979) 159
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 140
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 717
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2591507
..................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 30
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-31
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 20 September 2004
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 37
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 355
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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