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ID: 7024097
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Flanders (former nation/state/empire)  Flanders (former nation/state/empire)

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 005 20 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 5.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Area in western Europe in modern Belgium (Oost-Vlaanderen and West-Vlaanderen provinces) and France (Nord and Pas-de-Calais departments). Comprises a small area, but historically it was densely populated and productive, with important seaports and occupying a central position in Europe. It was a Medieval principality in the southwestern Low Countries. Its broadest boundaries include the lands of Philip the Good (died 1467), Charles the Bold (died 1477), and Charles V (died 1558).

Names:
Flanders (preferred,C,O,English-P,U,N)  ............ a version of the name was recorded in 8th cen., probably meaning "lowland" or "flooded land"
Flandre (H,V,French-P,U,N)
Flandern (H,O,German-P,U,N)
Vlaanderen (H,V,Dutch-P,U,N)
Vlaanderen (Flemish-P,U,N)
Flandres (H,V)
Flandrensis (H,V)  ............ refers to the original smaller, district around Brugges; name used in 8th century
Flandria (C,V,Latin,U,N)
Flemish (C,O,English,U,A)
Flanders, historical (C,V,display)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Flanders (former nation/state/empire)  ........  Flanders (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)

Place Types:
former nation/state/empire (preferred, C)
historical region (C)
principality (H)  ............  arose 862, when Baldwin I married daughter of W Frankish king, Charles II the Bald; disappeared in French Revolutionary Wars
county (H)  ............  of Low Countries, from 9th century

Related geographic places:
distinguished from ....  Flanders .......... (region (administrative division))
..................................  (World, Europe, Belgium) [7018236]
related to ....  Belgium .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [1000063]
..................  before 1831

Sources and Contributors:
Flandern..........  [VP]
.................  Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002) accessed 22 Jan 2003
Flanders..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Carson, Flanders (n.d.) passim
.................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 10/23/98
.................  Oxford Companion to Art (1987) 409
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 399
Flanders, historical..........  [VP]
...................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Flandre..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Flandrensis..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 10/23/98
Flandres..........  [BHA]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Flandria..........  [VP]
.................  Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002) accessed 22 Jan 2003
Flemish..........  [VP]
.................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
Vlaanderen..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Carson, Flanders (n.d.) passim
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002) accessed 22 Jan 2003
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 10/23/98
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
..................  Oxford Companion to Art (1987) 409
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 399
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)

 

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