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ID: 7029439
 

Record Type: both
Hierarchy of Low Countries (general region)  Low Countries (general region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 51 21 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.8564  decimal degrees
Long: 004 57 25 E  degrees minutes   Long: 4.9578  decimal degrees

Note: Region in northern Europe bordering the North Sea encompassing modern Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. These are together known as the Benelux countries, from the initial letters of their names. The Low Countries are so called because much of their land along the North Sea coast and for some distance inland is either below sea level or just slightly above it. The Low Countries are bordered by Germany to the east and France to the south. In 1947 the three nations formed the Benelux Customs Union, which broadened over the years into what a 1960 treaty confirmed as the Benelux Economic Union.

Names:
Low Countries (preferred,C,O,English-P,U,N)
Low Countries, The (C,O,English,U,N)
The Low Countries (C,V)
Benelux (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Benelux Countries (C,O,English,U,N)
Lage Landen (C,V,Dutch-P,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Low Countries (general region)  ........  Low Countries (general region) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Belgium (nation)  ........  Belgium (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Low Countries (general region)  ............  Low Countries (general region)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Netherlands (nation)  ........  Netherlands (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Low Countries (general region)  ............  Low Countries (general region)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Luxembourg (nation)  ........  Luxembourg (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Low Countries (general region)  ............  Low Countries (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)
association (C)

Related geographic places:
distinguished from ....  Benelux Economic Union .......... (union)
..................................  (World, Europe) [8060269]

Sources and Contributors:
Benelux..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Benelux Countries..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Low Countries." Accessed 06/27/2002.
Lage Landen..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's Dutch-English Dictionary (1981)
Low Countries..........  [VP Preferred]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 533
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 691
Low Countries, The..........  [VP]
...................................  National Geographic Atlas (1987) 146
The Low Countries..........  [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 533
..................  Cassell's Dutch-English Dictionary (1981)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Low Countries." Accessed 06/27/2002.
..................  National Geographic Atlas (1987) 146
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 691
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Low Countries." Accessed 06/27/2002.

 

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