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ID: 8698314
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Americas (general region)  Americas (general region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 19 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 19.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 096 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -96.0000  decimal degrees

Note: General reference to the combined area of North, Central, and South America in the Western Hemisphere. The name "America" is derived from that of the Italian explorer and friend of Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, who made several voyages to the Western Hemisphere and described his travels.

Names:
Americas (preferred,C,V,English-P,U)
America (C,V,English,U)
Americas, The (C,V,English,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Americas (general region)  ....  Americas (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
America..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-)
Americas..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-)
.................  Fern├índez-Armesto, The Americas (2006)
Americas, The..........  [VP]
..........................  Fern├índez-Armesto, The Americas (2006) title
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-)

 

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