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ID: 7003757
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7003757

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Schwyz (canton)  Schwyz (canton)

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 02 26 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.0405  decimal degrees
Long: 008 44 28 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.7410  decimal degrees

Note: Area joined Uri, Unterwalden and Lucerne in a pact to form the Four Forest Cantons, which became the foundation of Swiss independence; the name of this canton in the document is the source of the name of the nation, "Schweiz"; population is mainly Catholic.

Names:
Schwyz (preferred,C,V,German,U)
Kanton Schwyz (C,V,German,U)
Schwyz canton (C,O)
Canton de Schwyz (C,V,French,U)
Canton Svitto (C,V,Italian,U)
Chantun Sviz (C,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U)
Schwyz, Canton de (C,V,French,U)
Schwyz, Kanton (C,V,German,U)
Svitto (C,V,Italian,U)
Svitto, Canton (C,V,Italian,U)
Sviz (C,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U)
Sviz, Chantun (C,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U)
SZ17 (C,V,FIPS,German,U)
Suittes (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Schweiz (nation)  ........  Schweiz (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Schwyz (canton)  ............  Schwyz (canton) (P)

Place Types:
canton (preferred, C)  ............  joined Swiss Confederacy 1291, modern territorial jurisdiction was finalized in 1848
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Canton de Schwyz..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Canton Svitto..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Chantun Sviz..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Kanton Schwyz..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Schwyz..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 578
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 842
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 178
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Schwyz canton..........  [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Schwyz, Canton de..........  [VP]
................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Schwyz, Kanton..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Suittes..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 842
Svitto..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Svitto, Canton..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Sviz..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Sviz, Chantun..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
SZ17..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 578
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 842
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 April 2014
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2554159
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 178
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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