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ID: 1000001
 

Record Type: physical
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  North and Central America (continent)

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 17 02 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.2845  decimal degrees
Long: 101 07 22 W  degrees minutes   Long: -101.1230  decimal degrees

Note: Within the logic of TGN, "North and Central America" is a continent, to which all nations in this area of the world are linked. It comprises lands on the North American and Caribbean plates. The first human inhabitants here crossed Bering land bridge from Asia or settled the coastlines by traveling in boats. They developed Pleistocene cultures here, and they later developed diverse sophisticated agrarian cultures. The continent was colonized by Europeans from the 16th century through 18th centuries.

Names:
North and Central America (preferred,C,O)
America, North and Central (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)

Place Types:
continent (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
America, North and Central..........  [VP]
...............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
North and Central America..........  [VP Preferred]
............................................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) xiv
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) xiv
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
..........  Times Atlas of the World (1985) maps of the continents

 

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