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ID: 7012056
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Crete (region (administrative division))  Crete (region (administrative division))

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 025 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 25.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Settled in Neolithic period; center of Minoan culture from 3rd millenium. BCE; traded with Egypt of 12th Dynasty; produced great palaces and Linear A pictographic script; declined after huge earthquake and explosion of Thera ca. 1500 BCE; then ruled by Greece.

Names:
Kríti (preferred,C,V)
Crete (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Crète (C,O)
Kreta (C,V)
Krete (C,V)
Kríti region (C,O,display)
Creta, Isla de (C,O)
Candia (H,V)  ............ Venetian name for the island, & for the city of Iraklion
Creta (H,V)  ............ Roman
Cretan (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Greece (nation)  ........  Greece (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Crete (region (administrative division))  ............  Crete (region (administrative division)) (P)

Place Types:
region (administrative division) (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)
island (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Candia..........  [VP]
.................  Blue Guide: Crete (1993) 12
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 210-211
Creta..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
Creta, Isla de..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-73
Cretan..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 18 January 2008
Crete..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 50
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 463
Crète..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Michelin: Grèce (1983) plate 1
Kreta..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-91
Krete..........  [BHA, GRLPSC]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Kríti..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 621
..............  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 241
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 82
..............  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Kríti region..........  [VP]
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Crete (1993) 12
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 621
..................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 241
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 210-211
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Michelin: Grèce (1983) plate 1
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 18 January 2008
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-73
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-91
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 50; plate 82
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 463
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
..........  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)

 

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