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ID: 1007447
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1007447

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Howland Island (possession)  Howland Island (possession)

Coordinates:
Lat: 00 48 07 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 0.8010  decimal degrees
Long: 176 38 03 W  degrees minutes   Long: -176.6430  decimal degrees

Note: A flat coral atoll in the SW Pacific; it is uninhabited. It was first discovered in 1822 by a whaler named George B. Worth and named Worth Island. In 1828 it was visited by Capt. Daniel Smith and in 1842 it was renamed by Capt. George E. Nethcher for his ship's lookout, Mr. Howland, who first sighted the island from the New Bedford Whaler. It was originally claimed by USA to harvest guano deposits; it now serves as important haven for migratory birds.

Names:
Howland Island (preferred,C,V)  ............ 1842-present
Worth Island (H,V)  ............ 1822-1842

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Howland Island (possession)  ............  Howland Island (possession) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of United States Minor Outlying Islands (general region)  ....  United States Minor Outlying Islands (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Howland Island (possession)  ........  Howland Island (possession)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Howland Island (possession)  ........  Howland Island (possession) (P)

Place Types:
possession (preferred, C)  ............  claimed by USA in 1857
primary political unit (C)
first level subdivision (C)
unincorporated territory (C)
island (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Howland Island..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 93
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 516
Worth Island..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 93
..................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 516
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-)

 

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