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ID: 7006050
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7006050

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 19 18 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 19.3000  decimal degrees
Long: 166 36 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 166.6000  decimal degrees

Note: Coral atoll comprising 3 islets; arid & was uninhabited when sighted by Spaniard MendaƱa in 1568; visited by William Wake in 1796, by Charles Wilkes & naturalist Peale in 1841; controlled by US Air Force since 1972.

Names:
Wake Island (preferred,C,V)
Wake Islands (C,V)  ............ named for Captain Wake, 19th cen.
Halcyon Island (H,V)
Helsion Island (H,V)

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 Wake Island (possession)  ............  Wake 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 Wake Island (possession)  ........  Wake Island (possession)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Wake Island (possession)  ........  Wake Island (possession) (P)

Place Types:
possession (preferred, C)  ............  claimed by the USA in 1899
primary political unit (C)
first level subdivision (C)
unincorporated territory (C)
atoll (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Halcyon Island..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 456
Helsion Island..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 456
Wake Island..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 23 April 2015
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 122
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1314
Wake Islands..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 700
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 700
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 456
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 122
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1314
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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