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ID: 7015387
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7015387

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Paramaribo (inhabited place)  Paramaribo (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 05 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 5.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 055 10 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -55.1667  decimal degrees

Note: English colony was established by Lord Willoughby of Parham in 1651; passed to Dutch 1816; town expanded after WW II owing to industry & tourism; products include paint, cement & margarine.

Names:
Paramaribo (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Suriname (nation)  ........  Suriname (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Paramaribo (national district)  ............  Paramaribo (national district) (P)
Hierarchy of Paramaribo (inhabited place)  ................  Paramaribo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by French ca. 1640; originally an Amerindian village
town (C)
national capital (C)
district capital (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)
educational center (C)
tourist center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Suriname .......... (nation)
..................  (World, South America) [7015386]

Sources and Contributors:
Paramaribo..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 143
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 143
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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