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ID: 7016739
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7016739

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Central America (general region)  Central America (general region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 10 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 10.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 080 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -80.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Within the logic of TGN, it comprises the southern part of the continent of North and Central America, connecting North America (in southern Mexico) to South America (at Colombia); within the region are the countries of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama (Panama is sometimes considered as part of South America). It makes up most of the tapering isthmus that separates the Pacific Ocean from the Caribbean Sea. Central America's many mountains link the western North American system with the Andes.

Names:
Central America (preferred,C,O)
America, Central (C,O)
Mesoamerica (C,O)
Mesoamerican (C,V,English,U,A)
Amérique Centrale (C,O)
Central American (C,O)

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

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)
isthmus (C)

Sources and Contributors:
America, Central..........  [VP]
.............................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 336
Amérique Centrale..........  [BHA]
................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Central America..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 102
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 233
Central American..........  [VP]
.............................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) "central;" accessed 18 January 2008
Mesoamerica..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 350
Mesoamerican..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) "central;" accessed 18 January 2008
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) Plate 102; plate 102
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 336; 350
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 233
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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