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

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 37 12 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.6200  decimal degrees
Long: 019 55 11 E  degrees minutes   Long: 19.9197  decimal degrees

Note: Corinthian colonists named the city for Gorgon, the mythological monster who was routed by the Corinthian Bellerophon; noted for its palace.

Names:
Kérkira (preferred,C,V,Greek (transliterated),U)
Kerkyra (C,V)  ............ in use before 8th cen. BC, from a corruption of the name of Gorgon
Corcyra (C,V,Greek (transliterated),U)
Korkyra (C,V)
Corfu (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Corfou (C,O)
Korfu (C,O,Greek (transliterated),U)
Kérkyra (NA,V,Greek (transliterated),U)
Κέρκυρα (NA,V,Greek,U)
Drepane (H,V)  ............ the pre-Corinthian name

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Greece (nation)  ........  Greece (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Ionian Islands (region (administrative division))  ............  Ionian Islands (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Kérkira (regional division)  ................  Kérkira (regional division) (P)
Hierarchy of Corfu (island)  ....................  Corfu (island) (P)
Hierarchy of Corfu (inhabited place)  ........................  Corfu (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was very ancient settlement
city (C)
port (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Corcyra..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Corfou..........  [BHA]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Corfu..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) I-49
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 291, 463
Drepane..........  [VP]
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 449-551
Kérkira..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Blue Guide (1923-)
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 99
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Kerkyra..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8174
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 449-451
Kérkyra..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Korfu..........  [VP]
..............  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Korkyra..........  [VP]
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 449-451
Κέρκυρα..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Blue Guide (1923-)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8174
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -820069
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 449-451; 449-551
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 99; I-49
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 291, 463
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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