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ID: 7001116
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001116

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 01 17 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -1.2833  decimal degrees
Long: 036 50 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 36.8333  decimal degrees

Note: Was a colonial center on site of water hole known to the Masai as "cold water" ("Enkare Nairobi"); produces beverages, cigarettes, building materials, processed food, furniture, timber & coffee; was site of Mau Mau independence struggles in the 1950s.

Names:
Nairobi (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Kenya (nation)  ........  Kenya (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Nairobi City (county)  ............  Nairobi City (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Nairobi (inhabited place)  ................  Nairobi (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as railroad depot 1899
city (C)  ............  incorporated 1950
national capital (B)  ............  of Kenya Colony, 1920-1963; of E Africa Protectorate, 1905; of Kenya since 1963
municipality (C)  ............  declared in 1919
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)
tourist center (C)
educational center (C)
trade center (C)  ............  since 1900
transportation center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Kenya .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Africa) [1000169]

Sources and Contributors:
Nairobi..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 635
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VIII, 487
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 135
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 601
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 808
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 635
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VIII, 487
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 135
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 601
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 808
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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