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ID: 7002152
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7002152

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 16 47 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 16.7833  decimal degrees
Long: 096 10 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 96.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Commercial center and principal port of Myanmā; site of numerous notable pagodas including Sule and Botataung (both over 2000 years old), and Shwe Dagon; occupied by British 1824; severely damaged by earthquake and tidal wave 1930; further damage during WW II.

Names:
Yangon (preferred,C,V)
Rangoon (C,V)
Yandoon (C,V)
Yangôn (C,V)
Rangun (C,V)
Dagon (H,V)  ............ ancient

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Myanmar (nation)  ........  Myanmar (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Yangon (region (administrative division))  ............  Yangon (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Yangon (inhabited place)  ................  Yangon (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  since at least 6th century CE
city (C)  ............  founded by King Alaungpaya, 1755
national capital (H)  ............  until 2005
regional capital (C)
port (C)
religious center (C)  ............  Buddhist, with pagodas over 2000 years old
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)
university center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Dagon..........  [VP]
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 533
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 352
Rangoon..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 162
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 192
Rangun..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-143
Yandoon..........  [VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 533
Yangon..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 29 October 2014
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 219
Yangôn..........  [VP]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 664
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 664
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 533
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-143
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 162; 219
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 352
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 192
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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