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ID: 1001842
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1001842

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Bihār (state)  Bihār (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 25 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 25.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 086 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 86.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Site of kingdoms from early Vedic period (began ca. 1500 BCE). The region was conquered by Muslims in 1194, and later annexed to Delhi ca. 1497. Later, the area was part of Bengal under British rule until the provinces of Bihār and Orissa created in 1912. Bihār was a separate province by 1936, and the borders redrawn in 1956. In 2000, the State of Jharkhand was carved out of the southern part of the State.

Names:
Bihār (preferred,C,V)
Bihār, State of (C,V)
Bihār State of (NA,V,English,U)
Bihar (C,V)
Behar (C,V)
Bihār state (C,V,display)
IN34 (NA,V,FIPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of India (nation)  ........  India (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bihār (state)  ............  Bihār (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  upon India's indpendence, 1947
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Behar..........  [VP]
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 77
Bihār..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 208-209
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 146
Bihar..........  [VP]
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 535
Bihār state..........  [VP]
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Bihār, State of..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 2 January 2007
Bihār State of..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
IN34..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 77
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 208-209
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 2 January 2007
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2091798
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 146; 535
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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