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ID: 7004679
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004679

 

Record Type: physical
Hierarchy of Virgin Islands (island group)  Virgin Islands (island group)

Coordinates:
Lat: 18 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 18.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 064 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -64.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises around 100 islands, located where the Greater and Lesser Antilles meet. The group is divided politically between Britain and the United States. Islands were initially inhabited by Arawaks, then by Caribs. It was sighted by Columbus in 1493. The islands were claimed at various times by the French, Danes, and Dutch.

Names:
Virgin Islands (preferred,C,O)
VĂ­rgenes, Islas (C,O)
Jungfern-Inseln (C,O)
Iles Vierges (C,O)
Santa Ursula y las Once Mil Virgenes (H,O)  ............ named by Christopher Columbus, 1493
St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Virgin Islands (island group)  ........  Virgin Islands (island group) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Greater Antilles (island group)  ........  Greater Antilles (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Virgin Islands (island group)  ............  Virgin Islands (island group) (P)

Place Types:
island group (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
Iles Vierges..........  [BHA]
.......................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Jungfern-Inseln..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-81
Santa Ursula y las Once Mil Virgenes..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 533
St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 533
VĂ­rgenes, Islas..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-185
Virgin Islands..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 998
.............................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.............................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 998
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 533
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-185; I-81
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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