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ID: 1000526
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000526

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Biskra (province)  Biskra (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.6660  decimal degrees
Long: 005 25 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 5.4160  decimal degrees

Note: Northeast Algeria; located on north border of Sahara mainly in the Grand Erg Oriental; chief crop is dates particularly the Deglet Nur which is primarily grown in Tolga; other crops include figs, pomegranates, and apricots; wheat and barley are cultivated in the north.

Names:
Biskra (preferred,C,V)
Biskra, Wilaya de (C,V)
Wilaya de Biskra (C,V)
Beskra (C,V)
Beskra department (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Algeria (nation)  ........  Algeria (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Biskra (province)  ............  Biskra (province) (P)

Place Types:
province (preferred, C)  ............  established 1974
first level subdivision (C)
department (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Beskra..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-18
Beskra department..........  [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Biskra..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 31
Biskra, Wilaya de..........  [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Wilaya de Biskra..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-18
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 31
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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