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ID: 7001563
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001563

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 09 56 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 9.9333  decimal degrees
Long: 078 07 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 78.1167  decimal degrees

Note: Controlled by Muslims in early 14th century; went to Hindu Vijayanagara kingdom in 1378; taken by Nawab of Carnatic ca. 1735; ceded to British East India Company 1801; known as "city of festivals and temples"; center for cotton manufacturing and tourism.

Names:
Madurai (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Madura (C,V)  ............ until 1949
Mathurai (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of India (nation)  ........  India (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Tamil Nādu (state)  ............  Tamil Nādu (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Madurai (inhabited place)  ................  Madurai (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Pandya dynasty, 5th cen. BC; of Nayak dynasty until ca. 1735

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Pandyan Empire .......... (former nation/state/empire)
..................  (World, Asia) [8698184]

Sources and Contributors:
Madura..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 548
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 661-662
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 707
Madurai..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 548
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 118
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 707
Mathurai..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 548
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 661-662
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2103047
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 118
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 707
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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