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ID: 1017179
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Chihuahua (inhabited place)  Chihuahua (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 28 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 28.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 106 05 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -106.0833  decimal degrees

Note: Was a prosperous mining center during colonial era; captured by US forces twice during war between Mexico & US 1846-1848; today is a center for surrounding cattle ranches; noted for church of San Francisco (18th cen.).

Names:
Chihuahua (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Mexico (nation)  ........  Mexico (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Chihuahua (state)  ............  Chihuahua (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Chihuahua (inhabited place)  ................  Chihuahua (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 16th cen.
city (C)  ............  established 1709
state capital (C)
agricultural center (C)
educational center (C)
transportation center (C)
mining center (H)  ............  during colonial era

Sources and Contributors:
Chihuahua..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 205-206
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 253
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 205-206
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1657142
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 253
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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