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ID: 1092230
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Onitsha (inhabited place)  Onitsha (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 06 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 6.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 006 47 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 6.7833  decimal degrees

Note: Founded by adventurers from Benin; became political center of Ibo Kingdom of Onitsha with a rare monarchical system; the chief port for goods coming from Niger Delta; palm oil & kernels are most important exports; site of few cathedrals.

Names:
Onitsha (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Nigeria (nation)  ........  Nigeria (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Anambra (state)  ............  Anambra (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Onitsha (inhabited place)  ................  Onitsha (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded early 17th cen.
town (C)
market center (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
trade center (C)
college centers (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Onitsha..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VIII, 956
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 145
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 892
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VIII, 956
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 145
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 892
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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