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ID: 7000354
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7000354

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 31 38 01 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 31.6330  decimal degrees
Long: 008 00 33 W  degrees minutes   Long: -8.0090  decimal degrees

Note: Located on fertile plain; one of Morocco's four imperial cities; founded in the 11th century as African capital of Almoravid dynasty; went to Almohads in 1147, then to Marinids; taken by French 1912; today noted for palace of sultan and several historic mosques. The medina of Marrakech was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

Names:
Marrakech (preferred,C,V)
Marrakesh (C,V)
Marakesh (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Morocco (H,V)  ............ misnamed by Europeans, this name was also used for entire nation

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Morocco (nation)  ........  Morocco (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Marrakech-Safi (region (administrative division))  ............  Marrakech-Safi (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Marakesh (inhabited place)  ................  Marakesh (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Yusuf ibn-Tashfin in 1062
city (C)  ............  established 1912
provincial capital (C)
commercial center (C)
trade center (C)
transportation center (C)
religious center (C)
tourist center (C)
royal residence (H)
capital (H)  ............  of Almoravid dynasty, until 1147; of Morocco, 1550-1660

Sources and Contributors:
Marakesh..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 733
Marrakech..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 572
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VII, 870-871
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 120
Marrakesh..........  [VP]
....................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 349
Morocco..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 870-871
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 733
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 572
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VII, 870-871
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 870-871
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 18 December 2018
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 120
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 349
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 733
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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