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ID: 7000451
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7000451

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 35 34 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.5920  decimal degrees
Long: 007 37 09 W  degrees minutes   Long: -7.6190  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Atlantic Ocean; original town was destroyed by Portuguese in 15th cen.; flourished in 18th century; occupied by French 1907; was crucial strategic site in WW II; was seat of Anglo-United States summit in 1943; today is economic capital of Morocco.

Names:
Casablanca (preferred,C,V,English-P)  ............ named by Spanish merchants
Dar el Beida (C,V)
Dar-el-Beida (C,V)
Ad-Dār Al-Bayḍā (C,V)
Dar El-Beïda (C,V)
Casa Branca (C,V)
קזבלנקה (C,U,Hebrew )
Anfa (H,V)

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled during 12th cen.; was destroyed by Portuguese in 1468 & largely abandoned; was rebuilt in 1757 by Muhammad XVI
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
port (C)  ............  developed 1912
transportation center (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  produces textiles & electronics
commercial center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  site of Goethe Institute & College of Fine Arts
tourist center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
קזבלנקה..........  [IMJ]
.................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
Ad-Dār Al-Bayḍā..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) II, 916
Anfa..........  [VP]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 159
Casablanca..........  [IMJ Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) II, 916
.......................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 39
Casa Branca..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 18 December 2018
Dar-el-Beida..........  [VP]
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Dar el Beida..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
Dar El-Beïda..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) II, 916
Subject: .....  [IMJ, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 159
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) II, 916
..................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 18 December 2018
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 39
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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