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ID: 7000801
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7000801

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 29 53 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -29.8833  decimal degrees
Long: 031 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 31.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inlet site was charted by Vasco da Gama on Christmas 1497; was known to the British by 1684; was laid out in 1835 & named for the governor of Cape Colony, Sir Benjamin D'Urban; became part of British Natal in 1843.

Names:
Durban (preferred,C,V,English-P)  ............ since 1835, named for Sir Benjamin d'Urban governor of Cape Colony
Durban ()
דרבן (C,U,Hebrew )
Port Natal (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of South Africa (nation)  ........  South Africa (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of KwaZulu/Natal (province)  ............  KwaZulu/Natal (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Durban (inhabited place)  ................  Durban (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled 1824
city (C)  ............  created 1935
port (C)
resort (C)

Sources and Contributors:
דרבן..........  [IMJ]
...........  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
Durban..........  [BHA, IMJ Preferred, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 259
.................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
.................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 59
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 348
Port Natal..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 259
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) IV, 288
Subject: .....  [BHA, IMJ, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 259
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) IV, 288
..................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 59
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 348
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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