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ID: 7000809
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7000809

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 26 10 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -26.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 028 02 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 28.0333  decimal degrees

Note: Occupied by British forces during Boer War in 1900; the nation's largest city & center of its gold-mining industry; produces chemicals, textiles & leather products; located at junction of roads from major South African towns.

Names:
Johannesburg (preferred,C,V,display)

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 Gauteng (province)  ............  Gauteng (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Johannesburg (inhabited place)  ................  Johannesburg (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1886
city (C)  ............  created 1928
provincial capital (C)
industrial center (C)
commercial center (C)
transportation center (C)
mining center (C)
educational center (C)

Related geographic places:
near/adjacent to ....  Rising Star cave system .......... (abandoned dwelling)
..............................  (World, Africa, South Africa, Gauteng) [8698130]

Sources and Contributors:
Johannesburg..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 445
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Embassy of South Africa (1994)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VI, 565-566
.......................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 93
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 574
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 445
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Embassy of South Africa (1994)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VI, 565-566
..................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 93
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 574
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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