The GettyResearch Institute
Research Home Tools Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help

Vernacular Display | English Display

Click the icon to view the hierarchy.

Semantic View (JSONJSONLDRDFN3/TurtleN-Triples)

ID: 7000810
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7000810

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 25 45 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -25.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 028 12 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 28.2000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on both sides of Apies river; was occupied by British troops during Boer War, which ended when Peace of Vereeniging was signed here on May 31, 1902; industries iron & steel mills, engineering works, food processing & the diamond trade.

Names:
Pretoria (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for Andries Pretorius, a Boer statesman, whose son founded the city

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 Pretoria (inhabited place)  ................  Pretoria (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1855, & still known for well-planned, tree-lined streets
city (C)  ............  since 1931
national capital (C)  ............  since 1910
administrative center (C)
industrial center (C)
educational center (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  seat of both Anglican & Roman Catholic bishops
provincial capital (H)  ............  of former Transvaal Province, 1860-1993

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  South Africa .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Africa) [1000193]
..................  executive capital

Sources and Contributors:
Pretoria..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 756
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) IX, 687
.................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 158
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1133
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 980
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 756
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) IX, 687
..................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 158
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1133
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 980
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

New Search

Back to Top

Printer Friendly Version

The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust