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ID: 7001215
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001215

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 30 04 37 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 30.0771  decimal degrees
Long: 031 17 09 E  degrees minutes   Long: 31.2859  decimal degrees

Note: Noted as the largest city in Africa; built by Arabs as military camp at Al-Fustat in 642; new part built by Fatimid dynasty 968; reached greatest prosperity as trade and cultural center 13th century; taken by Ottoman Turks 1517; held by French 1798-1801; evacuated by British in 1946.

Names:
Al Qāhirah (preferred,C,V,Arabic (transliterated),U)  ............ meaning "Victorious"
Al-Qāhirah (C,V,Arabic (transliterated)-P,U,N)
Al-Qahirah (C,V)
Al Qahirah (C,V)
Caire, Le (C,O)
Cairo (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Le Caire (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Kairo (C,O,German-P,U,N)
El Kahira (NA,V)
El Kahirah (NA,V)
El-Qâhira (NA,V)
Masr (NA,V)
Misr (NA,V)
القاهرة (NA,V,Arabic,U)
Al Kahira (H,V)  ............ former transliteration

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Egypt (nation)  ........  Egypt (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Cairo (governorate)  ............  Cairo (governorate) (P)
Hierarchy of Cairo (inhabited place)  ................  Cairo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  occupied by Romans 100 BCE; city founded by Arabs at Al-Fustat in 7th cen.
city (C)
national capital (C)
commercial center (C)
educational center (C)
financial center (C)
industrial center (C)
trade center (C)
transportation center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Fāṭimid Caliphate .......... (former nation/state/empire)
..................  (World) [8711746]
capital of ....  Mamluk Sultanate .......... (former nation/state/empire)
..................  (World) [6003667]

Sources and Contributors:
القاهرة..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Al Kahira..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:141-142
Al-Qāhirah..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 10/14/99
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 200-210
Al Qahirah..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 336
Al-Qahirah..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) 2:725
Al Qāhirah..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Caire, Le..........  [VP]
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-28
Cairo..........  [BHA Preferred, GRLPSC, VP]
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Heath's French Dictionary
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 200
El Kahira..........  [VP]
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
El Kahirah..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
El-Qâhira..........  [VP]
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Kairo..........  [VP]
..............  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 334
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-84
Le Caire..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Masr..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Misr..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:141-142
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 334
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) II, 725; 2:725
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 10/14/99
..................  Heath's French Dictionary
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -290692
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-28; I-84
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 336
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 200; 200-210
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)

 

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