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ID: 7001494
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001494

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 23 02 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 23.0333  decimal degrees
Long: 072 37 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 72.6167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Sābarmati river, north of Bombay; founded by Muslim Sultan Aḥmad Shāh, ruler of Gujarat; seized by Mughal emperor Akbar 1572; half of population is employed in cotton industry; first cotton mills opened 1859-1861; has light manufacturing.

Names:
Ahmadābād (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Ahmadabad (C,V)
Ahmedabad (C,V)
Amadavad (NA,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of India (nation)  ........  India (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Gujarāt (state)  ............  Gujarāt (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Ahmadābād (inhabited place)  ................  Ahmadābād (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1411
city (C)
administrative center (C)
industrial center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  Gujarat University established 1949
state capital (H)  ............  temporarily 1960s

Sources and Contributors:
Ahmadābād..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 165
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Ahmadabad..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 8
Ahmedabad..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 165
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Amadavad..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 165
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2088270
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 8
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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