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ID: 7001869
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001869

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 26 20 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -41.4388  decimal degrees
Long: 147 08 05 E  degrees minutes   Long: 147.1347  decimal degrees

Note: Second largest city in Tasmania; was a mining center after gold was discovered nearby in the 19th cen.; site of hydroelectric power plant; exports timber, textiles & agricultural produce.

Names:
Launceston (preferred,C,V)
Launcestown (C,V)
Patersonia (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Australia (nation)  ........  Australia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Tasmania (state)  ............  Tasmania (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Launceston (inhabited place)  ................  Launceston (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
river settlement (C)
gold town (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Launceston..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 354
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 110
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 654
Launcestown..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Patersonia..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 654
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 354
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1583138
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 110
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 654
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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