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ID: 7003994
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Urbino (inhabited place)  Urbino (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 43 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.7167  decimal degrees
Long: 012 38 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 12.6333  decimal degrees

Note: Settled by Umbrians, then was home to Etruscans, Celts & Gauls; taken by Rome 3rd cen. BCE; ruled by Church 9th-13th cen.; was a major political and cultural center from 15th cen.; went to Papal States in 1626; has had little modern industrial development; historic core named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Names:
Urbino (preferred,C,V)
Urbinum (H,V,S)
Urbinum Hortense (H,V)  ............ Latin name
Urvinum Metaurense (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Italy (nation)  ........  Italy (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Marches (region (administrative division))  ............  Marches (region (administrative division)) (P,C) became part of unified Italy in 1860
Hierarchy of Pesaro e Urbino (province)  ................  Pesaro e Urbino (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Urbino (inhabited place)  ....................  Urbino (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  probably inhabited since prehistoric times; in modern times residential district has grown up outside the walls
town (C)
tourist center (C)
cultural center (C)  ............  has museums, cathedral, ducal palace & other architecture, was birthplace of Renaissance painter Raphael (born 1483)
university center (C)  ............  founded in 1506
World Heritage Site (C)  ............  from 1996
ducal residence (H)  ............  first of Montefeltro family (15th cen.), then passed to Della Rovere family (from 1508)
craftsman settlement (H)  ............  was famous for production of majolica (elaborate tin-glazed pottery) until 17th cen.
Celtic (H)
Ancient Roman (H)
Etruscan (H)
Ancient Umbrian (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Urbino..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Annuario Generale (1980)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 12:202
.................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  TCI: Marche (1979) 237-269
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 201
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1274
Urbinum..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 358
Urbinum Hortense..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 973
Urvinum Metaurense..........  [VP]
...................................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 358
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Annuario Generale (1980)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 973
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 202; 12:202
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -131528
..................  TCI: Marche (1979) 237-269
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 201
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 358
..................  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) accessed 20 July 2010
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1274
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)
..........  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) accessed 20 July 2010

 

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