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ID: 7004481
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004481

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 27 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.4500  decimal degrees
Long: 136 46 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 136.7667  decimal degrees

Note: Was a castle town in medieval Japan; captured by Oda Nobunaga 1564; was often site of civil unrest before 1600; famous for cormorant fishing on the Nagara.

Names:
Gifu (preferred,C,V)
Gihu (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Japan (nation)  ........  Japan (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Gifu (prefecture)  ............  Gifu (prefecture) (P)
Hierarchy of Gifu (inhabited place)  ................  Gifu (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was important medieval center
city (C)
regional capital (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  produces paper umbrellas, fans & napkins
fishing community (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Gifu..........  [VP Preferred]
...........  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 71
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 443
Gihu..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 71
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 443
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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