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ID: 7004739
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004739

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 41 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.6830  decimal degrees
Long: 135 50 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 135.8333  decimal degrees

Note: Was oldest permanent capital of Japan, from 710-784 CE; formerly, city was several times larger than it is today and linked by maritime Silk Road routes. Suffered rapid decline after Emperor Kwammu removed court to Nagaoka in 784; has largest park in Japan with several temples, shrines and a museum.

Names:
Nara (preferred,C,V)
Narashi (C,V)
Nara-shi (C,V)
Heijo-kyo (H,V)
奈良 (C,V,Japanese,U)
奈良市 (C,V,Japanese,U)
なら (C,V,Japanese,U)
ならし (C,V,Japanese,U)
ナラ (C,V,Japanese,U)
ナラシ (C,V,Japanese,U)

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
regional capital (C)
tourist center (C)
educational center (C)
national capital (H)  ............  710-784
religious center (H)  ............  of early Buddhist Japan

Sources and Contributors:
奈良..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
奈良市..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
なら..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
ならし..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
ナラ..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
ナラシ..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
Heijo-kyo..........  [VP]
....................  UNESCO: Silk Road (2016-) accessed 12 February 2016
Nara..........  [VP Preferred]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
...........  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 812
Narashi..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
Nara-shi..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 February 2016
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 812
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  UNESCO: Silk Road (2016-) accessed 12 February 2016

 

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