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ID: 7005022
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005022

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 10 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 10.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 066 55 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -66.9167  decimal degrees

Note: Founded by Diego de Losada; sacked by British in 1595 and French in 1766; first independent revolt against Spain led by Simon Boĺivar in 1810; earthquakes and wars prevented it from becoming totally independent until 1820s; exports rubber, glass and oil.

Names:
Caracas (preferred,C,V)
Santiago de León de Caracas (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Venezuela (nation)  ........  Venezuela (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Distrito Capital (national district)  ............  Distrito Capital (national district) (P)
Hierarchy of Caracas (inhabited place)  ................  Caracas (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1567
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  since 1830
educational center (C)
industrial center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Venezuela .......... (nation)
..................  (World, South America) [1000059]

Sources and Contributors:
Caracas..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 219
Santiago de León de Caracas..........  [VP]
...............................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 154
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 154
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 219
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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