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ID: 7005125
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Alessandria (inhabited place)  Alessandria (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 44 54 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 44.9000  decimal degrees
Long: 008 37 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.6167  decimal degrees

Note: Located at confluence of Bromida & Tanaro rivers; founded by Lombard League as stronghold in Alpine valley against emperor Frederick I Barbarossa in 12th cen.; ruled by Visconti of Milan from 14th cen., by House of Savoy from 1713.

Names:
Alessandria (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed for Pope Alexander III (died 1181)
Alexandria a Palea (H,O)
Alexandria Stalicellorum (H,O)
Alexandria Statiellorum (H,O)
Cesaria (H,V)
Civitas Nova (H,V)  ............ original name
Palea (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Italy (nation)  ........  Italy (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Piedmont (region (administrative division))  ............  Piedmont (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Alessandria (province)  ................  Alessandria (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Alessandria (inhabited place)  ....................  Alessandria (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as fortified stronghold in 1168, expanded beyond defenses only in recent times
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  is important road & rail traffic junction
manufacturing center (C)  ............  especially noted for hat making
market center (C)  ............  has important agricultural & wine market
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for architecture, & art & civic museums
episcopal see (C)  ............  established in 1175

Sources and Contributors:
Alessandria..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 20
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 238
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  TCI: Piemonte (1976) 111
.......................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 10
Alexandria a Palea..........  [VP]
...................................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 13
Alexandria Stalicellorum..........  [VP]
.........................................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 13
Alexandria Statiellorum..........  [VP]
.........................................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 13
Cesaria..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 238
Civitas Nova..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 238
Palea..........  [VP]
..............  Orbis Latinus (1971) 13
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 20
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 238
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -110146
..................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 13
..................  TCI: Piemonte (1976) 111
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 10
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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