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ID: 7005498
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005498

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 14 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 14.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 090 22 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -90.3667  decimal degrees

Note: Largest city in Central America; suffered from earthquakes in 1902 and 1917-1918; city was rebuilt with modern hotels and offices; is center of nation's industry and cultural life; San Carlos University was founded in 1676; site of Olympic Games in 1950.

Names:
Guatemala (preferred,C,V)
Nueva Guatemala (C,V)
Santiago de Guatemala (C,V)
Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala La Nueva (C,V)
Guatemala City (C,O,display)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Guatemala (nation)  ........  Guatemala (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Guatemala (department)  ............  Guatemala (department) (P)
Hierarchy of Guatemala (inhabited place)  ................  Guatemala (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1776
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  since 1776, after earthquake of 1773 destroyed Antigua Guatemala
department capital (C)
administrative center (C)
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)
provincial capital (H)  ............  of Central America under Mexican Empire of Agustín de Iturbide from 1822-1823
capital (H)  ............  of Central American Federation from 1822-1823

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Guatemala .......... (nation)
..................  (World, North and Central America) [7005493]

Sources and Contributors:
Guatemala..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 5:537
....................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1985)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 78
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Guatemala City..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
.............................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Nueva Guatemala..........  [BHA]
.............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Santiago de Guatemala..........  [BHA]
......................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala La Nueva..........  [VP]
.............................................................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 358
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 358
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 537; 5:537
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 78
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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