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ID: 7005652
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 28 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.4667  decimal degrees
Long: 008 38 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.6333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the Agogna river; was founded by Caesar on site of Celtic settlement; destroyed in 5th cen., but rebuilt in 6th cen.; burned by emperor Henry V in 1110; in Lombard League by 1167; ruled by Milan, then went to Austria 1714, to Savoy in 1738.

Names:
Novara (preferred,C,V)
Novaria (H,V)  ............ name of Roman colony

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 Novara (province)  ................  Novara (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Novara (inhabited place)  ....................  Novara (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a Celtic town, then a Roman colony, rebuilt several times
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
agricultural center (C)  ............  particularly for rice from surrounding district, also produces cheese
industrial center (C)  ............  for cotton & silk mills, chemical-production, printing plants & cookie-making factories
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for ruins of castle of medieval Sforza family & for art & civic museums
battlefield (H)  ............  site of Austrian victories in 1821 & 1849, the latter leading to the abdication of Charles Albert, king of Sardinia

Sources and Contributors:
Novara..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Annuario Generale (1980)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 809
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 139
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Novaria..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 675
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Annuario Generale (1980)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 675
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 809
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -123138
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 139
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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