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ID: 7005787
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005787

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 55 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -34.9167  decimal degrees
Long: 056 10 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -56.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Garrison town built on site of fort by Spaniard Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, governor of Buenos Aires, to counteract the Portuguese advance from Brazil 18th cen.; ironically became major port of Río de la Plata in mid-19th cen. while under a 9-year siege.

Names:
Montevideo (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Uruguay (nation)  ........  Uruguay (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Montevideo (department)  ............  Montevideo (department) (P)
Hierarchy of Montevideo (inhabited place)  ................  Montevideo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first settled by Portuguese in 1717, Spanish founded town in 1726
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  designated in 1830
department capital (C)
port (C)
transportation center (C)
commercial center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Uruguay .......... (nation)
..................  (World, South America) [1000058]

Sources and Contributors:
Montevideo..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 617
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 287-288
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 130
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 617
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 287-288
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 130
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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