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ID: 7006711
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 013 37 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 13.6167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on gulf of Gaeta; ancient Volsci town was taken by the Romans; became popular summer resort famous for Caecuban & Falerian wines; destroyed by Saracens in 842; Roman statesman & orator Cicero was murdered nearby in 43 BC; badly damaged in WW II.

Names:
Formia (preferred,C,V)
Formiae (H,V)  ............ ancient name
Mola di Gaeta (H,V)

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by ancient Volsci people
town (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for wine & processed food, especially olives
transportation center (C)
archaeological site (C)  ............  noted for ruins of prehistoric megalithic walls, & for villa & mausoleum of the famous Roman, Cicero

Sources and Contributors:
Formia..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Annuario Generale (1980)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 66
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Formiae..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 300
.................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 7968
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
Mola di Gaeta..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 884
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Annuario Generale (1980)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 300
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 884
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 7968
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -117795
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 66
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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