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ID: 7006860
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7006860

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 54 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.9000  decimal degrees
Long: 005 59 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 5.9833  decimal degrees

Note: Established as Roman settlement and was thriving medieval town. The modern town grew as center of coal-mining area, though most mines were closed in 1970s. Noted for Roman baths and St. Pancras church, dating from 1180.

Names:
Heerlen (preferred,C,V,Dutch,U)
Coriovallum (H,V)
Cortovallium (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Netherlands (nation)  ........  Netherlands (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Limburg (province)  ............  Limburg (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Heerlen (inhabited place)  ................  Heerlen (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  modern city is built on site of Roman settlement
city (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Coriovallum..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 798
Cortovallium..........  [VP]
.......................  Pleiades (2006-) accessed 9 March 2020
Heerlen..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 798
.................  Kunstreisboek voor Nederland (1977) 670
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 82
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 798
..................  Kunstreisboek voor Nederland (1977) 670
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2145632
..................  Phaidon Art Guide: Holland (1987) 127
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 82
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:383

 

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