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ID: 7007259
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7007259

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 21 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.3500  decimal degrees
Long: 000 29 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -0.4833  decimal degrees

Note: Taken by Romans in 201 BCE; besieged by French 1709 and by Federalists of Cartagena 1873; controlled by Republicans during Spanish Civil War 1936-1939; Madrid's commerical port; products include wine, raisins, vegetables, bricks, cigarettes & esparto grass.

Names:
Alicante (preferred,C,V)
Alacant (C,V)
Akra-Leuka (H,V)  ............ original; means "white summit"
al-Akant (H,V)  ............ under rule of Moors 718-1249
Alicantium (H,O)
Lucentum (H,V)  ............ Roman
Castrum Album (H,V)  ............ 330 BCE-640 CE
Ἄκρα Λευκὴ (H,V,Greek,U)  ............ 330 BCE - CE 640

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Spain (nation)  ........  Spain (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Comunidad Valenciana (autonomous community)  ............  Comunidad Valenciana (autonomous community) (P)
Hierarchy of Alicante (province)  ................  Alicante (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Alicante (inhabited place)  ....................  Alicante (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Phocaean Greeks 325 BC
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
tourist center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Ἄκρα Λευκὴ..........  [VP]
.......................  Pleiades (2006-) accessed 27 July 2016
Akra-Leuka..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 269
Alacant..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 35
al-Akant..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 269
Alicante..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 269
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 10
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Alicantium..........  [VP]
.......................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 13
Castrum Album..........  [VP]
..........................  Pleiades (2006-) accessed 27 July 2016
Lucentum..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 269
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 269
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -370210
..................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 13
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 35
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 10
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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