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ID: 7007269
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Basel (inhabited place)  Basel (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 33 30 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.5584  decimal degrees
Long: 007 34 24 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.5733  decimal degrees

Note: Originally was a Celtic settlement of the Rauraci tribe and later site of a Roman fortification established in 374 BCE by the Emperor Valentinian I. Bishop of Augusta Rarica moved his see here in 5th century and it became the site of the Counsel of Basel from 1431 to 1449. . With the establishment of the university here by pope Pius II in 1460, it became center of humanism and the Reformation in 16th century. The city split into two small cantons in 1833, with agricultural section becoming the present say Basel-Land, and the city section becoming the Basel-Stadt.

Names:
Basel (preferred,C,V,German,U)
Bâle (C,V,French,U,N)
Basle (C,V,English,U)
Basilea (C,V,Italian,U,N)
Robur (C,V,Latin,U)
Basilia (H,V,Latin,U)  ............ Latin, name documented in AD 374

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Switzerland (nation)  ........  Switzerland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Basel-Stadt (canton)  ............  Basel-Stadt (canton) (P)
Hierarchy of Basel (inhabited place)  ................  Basel (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established as Celtic settlement
city (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bâle..........  [BHA, VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...........  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
...........  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 337
Basel..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 23
Basilea..........  [VP]
.................  Blue Guide: Switzerland (1989) 152
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Basilia..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 933-934
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Basle..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Robur..........  [VP]
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Switzerland (1989) 152
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 933-934
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2551183
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 23
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 337
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Blue Guide: Switzerland (1989) 152
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) V. I, p. 81

 

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