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ID: 7007967
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7007967

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 13 24 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.2234  decimal degrees
Long: 002 54 43 E  degrees minutes   Long: 2.9119  decimal degrees

Note: The town of Oostende lies along the North Sea and at the end of the Ghent-Brugge Canal in the province of West-Vlaanderen in northwestern Belgium. Originally a fishing village from the ninth century, it was fortified by the Dutch in 1583. After a long siege, the Spanish took it in 1604. It became an important commercial center under Charles VI of Austria from 1722. It served as a German military base in World Wars I and II, and was badly damaged. Rebuilt following the war, it continues as a thriving fishing port, resort, and commercial town with industries such an oyster culture, shipbuilding, and soap manufacturing. It notables features includes the three-mile promenade, the Chalet Royal, the great fish market, and the racecourse. It 2003 estimated population is around 67,800.

Names:
Oostende (preferred,C,V,Dutch-P,U,N)
Oostende (Flemish,U,N)
Ostende (C,V,French-P,U,N)
Ostende (German-P,U,N)
Ostend (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Oostende-ter-Streepe (H,V,Dutch,U,N)
Ostenda (H,O,Latin,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Belgium (nation)  ........  Belgium (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Flanders (region (administrative division))  ............  Flanders (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of West Flanders (province)  ................  West Flanders (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Ostend (inhabited place)  ....................  Ostend (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Flanders (former nation/state/empire)  ........  Flanders (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Ostend (inhabited place)  ............  Ostend (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a fishing village by 9th century
city (C)
port (C)
resort (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Oostende..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Blue Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg (1983)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 145
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Oostende-ter-Streepe..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 1032-1033
Ostend..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 1032-1033
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Ostenda..........  [VP]
.................  Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002) accessed 22 Jan 2003
Ostende..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-129
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg (1983)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002) accessed 22 Jan 2003
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 1032-1033
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1966651
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-129
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 145
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) "Ostend" accessed 12 August 2003

 

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