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ID: 7008339
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Châlons-sur-Champagne (inhabited place)  Châlons-sur-Champagne (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 48 57 14 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 48.9539  decimal degrees
Long: 004 22 02 E  degrees minutes   Long: 4.3672  decimal degrees

Note: Chief town of ancient Catalauni, Gallic tribe; fortified by Romans; site of defeat of Attila by Romans & Visigoths 451 which stopped advance of Huns in Europe; prosperous in 10th cen.; united to France 1360; taken by Germans 1870; occupied by Nazis 1940s.

Names:
Châlons-sur-Champagne (preferred,C,V)  ............ from 1997
Châlons-en-Champagne (C,V,French,U)  ............ from 1997
Châlons (C,V,French,U)
Châlons-sur-Marne (H,V,French,U)  ............ until 1997
Chalons-sur-Marne (H,V)
Durocatalaunum (H,V)  ............ ancient, as called by Romans

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Grand Est (region (administrative division))  ............  Grand Est (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Châlons-sur-Champagne (inhabited place)  ................  Châlons-sur-Champagne (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was important ancient Gallic center
city (C)
department capital (C)
commune (administrative) (C)
industrial center (C)
commercial center (C)
episcopal see (H)  ............  during 10th cen.
religious center (H)  ............  of early Christianity, 250 AD
regional capital (C)

Related geographic places:
near/adjacent to ....  Catalaunian Fields .......... (historic site)
..............................  (World, Europe, France, Grand Est) [6001210]

Sources and Contributors:
Châlons..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Châlons-en-Champagne..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 5 March 2012
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Châlons-sur-Champagne..........  [VP]
......................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 5 March 2012
Châlons-sur-Marne..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
................................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 42
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 240
Chalons-sur-Marne..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
................................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
Durocatalaunum..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 63
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 63
..................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1417859
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 42
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 240
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)

 

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