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ID: 7008546
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7008546

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 44 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 44.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 008 57 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.9500  decimal degrees

Note: Nation's most important seaport; destroyed by Carthage 205 BCE and rebuilt by Romans; controlled successively by France, Milan, Austria, and Sardinia; ceded to unified Italy 1861; birthplace of Christopher Columbus (1447) and composer Niccolò Paganini (1784).

Names:
Genova (preferred,C,V)
Gênes (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Genoa (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Genès (C,V)
Genoese (C,V)
Genua (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Italy (nation)  ........  Italy (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Liguria (region (administrative division))  ............  Liguria (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Genova (province)  ................  Genova (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Genoa (inhabited place)  ....................  Genoa (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  excavations have revealed evidence of trade between native Ligurians & the Phoenicians & Greeks as early as the 6th cen. BC
city (C)
regional capital (C)
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
trade center (C)  ............  first mentioned as trade center of Liguria by Romans 218 BC, it gained control of Black Sea trade by the 11th cen.
industrial center (C)  ............  produces petroleum, textiles, iron, steel, locomotives, electrical, marine & railway materials
financial center (C)
cultural center (C)  ............  historic monuments include 15th-cen. Palazzo San Giorgio, 16th-cen. Cathedral of San Lorenzo & Palazzo Doria
educational center (C)  ............  site of university of Genoa (founded 1471), several commercial colleges & a school of navigation.
republic (H)  ............  in the 12th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Gênes..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-60
Genès..........  [VP]
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Genoa..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 182
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Genoese..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 7 January 2003
Genova..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Annuario Generale (1980)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:327-328
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 182
.................  Gallerie degli Uffizi database (1987-)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Genua..........  [FDA, VP]
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Annuario Generale (1980)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 327-328; 1:327-328
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 182
..................  Gallerie degli Uffizi database (1987-)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -118400
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 7 January 2003
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-60
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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