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ID: 7008815
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7008815

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 48 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.8000  decimal degrees
Long: 004 19 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 4.3167  decimal degrees

Note: Uccle is a Belgian town lying just south of Brussels and is one of the nineteen communes that make up Greater Brussels. It existed as a separate town by at least the 12th century. An historic inn, the Auberge du Cornet, dates from 1570, and lies near a wooded park, a remnant of the great Soigne Forest The modern town serves as a residential suburb for Brussels, with some light industry. It is the site of the Belgian Royal Observatory and several historic châteaux.

Names:
Uccle (preferred,C,V,French,U,N)
Ukkel (C,V,Flemish,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 Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest (region (administrative division))  ............  Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Uccle (inhabited place)  ................  Uccle (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  town existed by at least the 12th cen.
city (C)
suburb (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Uccle..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Blue Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg (1989)
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Ukkel..........  [VP]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 100
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg (1989)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 100
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1971330
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Uccle" accessed 28 July 2003

 

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