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ID: 7010817
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7010817

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 52 53 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.8810  decimal degrees
Long: 007 09 46 W  degrees minutes   Long: -7.1620  decimal degrees

Note: Located near Spanish border; noted for strong fortifications; was established at time of Romans; taken by Portugal in 1226; flourished with addition of Moorish aqueduct, begun in 1498; center for Portuguese revolt against Spanish control in 1640.

Names:
Elvas (preferred,C,V)
Alpesa (H,V)  ............ ancient name
Balesh (H,O)  ............ Arabic name

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Portugal (nation)  ........  Portugal (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Portalegre (national district)  ............  Portalegre (national district) (P)
Hierarchy of Elvas (inhabited place)  ................  Elvas (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originated in Roman period
town (C)
craftsman settlement (C)  ............  famed for jewelry
fortified settlement (C)
episcopal see (C)

Related geographic places:
near/adjacent to ....  Nossa Senhora da Gra├ža .......... (deserted settlement)
..............................  (World, Europe, Portugal, Portalegre) [8712238]

Sources and Contributors:
Alpesa..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 273
Balesh..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 273
Elvas..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 May 2014
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 62
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 370
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 273
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 12 May 2014
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2164462
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 62
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 370
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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