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ID: 7011430
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Isle of Wight (unitary authority)  Isle of Wight (unitary authority)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 001 20 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Island located in English Channel off south coast of Hampshire, separated from mainland by The Solent; annexed to Rome under Vespasian in 43 CE, to Wessex under the Saxons 661 and under Danish control 998; Queen Victoria died here at Osbourne House 1901.

Names:
Isle of Wight (preferred,C,V,English,U)
I of W (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
IOW (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
IoW (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
Wight, Isle of (NA,V,English,U)
County of Isle of Wight (NA,V,English,U)
Isle of Wight, County of (NA,V,English,U)
Ictis (H,O)
Vectis (H,O,Latin,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Isle of Wight (unitary authority)  ................  Isle of Wight (unitary authority) (P)

Place Types:
unitary authority (preferred, C)  ............  since 1996
second level subdivision (C)
island (C)
agricultural land (C)
manufacturing center (C)
county (C)  ............  since 1890
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
County of Isle of Wight..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Ictis..........  [VP]
..............  Blue Guide: England (1980) 128
I of W..........  [VP]
.................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xvii
IOW..........  [VP]
...........  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
IoW..........  [VP]
...........  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Isle of Wight..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..........................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..........................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 128
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1020
..........................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 652
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 90
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Isle of Wight, County of..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
UKG2..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Vectis..........  [VP]
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 128
Wight, Isle of..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 128
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1020
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 652
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xvii
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2611731; -2599619
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 90
..................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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