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ID: 7012999
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7012999

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Saint John's (inhabited place)  Saint John's (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 33 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.5500  decimal degrees
Long: 052 40 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -52.6667  decimal degrees

Note: Province's largest city; one of continent's most easterly cities; probably visited by John Cabot on Feast Day of St. John the Baptist in 1497; flourished as fishing port; frequently suffered attacks from French; heavily damaged by fires in 19th cen.

Names:
Saint John's (preferred,C,V)
St. John's (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Canada (nation)  ........  Canada (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Newfoundland and Labrador (province)  ............  Newfoundland and Labrador (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Saint John's (inhabited place)  ................  Saint John's (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Canada (nation)  ........  Canada (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Newfoundland and Labrador (province)  ............  Newfoundland and Labrador (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Newfoundland (island)  ................  Newfoundland (island) (P)
Hierarchy of Saint John's (inhabited place)  ....................  Saint John's (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  permanently settled early 17th cen.
city (C)  ............  incorporated 1888
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
cultural center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Saint John's..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canadian Encyclopedia (1985)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 10:322
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
St. John's..........  [FDA, VP]
.......................  Canadian Encyclopedia (1985)
.......................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canadian Encyclopedia (1985)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 322; 10:322
..................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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