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ID: 7013012
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7013012

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 114 05 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -114.0833  decimal degrees

Note: Province's second largest city; located at junction of Bow and Elbow rivers; Canadian Pacific Railroad arrived 1883 and led to town's growth as center for agricultural processing and distribution; Turner Valley oil & gas fields were discovered nearby in 1914.

Names:
Calgary (preferred,C,V)
Ft. Calgary (H,V)  ............ renamed for site on Isle of Mull, Scotland 1876
Ft. Brisebois (H,V)  ............ NW Mounted Police post, founded in 1875

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 Alberta (province)  ............  Alberta (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Calgary (inhabited place)  ................  Calgary (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)  ............  incorporated 1893
industrial center (C)
university center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Calgary..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 2:740-741
.................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 37
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Ft. Brisebois..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 740-741
Ft. Calgary..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 740-741
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 740-741; 2:740-741
..................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 37
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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