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ID: 7013047
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7013047

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 079 50 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -79.8333  decimal degrees

Note: French explorer Robert Cavelier visited site 1669; rapidly developed as significant port & rail center with opening of Burlington Canal 1930; is one of nation's main industrial centers, producing iron, steel, automobiles, tires, clothes & chemicals.

Names:
Hamilton (preferred,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 Ontario (province)  ............  Ontario (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Hamilton (inhabited place)  ................  Hamilton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settlement commenced when United Empire Loyalists arrived from American colonies 1778
city (C)  ............  incorporated 1846
port (C)
industrial center (C)
financial center (C)
transportation center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Hamilton..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 5:658
.................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 80
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 658; 5:658
..................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 80
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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