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ID: 1000727
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000727

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Petén (department)  Petén (department)

Coordinates:
Lat: 16 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 16.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 090 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -90.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Isolated area of low limestone plateaus and dense rain forests; was center of Old Mayan Empire and important ruins at Tikal and Uaxactún are extant; many inhabitants have emigrated South as they attempt to turn forest into farmland.

Names:
Petén (preferred,C,V)
Petén, Departamento del (C,V)
Departamento del Petén (C,V)
El Petén, Departamento de (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 Guatemala (nation)  ........  Guatemala (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Petén (department)  ............  Petén (department) (P)

Place Types:
department (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Departamento del Petén..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 24 February 2014
El Petén, Departamento de..........  [VP]
............................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Petén..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 326
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 24 February 2014
Petén, Departamento del..........  [VP]
.........................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 326
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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