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ID: 1001957
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1001957

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Sikkim (state)  Sikkim (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 27 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 27.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 088 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 88.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Fought long wars with Nepal and Druk-Yul as an independent nation 18th-19th centuries; the influence of Great Britain began 1839 with the takeover of part of the region; acted as a neutral buffer zone between India under British and Tibet; protectorate of India from 1950.

Names:
Sikkim (preferred,C,V)
State of Sikkim (C,V,English,U)
Sikkim, State of (NA,V)
Che-meng-hsiung (NA,V)
Demjong (NA,V)
Dremojong (NA,V)
Kingdom of Sikkim (NA,V)
Sikkim, Kingdom of (NA,V)
Sikhim (NA,V)
IN29 (NA,V,FIPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of India (nation)  ........  India (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Sikkim (state)  ............  Sikkim (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  merged with India April 15, 1975
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Che-meng-hsiung..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Demjong..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Dremojong..........  [VP]
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
IN29..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Kingdom of Sikkim..........  [VP]
................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Sikhim..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Sikkim..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 800
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 29
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 538
Sikkim, Kingdom of..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Sikkim, State of..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
State of Sikkim..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 800
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2111292
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 29
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 538
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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