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ID: 7003439
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7003439

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Viborg (former administrative division)  Viborg (former administrative division)

Coordinates:
Lat: 56 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 56.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 009 25 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 9.4167  decimal degrees

Note: The county commune of Viborg was situated in north-central Jutland, Denmark, measuring some 1592 square miles in area and consisting of the Salling Peninsula, Fur Island, and Mors Island in Lim Fjord, and the Thy Peninsula between Lim Fjord and the Skagerrak. It was created from former counties of Viborg and Thisted. The Thy Peninsula was heavily wooded with limestone and chalk quarries. The rest of the county had rich soil and supports dairying and mixed farming. The county seat was the town of Viborg. Its 2004 estimated population was 234,600. In 2007, all counties in Denmark were eliminated and five large regions created.

Names:
Viborg Amt (preferred,C,U,O)
Viborg county (C,O,display,English,U,N)
Viborg (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Viborg (Danish-P,U,N)
DA00 (C,U,FIPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Denmark (nation)  ........  Denmark (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Viborg (former administrative division)  ............  Viborg (former administrative division) (P)

Place Types:
former administrative division (preferred, C)
county (H)  ............  established 1970
first level subdivision (H)

Sources and Contributors:
DA00..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Viborg..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 53
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Viborg Amt..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2753748
Viborg county..........  [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) Viborg amt (Denmark) NAF 81071249, accessed 21 Jan. 2004
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2753748
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 53
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 8 July 2014
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 21 Jan. 2004

 

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