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ID: 7003458
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7003458

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of West Flanders (province)  West Flanders (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 003 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 3.0000  decimal degrees

Note: The westernmost province of Belgium it runs inward from the North Sea, bordering the Netherlands on the east and France on the west and south. It once was part of the historic duchy of Flanders. Its southwest region was a major battleground for trench warfare during World War I and underwent great destruction, and many towns such as Ypres have been rebuilt. It is the leading agricultural province of Belgium, producing wheat, sugar beets, potatoes, tobacco and cattle. The main industries are shipbuilding, chemical production, lacemaking, and metallurgical industries. Tourism is extremely important along the coast, which features several seaside resorts, Ostend chief among them. It covers 1,214 square miles in area, and has a population, by a 2003 estimate, of 1,135,500.

Names:
West-Vlaanderen (preferred,C,V,display,Flemish,U,N)
West-Vlaanderen (Dutch,U)
Vlaanderen, West- (C,V)
Flandre Ouest (C,V,French,U,N)
West Flanders (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Flanders, West (C,O,English,U,N)
Flandre Occidentale (C,V,French,U,N)
Provincie West-Vlaanderen (NA,V,Dutch,U)
Flandre Occidentale, Province de (NA,V,French,U)
Province de Flandre Occidentale (NA,V,French,U)
West-Flandern (NA,V,German,U)
West-Vlaanderen, Provincie (NA,V,Dutch,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Belgium (nation)  ........  Belgium (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Flanders (region (administrative division))  ............  Flanders (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of West Flanders (province)  ................  West Flanders (province) (P)

Place Types:
province (preferred, C)
second level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Flanders, West..........  [FDA, VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Flandre Occidentale..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "West Flanders" accessed 31 July 2003
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Flandre Occidentale, Province de..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Flandre Ouest..........  [FDA, VP]
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
Province de Flandre Occidentale..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Provincie West-Vlaanderen..........  [VP]
............................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Vlaanderen, West-..........  [FDA]
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
West-Flandern..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
West Flanders..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1330
West-Vlaanderen..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 215
.............................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
West-Vlaanderen, Provincie..........  [VP]
...............................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "West Flanders" accessed 31 July 2003
..................  GeoNames online [n.d.] source of admnistrative level of some places beneath this province
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1972685
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 215
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1330
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "West flanders" accessed 31 July 2003

 

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