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ID: 7008400
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7008400

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 33 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.5500  decimal degrees
Long: 006 35 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -6.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Ponferrada is one of the pilgrimage sites on route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, home of the shrine dedicated to Saint James, the patron saint of Spain. The symbol of Saint James, the scalloped shell, became the normal badge representing pilgrims. Various pilgrimage routes in the autonomous communities of Aragon, Navarre, and Castilla y León correspond to old Roman roads built in the northern portion of the Iberian Peninsula. Historically called San Pedro, Ponferrada received its current name from a bridge constructed in 1082 over the Sil River. The name Ponferrada first appeared in 1124. The Virgin de la Encina was said to have appeared at Ponferrada in 1200. The Church of San Pedro and Hospital of San Lázaro are located in Ponferrada.

Names:
Ponferrada (preferred,C,V)
Pomeriada (NA,V)
San Pedro (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Spain (nation)  ........  Spain (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Castilla y León (autonomous community)  ............  Castilla y León (autonomous community) (P)
Hierarchy of León (province)  ................  León (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Ponferrada (inhabited place)  ....................  Ponferrada (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
Pomeriada..........  [VP]
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Ponferrada..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.......................  USBGN: Spain (1961)
San Pedro..........  [VP]
....................  Shaver-Crandell and Gerson, Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela (1995) 283
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -397088
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Shaver-Crandell and Gerson, Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela (1995) 283
..................  USBGN: Spain (1961)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Shaver-Crandell and Gerson, Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela (1995) 283, 284

 

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