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ID: 7017087
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7017087

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Duque de Caxias (inhabited place)  Duque de Caxias (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 22 45 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -22.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 043 19 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -43.3167  decimal degrees

Note: Suburb of Rio de Janeiro; named after Luis Alves de Lima e Silva, miltary hero & patron of the Brazilian army; industries include a large oil refinery located outside the city.

Names:
Duque de Caxias (preferred,C,V)  ............ name refers to title of Luis Alves de Lima e Silva, commander of Brazilian army against Argentina & Paraguay in mid-19th cen.
Caxias (H,V)  ............ from 1931 to 1943
Meriti Station (H,V)  ............ until 1931

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brazil (nation)  ........  Brazil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Rio de Janeiro (state)  ............  Rio de Janeiro (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Duque de Caxias (inhabited place)  ................  Duque de Caxias (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  developed as suburb of Rio de Janeiro in early 20th cen.
city (C)
suburb (C)
commercial center (C)
mining center (C)
capital (H)  ............  made seat of district in 1931 & seat of municipality in 1943

Sources and Contributors:
Caxias..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 285
Duque de Caxias..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 259
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 284
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 59
Meriti Station..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 285
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 259
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 284; IV, 285
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 59
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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