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ID: 7004068
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004068

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 28 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.4667  decimal degrees
Long: 014 13 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 14.2167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Adriatic Sea at mouth of Pescara river; was established by Romans; was nearly destroyed in Germanic invasions; again flourished in Middle Ages; has often been scene of fighting by rival powers; was heavily damaged in WW II.

Names:
Pescara (preferred,C,V)
Aternum (H,V)  ............ ancient name
Ostia Aterni (H,V)
Piscaria (H,V)  ............ name of medieval town, meaning "abounding with fish"

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Italia (nation)  ........  Italia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Abruzzi (region (administrative division))  ............  Abruzzi (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Pescara (province)  ................  Pescara (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Pescara (inhabited place)  ....................  Pescara (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was Roman settlement, became important medieval center
town (C)
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
resort (C)
fishing community (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  for road & rail traffic
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for electrical & mechanical products, textiles & processed food
shipbuilding center (C)
naval base (C)
cultural center (C)  ............  noted as birthplace of poet Gabriele D'Annunzio (born 1863)

Sources and Contributors:
Aternum..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 321
Ostia Aterni..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 730
Pescara..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Annuario Generale (1980)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 149
Piscaria..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 321
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Annuario Generale (1980)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 730
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 321
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -124336
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 149
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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