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ID: 1051315
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Chornobyl' (inhabited place)  Chornobyl' (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 17 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.2833  decimal degrees
Long: 030 15 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 30.2500  decimal degrees

Note: Known for a nuclear accident that occurred nearby. The city of Chernobyl is located 10 miles northwest of the settlement of Pryp'yat, where the nuclear power station known as "Chernobyl" is located; the power station was the site of a major accident when the area was controlled by the Soviet Union in 1986. A chain reaction in the core went out of control; several explosions triggered a large fireball and blew off the heavy steel and concrete lid of the reactor. This and the ensuing fire in the graphite reactor core released large amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere, where it was carried great distances by air currents. A partial meltdown of the core also occurred.

Names:
Chornobyl' (preferred,C,V,Ukrainian (transliterated)-P,U,N)
Chornobyl (C,V,Ukrainian (transliterated),U,N)
Chernobyl' (C,V)
Černobyl' (C,V)
Chernobyl (C,O)
Tschernobyl (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ukraine (nation)  ........  Ukraine (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Kiev (oblast)  ............  Kiev (oblast) (P)
Hierarchy of Chornobyl' (inhabited place)  ................  Chornobyl' (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
Černobyl'..........  [VP]
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-33
Chernobyl..........  [VP]
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 44
Chernobyl'..........  [VP]
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003)
Chornobyl..........  [VP]
....................  Yale-Ukraine Initiative, Chornobyl (1996) Accessed 8 October 2002.
Chornobyl'..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003) Accessed 8 October 2002.
Tschernobyl..........  [VP]
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003) Accessed 8 October 2002.
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003) Accessed 8 October 2002.
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-33
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 44
..................  Yale-Ukraine Initiative, Chornobyl (1996) Accessed 8 October 2002.
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Chernobyl." Accessed 08 October 2002.

 

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