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ID: 7003249
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 16 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.2667  decimal degrees
Long: 011 24 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 11.4000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the Inn River, 85 m. SW of Salzburg, it has been strategically important since antiquity because of its position on the trade routes at the N end of the Brenner Pass. It was established as a fortified settlement in 1180 and was under Hapsburg rule from 1363 to 1918. Residence of Dukes of Tirol, ceded to Bavaria by Napoleon in 1806, and liberated in 1809. Noted for its Golden Roof of the duke's palace and the Imperial Church where Emperor Maxmilian II is buried. Host city to the Olympic Games in 1964 and 1976.

Names:
Innsbruck (preferred,C,V)
Veldidena (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Austria (nation)  ........  Austria (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Tyrol (state)  ............  Tyrol (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Innsbruck (inhabited place)  ................  Innsbruck (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  occupied by 1180
city (C)  ............  chartered 1239
state capital (C)
provincial capital (H)  ............  since ca. 1420
fortified settlement (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Innsbruck..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-76
....................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 543
Veldidena..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) V. II, p. 416
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) V. II, p. 416
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-76
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 543
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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