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ID: 7003685
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7003685

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Saxony (state)  Saxony (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 010 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 10.0000  decimal degrees

Note: The east central German state of Saxony consists of the southeastern portion of what was formerly the nation of East Germany. In the 1950s three East German Bezirke, or national districts, were formed of the historic Saxon region. After the reunification of Germany, all or parts of these three districts were made into the German state of Saxony. It measures some 7080 square miles in area and has a population of about 4, 278,000. Its capital is Dresden. Except for the northern portion around Leipzig, which belongs to the North European Plain, the state is mostly mountainous in terrain. It is drained by the Elbe river, which runs northwest to southeast, and the Mulde, a tributary of the Elbe. Saxony's principal mountain range is the Ore Mountains, which run for about 100 miles along its southern border. The state has rich soil and its agriculture is highly developed, grains being important throughout most of the state, while cattle are the main product in the Ore Mountains. Forestry and the mining of tin, lead, and coal are also important. The main industries are the production of textiles and of machinery used in textile production, papermaking, printing, and mining.

Names:
Sachsen (preferred,C,V,Spanish)
Sachsen (German)
Saxony (C,O,English-P,U,N)
État libre de Saxe (C,U,O,French)
Free State of Saxony (C,U,English)
Freistaat Sachsen (C,U)
Land Sachsen (C,U)
République de Saxe (C,U,French)
Sassen (C,U,Low German)
Sassonia (C,U,Italian)
Saxe (C,U,French)
ساکسۆنیا (C,U,Central Kurdish)
ساكسن (C,U,Arabic)
سئڪسني (C,U,Sindhi)
ساكسونيا (C,U,Arabic)
ساخسين (C,U,Arabic)
زاكسن (C,U,Arabic)
سیکسنی (C,U,Panjabi, Western)
زاکسن (C,U,Urdu)
زاکسن (Persian-Farsi)
زاکسن (Azerbaijani, South)
작센 자유주 (C,U,Korean)
سكسونيا (C,U,Arabic)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Saxony (state)  ............  Saxony (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  reunited with BRD, 1990
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
ساکسۆنیا..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
ساكسن..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
سئڪسني..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
ساكسونيا..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
ساخسين..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
زاكسن..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
سیکسنی..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
زاکسن..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
작센 자유주..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
سكسونيا..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
État libre de Saxe..........  [VP]
...................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
Free State of Saxony..........  [VP]
...................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
Freistaat Sachsen..........  [VP]
................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
Land Sachsen..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
République de Saxe..........  [VP]
...................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
Sachsen..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
.................  Reunited, National Geographic (1991) 2-42 & map supplement
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) Plate 62
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1088
Sassen..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
Sassonia..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
Saxe..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
Saxony..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
.................  Reunited, National Geographic (1991) 2-42 & map supplement
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2842566
..................  Reunited, National Geographic (1991) 2-42 & map supplement
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) Plate 62
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1088
..................  Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxony
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) "Saxony." http://www.search.eb.com/eb/article?tocId=9065981&query=Saxony&ct=eb#TOP (18 Jan. 2005)
..........  World Gazetteer [online] (1990-2006) (18 Jan. 2005)

 

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