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ID: 7004399
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Upper Palatinate (national district)  Upper Palatinate (national district)

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 012 10 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 12.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Oberpfalz is an administrative district in east-central Bavaria, located near the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. Measuring some 3742 square miles in area, t was a Bavarian province in 1838, and included the imperial city of Regensburg and its possessions, the historic Upper Palatinate area, and a few smaller principalities. It is drained southward by the Naab River, which rises in the Fichtel Hills and the districts portion of the Bohemian Forest. This river was once a major trade route and has some 100 late medieval castles in its valley. The Naab joins the Danube just above Regensburg. Large towns are found in the wider river valleys. Most industry is located in Amberg and Regensburg and in smaller cities in the Naab and Vils River basins. Oberpfalz is one of the smallest German regions in terms of population, its 1994 estimated population being only about 1,009,00 inhabitants.

Names:
Oberpfalz (preferred,C,V,display,German-P,U,N)
Palatinate, Upper (C,O)
Upper Palatinate (C,O,English-P,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bavaria (state)  ............  Bavaria (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Upper Palatinate (national district)  ................  Upper Palatinate (national district) (P)

Place Types:
national district (preferred, C)
second level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Oberpfalz..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 29 April 2004
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-126
....................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Palatinate, Upper..........  [BHA]
................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Upper Palatinate..........  [BHA, VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 915
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 29 April 2004
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) Oberpfalz (Germany) NAF82024314, accessed 29 April 2004
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-126
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 915
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 29 April 2004

 

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