The GettyResearch Institute
Research Home Tools Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help

Vernacular Display | English Display

Click the icon to view the hierarchy.

Semantic View (JSONRDFN3/TurtleN-Triples)

ID: 7004463
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 24 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.4000  decimal degrees
Long: 013 04 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 13.0667  decimal degrees

Note: The city of Potsdam is located where the Nuthe River flows into the Havel, in the district of Potsdam in the eastern German state of Brandenburg. Founded by Slavs in 993, it received its first charter in 1317. It became an important medieval center, and flourished from the 17th century as a cultural and military center of Prussia. Under Frederick II the Great (1740-1786) is became the Prussian royal residence and practically the capital of Prussia. Many Dutch immigrants arrived in the18th century and created a distinctive Dutch quarter. The city was badly damaged in World War II, but much historic architecture has survived. Important historic structures include the Rococo Sans Souci Palace, 1745-47, the Nicolai Church, 1830-37, and the Brandenburg Gate, 1770. The modern city boasts educational and scientific institutions, and healthy industries in bootbuilding, food processing, locomotive building, and textiles. The 2004 estimated population was 131,900.

Names:
Potsdam (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)
Poczdam (C,V)
Potstamp (C,V)
Postupim (C,V)
Poztupimi (H,V)  ............ name of Slavic settlement, recorded in 993

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Brandenburg (state)  ............  Brandenburg (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Potsdam (inhabited place)  ................  Potsdam (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first documented in 993, chartered in 1317
city (C)
state capital (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  produces locomotives, boats, electrotechnical products, textiles & processed food
scientific center (C)  ............  noted for meteorological institute, observatories, conservatory & institutes for astrophysics, medicine & agriculture
educational center (C)  ............  including colleges of political science, law, education & film
political center (H)  ............  noted for Potsdam Conference of 1945 that restored Poland, decided administration of Germany, & US & Soviet spheres in Europe
noble seat (H)  ............  electoral residence of Frederick William, the Great Elector from 1640; royal residence of Hohenzollerns, beginning with Frederick the Great, who built famed palace of Sans Souci in 1740s
military center (H)  ............  was garrison town from 1640
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Poczdam..........  [VP]
.................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) UF Poczdam (Germany); accessed 02 June 2004
Postupim..........  [VP]
.................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) UF Postupim (Germany); accessed 02 June 2004
Potsdam..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:754
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 157
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 977
Potstamp..........  [VP]
.................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) UF Potstamp (Germany), accessed 02 June 2004
Poztupimi..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 644
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:754
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 644
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) Potsdam (Germany) NAF50057895, accessed 02 June 2004; UF Postupim (Germany); accessed 02 June 2004; UF Potstamp (Germany), accessed 02 June 2004; UF Poczdam (Germany)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1844464
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 157
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 977
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 02 June 2004

 

New Search

Back to Top

Printer Friendly Version

The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust