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ID: 7004717
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 012 08 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 12.1333  decimal degrees

Note: The city of Rocstock is located on the Warnow River estuary, eight miles from the Baltic outport at Warnemünde in northeastern Germany. It was founded on an old Wendish fortress in the 12th century, and was chartered in 1218. There were three separate settlements, the Old town, the New Town, and the Hops Market, that joined together in 1265 to form the city. It became a leading member of the Hanseatic League in the 1300s, and became a possession of Mecklenburg in the 14th century. It was severely damaged in World War II, and much of the city center had to be reconstructed after the war. Rostock became East Germany's principal seaport and underwent much expansion. Surviving or rebuilt structures include several fine Gothic churches, and the town hall built in the 15th century with a Baroque facade added in 1727. It continues as an important fishing and shipping port, and its industries include fish processing, and the manufactures of chemical products, matches, furniture, and diesel engines. The 2004 estimated population was 197,200.

Names:
Rostock (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)
Rostock-Warnemünde (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (state)  ............  Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Rostock (inhabited place)  ................  Rostock (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a Wendish settlement in 12th century, German town was chartered in 1218, thre adjacent settlements united in 1265
city (C)
seaport (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  produces diesel engines, machinery, chemical products, furniture, and matches
shipbuilding center (C)  ............  for wooden ships since medieval period, first German steam-propelled vessel was built here in 1851
fishing community (C)
university center (C)  ............  founded in 1419, was major educational center for Scandinavia and northern Germany

Sources and Contributors:
Rostock..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:788
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 10:197
.................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 164
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Rostock-Warnemünde..........  [VP]
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1032
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:788
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 10:197
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) Rostock (Germany) NAF81018417, accessed 22 June 2004
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1852370
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 164
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1032
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:788
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Rostock." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 2002-. http://www.search.eb.com/eb/article?eu=65819&tocid=0&query=rostock&ct=eb#TOP (22June2004)
..........  World Gazetteer [online] (1990-2006)

 

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