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ID: 7005985
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005985

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 48 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 48.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 010 06 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 10.1000  decimal degrees

Note: The city of Aalen is situated on the Kocher River some 30 miles north of Ulm in southwestern Germany. It was founded as a large Roman fort, much of which still stands. It became a free imperial city in the 14th century. Badly damaged by fire in 1634, it was rebuilt, and among its historical structures are the town hall of 1636 and the church of Sankt Nikolaus in 1765. The adjacent town of Wasseralfingen was annexed to Aalen in 1975. Today if functions as a communications center and produces chemicals, textiles, and iron goods.

Names:
Aalen (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Aalen (German-P,U,N)
Ala (H,O)
Alena (H,O)
Aquilegia (H,O,Latin-P,U,N)
Ola (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Baden-W├╝rttemberg (state)  ............  Baden-W├╝rttemberg (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Aalen (inhabited place)  ................  Aalen (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Raetia (historical region)  ........  Raetia (historical region) (P,H) from 15 BCE
Hierarchy of Aalen (inhabited place)  ............  Aalen (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded on Roman fort
city (C)
industrial center (C)
communications center (C)
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for Limesmuseum of Roman remains, opened in 1964
imperial city (H)  ............  rights granted in 1360, city passed to Württemberg in 1803
fortified settlement (H)  ............  Roman

Sources and Contributors:
Aalen..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 1
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 2
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1
Ala..........  [VP]
...........  Orbis Latinus (1971) 9
Alena..........  [VP]
..............  Orbis Latinus (1971) 9
Aquilegia..........  [VP]
....................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 9
Ola..........  [VP]
...........  Orbis Latinus (1971) 9
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:1; I, 1
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 1, 2; I, 2
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) Aalen (Germany) NAF82156259, accessed 11 Feb. 2004
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1736623
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 9
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 11 Feb. 2004

 

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