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ID: 7006474
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7006474

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 56 31 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 56.5167  decimal degrees
Long: 021 01 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 21.0167  decimal degrees

Note: Recorded in 13th cen. as small Kurish settlement; fortress was built by Teutonic Knights in 1253; was thriving town by 17th cen., when canal cut to the sea & port was constructed; ruled by Sweden, Poland, & Russia; was heavily damaged in WW I & II.

Names:
Liepāja (preferred,C,V)
Libau (C,V)
Libava (C,V)
Liyepaya (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Latvia (nation)  ........  Latvia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Liepāja (special city)  ............  Liepāja (special city) (P)
Hierarchy of Liepāja (inhabited place)  ................  Liepāja (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settlement first documented in 13th cen., though town not founded until 1625
city (C)
district capital (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)
fishing community (C)
educational center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Libau..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
Libava..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 345
Liepāja..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 112
Liyepaya..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 520
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 520
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 345
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 112
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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