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ID: 7007726
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7007726

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 12 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.2000  decimal degrees
Long: 016 10 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 16.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Kaczawa River; became important trade center in 13th cen.; ruled by Piast kings; taken by Hapsburgs in 1675; was severely damaged during World War II; returned to Poland at Postdam Conference in 1945.

Names:
Legnica (preferred,C,V)
Liegnitz (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Poland (nation)  ........  Poland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Dolnośla̜skie (voivodeship)  ............  Dolnośla̜skie (voivodeship) (P)
Hierarchy of Legnica (inhabited place)  ................  Legnica (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Silesia (historical region)  ........  Silesia (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Legnica (inhabited place)  ............  Legnica (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as a Silesian stronghold in 12th cen.
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
industrial center (C)
mining center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of a duchy from 1248-1675

Sources and Contributors:
Legnica..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Bajcar, Polen (1980) 159
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 511
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 247
.................  Słownik Geograficzny (1880-1904) V, 123
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 111
Liegnitz..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-99
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bajcar, Polen (1980) 159
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 511
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 247
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-99
..................  Słownik Geograficzny (1880-1904) V, 123
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 111
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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