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ID: 7007751
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7007751

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 017 56 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 17.9333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Oder River; passed to Bohemia in 1327, to Habsburgs in 1742 & returned to Poland in 1945; is important port between Wrocław & Upper Silesia; economy depends on cement factories & iron foundries; noted for many historic buildings.

Names:
Opole (preferred,C,V)
Oppeln (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 Opolskie (voivodeship)  ............  Opolskie (voivodeship) (P)
Hierarchy of Opole (inhabited place)  ................  Opole (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 Opole (inhabited place)  ............  Opole (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  occupied by Slavic Opolanie tribe in 9th cen.
city (C)
provincial capital (C)  ............  since 1202
port (C)
industrial center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Duchy of Opole through Middle Ages

Sources and Contributors:
Opole..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 689
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 968
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 145
..............  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Oppeln..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 145
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 689
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 968
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 145
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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