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ID: 7007833
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 021 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 21.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Noted for repeated resurrection from wars & occupation over centuries; flourished 14th-15th cen.; almost completely destroyed by Czar Nicholas I of Russia in 19th cen.; destroyed in German air raid in 1939, but original buildings were restored or rebuilt.

Names:
Warszawa (preferred,C,V)
Warsaw (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Warschau (C,O)
Varsovie (C,O)
Warszowa (H,V)  ............ name of original village, name documented in 12th cen.

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Poland (nation)  ........  Poland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Mazowieckie (voivodship)  ............  Mazowieckie (voivodship) (P)
Hierarchy of Warsaw (inhabited place)  ................  Warsaw (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 9th cen.; sizable town grew up around fortification when village of Jazdow was moved here in 13th cen.
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  first established in 1596; reestablished on February 1, 1945
provincial capital (C)
industrial center (C)
commercial center (C)
educational center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of the Duchy of Masovia from early 15th cen.-1526; of the kings of Poland from 1526-1656; of the Grand-Duchy of Warsaw from 1806-1830; of the Congress Kingdom of Poland from 1815-1830

Sources and Contributors:
Varsovie..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-183
Warsaw..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 213
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1318
Warschau..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1318
Warszawa..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1010
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 713-716
.................  Nagel's: Poland (1969) 49-54
.................  Nagel's: Poland (1974) 80-81
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 213
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Warszowa..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 714 ff.
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1010
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 713-716; XXIX, 714 ff.
..................  Nagel's: Poland (1969) 49-54
..................  Nagel's: Poland (1974) 80-81
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-183
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 213
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1318
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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