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ID: 7008608
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7008608

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 19 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.3167  decimal degrees
Long: 018 56 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 18.9333  decimal degrees

Note: Located in Upper Silesian Basin; became one of first mining centers in area in 1790; in 1902, city merged with neighboring villages; was once mainly German-speaking, though Polish immigration after 1945 left it wholly Polish-speaking.

Names:
Chorzów (preferred,C,V)

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  medieval centers were in the area; modern city was originally chartered in 1864
city (C)
industrial center (C)
mining center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Chorzów..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 187
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 268
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 45
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 187
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 268
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 45
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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