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ID: 7009867
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 59 55 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 59.9167  decimal degrees
Long: 017 38 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 17.6333  decimal degrees

Note: Located near Gamla Uppsala, capital of pre-Christian Sweden; founded as trading post on Fyrisån river; by 13th cen. had grown to become important commercial center & royal residence; seat of the archbishop of Sweden; noted for Gothic cathedral (1435).

Names:
Uppsala (preferred,C,V)
Upsala (C,V)
Östra Aros (H,V)  ............ original name

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Sweden (nation)  ........  Sweden (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Uppsala (county)  ............  Uppsala (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Uppsala (inhabited place)  ................  Uppsala (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1164
city (C)
county seat (C)
archiepiscopal see (C)  ............  established in 12th cen.
educational center (C)  ............  university founded in 1477
commercial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Östra Aros..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 191-192
Uppsala..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Baedekers: Scandinavia (1987)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 972
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 205
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Upsala..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Baedekers: Scandinavia (1987)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 972
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 191-192
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 205
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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