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ID: 7014433
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7014433

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 62 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 62.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 129 50 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 129.8333  decimal degrees

Note: Developed as 18th-cen. fur-trading post on Lena River; gold was first mined in 1850; the small provincial village expanded after WW II; noted for modern housing & roads, food-processing, sawmilling & light industries.

Names:
Yakutsk (preferred,C,V)
Jakutsk (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Russia (nation)  ........  Russia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Sakha (Yakutiya) (republic)  ............  Sakha (Yakutiya) (republic) (P)
Hierarchy of Yakutsk (inhabited place)  ................  Yakutsk (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as a fort in 1632 on right bank of river & moved to present site in 1642
city (C)
regional capital (C)
inland port (C)
agricultural center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Jakutsk..........  [VP]
.................  Russia, National Geographic (1993) map supplement
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1357
Yakutsk..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 218
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Russia, National Geographic (1993) map supplement
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 218
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1357
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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