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ID: 7015500
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 018 07 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 18.1167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the southern Dalmatian coast, the city was ruled by Byzantium after the fall of Rome. It was an independent trade city nominally under the rule of Venice, Turkey, and Hungary from 1205 to 1808. In 1808, the city was taken by Napoleon, later to be given to Austria in 1814. Eventually, it became part of Yugoslavia, then independent Croatia. The Old City of Dubrovnik was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.

Names:
Dubrovnik (preferred,C,V)
Ragusa (C,O)
Arragosa (H,V)  ............ medieval
Ragusium (H,O)  ............ from 7th century
Rausa (H,V)  ............ from 8th century
Rhagusium (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Croatia (nation)  ........  Croatia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Dubrovačko-Neretvanska Županija (county)  ............  Dubrovačko-Neretvanska Županija (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Dubrovnik (inhabited place)  ................  Dubrovnik (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 7th cen. by Roman refugees fleeing Slav & Avar attacks
city (C)
county seat (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  produces liqueurs, silk, worked leather & cheese
transportation center (C)  ............  hub for shipping & railroads
shipbuilding center (C)  ............  famed by 16th cen.; city's name "Arragossa" is probably source of English word "argosy" (a large merchant ship)
cultural center (C)  ............  known as "South Slav Athens" due to development of art & literature during 15th-17th cen.
trade center (C)  ............  developed during 15th & 16th cen. when trading with India & Americas & controlled trade routes from East
port (H)  ............  flourished during 8th cen. as a major stop along Venetian trade routes; currently located at Gruž
World Heritage Site (C)  ............  Old City of Dubrovnik named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Sources and Contributors:
Arragosa..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 255
Dubrovnik..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 255
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 249-250
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 58
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 345
Ragusa..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 249
Ragusium..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 249
Rausa..........  [VP]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 249
Rhagusium..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987) XIV, 906
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 255
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 249; IV, 249-250
..................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987) XIV, 906
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 58
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 345
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) accessed 23 April 2009

 

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