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ID: 7003678
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7003678

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Hessen (state)  Hessen (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 009 15 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 9.2500  decimal degrees

Note: The state of Hessen occupies 8,152 square miles in north-central Germany. Its territory forms the core of the medieval margraviate of Hessen, and extends west to east from the Rhine Plateau to the Thuringian Forest. The original landmargraviate of Hesse was founded from a portion of Thuringia. Its ruler, Henry I, came to hold the rank of prince in the Holy Roman Empire in 1292. Under Philip the Magnanimous, Hesse was twice partitioned and reunited, finally to be divided into four sections, one for each of his sons. In 1945 the modern state was created from the Hesse territories and part of Nassau. The capital is Wiesbaden and its largest city is Frankfurt am Main. The state is known for its educational institutions, and for the ruined castles and old churches along the Weser River, and the many half-timbered houses scattered throughout. The economy features agriculture on small or large scales, and a great deal of manufacturing, primarily in the south. The 2004 estimated population was 6,105,200

Names:
Hessen (preferred,C,V,German,U,N)
Hesse (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Hessen state (C,O,display)
Hessian (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Deutschland (nation)  ........  Deutschland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Hessen (state)  ............  Hessen (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  reconstituted in 1945
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Hesse..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Hessen..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 63
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Hessen state..........  [VP]
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Hessian..........  [VP]
.................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) Hesse (Germany) NAF83009487, accessed 11 June 2004
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 63
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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