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ID: 7005187
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 48 24 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 48.4000  decimal degrees
Long: 010 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 10.0000  decimal degrees

Note: The city of Ulm in southwestern Germany is situated on the River Danube near its junction with the Blau and the Iller Rivers. Chartered as a free imperial city in the twelfth century, it thrived as medieval trading and textile manufacturing center, and was a member of the Protestant Schmalkaldic League in the Reformation. It declined during the religious wars of the 16 and 17th centuries. It went to Bavaria in 1802, then to Württemberg in 1810. By the mid-20th century, it had expanded as an industrial and commercial hub. Although it was severely damaged during World War II, it has rebuilt and restored much of its historic architecture, including the medieval city walls. Its large Gothic cathedral, the Münster, begun in 1377 and finished in 1890, boasts one of the tallest spires in the world at 528 feet. The city has diversified industries, and has a university founded in 1967. The 2004 estimated population was 119,900.

Names:
Ulm (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)
Ulm-an-der-Donau (C,V,German,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Baden-Württemberg (state)  ............  Baden-Württemberg (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Ulm (inhabited place)  ................  Ulm (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  recorded in 9th century, chartered in 1027
city (C)
industrial center (C)
commercial center (C)  ............  was powerful commercial force by 14th century
transportation center (C)
university center (C)  ............  established in 1967
battlefield (H)  ............  Napoleon defeated Austrians here on October 17, 1805
imperial city (H)  ............  1155-1802

Sources and Contributors:
Ulm..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 12:115
...........  Müllers Deutsches Ortsbuch (1988)
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...........  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1245
Ulm-an-der-Donau..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:962
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:962
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 12:115
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) Ulm (Germany) NAF81104253, accessed 3 March 2004
..................  Müllers Deutsches Ortsbuch (1988)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1876794
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1245
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:962
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 3 March 2004

 

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