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ID: 7010138
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7010138

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 031 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 31.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Sozh river; belonged to Lithuania 1300s; later passed to Poland; taken by Russia 1772; became important railroad junction late 19th cen.; products include fertilizers, agricultural machinery, cables, glass, footwear & foodstuffs.

Names:
Gomel (preferred,C,V)
Gomel' (C,V)
Homel (C,V)
Gomiy (H,V)
Gomy (H,V)  ............ first mentioned 1142

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Bieloru┼Ť (nation)  ........  Bieloru┼Ť (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Homyel'skaya Voblasts' (province)  ............  Homyel'skaya Voblasts' (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Gomel (inhabited place)  ................  Gomel (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first documented in 1142
city (C)
regional capital (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)
cultural center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Gomel'..........  [BHA]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Gomel..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 353
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 74
Gomiy..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 341
Gomy..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 353
Homel..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 341
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 341
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 353
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 74
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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