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ID: 7012886
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 59 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.9833  decimal degrees
Long: 011 19 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 11.3167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Ilm river; was medieval center; ruled by counts of Weimar-Orlamünde from 1247, by Saxon House of Wettin from 1372; thrived as intellectual center of Germany from the late 18th century; was badly damaged in WW II.

Names:
Weimar (preferred,C,V)
Wimare (H,V)  ............ name documented in 10th cen.

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Thuringia (state)  ............  Thuringia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Weimar (inhabited place)  ................  Weimar (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Thuringia (historical region)  ........  Thuringia (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Weimar (inhabited place)  ............  Weimar (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first documented in 975, chartered in 1348
city (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  is important railroad junction
manufacturing center (C)  ............  produces agricultural machinery, building materials, chemicals, and furniture
cultural center (C)  ............  flourished especially during 18th-19th centuries, was home to Bach, Goethe, Schiller, Liszt, and Nietzsche
scientific center (C)  ............  noted for school of agriculture and national observatory
political center (H)  ............  Treaty of Versailles was ratified here, & repubican regime, "Weimar Republic," was established in 1919 (ended in 1933)
capital (H)  ............  of duchy (from 1547) and grand duchy (from 1815) of Saxe-Weimar; of Thuringia, 1920-1948

Sources and Contributors:
Weimar..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Balkow, Ortslexikon der DDR (1986)
.................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1013
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1326
Wimare..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 561
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Balkow, Ortslexikon der DDR (1986)
..................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1013
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 561
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1884584
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1326
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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