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ID: 7014820
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7014820

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 51 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.8500  decimal degrees
Long: 027 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 27.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Became part of Lithuania in the 14th century; later passed to Poland; pillaged by Crimean Tatars in 1505; transferred to Russia under second partition in 1793; occupied and damaged by French forces in 1812; under German occupation in 1918 and Polish occupation 1919-1920.

Names:
Minsk (preferred,C,V)
Menesk (H,V)
Mensk (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Bieloruś (nation)  ........  Bieloruś (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Minsk (municipality)  ............  Minsk (municipality) (P)
Hierarchy of Minsk (inhabited place)  ................  Minsk (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first mentioned 1067
city (C)
national capital (C)
regional capital (C)
industrial center (C)
educational center (C)
administrative center (C)  ............  for the Commonwealth of Independent States, since 1991

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Bieloruś .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [7006657]

Sources and Contributors:
Menesk..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 602
Mensk..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 602
Minsk..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 171
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 128
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 602
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 171
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 29 May 2003
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 128
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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