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ID: 7015438
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7015438

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 51 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.8500  decimal degrees
Long: 018 23 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 18.3833  decimal degrees

Note: Sarajevo is the capital city and cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in the Miljack River valley at the foot of Mount Trebevic. It was an important Roman center. Invading Goths, then Slavs arrived in the 7th century. Ottoman Turks arrived in the 15th century, leaving a lasting Islamic culture. The city was burned in 1697. The Austro-Hungarian Empire ruled it from 1878 until World War I, which began there when a Bosnian Serbian revolutionary assassinated the crown prince of the Empire. It was heavily damaged in World War II, but remained the administrative capital of the Bosnia and Herzegovina region of Yugoslavia. It served as the host of the Winter Olympics in 1984. After Bosnia and Herzegovina declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1992, Sarajevo became the scene of civil war between Bosnian Muslims and Serbs, and suffered great damage. It has been in slow recovery since peace was established. The city's population remains largely Muslim. Its industry suffered a great setback due to the civil war, but old crafts such as carpet making and metalwork continue. The 2004 estimated population was 602,500.

Names:
Sarajevo (preferred,C,V,Bosnian-P,U,N)
Serajavo (C,V)
Sarayevo (C,V)
Serayevo (C,V)
Bosna Saray (H,V)
Vrhbosna (H,V)
Vrh-Bosna (H,V)
Bosna-Seraj (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Bosna i Hercegovina (nation)  ........  Bosna i Hercegovina (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bosne i Hercegovine, Federacija (region (administrative division))  ............  Bosne i Hercegovine, Federacija (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Sarajevo (inhabited place)  ................  Sarajevo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  developed from Roman military site
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  of newly established Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina in 1991
industrial center (C)  ............  for motor vehicles, railroad rolling stock, iron steel
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for beet sugar, hosiery, chemicals, pottery, silk, tobacco products, furniture, beer & communications plants
transportation center (C)  ............  hub of road, rail, and air traffic
craftsman settlement (C)  ............  long noted for metalware and carpet making
archiepiscopal see (C)  ............  of Roman Catholic archbishop
university center (C)  ............  from 1946
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for Muslim architecture (late 15th & 16th cen.) & culture, site of several museums

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Bosna i Hercegovina .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [7006664]

Sources and Contributors:
Bosna Saray..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 338
Bosna-Seraj..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 831
Sarajevo..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 573
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 831
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 401 & X, 446
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1080
Sarayevo..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-158
Serajavo..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 831
Serayevo..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-192
Vrhbosna..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 446
Vrh-Bosna..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 831
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 573
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 831
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 401 & X, 446; X, 446
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-192
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-158
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 338
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1080
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 4 May 2004

 

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