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ID: 7006423
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7006423

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 20 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.3333  decimal degrees
Long: 019 49 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 19.8167  decimal degrees

Note: Tirana is the capital city of Albania, located on the Ishm river at edge of a fertile plain. Founded by Turkish general Sulayman Pasha in the 17th century, the town is today still mostly Muslim. In the 20th century, after successive Italian and German occupations during World War II, a communist People's Republic was proclaimed in Tirana on Jan. 11, 1946. The city subsequently expanded considerably, and hydroelectric and thermal power plants were completed in 1951. Tirana ranks now as the nation's largest city and main industrial center. Its population by a 1991 estimate was around 300,000.

Names:
Tiranë (preferred,C,V)
Tirana (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Teheran (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Albania (nation)  ........  Albania (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Tiranë (county)  ............  Tiranë (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Tirana (inhabited place)  ................  Tirana (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 17th cen.
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  established in 1920
provincial capital (C)
industrial center (C)
mining center (C)
transportation center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Albania .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [7006417]

Sources and Contributors:
Teheran..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 935
Tirana..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  USBGN Bulletin 16 (1998) 1
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Tiranë..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 793
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 935
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 793
..................  USBGN Bulletin 16 (1998) 1
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed July 2, 2003

 

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