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ID: 7010750
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Durrës (inhabited place)  Durrës (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 18 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.3000  decimal degrees
Long: 019 28 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 19.4667  decimal degrees

Note: Durrës was founded as Epidamnus by Greeks from Corcyra and Corinth in the seventh century BCE. then passed to Illyrians in 312 BCE., then to the Romans who called it Dyrrhachium. Values as a seaport, it was besieged often, by Ostrogoths in 481, Bulgars in the tenth century, Normans in 1082), Byzantines in 1185, Venice in the 13th century, followed by Sicily, Naples, Greece, Serbs, Turks, and in World Wars I and II. The port of Durrës has become a main channel for the import of foodstuffs into Albania. The city's industries include shipbuilding and the manufacture of tobacco, plastic, and leather products. The population in 1989 was estimated as about 83,300.

Names:
Durrës (preferred,C,V)
Durazzo (C,O)
Drač (C,O)
Dyrrhachium (H,V)
Dyrrachium (H,V)  ............ medieval
Dyrrachion (H,V)  ............ ancient
Epidamnus (H,V)  ............ original Greek name
Epidamnos (H,V)  ............ ancient

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 7th cen. BCE
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)
archaeological site (C)
World Heritage Site (C)
episcopal see (H)  ............  established in 449
capital (H)  ............  of Roman Epirus Nova in 4th cen. CE

Sources and Contributors:
Drač..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 296
Durazzo..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 59
Durrës..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 59
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Dyrrachion..........  [GRLPSC]
.......................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
Dyrrachium..........  [GRLPSC]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Dyrrhachium..........  [GRLPSC]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Epidamnos..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
....................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8470
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Epidamnus..........  [VP]
....................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 342
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 296
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8470
..................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 59
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 342
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed June 27, 2003

 

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