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ID: 7012508
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7012508

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 19 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.3167  decimal degrees
Long: 011 55 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 11.9167  decimal degrees

Note: The city of Hof is located on the Saale River in northern Bavaria near the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. First mentioned in 1214, it was founded by the dukes of Andechs-Meran, chartered in 1319, passed to the Hohenzollerns of N├╝rnberg in 1373, then to Prussia in 1792, and to Bavaria in 1810. It was nearly completely destroyed by fire in 1823, but its principal older buildings, including its medieval churches were rebuilt in the following years. The commercial and industrial center of northern Upper Bavaria, Hof produces woolens, carpets, porcelain, beer, machinery, and iron goods. It is also a cultural city, with a symphony orchestra, a museum, and several institutions of higher learning. The 2004 estimated population was 49,900.

Names:
Hof (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first documented in 1214 (though has church dating to 11th century), chartered in 1319
city (C)
manufacturing center (C)
transportation center (C)
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for theater, symphony orchestry, choirs and museum
educational center (C)
frontier settlement (H)  ............  was important checkpoint for West Germany with East Germany & Czechoslovakia prior to dissolution of Communist Bloc

Sources and Contributors:
Hof..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1: 393
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 5:965
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 84
...........  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 507
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1: 393
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 5:965
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) Hof (Germany: Landkreis) NAF81095128, accessed 29 April 2004
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1793985
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 84
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 507
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 29 April 2004

 

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