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ID: 6002985
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Karelia (general region)  Karelia (general region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 64 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 64.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 032 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 32.0000  decimal degrees

Note: One of chief divisions of the Finns; became a strong independent state during Middle Ages; came under Swedish control in 17th century; annexed to Russia in 1721; control vacillated from Russia to Finland until Karelian republic was established in 1956.

Names:
Karelia (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Kareliya (C,V)
Karjala (C,V,Finnish-P,U,N)
Karelen (C,V,Swedish-P,U,N)
Карелия (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Karelia (general region)  ........  Karelia (general region) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Finland (nation)  ........  Finland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Karelia (general region)  ............  Karelia (general region)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Russia (nation)  ........  Russia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Karelia (general region)  ............  Karelia (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)  ............  first mentioned in the 9th century

Sources and Contributors:
Карелия..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 December 2015
Karelen..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
Karelia..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 346
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 591
Kareliya..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 December 2015
Karjala..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 December 2015
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 346
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 591
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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