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ID: 7007552
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Silesia (historical region)  Silesia (historical region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 48 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.8000  decimal degrees
Long: 017 24 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 17.4000  decimal degrees

Note: Area located in eastern central Europe, including southwest Poland and smaller sections of Czech Republic, Slovakia, and eastern Germany; was inhabited by Vandal Silingars from 3rd century BCE; Slavic immigrants arrived 6th century CE; subsequently ruled by various German and Polish powers; was part of Holy Roman Empire, acquired by Habsburgs, and conquered by Prussians.

Names:
Schlesien (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)
Śla̜sk (C,V,Polish-P,U,N)
Silesia (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Silésie (C,O,French-P,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Silesia (historical region)  ........  Silesia (historical region) (P,H)

Place Types:
historical region (preferred, C)
province (H)  ............  of Prussia, 18th cen.

Related geographic places:
distinguished from ....  Polish Silesia .......... (historical region)
..................................  (World, Europe, Poland) [5000126]

Sources and Contributors:
Schlesien..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Silesia..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 182
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1116
Silésie..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Śla̜sk..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 864
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-164
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 182
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1116
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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