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

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 028 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 28.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Bessarabia is a region in Eastern Europe that has changed hands successively over many centuries among several nations and empires, from Moldavia to the Ottoman Empire to the Soviet Union, among others. It borders the Prut River on the west, the Dniester River on the north and east, the Black Sea on the southeast, and the Chilia arm of the Danube River delta on the south. The area contains the remains of ancient Greek and Roman towns, a wall built by the Roman emperor Trajan, and fortifications built by the Genoese in the 1300s. Today it is divided between Moldova and the Ukraine, and it is highly productive farming region, producing fruit, wine, and cereals.

Names:
Bessarabia (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Bessarabiya (C,V,Russian (transliterated)-P,U,N)
Basarabia (C,V,Romanian-P,U,N)
Besarabya (C,V,Turkish (transliterated)-P,U,N)

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

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Moldova (nation)  ........  Moldova (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bessarabia (general region)  ............  Bessarabia (general region)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ukraine (nation)  ........  Ukraine (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bessarabia (general region)  ............  Bessarabia (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
Basarabia..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) "Bessarabia," accessed 29 Oct. 2003
Besarabya..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) "Bessarabia," accessed 29 Oct. 2003
Bessarabia..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 141
Bessarabiya..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) "Bessarabia," accessed 29 Oct. 2003
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) "Bessarabia," accessed 29 Oct. 2003; "Bessarabia," accessed 29 Oct. 2003
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 October 2015
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 141
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 29 Oct. 2003

 

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