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ID: 7012178
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7012178

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 068 51 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 68.8500  decimal degrees

Note: Located in southwestern Tajikistan, Dushanbe was a planned city built by the Soviets at the location of three previous settlements. One the original settlements, known as Dyushambe, was part of the Persian empire until 1920 when it was overthrown by the Russians. In 1924, it was chosen to be the capital of the new Tajik Autonomous S.S.R., which became the Tajik S.S.R. in 1929. The city is noted for its wide, tree-lined streets, with mainly one-story structures due to the prevalence of earthquakes.

Names:
Dushanbe (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Dušanbe (C,V)
Diushambe (H,V)
Dyushambe (H,V)  ............ meaning "Monday, its bazaar day," name used for site until 1929
Jushambe (C,V)
Stalinabad (H,V)  ............ name used 1929-1961

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Tajikistan (nation)  ........  Tajikistan (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Dushanbe (region (administrative division))  ............  Dushanbe (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Dushanbe (inhabited place)  ................  Dushanbe (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  planned city was built over previous settlements in 20th cen.
city (C)
national capital (C)
regional capital (C)
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
educational center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Tajikistan .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Asia) [7014835]

Sources and Contributors:
Diushambe..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 298
Dušanbe..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-49
Dushanbe..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1999) 720
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 03/16/99
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 59
Dyushambe..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 298
Jushambe..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004) accessed 16 August 2004
Stalinabad..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 356
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1999) 720
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 298; VI, 298
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 03/16/99
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004) accessed 16 August 2004
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-49
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 59
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 356
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 16 August 2004

 

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