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ID: 7017616
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7017616

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 52 23 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.8730  decimal degrees
Long: 074 36 01 E  degrees minutes   Long: 74.6000  decimal degrees

Note: Founded as a Kokand fortress in 19th cen.; taken by Russia in 1846 & quickly became an administrative center of the region; city was laid out on a grid with wide streets, parks & orchards.

Names:
Bishkek (preferred,C,V)
Frunze (H,V)  ............ name used in 1925, for Soviet military leader MV Frunze, who was born here
Pishpek (H,V)  ............ used before 1926

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Kyrgyzstan (nation)  ........  Kyrgyzstan (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Bishkek (special city)  ............  Bishkek (special city) (P)
Hierarchy of Bishkek (inhabited place)  ................  Bishkek (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  fortress was founded on the site in 1846, town founded in 1878
city (C)
national capital (C)
industrial center (C)
cultural center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Kyrgyzstan .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Asia) [7006655]

Sources and Contributors:
Bishkek..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 647
.................  Russia, National Geographic (1993) map insert
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 43
Frunze..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 315-316
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Louis, Guide to the Soviet Union (1976) 107-109
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985)
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Pishpek..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 28
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 647
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 315-316
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 28
..................  Louis, Guide to the Soviet Union (1976) 107-109
..................  Russia, National Geographic (1993) map insert
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 43
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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