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ID: 7012057
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Sevastopol' (inhabited place)  Sevastopol' (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 44 36 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 44.6000  decimal degrees
Long: 033 32 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 33.5333  decimal degrees

Note: Colonized by Greeks; was part of kingdom of Cimmerian Bosporus from 100 BC; was destroyed & rebuilt by Tatars in 1399; Russian after 1783; was under siege by Anglo-French armies during Crimean War in 1854; was severely damaged in WW II.

Names:
Sevastopol' (preferred,C,V)  ............ since 1784
Sevastopol (C,V)
Sebastopol (C,V)
Akhtiar (H,V)
Chersonesus (H,V)  ............ ancient name

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ukraine (nation)  ........  Ukraine (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Krym (autonomous republic)  ............  Krym (autonomous republic) (P)
Hierarchy of Sevastopol' (inhabited place)  ................  Sevastopol' (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Greek colonists late 6th cen. BC, modern city was founded by Catherine II in 1783
city (C)
port (C)  ............  since ancient times, modern commercial port opened in 1808
shipbuilding center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
naval base (C)  ............  has been major naval base & strategic fortress since 18th cen.
fortified settlement (C)
archaeological site (C)
political center (H)  ............  especially noted as headquarters for the White Army under General Wrangel in Russian civil war

Related geographic places:
near/adjacent to ....  Khersones .......... (deserted settlement)
..............................  (World, Europe, Ukraine, Krym) [6001336]

Sources and Contributors:
Akhtiar..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1101
Chersonesus..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 851
Sebastopol..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1101
Sevastopol'..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 664
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Sevastopol..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 664
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1101
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 851
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 664
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1101
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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