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ID: 1031485
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1031485

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 65 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 65.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 025 26 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 25.4333  decimal degrees

Note: Located at the mouth of the river Oulu on the Gulf of Bothnia, on rapids used as energy source; was thriving medieval trading post; fortress constructed in 1590, destroyed in 1793; town was destroyed by fire in 1822, but rebuilt & again damaged in WW II.

Names:
Oulu (preferred,C,V)
Uleåborg (C,V)
Uleaborg (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Finland (nation)  ........  Finland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Pohjois-Pohjanmaa (region (administrative division))  ............  Pohjois-Pohjanmaa (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Oulu (inhabited place)  ................  Oulu (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was trading post by Middle Ages, fortified in 1590 & chartered in 1610
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  since 1900
educational center (C)
transportation center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Oulu..........  [VP Preferred]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 11-12
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 147
Uleåborg..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Uleaborg..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 700
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 700
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 11-12
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 147
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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