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ID: 1048753
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1048753

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 59 12 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 59.2000  decimal degrees
Long: 009 36 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 9.6000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the river Skienselva; founded on the site of a monastery in 12th cen.; was center of lumber & mining industries from 17th cen., but ore is now exhausted; noted as the birthplace of the playwright Henrik Ibsen.

Names:
Skien (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Norway (nation)  ........  Norway (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Telemark (county)  ............  Telemark (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Skien (inhabited place)  ................  Skien (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1110, incorporated in 1346
town (C)
county seat (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Skien..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 862
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 862
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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