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ID: 7003190
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7003190

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Sankt Pölten (inhabited place)  Sankt Pölten (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 48 12 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 48.2000  decimal degrees
Long: 015 37 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 15.6167  decimal degrees

Note: The city is situated on the Traisen River in northeastern Austria, between the Danube River and the foothills of the Alps. Under the Romans it was a town called Aelium Cetium. Later an abbey dedicated to St. Hippolytus was established here. It was ruled by the Bishop of Passau until 1490 and became an episcopal see in 1785. It is known for its 16th-century town hall and Romanesque cathedral dating to the 11th century, both of which were renovated in the 18th century. The estimated population in 2003 was 49,500.

Names:
Sankt Pölten (preferred,C,V,German,U,N)
St. Pölten (C,V)
Aelium Cetium (H,V,Latin,U,N)  ............ ancient name

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Austria (nation)  ........  Austria (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Niederösterreich (state)  ............  Niederösterreich (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Sankt Pölten (inhabited place)  ................  Sankt Pölten (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in Roman times or before, in modern town chartered in 1159
city (C)
state capital (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  established in 12th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Aelium Cetium..........  [VP]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 824
Sankt Pölten..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-153
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
St. Pölten..........  [VP]
.......................  AATA database (1995-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 824
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-153
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) vol. 10

 

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