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ID: 7004033
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004033

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 09 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.1500  decimal degrees
Long: 027 38 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 27.6333  decimal degrees

Note: Recognizable settlement by 7th cen.; fortified as German customs post on trade routes in Prut valley in late 14th cen.; residence of prince of Moldavia from mid-15th cen.; rebuilt after being sacked by Tartars (1513), Turks (1513) & Russians (1686).

Names:
Iași (preferred,C,V)
Iasy (C,V)
Jassy (C,O)  ............ German name, first documented in late 14th cen., probably from "jagers," meaning "bowmen"
Yaș (C,O)
Yassy (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Romania (nation)  ........  Romania (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Iași (county)  ............  Iași (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Iași (inhabited place)  ................  Iași (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by at least 7th cen.
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Moldavian principality, 1565-1862

Sources and Contributors:
Iași..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 212
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 87
...........  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Iasy..........  [VP]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 405
Jassy..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 405
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 92
Yaș..........  [VP]
...........  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 360
Yassy..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 195
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 405
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 212
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 87; 92
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 195; 360
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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