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ID: 7004272
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004272

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 39 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.6500  decimal degrees
Long: 025 35 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 25.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Was founded by Teutonic Knights in 13th cen.; became center of Saxon colony & marketplace for trade of cloth, weapons, metalwork & wax throughout Walachia & Moldavia; fortified against Turks in 15th cen.; German inhabitants lost their autonomy in 1876.

Names:
Brașov (preferred,C,V)  ............ name first documented in 1251
Kronstadt (C,O)
Brassó (C,O)
Brashov (H,V)
Orașul Stalin (H,O)  ............ meaning "Stalin City," used 1950 - 1960
Stalin (H,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 Brașov (county)  ............  Brașov (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Brașov (inhabited place)  ................  Brașov (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1211
city (C)
county seat (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Brashov..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 118
Brașov..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Atlas Istoric (1971)
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 480
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 33
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Brassó..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-24
Kronstadt..........  [VP]
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-90
Orașul Stalin..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 480
Stalin..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-167
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Atlas Istoric (1971)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 118
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 480
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-167; I-24; I-90
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 33
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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