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ID: 7006484
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7006484

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 56 57 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 56.9500  decimal degrees
Long: 024 06 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 24.1000  decimal degrees

Note: Originally inhabited by early Baltic tribes, then settled by German merchants in 1158. Bishop Albert I of Livonia and Crusaders made it the center of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword. Rīga joined the Hanseatic League in 1282. Later ruled by Sweden, Poland, and Russia. The city was badly damaged in World War II. In 1943, the Germans established the Kaiserwald concentration camp in the city, and operated it, killing thousands, until Soviet forces approached in 1944; historic core named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Names:
Rīga (preferred,C,V,LC,O)
Riga (C,O)
Rija (C,V)
Riika (C,V)
Ryga (C,V)
Rigah (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Latvia (nation)  ........  Latvia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Rīga (special city)  ............  Rīga (special city) (P)
Hierarchy of Rīga (inhabited place)  ................  Rīga (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by ancient Livs, modern town founded in 1201
city (C)
national capital (C)
district capital (C)
port (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  established by Bishop Albert in 1201
industrial center (C)  ............  major industry developed here in 19th cen.
cultural center (C)
World Heritage Site (C)  ............  since 1997
concentration camp site (H)  ............  1943-1944

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Latvia .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [7006541]

Sources and Contributors:
Rīga..........  [VP Preferred]
...........  Library of Congress Name Authority File 7901382, accessed 27 July 2010
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 165
Riga..........  [VP]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 780
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 66
Rigah..........  [VP]
..............  Library of Congress Name Authority File 7901382, accessed 27 July 2010
Riika..........  [VP]
..............  Library of Congress Name Authority File 7901382, accessed 27 July 2010
Rija..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 July 2010
Ryga..........  [VP]
...........  Library of Congress Name Authority File 7901382, accessed 27 July 2010
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 780
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 66
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 16 March 2015
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 165
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 6 June 2008
..........  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) accessed 27 July 2010
..........  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum [online] (2008-) accessed 6 June 2008

 

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