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ID: 7006521
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7006521

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 41 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.6833  decimal degrees
Long: 025 19 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 25.3167  decimal degrees

Note: Located at the confluence of the Neris & Vilnia rivers; was important center by 1128 when it was first documented; capital of Lithuania under Grand Duke Gediminas in 1323, destroyed by Teutonic Knights in 1377; had important Jewish community before WW II.

Names:
Vilnius (preferred,B,V)
Vilnyus (C,O)  ............ Russian name
Vil'njus (C,O)
Vilno (C,O)
Wilna (C,O)
Wilno (C,O)
Vilna (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Lithuania (nation)  ........  Lithuania (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Vilnius (municipality)  ............  Vilnius (municipality) (P)
Hierarchy of Vilnius (inhabited place)  ................  Vilnius (inhabited place) (P,B)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by at least 10th cen.
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  first in 1128, again in modern times
district capital (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  of Roman Catholic bishop, from 1387
educational center (C)
industrial center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Lithuania .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [7006542]

Sources and Contributors:
Vilna..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 359
Vilnius..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 645
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 996
Vil'njus..........  [BHA]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Vilno..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 359
Vilnyus..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 376-377
Wilna..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-192
Wilno..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 359
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 645
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 996
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 376-377
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-192
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 359
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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