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ID: 7007059
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7007059

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 60 23 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 60.3833  decimal degrees
Long: 005 20 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 5.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Founded by king Olaf III; became important commercial & political center after castle was built in 1100; German Hanseatic merchants controlled trade 14th-18th cen.; was destroyed by fire several times, & rebuilt.

Names:
Bergen (preferred,C,V)
Bjørgvin (H,V)
Bjorgvin (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Norway (nation)  ........  Norway (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Hordaland (county)  ............  Hordaland (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Bergen (inhabited place)  ................  Bergen (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1070
city (C)
county seat (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
episcopal see (H)  ............  from 12th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Bergen..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
Bjørgvin..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 125
Bjorgvin..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 96
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 96
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 125
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 26
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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