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ID: 7007460
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7007460

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Sankt Gallen (inhabited place)  Sankt Gallen (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 26 11 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.4364  decimal degrees
Long: 009 23 19 E  degrees minutes   Long: 9.3886  decimal degrees

Note: Named after a Celtic abbey founded by St. Columbarus on the site of the hermitage of the missionary Irish monk, St. Gall. The Benedictine abbey was founded here ca. 720. Important center of learning in the Middle Ages. From 1800, it became an important center of linen, cotton, muslin, and lace production.

Names:
Sankt Gallen (preferred,C,V,German,U)
Saint Gall (C,V)
Saint-Gall (C,V,French,U)
Saint Gallen (C,O,English,U)
St Gall (C,V)
San Gagl (C,V,Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman),U)
San Gallo (C,V,Italian,U)
St. Gallen (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Switzerland (nation)  ........  Switzerland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Sankt Gallen (canton)  ............  Sankt Gallen (canton) (P)
Hierarchy of Sankt Gallen (inhabited place)  ................  Sankt Gallen (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  town grew around abbey founded in 612
city (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Saint-Gall..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-183
Saint Gall..........  [GRLPSC]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Saint Gallen..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
San Gagl..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
San Gallo..........  [VP]
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Sankt Gallen..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 419
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-187
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
St Gall..........  [VP]
.................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) 33:857
St. Gallen..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 419
..................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) 33:857
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2554000
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-183; I-187
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Blue Guide: Switzerland (1989) 249
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 419

 

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