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ID: 7007545
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7007545

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 09 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.1500  decimal degrees
Long: 023 10 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 23.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Cultural center of NE portion of nation; in 18th cen., prospered under wealthy Branicki family, who patronized many renowned artists; became major textile mill in 1863; until World War II, city was major center for Polish Jewry; was rebuilt after war.

Names:
Białystok (preferred,C,V)
Belostok (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Poland (nation)  ........  Poland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Podlaskie (voivodeship)  ............  Podlaskie (voivodeship) (P)
Hierarchy of Białystok (inhabited place)  ................  Białystok (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1320 by Gediminas, grand duke of Lithuania
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
industrial center (C)
educational center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Belostok..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338
Białystok..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 102
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 192
....................  Guide Bleu: Pologne (1967) 600
....................  Słownik Geograficzny (1880-1904) I, 199
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 27
....................  Łozínski, Architecture (1967) 44
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 102
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 192
..................  Guide Bleu: Pologne (1967) 600
..................  Słownik Geograficzny (1880-1904) I, 199
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 27
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338
..................  Łozínski, Architecture (1967) 44
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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