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ID: 7007601
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Breslau (inhabited place)  Breslau (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 06 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.1000  decimal degrees
Long: 017 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 17.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Originated on trade route between Roman Empire & Baltic Sea; home of many German immigrants since 13th cen.; passed to Bohemia in 1526 & to Prussia in 1741; damaged by Russian & Nazi sieges of 1945; was rebuilt & industrialized in 1950s-1960s.

Names:
Wrocław (preferred,C,V)
Wroclaw (C,V)
Breslau (C,O,English-P,U,N)  ............ since 1741

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

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Silesia (historical region)  ........  Silesia (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Breslau (inhabited place)  ............  Breslau (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled during Stone Age, early town was founded in 920 AD
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  founded by King Boleslaw I the Brave in 1000
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Silesia from 1163 until destroyed by Tartars in 1241; of duchy ruled by Piast dynasty in 13th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Breslau..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Nagel's: Poland (1969) 214
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 33
Wrocław..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1027
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 775
.................  Nagel's: Poland (1969) 214
.................  Nagel's: Poland (1974)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 217
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Wroclaw..........  [GRLPSC]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1027
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 775
..................  Nagel's: Poland (1969) 214
..................  Nagel's: Poland (1974)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 217; 33
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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