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ID: 7007809
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Szczecin (inhabited place)  Szczecin (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 014 32 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 14.5333  decimal degrees

Note: Founded as Slav fishing village; became a powerful fortified town from 10th-11th cen.; peace treaty between Denmark and Sweden signed here in 1570; modern development began in 1826 with navigation of Oder River; cultural center of W part of nation.

Names:
Szczecin (preferred,C,V,Polish,U,N)
Stettin (C,O,German,U,N)

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  inhabited by Slavic peoples over 2,000 years ago
city (C)  ............  since 1234
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of dukedom of Pomerania until 1637

Sources and Contributors:
Stettin..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 189
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Szczecin..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961) 2:905
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 11:473
.................  Nagel's: Poland (1969) 277
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 357
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961) II, 905; 2:905
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 473; 11:473
..................  Nagel's: Poland (1969) 277
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 189; 357
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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