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ID: 7009839
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7009839

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 55 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 55.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 013 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 13.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Was important center in herring trade during Middle Ages; received influx of German immigrant merchants; united with Sweden in 1658; declined, partially due to poor harbor; new harbor was built in 1775 & the city revived.

Names:
Malmö (preferred,C,V)
Elbogen (H,V)  ............ name given by German merchants, meaning "elbow" & referring to its location on curve of coastline
Malmhaug (H,V)  ............ original name, meaning "sandpile"

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Sweden (nation)  ........  Sweden (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Skåne (county)  ............  Skåne (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Malmö (inhabited place)  ................  Malmö (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  chartered in late 13th cen.
city (C)
county seat (C)
port (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Elbogen..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 741
Malmhaug..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 741
Malmö..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 558
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 741
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 120
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 558
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 741
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 120
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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