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ID: 7009880
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7009880

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 60 08 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 60.1333  decimal degrees
Long: 025 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 25.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on peninsula in Gulf of Finland; founded by King Gustav Vasa of Sweden in the 16th century to compete with Reval (Tallinn), Estonia across the gulf; ravaged by plague in 1710, and fires in 1710 and 1808; prospered after being strongly fortified in 1748.

Names:
Helsinki (preferred,C,V)
Helsingfors (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Finland (nation)  ........  Finland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Uusimaa (region (administrative division))  ............  Uusimaa (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Helsinki (inhabited place)  ................  Helsinki (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1550 on the Vantaa estuary, moved to present site S of the estuary in 1640
city (C)
national capital (C)
port (C)
provincial capital (H)  ............  of the former province of Uusimaa until 1998

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Finland .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [1000069]

Sources and Contributors:
Helsingfors..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 83
Helsinki..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:385
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 5:820
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 83
.................  USBGN Bulletin 16 (1998) 3
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 385; 2:385
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 820; 5:820
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 83
..................  USBGN Bulletin 16 (1998) 3
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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