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ID: 7009954
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7009954

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 57 43 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 57.7167  decimal degrees
Long: 011 58 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 11.9667  decimal degrees

Note: Founded by King Charles IX in 17th cen. as Sweden's only outlet to the Atlantic; early inhabitants were Dutch, who laid out canals & city's center; was destroyed during Kalmar War with Denmark & rebuilt in 1619.

Names:
Göteborg (preferred,C,V)
Gothenburg (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Goteborg (C,V)
Goteburg (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Sweden (nation)  ........  Sweden (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Västra Götaland (county)  ............  Västra Götaland (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Gothenburg (inhabited place)  ................  Gothenburg (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a medieval settlement, but not founded until 1603
county seat (C)
city (C)
port (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Göteborg..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 5:381
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 75
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Goteborg..........  [GRLPSC]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Goteburg..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 02/22/00
Gothenburg..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 381; 5:381
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 02/22/00
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 75
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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