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ID: 7010138
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7010138

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 031 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 31.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Sozh river; belonged to Lithuania 1300s; later passed to Poland; taken by Russia 1772; became important railroad junction late 19th cen.; products include fertilizers, agricultural machinery, cables, glass, footwear & foodstuffs.

Names:
Gomel (preferred,C,V)
Gomel' (C,V)
Homel (C,V)
Gomiy (H,V)
Gomy (H,V)  ............ first mentioned 1142

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Belarus (nation)  ........  Belarus (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Homyel'skaya Voblasts' (province)  ............  Homyel'skaya Voblasts' (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Gomel (inhabited place)  ................  Gomel (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first documented in 1142
city (C)
regional capital (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)
cultural center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Gomel'..........  [BHA]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Gomel..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 353
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 74
Gomiy..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 341
Gomy..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 353
Homel..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 341
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 341
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 353
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 74
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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