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ID: 7010171
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7010171

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 26 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.4333  decimal degrees
Long: 030 31 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 30.5167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Dnepr river; was key in trade route from Scandinavia to Byzantium; held by Viking Varangians from 862; was center of 1st Russian state, Kievan Rus; flourished in 11th cen.; taken by Mongols 13th cen.; Russian from 1686; badly damaged in WW II.

Names:
Kiev (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Kyyiv (C,V)
Kijev (C,V)
Kyiv (C,V)
Kiyiv (C,V)
Kiyev (C,V)
Kiew (H,V)
Könugard (H,O)  ............ Norse

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ukraine (nation)  ........  Ukraine (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Kyyiv, Misto (municipality)  ............  Kyyiv, Misto (municipality) (P)
Hierarchy of Kiev (inhabited place)  ................  Kiev (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  probably founded before 5th cen. AD; original settlement occupied high right bank above river, but has expanded since WW II
city (C)
national capital (C)
regional capital (C)
inland port (C)  ............  developed as important early river port
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
educational center (C)
cultural center (C)  ............  especially noted for museums, theater, opera & ballet
episcopal see (C)  ............  noted for 11th-cen. cathedral of St. Sophia & 18th-cen. church of St. Andrew (now both are museums)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Ukraine .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Europe) [7006660]

Sources and Contributors:
Kiev..........  [BHA, VP]
...........  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 737
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 478
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 857
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 August 2014
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)
Kiew..........  [VP]
...........  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-86
Kijev..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-88
Kiyev..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 857
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 101
Kiyiv..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 347
Könugard..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 347
Kyiv..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 857
Kyyiv..........  [VP]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 737
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 737
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 478
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 857
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-88
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-86
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 101
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 347
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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