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ID: 7010288
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Smolensk (inhabited place)  Smolensk (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 49 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.8167  decimal degrees
Long: 032 04 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 32.0667  decimal degrees

Note: Important stronghold on Dnepr River 9th cen.; sacked by Tatars 1237-1240; passed to Lithuania for 400 years, was source of bitter border disputes; Napoleon I rallied army here 1812; site of battles during WW II; few historic buildings & churches remain.

Names:
Smolensk (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Russia (nation)  ........  Russia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Smolenskaya Oblast’ (oblast)  ............  Smolenskaya Oblast’ (oblast) (P)
Hierarchy of Smolensk (inhabited place)  ................  Smolensk (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first mentioned in chronicles of 863
city (C)
regional capital (C)
manufacturing center (C)
educational center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Smolensk..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 902
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 182
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1126
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 902
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 182
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1126
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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