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ID: 7010317
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7010317

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 55 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 55.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 030 14 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 30.2333  decimal degrees

Note: Developed as a fortified center; controlled by Lithuania from 1320; under Russian rule from 1772; was damaged by Poles 16th cen., by Swedes during Great Northern War, by Napoleon I 1812 & by Nazis in WW II; products include textiles, tools & foodstuffs.

Names:
Vitebsk (preferred,C,V,English-P)
Vitebsk ()
Witebsk (C,V)
ויטבסק (C,U,Hebrew )

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

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first mentioned 1021
city (C)
regional capital (C)
industrial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
ויטבסק..........  [IMJ]
.................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
Vitebsk..........  [BHA, IMJ Preferred, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 404
.................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 210
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Witebsk..........  [BHA]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, IMJ, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 404
..................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 210
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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