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ID: 7011657
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7011657

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 034 35 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 34.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Vorskla river; was ruined by Tatars in early 1200s; base of Cossack regiment by 17th cen.; modern city rebuilt after suffering heavy damage in WW II; noted for nation's largest cotton mill; other industry includes engineering & food processing.

Names:
Poltava (preferred,C,V)
Oltava (H,V)
Ltava (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ukraine (nation)  ........  Ukraine (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Poltavs'ka Oblast' (oblast)  ............  Poltavs'ka Oblast' (oblast) (P)
Hierarchy of Poltava (inhabited place)  ................  Poltava (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  possibly settled from 8th-9th cen.; first recorded 1174
city (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Ltava..........  [VP]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 575
Oltava..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 575
Poltava..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 575
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 155
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 575
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 155
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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