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ID: 7012051
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7012051

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Hradec Králové (inhabited place)  Hradec Králové (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 13 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.2167  decimal degrees
Long: 015 50 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 15.8333  decimal degrees

Note: The town of Hradec Králové is located at the junction of the Orlice and Elbe Rivers in the Východočeský region of the northern central Czech Republic. It is the regional capital, and has benefited throughout its history from its strategic position at the intersection of old trade routes from the Baltic Sea to the Danube and from Prague to Kraków, Poland. Given official town status in 1225, it underwent fortification the 14th century. Queen Elisabeth of Poland built the Cathedral of the Holy Ghost there in 1307. The town was heavily damaged in the 17th century during the Thirty Years' War. It is well known for the making of musical instruments. The 2003 estimated population was 97,500.

Names:
Hradec Králové (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Hradec Králové (Czech-P,U,N)
Königgrätz (H,V,German-P,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Czech Republic (nation)  ........  Czech Republic (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Královéhradecký Kraj (region (administrative division))  ............  Královéhradecký Kraj (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Hradec Králové (inhabited place)  ................  Hradec Králové (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
town (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Hradec Králové..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 94
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 5
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Königgrätz..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 94
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 94
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 5
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 9 Dec. 2003
..........  World Gazetteer [online] (1990-2006) accessed 9 Dec. 2003

 

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