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ID: 7012804
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7012804

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 012 15 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 12.2500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Mulde river at confluence with Elbe; German town was built on Wendt (Sorbian) settlement by 13th cen.; was center for noble Anhalt family from 17th cen.; site of large aircraft works before WW II, so city was heavily bombed & largely rebuilt.

Names:
Dessau (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Saxony-Anhalt (state)  ............  Saxony-Anhalt (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Dessau (inhabited place)  ................  Dessau (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originally settled by Wends, first documented as German town in 1213
city (C)
port (C)
river settlement (C)
industrial center (C)
shipbuilding center (C)
transportation center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  famed as site of Bauhaus architectural school under Walter Gropius 1925-1933
cultural center (C)  ............  noted art collection is housed in 18th-cen. Anhalt palace; important theater & churches were destroyed in WW II, but rebuilt
noble seat (H)  ............  of counts, princes & dukes of Anhalt, 1603-1918

Sources and Contributors:
Dessau..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 239-240
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 37
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 55
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 329
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 239-240
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 37
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1758677
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 55
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 329
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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