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ID: 7012938
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7012938

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Tver' (inhabited place)  Tver' (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 56 49 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 56.8167  decimal degrees
Long: 035 57 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 35.9500  decimal degrees

Note: Located at junctions of Volga & Tversta rivers; defeated in uprising against Tatars 1327; was noted crafts center 14th-15th cen.; became trade center with canal construction 1703-1708; named Kalinin after former Soviet head Mikhail Kalinin (1875-1946).

Names:
Tver' (preferred,C,V)
Kalinin (H,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 Tverskaya Oblast' (oblast)  ............  Tverskaya Oblast' (oblast) (P)
Hierarchy of Tver' (inhabited place)  ................  Tver' (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established as a fort in 12th cen.
city (C)
regional capital (C)
agricultural center (C)
trade center (C)
market center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of the principality of Tiver from 1246 until annexed by Moscow in 1485

Sources and Contributors:
Kalinin..........  [BHA]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 582
Tver'..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Russia, National Geographic (1993) map supplement
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 46
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Russia, National Geographic (1993) map supplement
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 46
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 582
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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