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ID: 7017988
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7017988

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 038 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 38.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Sosna River; first documented in 1146 as a fortress protecting duchy of Ryazan; sacked by Mongols in 1239 & 1305; captured by Tamerlane in 1395; raided by Tatars in 15th cen. & abandoned for a time; famous for its lace-making since 19th cen.

Names:
Yelets (preferred,C,V)
Jelec (C,V)
Elets (C,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 Lipetsk Oblast (oblast)  ............  Lipetsk Oblast (oblast) (P)
Hierarchy of Yelets (inhabited place)  ................  Yelets (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first mentioned as town in 1146
city (C)
manufacturing center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Elets..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-51
Jelec..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1035
Yelets..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 219
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1035
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-51
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 219
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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