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ID: 7017618
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7017618

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 56 52 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 56.8667  decimal degrees
Long: 060 35 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 60.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Located in E foothills of Urals; one of nation's most important industrial centers, producing machinery, turbines & chemicals; infamous as execution site of Czar Nicholas II & his family 1918; site of many universities & scientific research institutions.

Names:
Yekaterinburg (preferred,C,V)  ............ used 1723-1924, reinstated in 1991; named after Catherine I, wife of Peter the Great
Ekaterinburg (C,V)
Jekaterinburg (C,V)
Sverdlovsk (H,V)  ............ used 1924-1991
Swerdlowsk (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 Sverdlovsk Oblast (oblast)  ............  Sverdlovsk Oblast (oblast) (P)
Hierarchy of Yekaterinburg (inhabited place)  ................  Yekaterinburg (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as a fort & metallurgical center by Peter the Great in 1721
city (C)
regional capital (C)
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
factory center (C)
educational center (C)
cultural center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Ekaterinburg..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 425
Jekaterinburg..........  [VP]
..........................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-80
Sverdlovsk..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 356
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Swerdlowsk..........  [VP]
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-171
Yekaterinburg..........  [VP Preferred]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 900
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 425-426
..........................  Russia, National Geographic (1993) map supplement
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 219
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 900
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 425; XI, 425-426
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-171; I-80
..................  Russia, National Geographic (1993) map supplement
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 219
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 356
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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