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ID: 7015546
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7015546

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 31 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.5167  decimal degrees
Long: 016 28 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 16.4667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on a peninsula on the Adriatic Sea; there is a deep, sheltered harbor on the south side. The city was damaged by the Avars in 615. It was a port of medieval Dalmatia. It later became an important Byzantine city (from 812); also later held by Venice, Austria, and France. In 1918 it became part of Yugoslavia and in 1992 of independent Croatia. Controlled by Axis troops during WW II, most of port area was destroyed by Nazis. Best known for the ruins of the Palace of Diocletian (295-305 CE); collectively with the historic royal residences, fortifications, and churches in the city, the palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

Names:
Split (preferred,C,V)
Spljet (C,V)
Spalato (C,O,Italian-P,U,N)
Spalatum (H,O,Latin-P,U,N)  ............ ancient

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Hrvatska (nation)  ........  Hrvatska (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Splitsko-Dalmatinska ┼Żupanija (county)  ............  Splitsko-Dalmatinska ┼Żupanija (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Split (inhabited place)  ................  Split (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Illyria (general region)  ........  Illyria (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Split (inhabited place)  ............  Split (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a Roman colony, founded in 78 BCE
city (C)  ............  fully developed by Byzantines in the 9th century
county seat (C)
resort (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  of plastics, chemicals, aluminum, and cement
transportation center (C)  ............  for rail, major highways, naval base, airport and island ferries
cultural center (C)  ............  includes Palace of Diocletian, ampitheater, museums, cathedral, art gallery, churches, temples, and sports complex
educational center (C)  ............  site of a major university and an oceanographic institute
colony (H)  ............  of the ancient Roman Empire

Sources and Contributors:
Spalato..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Spalatum..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8044
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Split..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:886
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 11:107
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 188
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1148
Spljet..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1148
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:886
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 11:107
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8044
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 188
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1148
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 27 July 2004

 

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