'CORRECTIONS TO GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOLUME III' [83r] (167/180)
The record is made up of 1 volume (88 folios). It was created in 1913. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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The great maritime range, where it adjoins Tangistan, is of no great ele
vation, the highest point being Kuhd-Kaleh-i-Dukhtar, 3,938 feet, a few
miles to the north-east of the Tangistan capital of Ahram. A spring of
extremely hot water is said to issue from the western face of Kuh-i-Dukhtar,
and to be adjoined by deposits of sulphur.
An important feature of the district proper is the Ahram stream, which
has its exit from the hills on the south side of Khh-i-Dukhtar, and, leaving
the town of Ahram on its right bank, runs north-west and joins theChah
Kutah stream of the Dashtistan district, a few miles above the point
where the latter empties itself into the swamps near Bushire town. A
short way below Ahram town this stream has a channel of 100 yards,
the right bank being 20 feet high, of a tenacious white clay, while the left
bank is lower and more shelving, but the breadth of the actual stream
is ordinarily about 30 feet, and its depth 1 foot only : it is believed,
however, to be liable to sudden floods after rain in the hills.
» The surface of the Tangistan district would be flat and open through
out, as it is in its northern part, were it not for the accident of
a considerable sandstone range, which, running parallel to the sea at the
distance of a mile or two inland, divides the southern portion of the
district into an inland valley and a jlittoral tract. These three features,
the inland valley, the coastal range, and the maritime strip, are all pro
longed southwards into the Dashti dist; ict. The inland valley is cultivated
under the hills, and a chain of small villages depending on cultivation extends
down each side of it. The coastal range has a length of over 50 miles, and
belongs as much to the Dashti district as it does to 'fangistan ; its most
general name appears to be that of Kuh-i-Mund, derived from the Mund river,
on which its southern extremity abuts, but it is also called Kuh-i-Kar.
The most northern point of Kuh-i-Mund, called Ching Kauntar, is only
467 feet high, but at the middle of its length, behind the coast line village
of Bu’l-Khair, the range attains a height of 2,682 feet and is here called Bu
Baiyal. It is crossed in one or two places by passes leading from the coast
to the Tangistan and Khur-muj valley.
Where the district is flat the surface is generally an alluvial clay, often
covered with good natural grazing, and sometimes cultivated with cereals.
Travelling is rendered difficult by mud in wet weather. The water of
the Ahram stream is almost undrinkable, and the district water-supply
depends everywhere upon wells. The climate and seasons of Tangistan
resemble those of Dashti. The Tangistan coast possesses no remarkable
features : off the coast the tidal stream is so weak as to be often
The population of Tangistan may be roughly estimated at 10,000
souls. The people belong to various tribes of which little is known.
Among these are the Darhiru, Darshamal, Jamall, Khazaru, Kutu, and
Zandabud, but they are generally mentioned in the aggregate as Tangis-
tanis. The inhabitants of Samal and Abad are said to be immigrants, of
ancient times, called Zanganeh, from the interior of Persia, and those of
Tal Siah are said to be Aghayan from Traq-i-’Ajam. In religion they are
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The volume consists of corrections to the Gazetteer of Persia Volume III (1910 Edition). This volume was produced in 1913 (4th series) by the General Staff, India.
The gazetteer includes entries on villages, towns, administrative divisions, districts, provinces, tribes, halting-places, religious sects, mountains, hills, streams, rivers, springs, wells, dams, passes, islands and bays. The entries provide details of latitude, longitude, and elevation for some places, and information on history, communications, agriculture, produce, population, health, water supply, topography, climate, military intelligence, coastal features, ethnography, trade, economy, administration and political matters.
Printed at the Government Monotype Press, Simla.
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The entries are arranged in alphabetical order from front to back, with cross-references where required.
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