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The record is made up of 1 volume (322 folios). It was created in 1910. 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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Volume IV.
A reservoir in tlie Shamil district (g'.f.).
A village in Makran on the Maluran river {q.v.).
A village in Geh on the Sarhai (g'.v.).
ABARIQ— Lat. 29° 20'; Long. 58° O'; Elev. 5,000'.— {St. John.)
A village in Kirman, on the left bank of the Bam river, 32 miles north
west of Bam, 130 miles south-east of Kirman. It consists of some 25
miserable huts situated near a hill crowned by the mud walls of a fort,
and lies on the skirts of a vast plain, stretching south-west to north-east,
There are some hot springs less than 2 miles north-east by north of Abariq
enclosed within a building. The water is clean and nearly tasteless, but
leaves a lime deposit, and has a temperature of 96°. From Abariq two
high ranges are seen, one extending westward from south 30°, 57 miles
distant ; the other, the Kuh-i-Hazar, west by north, 42 miles distant.
There are some 60 to 80 acres of wheat cultivation in the neighbourhood’
of the village, which is irrigated from the Tehrud. Lead and zinc
are found in the hills to the north-west. Abariq, and the neighbouring
places Tehrud {q.v.) and Sarvistan, are famous throughout Persia for
their storms of wind.— {Abbott ; Sykes, 1902 ; Dobbs, 1902.)
Three hot springs in Persian Baluchistan, situated 6 miles north-wesl;
of Bazman, in the Arkin ndld. They are not connected with the hot
spring at Bazman, as surmised by Pottinger.— {Sykes, 1894-1902..;
Brazier-Creagh, 1894.)
6i i. a.

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The item is Volume IV of the four-volume Gazetteer of Persia (1910 edition).

The volume comprises that portion of Persia south and east of the Bandar Abbas-Kirman-Birjand to Gazik line, with the exception of Sistan, 'which is dealt with in the Military Report on Persian Sistan'. It also includes the islands of Qishm, Hormuz, Hanjam, Larak etc. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. and the whole district of Shamil.

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.

Information sources are provided at the end of each gazetteer entry, in the form of an author or source’s surname, italicised and bracketed.

The volume contains an index map, dated July 1909, on folio 323.

The volume also contains a glossary (folios 313-321).

Prepared by the General Staff, Army Headquarters, India.

Printed at the Government Monotype Press, India.

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1 volume (322 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 324; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Pagination: the volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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