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'GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOLUME IV.' [‎48v] (101/652)

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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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BHU-BIA
maunds, equalling one Company’s seer. However, the cultivation of the
place (including Het ?) must have been nearly equal to that of Qasrqand,
; which is considered very fertile for the country.
There is a route from Bhug direct to the coast at Puzim {q.v.). Haji ’Abdul
NabI travelled it. The first 12 miles appears to be down the Kaju. Then
a night’s journey to Piri Gail, a pool of water; and another night’s
journey to the coast plains at “ Surkum ” (Sohrkumb ?); thence one stage
to Puzim.
The road from Bhug to Qasrqand is good.
In 1885, according to Jennings, whose information is from native
report, this' place contained about 10 houses and 500 sheep, with abun
dance'of wood, water and grazing, and is the sixth stage from Bampur
and the 4th from Chahbar.—(/id/i Abdul Nabi \ Lovett) Jennings.)
BIABAN DISTRICT—
A district of the Persian coast, included in the administrative province
known as the Gulf Ports ; it is intermediate between the Gulf Ports district
of Minab on the north and the Makran district of Jashk on the south
and it flanks, upon the eastern side, the passage which connects the Gulf
of ’Oman with the Gulf of Persia.
The district is bounded on the west by the sea, and on the east by the crest
of range of hills which runs parallel to the coast at a distance of 10 to 15 miles
inland, dividing Blaban from the districts of Rudbar and Bashakard. On
the north, the boundary with Minab district is a line which passes between
the Minab villages of Zlarat, Dudar, Kaleh-
Boundaries. i-Gat and Taling and the Biaban villages
of Bundram, Guvasmand and Garuk ; on the south, the boundary with
the Jashk district passes between the Biaban villages of Bunji and Bashib
and the Jashk village of Kuh Mubarak. The district is thus about 50
miles in length from north to south, and from 10 to 20 miles in breadth.
The chief range of hills is that forming the eastern boundary of the dis
trict • it is known as the Kuh-i-Biaban. In the north, near Guvasmand
it reaches an altitude of 1,962 feet, and in the south it has a peak 5,946 feet
in height. Between Kuh-i-Biaban and the sea are several minor ranges,
. , . which begin near the coast and tend gradually
Physica ea ares. away from it in a south-easterly direction
towards the main range ; these ridges have no general names, and are called
after the villages near which they pass. They are entirely of sandstone,
assuming, in places, curious and grotesque shapes and lending themselves
to varied uses as forts, store houses for grain, etc. In one peak, these
subsidiary ranges attain a height of 899 feet.
The principal streams in order from north to south, are the Gaz, Hivai,
Kara!, Biriz, and Zangali—all of which except the Kara! and the Biriz,
flow down from the main range to the sea.
The Gaz, which passes about a mile north of the village of Gaz, derives
its name from the tamarisks which grow in profusion along its banks.
- «£ke Hivai reaehes the sea approximately in north latitude 26° 15'; the

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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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