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The record is made up of 1 volume (349 folios). It was created in 1914. 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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is the centre of numerous routes, being connected with the cities of
Kashan, Yazd, and Isfahan by good roads.— (Vaughan, 1890.)
A village close to Agha Baba, 14 miles from Kazvin on the road thence
' to Rdilit.— {Schindler.)
A vill ge near Ahar in the south-east of Azarbaijan, where there is a
rich but unworked iron mine.— (War Office, Persia.)
A small village in Azarbaijan, a little over 2 miles east of Malik Kandi
and 18 miles south-south-west of Maragheh. The name of this village is
written Arigh, Arikh, and Arik.— {Schindler.)
A halting-place in Azarbaijan, 3 stages north of Ardabil on the road to
Ari indar.— {Moore.)
A large village in Azarbaijan, on the road from Ardabil to Tabriz via
Sarab, south-east of Tabriz and near the Shibli lake (Qurugul). Supplies
scanty.— {Thielmann.)
A village in Yazd, 2 miles from the town. It is situated on an utterly
sterile plain, but is itself in the midst of a garden.—(AetlA ; Abbott.)
ARJANUN— Lat. 32° 20' 39", Long. 53° 45' 45".
A village in Yazd with a good caravansarai between Aghda and Mai-
bud on to the road to Isfahan.— {Abbott; Floyer.)
ARJIN— Lat. 36° 24'; Long. 48° 46'.
A village in the Khudabandehlu (Sultanieh , sub-district of Khamseh).—
{Schindler.) 3 miles so .th-west of Sultameh.
A river of Persia which apparently rises in the Damavand mountains
north of Tehran. See Arjumand (2).— {Stuart; Schindler.)
A large village in the district of Mazandaran, about 16 miles north-west
of Firuzkuh. It lies in a side v illey traversed by a stream of the same name
that flows with a considerable body of water into the Nlmrud. It is surround
ed by high bare-looking hills, and is built on a small eminence, which
gives it a compact and symmetrical appearance.— {Lovett; Schindler.)
A village in the Kum (Qum) province south of the town of Kum (Qum)
and in the district Aradhal.— {Keith ; Abbott)
A village in Azarbaijan, 9 miles south-west of Tabriz, on the road to
Binab and 19 miles from Gugan.—(Gerard.)

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The item is Volume II of the four-volume Gazetteer of Persia (1914 edition).

The volume comprises the north-western portion of Persia, bounded on the west by the Turco-Persian frontier; on the north by the Russo-Persian frontier and Caspian Sea; on the east by a line joining Barfarush, Damghan, and Yazd; and on the south by a line joining Yazd, Isfahan, and Khanikin.

The gazetteer includes entries on human settlements (towns, villages, provinces, and districts); communications (roads, bridges, halting places, caravan camping places, springs, and cisterns); tribes and religious sects; and physical features (rivers, streams, valleys, mountains and passes). Entries include information on history, geography, climate, population, ethnography, resources, trade, and agriculture.

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

A Note (folio 4) makes reference to a map at the end of the volume; this is not present, but an identical map may be found in IOR/L/MIL/17/15/4/1 (folio 636) and IOR/L/MIL/17/15/4/2 (folio 491).

Printed at the Government of India Monotype Press, Simla, 1914.

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1 volume (349 folios)

The volume contains a list of authorities (folio 6) and a glossary (folios 343-349).

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at inside back cover with 351; 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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