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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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One of the 17 districts of Khamseh, with principal place of same name
24 miles north-west of Zinjan, 50 miles from Mianeh, 130 miles north
west of Kazvln, on the road to Tehran. The country in the vicinity is
well cultivated, considering the stony nature of the soil. It is intersected
by deep hollows, watered by clear streams. There is a fort here.— (Schind
ARPACHAI (the barley river)—
A village and river, 34 miles from Kazvln, to the left of the road thence
to Tabriz. The river runs into the Abhar river. The hills to the south
of the vill ,ge are called Kuh-i-Arpacha T .— (Schindler.)
A district of Azarbaljan bounded on the north by the district of Ujarud,
on the south by Mishkin and Ardabll, on the west by Ahar, and on the
east by Russian territory.
A village in Azarbaijan, about 30 miles north-west of Tabriz on the
road to Khii.— (Morier.)
A caravansarai 11 to 12 miles east of Sarbandan, which is 16 miles east of
Damavand.— (Schindler.)
A village in Yazd, 143 miles from Yazd on the direct road to Damghan.
Water from wells in bed of river ; no supplies.— (MacGreqor.)
A small but prosperous village on the north-west border of Azarba'jan.
It is the frontier station between Persia and Turkish Armenia. It lies at
the foot of some low hills, on which are pastured large flocks of sheep and
goats.—( Ussher.)
A village, 11 miles north-west of Tabriz in Azarbaijan.—(£c/mwfc)
A village on the Ab-i-Yalpan, about 12 miles south-east of Hamadan.—
AS’ADABAD (1) (also called SA’ADBAD) Elev. 5,575'. — (Bellew.)
A town, 78 miles from Kirmanshah, the last stage on the road to Haiina-
dan, from winch it is distant 25 miles. It is a large straggling village largely
in ruins, immediately under Mount Alvand and surrounded by gardens
and well watered by streams from the hills, which flow through the streets
of the town. In the valley about 3 miles higher up is a strong fort on a high
mound with a village at its foot called Karlz. There is a Persian Government
Telegraph Office here. It is the chief place of a small district of the same
name having a governor appointed from Tehran. The district which was

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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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