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'GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOL. III.' [‎67v] (139/982)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (487 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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BANDAR KALATt) (Laristan)—Lat 27° 6' N. Long 53° 5' E.
A bay about 4 miles west of Shiyu, 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. . There is good shelter
here in a shimtil, better than at Shiyu. There is one water reservoir here,
and there are 6 boats for fishing and local pearling,— {Constable—Stiffe—
Persian Qalf Gazetteer, 1908.)
BANDAR MALLIM(?)— Lat. 20° 38' 20". Long. 55° 9' 20". Elev.
A port on the Laristan coast of Persia near the Clarence Straits. It
is a small town under cape IRas) Shaull, and has a trade in salt. It has
about 300 inhabitants. The bank on the Persian side forming the channel
into Ba Sa’idu begins to shoal off this place.-*-(j3™d:.s.)
BANDAR MANSURl (Laristan)—Lat 26° 43' N, Long 53° 44' E.
An anchorage 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. , on a shallow flat of sand, extending 1J
miles west-soutlnwest from Chiru Point. It has 6 fathoms of water at
its outer edge, which shoals thence regularly. The usual anchorage is close
to the west of Chiru Point, where there is indifferent shelter in easterly
wi nds.—( Constable — Stiffe — 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. Pilot.)
BANDAR MA 5 SHUR— Lat. 30 p 34' 28". Long 49° IP 28". Elev.
A village constituting, with seme square miles of the country round it,
a small administrative district in Southern ’Arabistan. Tt is the port of the
Jarrahi district and formerly served the Ramuz district also.
Posit ion and Boundaries.—The, village of Ma’shur, generally called Bandar,
is sit uated about a mile north of the inland termination of the Khur
Ma’shur branch of the Khur Musa. According to a local tradition, the
original village of Ma’shur was situated at a place called Tall Kafir an,
which seems to be on the south-east bank of the Khur Ma’shur, about 3
miles from its head.
1 he limits of the tract dependent on the village are not clearly defined,
but they may be taken to include the south-eastern bank of the Khur
Ma sour, so far as it consists of terra firma, and the north-western bank
down, probably, to the mouth of the Khur Dauracp On the side towards
Buzleh the limit of the Ma’shur territory is said to be at a spot called
’Aquleh, about 8 miles from the village.
Surroundings and Communications.—The ground to the south of the town,
which is mostly impracticable even for men on foot, is included in the de^
sc dpi ion given of Khur Musa ; so also is the only route connecting the village
with that inlet fit the point called Sif. A direct route connects Ma’shur
with Bn/.Mi by way of ’Aquleh and of either Imamzadeh ’Abdul Hasan
or Ramleh. Up to the. border of the Fadahieh district at ’Aquleh, the
country is mostly a saline plain with patches of grass which support con
siderable flocks of sheep. A route to Fallalifeh town, more northerly and
less westerly in its initial stages than the last, strike^ the Jarrahi river at
Tuwaiqich ; at 2 miles irc-m Ma’shur this route runs through ground which is
intersected by ravines—the beginnings of the hollow which reaches, Khur
Ma shur between Ma’shur village and 8if—and would be heavy going after
rain ; beyond this point, patches of wheat become frequent, and grass and
sprub increase as the Jarrahi is approached. Communications with Ramu^

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

The volume comprises that portion of south-western Persia, which is bounded on the west by the Turco-Persian frontier; on the north and east by a line drawn through the towns of Khaniqin [Khanikin], Isfahan, Yazd, Kirman, and Bandar Abbas; and on the south by 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. .

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 488.

The volume also contains a glossary (folios 481-486).

Compiled in the Division of the Chief of the General Staff, Army Headquarters, India.

Printed at the Government Monotype Press, India.

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1 volume (487 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 489; 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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