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ID: 1001048
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1001048

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of West Azerbaijan (province)  West Azerbaijan (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 39 57 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 045 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 45.0000  decimal degrees

Note: The area comprising the northwestern portion of Iran, Āzārbāijān was the center of several ancient cultures. In the 4th century BCE it was conquered by Alexander the Great and ruled by Atropates, a general in Alexander's army. The Persians regained control over the territory during the Sasanian dynasty in the 3rd century CE. After the fall of the Sassanian dynasty it was controlled by the Arabs from the 7th century to the 11th century CE. In the 13th century CE, it fell under Mongol rule and Āzārbāijān became the center of empire, which extended from Syria to Oxus river. In the 20th century, both the Turks and the Soviet Union gained control of the area, but by the end of World War II, Iranians had forced the Soviets to withdraw.

Names:
Āz̄arbāyjān-e Gharbī (preferred,C,V)
Azarbayjan-e Gharbi (C,V)
Āzz̄arbāyjān-e Gharbī, Ostān-e (C,V)
Ostān-e Āzz̄arbāyjān-e Gharbī (C,V)
Āz̄arbāyiān-e Gharbī (C,V)
Āzārbāijān-e Gharbī (C,V)
Āz̄arbāījān-e Gharbī (C,V)
Azarbayjan (C,V)
West Azerbaijan (C,O,English-P,U,N)
اُستانِ آذَربايجانِ غَربی (C,V)
Azerbaijan (H,V)
Atropatene (H,O)  ............ Greek name

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Iran (nation)  ........  Iran (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of West Azerbaijan (province)  ............  West Azerbaijan (province) (P)

Place Types:
province (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
اُستانِ آذَربايجانِ غَربی..........  [VP]
............................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 14 October 2014
Atropatene..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 8 July 2003
Āzārbāijān-e Gharbī..........  [VP Preferred]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 754
...................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-12
Āz̄arbāījān-e Gharbī..........  [VP]
...................................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) 20
Āz̄arbāyiān-e Gharbī..........  [VP]
...................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 16
Azarbayjan..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 8 July 2003
Āz̄arbāyjān-e Gharbī..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 14 October 2014
Azarbayjan-e Gharbi..........  [VP]
...................................  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 14 October 2014
Azerbaijan..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 754
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Āzz̄arbāyjān-e Gharbī, Ostān-e..........  [VP]
.....................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Ostān-e Āzz̄arbāyjān-e Gharbī..........  [VP]
..................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 14 October 2014
West Azerbaijan..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 754
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 546
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 754
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 8 July 2003
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 14 October 2014
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-12
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) 20
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 16
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 546
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 8 July 2003

 

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