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ID: 1001364
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1001364

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Kordestān (province)  Kordestān (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 39 57 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 047 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 47.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Kordestān, translated as "land of the Kurds", as an ancient area originally included parts of Turkey, northern Iraq, and parts of Syria and Armenia. Today, the Îrānian province includes part of the Zargos Mountains and an eastern extension of Taurus. Small Kurdish dynasties arose after the Arab conquest, such as the Shaddadids, (951-1174), the Marwanids of Diyarbakir (990-1096); and the Hasanwayhids (959-1015). Kordestān however, has never experienced political unity. During World War I, nationalists attempted to gain independence with the backing of the American government under President Wilson's authority. Owing to several political setbacks this did not occur, and today Îrān is the only country that officially recognizes an area with the name Kordestân.

Names:
Kordestān (preferred,C,V,display)
Kordestān, Ostān-e (C,V)
Ostān-e Kordestān (C,V)
Kurdistan (C,V)
Ostān-e Kordestān (C,V)
Ostan of Kordetsan (C,O)
استان کردستان (C,V)

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

Place Types:
province (preferred, C)  ............  created 1961
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
استان کردستان..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 October 2014
Kordestān..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 957
....................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 October 2014
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Kordestān, Ostān-e..........  [VP]
...................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Kurdistan..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 957
Ostān-e Kordestān..........  [VP]
................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Ostan of Kordetsan..........  [VP]
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Ostān-e Kordestān..........  [VP]
................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 October 2014
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 957
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 October 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 14 July 2003
..........  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 14 July 2003

 

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