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ID: 7002112
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7002112

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Dāmghān (inhabited place)  Dāmghān (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 10 04 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.1670  decimal degrees
Long: 054 20 35 E  degrees minutes   Long: 54.3430  decimal degrees

Note: Located in northern Iran at an elevation of 3,900 feet on a barren gravel plain. It is noted as the site of what is possibly the oldest mosque in Iran, the Tarik Khaneh, dating from the 9th century; it is also the site of tomb towers of the Seljuq period. There were settlements at nearby Tepe Hissar dating from prehistoric times through the Sasanian period. Damghan was an important town on the Silk Road, and capital of the medieval province of Qumis but was destroyed by Afghans in 1723. The town trades in pistachios and almonds.

Names:
Dāmghān (preferred,C,V)
Damghan (C,V)
دامغان (C,V,Persian-Farsi,U)
Damgan (H,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 Semnān (province)  ............  Semnān (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Dāmghān (inhabited place)  ................  Dāmghān (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  prehistoric settlements were located nearby, was an important center of the medieval province of Qumis
town (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  located on the road and railway between Tehran and Meshed
trade center (C)

Related geographic places:
located on ....  Silk Road .......... (road)
..................  (World) [7031416]
near/adjacent to ....  Tepe Hisar .......... (deserted settlement)
..............................  (World, Asia, Iran, Semnān) [6005886]

Sources and Contributors:
دامغان..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-)
Damgan..........  [VP]
.................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Dāmghān..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 52
Damghan..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 52
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) Accessed 05/21/2002.
..........  Tucker, Silk Road: Travel Companion (2015) 156

 

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