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ID: 1079311
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1079311

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 053 25 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 53.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Semnān is situated in the southern foothills of the Elburz Mountains. In 1036, the city was destroyed by the Turks, and later by the Mongols in 1221. Notable antiquties include a minaret for the congregational mosque (1030-1034), a medieval fortress, and a mosque built by Qajar ruler Fath 'Ali Shah (1827-8). Currently the city is a strong market for grains and tobacco.

Names:
Semnān (preferred,C,V,display)
Samnān (C,V)
Samnan (C,V)
Samina (H,V)  ............ ancient

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Īrān (nation)  ........  Īrān (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Semnān (province)  ............  Semnān (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Semnān (inhabited place)  ................  Semnān (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  mentioned by Ptolemy, 2nd century
town (C)
provincial capital (C)
market center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Samina..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 847
Samnān..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 628
Samnan..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 847
Semnān..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 847
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 628
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 176
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 847
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 628
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 176
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 21 July 2003
..........  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 21 July 2003

 

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