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ID: 1001124
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1001124

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 28 45 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 28.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 051 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 51.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Būshehr is a coastal region in the southwestern part Iran with the Persian Gulf in the west. Būshehr is surrounded by Hormozgan and Fars from southeast and east and Khuzestan on the northwest. Its landscape is dominated by the Zagros Mountains and the Shapur River provides access to the Persian Gulf. Būshehr played a major role in the trade of Persian carpets with the Europeans. This trade boomed in the 1780s and 1790s when the merchants of the English East India Company began trading this products through Bushehr. At present, the city has emerged as a major oil and natural gas terminal in Iran. The inhabitants work in the agriculture industry and produce wheat, barley, date palms, mangoes, and citrus fruits.

Names:
Būshehr (preferred,C,V)
Būshehr, Ostān-e (C,V)
Ostān-e Būshehr (C,V)
Būshehr province (C,O)
Banāder va Jazāyer-e Khalīj-e Fārs va Daryā-ye 'Omān (H,V)  ............ part of former province until mid-1970s
Bushire (C,V)

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

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

Sources and Contributors:
Banāder va Jazāyer-e Khalīj-e Fārs va Daryā-ye 'Omān..........  [VP]
...................................................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 674
Būshehr, Ostān-e..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Būshehr..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 674
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 October 2014
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 36
Būshehr province..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Bushire..........  [VP]
.................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 8 July 2003
Ostān-e Būshehr..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 October 2014
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 674
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 8 July 2003
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 October 2014
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 36
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 8 July 2003
..........  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 8 July 2003
..........  Iran Caravan [online] (2002) accessed 31 July 2003

 

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