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ID: 1001134
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1001134

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 24 57 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 046 45 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 46.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Kermānshāh is bordered by the provinces of Kordestān to the North and Hamadān to the east along with Lorestān to the southeast. It is situated in the fertile valley of the Qareh Su River. Kermānshāh, the main city, was founded in the 4th century CE by Bahram IV of the Sasanian dynasty and taken over by the Arabs in 640 CE. The Safavids (1501-1736) undertook the task of fortifying the town, and the Qajars pushed the Turkish forces. The province is famous for the Sassanid and Parthian, and Achaemenid reliefs at Bisotoun.

Names:
Kermānshāh (preferred,C,V)
Kermānshāh, Ostān-e (C,V)
Ostān-e Kermānshāh (C,V)
Kermanshah (C,V)
Kermānshāhan (C,V)
Kermānshāhān (C,V)
Ostān-e Bākhtarān (H,V)
Bakhtarān province (H,O)
Bakhtarān (H,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 Kermānshāh (province)  ............  Kermānshāh (province) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
Bakhtarān..........  [VP]
....................  Middle East, National Geographic (1991) map supplement
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-13
Bakhtarān province..........  [VP]
...................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Kermānshāh..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 October 2014
Kermanshah..........  [VP]
.......................  AATA database (1995-)
Kermānshāhan..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 32
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 546
Kermānshāhān..........  [VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 54
Kermānshāh, Ostān-e..........  [VP]
...................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Ostān-e Bākhtarān..........  [VP]
................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Ostān-e Kermānshāh..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 October 2014
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 292; 54
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Middle East, National Geographic (1991) map supplement
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 15 October 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-13
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 32
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 546
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 8 July 2003
..........  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 8 July 2003

 

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