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ID: 1001604
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1001604

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 32 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 32.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 055 34 58 E  degrees minutes   Long: 55.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Yazd is in Central Īrān and bordered by the provinces of Khorāsān to the northeast, Kermān to the southeast, Fārs to the southwest and Eṣfahān to the northwest. Its ancient inhabitants were known as Sagartians or Asagarta. The nomadic Sagartians were loyal to Cyrus the Great, but after the death of Cambyses (522) they revolted against the Achaemenid empire under the leadership of Tritantaechmes. The city of Yazd is populated with the descendants of Zoroastrians who had fled the Muslim Arabs that conquered Îrān. The area is known for the production of silk textiles and the crops that are cultivated in the area around Yazd city include barley, wheat, cotton, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables.

Names:
Yazd (preferred,C,V)
Yazd, Ostān-e (C,V)
Ostān-e Yazd (C,V)
Yazd province (C,O)
Asagarta (C,V)  ............ Achaemenid name
اُستانِ يَزد (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 Yazd (province)  ............  Yazd (province) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
اُستانِ يَزد..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 16 October 2014
Asagarta..........  [VP]
.................  Historical Atlas of Iran (1971) plate 6
.................  Livius [online] (2003) accessed 28 July 2003
Ostān-e Yazd..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 16 October 2014
Yazd..........  [VP Preferred]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 827
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 16 October 2014
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 215
Yazd, Ostān-e..........  [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Yazd province..........  [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 827
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Historical Atlas of Iran (1971) plate 6
..................  Livius [online] (2003) accessed 28 July 2003
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 16 October 2014
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 215
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 12,827
..........  Livius [online] (2003) accessed 28 July 2003

 

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