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ID: 7016768
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7016768

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Khorāsān (former administrative division)  Khorāsān (former administrative division)

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 059 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 59.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Khorāsān, known as the Land of the Rising Sun, was one of the largest provinces in Iran and approximately corresponds to the boundaries of ancient Parthia. The region was an important component of the Achaemenid (5229-651 BCE) and Sāsānid (224-651 CE) empires. It was conquered by the Arabs in 651-652, and later by Ghenghis Khan in 1220, and still later by Timur (Tamerlane) in ca. 1383. The largely agricultural region contains many ethnic groups, and was the home of celebrated poet Omar Khayyam. The large province was split into three separate provinces (Khorāsān-e Jonūbī, Khorāsān-e Raẕavī, and Khorāsān-e Shomālī) in 2004.

Names:
Khorāsān (historical) (preferred,C,V,display)
Khorasan (historical) (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Khurasan (historical) (C,V)
Parthia (C,V)  ............ name for this area, refers to the ancient nation that was nearly coextensive with modern province

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Īrān (nation)  ........  Īrān (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Khorāsān (former administrative division)  ............  Khorāsān (former administrative division) (P)

Place Types:
former administrative division (preferred, C)
province (H)
first level subdivision (H)

Related geographic places:
coextensive with ....  Parthia .......... (historical region)
..............................  (World, Asia, Īrān) [6004562]

Sources and Contributors:
Khorāsān..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 841
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 98
Khorasan..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 347
Khurasan..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 347
Parthia..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 929
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 841
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 347; 98
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 347
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 929
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Britannica Book of the Year (1999) accessed 14 July 2003

 

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