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ID: 8698239
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/8698239

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Margiana (historical region)  Margiana (historical region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 36 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.6000  decimal degrees
Long: 061 50 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 61.8330  decimal degrees

Note: Region in the Murghab Delta, covering parts of present-day Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan; capital at Derv. With its strategic location on the Silk Road, Margiana flourished in international financial and trading services, as well as agriculture. Conquered by the Persian empire by around the mid-6th century BCE, but retained some form of political and economic autonomy.

Names:
Margiana (preferred,C,V,display)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Margiana (historical region)  ........  Margiana (historical region) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Central Asia (general region)  ........  Central Asia (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Margiana (historical region)  ............  Margiana (historical region) (P)

Place Types:
historical region (preferred, C)

Related geographic places:
administrative dependent of ....  Bactria .......... (historical region)
..................................................  (World, Asia) [7593201]
is location of ....  Merv .......... (deserted settlement)
........................  (World, Asia, T├╝rkmenistan, Mary) [7012244]

Sources and Contributors:
Margiana..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  History of Civilizations of Central Asia (1992-2005) 472
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  History of Civilizations of Central Asia (1992-2005) 472-475
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Abazov, Margiana (2008) 16
..........  History of Civilizations of Central Asia (1992-2005) 472-475

 

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