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ID: 8698236
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/8698236

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 57 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.9500  decimal degrees
Long: 070 24 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 70.4000  decimal degrees

Note: Hindu Kush region known as Kāfiristān until the late 19th century. Around this time, Kāfiristān became part of Afghanistan, changing its name Nūrestān; its population subsequently converted to Islam.

Names:
Nūrestān (preferred,C,V,display)
Nūristān (C,V)
Kāfiristān (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Afghānestān (nation)  ........  Afghānestān (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Nūrestān (historical region)  ............  Nūrestān (historical region) (P)

Place Types:
historical region (preferred, C)

Related geographic places:
coextensive with ....  Nūristān .......... (province)
..............................  (World, Asia, Afghānestān) [6002902]

Sources and Contributors:
Kāfiristān..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-)
Nūrestān..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 31 October 2016
Nūristān..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 31 October 2016
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 31 October 2016
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 31 October 2016
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Klimburg, Nuristan (2001)

 

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