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ID: 7002156
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7002156

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Tabrīz (inhabited place)  Tabrīz (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 046 18 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 46.3000  decimal degrees

Note: The fourth largest city in Irān, Tabrīz was originally the capital of Atropatene, named after Atropates, a general under Alexander the Great. During the early Islamic period the site was known for textile production and trade. From the 16th century to the 18th century, Tabrīz changed hands several times between Îrān and Turkey. The city became the center of the nationalist movement in 1908, and during World War I, it was occupied by Turkish and Îrānian troops. Noted sites within the city are the Ark, a mosque built before 1322, and the Blue Mosque, built 1465-66.

Names:
Tabrīz (preferred,C,V,display)
Tabriz (C,V)
Tauris (C,V)
Gazaca (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Iran (nation)  ........  Iran (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of East Azerbaijan (province)  ............  East Azerbaijan (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Tabrīz (inhabited place)  ................  Tabrīz (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  since at least by mid-4th cen. BC
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)
capital (C)  ............  during the reign of Mongol Il-Khan Mahmūd Ghāzān

Sources and Contributors:
Gazaca..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 484
Tabrīz..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 484
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 189
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 546
Tabriz..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 357
Tauris..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 484
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 484
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 8 June 2003
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 189
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 357
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 546
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 8 June 2003
..........  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 8 June 2003

 

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