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ID: 1001613
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1001613

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 048 19 58 E  degrees minutes   Long: 48.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Zanjān is located in the northwestern region of Iran with the provinces of Markaī, Gīlān, and Kordestān as its neighbors. In the 7th century BCE it was occupied by the Cadussians, who were subdued by the Medes. When Cyrus the Great defeated the Medes in 550 BCE, the Cadussians went under the authority of the Achaemenid empire (550-330 BCE). In consequence, there were a series of uprisings. The first took place in 406 BCE and was brought down by a son of King Darius II Nothus, Cyrus the Younger; and in 358 BCE by Artaxerxes III Ochus. The people of Zanjān fought side by side with the Persians against Alexander the Great in 331 BCE. Zanjān eventually grew into a major agricultural region. Zanjānrūd (Zanjān River) is the major river in the region. Zanjān is known for producing corn, rice, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables, poultry, sheep, and cattle, in addition to, manufactured products that include bricks, cement, and carpets.

Names:
Zanjān (preferred,C,V)
Zanjān, Ostān-e (C,V)
Ostān-e Zanjān (C,V)
Zanjān province (C,O)
Cadusis (H,V)
Zenjan (C,V)
اُستانِ زَنجان (C,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 Zanjān (province)  ............  Zanjān (province) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
اُستانِ زَنجان..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 16 October 2014
Cadusis..........  [VP]
.................  Historical Atlas of Iran (1971) plate 7
.................  Livius [online] (2003) accessed 24 July 2003
Ostān-e Zanjān..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 16 October 2014
Zanjān..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 894
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 16 October 2014
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 217
Zanjān province..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Zanjān, Ostān-e..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Zenjan..........  [VP]
.................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 24 July 2003
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 894
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 24 July 2003
..................  Historical Atlas of Iran (1971) plate 7
..................  Livius [online] (2003) accessed 24 July 2003
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 16 October 2014
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 217
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 12,825
..........  Livius [online] (2003) accessed 24 July 2003

 

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