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ID: 7002481
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7002481

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 30 11 44 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 30.1956  decimal degrees
Long: 071 28 31 E  degrees minutes   Long: 71.4753  decimal degrees

Note: One of the oldest cities in the world, known by several ancient names. Multan's location at the entrance to the South Asia caused it to be taken by many conquerors on their way to Delhi. Was an important center of ancient kingdom of Sind, and a stop on the Silk Road. It was taken by Alexander the Great ca. 325 BCE, ruled by Muslim Arabs (711 CE), then by Muslim Turks under Mahmud of Ghazni (from 1005), Delhi emperors, Afghans, Sikhs, and the British (1849).

Names:
Multān (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Multan (C,V)
Mooltan (C,V)
Madinat-ul-Auliya (C,V,P)
City of Saints (C,V,P)
City of Sufis (C,V,P)
Bagpur (H,V)
Hamsapura (H,V)
Hanspur (H,V)
Kashtpur (H,V)
Kashyapapura (H,V)
Kastpur (H,V)  ............ according to legend, this was its ancient name
Malli (H,V)  ............ ancient Malli was probably located on this site
Mulasthay (H,V)
Sambapura (H,V)
Sanabpur (H,V)
Sanahpur (H,V)
Sanb (H,V)
Vegapura (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Pakistan (nation)  ........  Pakistan (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Punjab (province)  ............  Punjab (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Multān (inhabited place)  ................  Multān (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was one of India's oldest settlements
city (C)
industrial center (C)
military center (C)
ancient site (C)

Related geographic places:
located on ....  Silk Road .......... (road)
..................  (World) [7031416]

Sources and Contributors:
Bagpur..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 628
City of Saints..........  [VP]
.............................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
City of Sufis..........  [VP]
..........................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Hamsapura..........  [VP]
....................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Hanspur..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 628
Kashtpur..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Kashyapapura..........  [VP]
.......................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Kastpur..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 628
Madinat-ul-Auliya..........  [VP]
................................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Malli..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 628
Mooltan..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 628
Mulasthay..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 628
Multān..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) 42RYU3830243045
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 800
Multan..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 131
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 350
Sambapura..........  [VP]
....................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Sanabpur..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 628
Sanahpur..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Sanb..........  [VP]
...........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Vegapura..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 628
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2769709
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 131
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 350
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 800
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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