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ID: 7016638
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7016638

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 054 29 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 54.4833  decimal degrees

Note: Gorgān is located around 20 miles inland from Caspian Sea on a tributary of the Qareh River, and has been in existence from Achaemenian times. It was captured by Arabs in 716 and by Mongols in the 13th century. The town was subject to attacks by Turkmen tribes who occupied the north of the river. In the 19th century, the city suffered from continuous Qajar and Turkmen tribal conflict. Gorgān is the birthplace of founder of Qajar dynasty of Persia (1779-1924), Aga Muhammad Khan.

Names:
Gorgān (preferred,C,V,display)
Gorgan (C,V)
Gurgan (C,O)
Jurjan (C,O)
Astarabad (H,V)
Asterabad (H,V)
Astrabad (H,V)
Varkana (H,V)  ............ ancient Persian

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Īrān (nation)  ........  Īrān (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Golestān (province)  ............  Golestān (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Gorgān (inhabited place)  ................  Gorgān (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was important ancient center
city (C)
trade center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Astarabad..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 342
Asterabad..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 342
Astrabad..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 342
Gorgān..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 73
Gorgan..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 450
Gurgan..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 344
Jurjan..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 342
Varkana..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 359
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 342
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 73
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 344; 359
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 450
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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