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ID: 7018612
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7018612

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Al-Kūfah (inhabited place)  Al-Kūfah (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 32 01 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 32.0167  decimal degrees
Long: 044 23 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 44.3833  decimal degrees

Note: Was an early trading town in Mesopotamia; founded in 7th cen. at same time as Basra; both towns became important Islamic cultural centers of early Ommiad caliphs; flourished 7th-8th cen. with population of 200,000; taken by Karmathians in 890.

Names:
Al-Kūfah (preferred,C,V)
Al-Kufa (C,V)
Kufa (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Al-ʻIrāq (nation)  ........  Al-ʻIrāq (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of An Najaf (governorate)  ............  An Najaf (governorate) (P)
Hierarchy of Al-Kūfah (inhabited place)  ................  Al-Kūfah (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Caliph Omar I in 638 AD
town (C)
religious center (C)
cultural center (H)  ............  famed as literary center where Kufic angular Arabic script developed & was used for Koran & on monuments & coins
political center (H)
trade center (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Al-Kufa..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 34
Al-Kūfah..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Kufa..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 34
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 34
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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