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Abarqūh or Abarkūh is an old town in Fārs that today is the centre of the district also called Abarkūh, in the province of Ābādah. It is 72 km from Ābādah, 216 from Yazd and 299 from Shīrāz.

Historical background

Although there is no precise information as to when Abarqūh was built, it can be inferred from geographical and historical sources that the city was already in existence in the pre-Islamic period. Some sources refer to the e…

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Rafi`i, Ali and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abarqūh”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0006>
First published online: 2015

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