Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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(Turkish-Persian: “black garden”, because of the blackand fertile soil of its high valleys), the present-day name of the mountainous part of Arrān [q. v.] forming a province of Transcaucasia bounded by the Kurr, the Aras and the district of Erīwān; area about 6,750 sq. miles and 250,000 inhabitants (half Ād̲h̲arbaid̲j̲ānī and half Armenians); capital S̲h̲ūs̲h̲a; mountains: Ḳāmis̲h̲ (12,480 feet) and Ḳapud̲j̲ik (12,360 feet). Its horses are famous for their swiftness, and reptiles, scorpions and…

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Huart, Cl., “Ḳara-Bāg̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3910>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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