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, chief town of the region of South Kazak̲h̲stān of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Kazak̲h̲stān, situated on the river Badām, which flows into the river Ari̊s, tributary of the Si̊r-Daryā.

The town is mentioned in the Ẓafar-nāma of S̲h̲araf al-Dīn Yazdī as a "village" near the city of Sayrām. After its capture by the Kalmüks in 1864, Sayrām declined to the advantage of Čimkent; but at the time of the Russian conquest (1281/1864) Čimkent was still only a fortified market-town, surrounded by a clay wall and dominated by a small cit…

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Quelquejay, Ch., “Čimkent”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1615>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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