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Fīrūzābād
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(formerly Pīrūzābād, ‘the town of victory’, and originally known as Gūr or Čūr) is situated in 28° 50′ N. Lat. and 52° 34′ E. Long. (Greenwich); it is 1356 m. above sea level. The present town, which had 4,340 inhabitants in 1951, is 3 km. to the south-east of the ancient site. Fīrūzābād, besides being one of the chief centres of the Ḳas̲h̲-ḳaʾī tribe [q.v.], is the chief administrative centre of the district ( s̲h̲ahristān ) of the same name in the seventh Ustān (Fārs). The surrounding country is very fertile and well-watered and the climate is temperate.

The ancient town is said to have be…

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Lockhart, L., “Fīrūzābād”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2382>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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