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( Lenkoran ), the chief town of the district of the same name in the region of Bākū. Lenkoran is the Russian pronunciation of the name, which was at one time written Langarkunān (“anchorage”), or perhaps Langar-kanān (“place which pulls out the anchors”), which is pronounced Länkarän in Persian and Lankon in Tālis̲h̲ī. The ships of the Bākū-Enzelī [q.v.] line used formerly to call at Lankoran, which has an open roadstead, but at 8 miles north-east of the town is the island of Sara, which has an excellent roadstead which shelters the ships in bad weather.

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Minorsky, V. and Elwell-Sutton, L.P., “Lankoran”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4643>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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