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, the old capital of Ād̲h̲arbāyd̲j̲ān.

Position. The town lies in lat. 37° 23′ N. and long 46° 15′ E. at a height of 5,500 feet above sea-level on the southern slope of Mount Sahand (11,800 feet high) which separates it from Tabrīz [q.v.]. This explains the very considerable difference in climate between the two towns, which are only 50 miles apart as the crow flies (by the high road 80 miles). The climate of Marāg̲h̲a is mild and rather moist (H̲amd Allāh and Mecquenem, 1904). The plentiful water supply makes the vegetation rich. The fruit of …

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Minorsky, V., “Marāg̲h̲a”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0676>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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