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(modern Tkish. Tunceli), a province (il) and town of eastern Anatolian Turkey. The il, replacement of the old sand̲j̲aḳ of Dersim, was created in 1936 and the town, also called Kalan (lat. 39° 07′ N., long. 39° 34′ E.), was founded at the same date as its new chef-lieu on the site of the village of Mameki.

The very mountainous il (7,774 km2) is drained by the Munzur Suyu and the Peri Çayi, affluents of the Murat Su, the eastern branch of the Euphrates [see al-furāt ], which marks its southern boundary, whilst its northern boundary is made up of the Munzur Dağlari which separates …

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Bazin, M., “Tund̲j̲eli”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7628>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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