BALUCHISTAN , aprovince of
See also:Persia consisting of the western
See also:part of Baluchistan (q.v.) in a wider sense . Persian Baluchistan has an
See also:area of about 6o,000 sq. m., and lying along the nor- therm
See also:shore of the Arabian
See also:Sea, is bounded E. by
See also:British and
See also:independent Baluchistan, N. by
See also:Seistan and the central Persian
See also:desert, and W. by Kerman . The
See also:country has little
See also:water and only a small part of it is under cultivation, the
See also:remainder being composed of arid, waterless plains, deserts—some stony, others with moving sands—barren hills and mountains . The
See also:rivers are the Mashkid and that of
See also:Bampur which flow away from the sea and are lost in depressions called hamuns . The rivers which flow into the sea are unimportant and dry during the greater part of the
See also:year . Persian Baluchistan forms an administrative division of the province of Kerman and is sub-divided into the following twenty districts:—(r) Bampur; (2) Serhad; (3) Dizek; (4) Jalk; (5) Sib; (6) Irafshan; (7) Magas; (8) Serbaz; (9) Lashar; (To) Champ; (II) Fannuj; (12) Bazman; (13) Aptar; (14) Daman; (15) Aprandagan; (16) Asfehgeh; (17) Surmij; (18) Meskutan; (19) Pushteh; (20)
See also:Makran, the country of the Ichthyophagi, with the sub-districts Kasrkand, Geh, Bint, Dasht, Kucheh and Bahu . The
See also:total population of Baluchistan is under 200,000 . The province was practically independent until the occupation of Bampur by Persian troops in 1849, and over some of the extreme eastern districts Persian supremacy was not recognized until 1872 .
THOMAS BALTZAR (c. 1630-1663)
JEAN BALUE (c. 1421-1491)
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