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BURUJIRD

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 867 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BURUJIRD, a province of Persia, bounded W. by Luristan, N. by Nehavend and Malayir, E. by Irak and S. by Isfahan. It is divided into the following administrative divisions:—(1) town of Burujird with villages in immediate neighbourhood; (2) Silakhor (upper and lower); (3) Japalak (with Sarlek and Burbarud); (4) nomad Bakhtiari. It has a population of about 250,000 or 300,000, and pays a yearly revenue of about C16,000. It is very fertile and produces much wheat, barley, rice and opium. With improved means of transport, which would allow the growers to export, the produce of cereals could easily be trebled. The province is sometimes joined with that of Luristan. The town Burujird,. the capital of the province, is situated in the fertile Silakhor plain on the river Tahij, a tributary of the Dizful river (Ab i Diz), 70 M. by road from Hamadan and 212 M. from Isfahan, in 33° 55' N. and 48° 55' E., and at an elevation of 5315 ft. Pop. about 25,000. It manufactures various cotton stuffs (coarse prints, carpet covers) and felts (principally hats and caps for Lurs and.Bakhtiaris). It has post and telegraph offices.
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