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KHUNSAR

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 781 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KHUNSAR  , a

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town of
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Persia, sometimes belonging to the province of Isfahan, at others to
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Irak, 96 m . N.W. of Isfahan, in 33° 9' N., 5o° 23' E., at an
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elevation of 7600 ft . Pop., about 10,000 . It is picturesquely situated on both sides of a narrow valley through which the Khunsar
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River, a stream about 12 ft. wide, flows in a north-east direction to Kuom . The town and its
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fine gardens and orchards straggle some 6 m. along the valley with a mean breadth of scarcely
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half a mile . There is a
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great profusion of fruit, the apples yielding a kind of cider which, however, does not keep longer than a month . The
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climate is cool in summer and cold in winter . There are five caravanserais, three mosques and a
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post office .

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