KURDISTAN , in the narrower sense, aprovince of
See also:Persia, situated in the hilly districts between
See also:Azerbaijan and Kerman-shah, and extending to the
See also:Turkish frontier on the W., and bounded on the E. by Gerrus and
See also:Hamadan . In proportion to its
See also:size and population it pays a very small yearly revenue —only about £14,000—due to the fact that a
See also:part of the population consists of
See also:wild and disorderly nomad Kurds . Some of these nomads pass their winters in Turkish territory, and have their summer pasture-grounds in the
See also:highlands of Kurdistan . This adds much to the difficulty of
See also:taxation . The province is divided into sixteen districts, and its eastern part, in which the capital is situated, is known as Ardelan . The capital is Senendij, usually known as Sinna (not Sihna, or Sahna, as some writers have it), situated 6o m . N.W. of Hamadan, in 350 15' N., 470 18' E., at an
See also:elevation of J300 ft . The city has a population of about 35,000 and manufactures great quantities of carpets and felts for the supply of the province and for export . Some of the carpets are very
See also:fine and expensive, rugs 2 yards by 12 costing £15 to £20 .
See also:Post and telegraph offices have been established since 1879 .
KURBASH, or KOURBASH (from the Arabic qurbash, a wh...
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