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SABZEVAR

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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 969 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SABZEVAR, a district of the province of Khorasan in Persia, formerly called Baihak. It is situated between Nishapur on the east and Shahrud-Bostam on the west, and has a length 'of about 8o m. and a breadth of 5o; its population is about 6o aoti and it pays to the government a yearly revenue of £8000. The district has many flourishing villages and much culti'vatlon'; it produces much wool, excellent cotton, some silk, partly exported to Russia, partly : manufactured into various stuffs in the district, and fruits, exported dried in large quantities: The export trade is chiefly done by a few Russian Armenians who reside in Sabzevar town. SABZ•EVAR, the capital of the district, is situated 150 M. E. of Shahrud and 65 m. W. of Nishapur, in 36° 12' N., 57° 39' E., at an elevation' of 3100 ft. The population, which was 30,000 before the famine in 1871, is now about 15,000. There are some good caravanserais, a well-supplied bazaar, three colleges, two large and thirty small mosques, and post and telegraph offices.
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