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SHAHRUD

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 770 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SHAHRUD, the capital of the Shahrud-Bostam province of Persia, situated about 258 M. E. of Teheran, on the highroad thence to Meshed, at an altitude of 4460 ft., in 36° 25' N., 54° 59' E. It has a population of about 1o,000, post and telegraph offices, and a transit trade between western Khorasan and Astarabad. Although capital of the province, it is not the residence of the governor, who prefers the more healthy Bostam, a small city with fine gardens and a mosque of the 14th century, lying 3 M. to the north-east.
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