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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 376 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TUN, a town in the province of Khorasan, Persia, situated about 15o m. S. of Nishapur in 340 N., 58° 7' E., at an elevation of 1200 ft. The town, which has a population of 7000, is surrounded by a wall, 20 ft. in height, raised on a high rampart of mud. It has three gates, handsome bazaars, good caravanserais and numerous large gardens and fields producing opium, tobacco and cotton. Some silk is also grown.
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