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ZENJAN, or ZANJAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 970 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ZENJAN, or ZANJAN, a town of Persia, capital of the Khamseh province, about 205 M. N.W. of Teheran, on the high road thence to Tabriz, at an elevation of 518o ft. It has a population of about 2,000 and post and telegraph offices, and was one of the original strongholds of the Babf sectarians, who held it against a large Persian force from May 185o to the end of the year, when most of them were massacred. It has extensive gardens, well watered by the Zanjaneh river, which flows south of it. The well-stocked bazaar supplies the neighbouring districts.
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