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Kirmānshāh (Iran : Province)


  • [The current name of this Iranian province is Kirmānshāh, which is also the name of the capital of the province. It was formerly called Bākhtarān and Kirmānshāhān, and it may have also been called Kirmānshāh at some point prior to the usage of those names. Sources differ on when the name Kirmānshāh was most recently readopted.]
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    • Kermānshāh (Iran : Province)
    • Ostān-e Kermānshāh (Iran)
    • Ustān-i Kirmānshāh (Iran)
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    • Sources

      • found: Encyclopædia Iranica, viewed on May 7, 2019:under Kermanshah, geography (the province Kermāns̆ahān was created out of the division of the Fifth Province (Ostān-e panjom) [no publs. in LC database]; the name of Kermāns̆ahān Province was changed to Bākhtarān after the establishment of the Islamic Republic; the name of the capital city of the province was also called Bākhtarān for roughly the same time period in the early 1990s, the name of the province was changed to Kermāns̆ah without the suffix -ān)
      • found: Columbia gazetteer of the world, viewed online May 7, 2019: under Kermanshah (province of Iran formerly known as Bakhtaran and sometimes called Kermanshahan)
      • found: Statoids.com, viewed on May 7, 2019:under Provinces of Iran ( "As for the province, all sources prior to 1969 called it Kermanshah. From 1969 to 1985, most sources (12 out of 17) called it Kermanshahan. The other five were probably just copying the name from their own earlier editions. From 1996 to 2001, I find a mixture, with three occurrences of Kermanshah, three of Kermanshahan, and three of Bakhtaran. Since 2001, five sources are unanimously agreed on Kermanshah.")
      • found: GEOnet, viewed on May 7, 2019:(Kermānshāh [approved], Ostān-e Kermānshāh [approved], ADM1 in Iran, 34°25ʹ00ʺ N, 046°45ʹ00ʺE; variants: Ostān-e Bākhtarān; Fifth Ostan; Kermanshah; Ostān-e Kermānshāhān; Ostan of Kermanshahan; Kordestān; Kordestān va Kermānshāh; Ostan-e Panj; Ostān-e Panjom; V, Ostān-e 5; also a PPLA of the same name in the province)
      • found: Ṭarḥ-i barʹrasī va sanjish-i shākhiṣʹhā-yi farhang-i ʻumūmī-i kishvar (shākhiṣʹhā-yi ghayr-i s̲abtī) sāl-i 1389, 2012:t.p. (ustān-i Kirmānshāh)
    • General Notes

      • [The current name of this Iranian province is Kirmānshāh, which is also the name of the capital of the province. It was formerly called Bākhtarān and Kirmānshāhān, and it may have also been called Kirmānshāh at some point prior to the usage of those names. Sources differ on when the name Kirmānshāh was most recently readopted.]
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      • 2019-05-07: new
      • 2019-05-09: revised
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