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Gilan And Khamsa

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The province of Gilan extends around the south-west corner of this great inland sea, first southwards from the frontier of Transcaucasian Azarbayjan, and then eastwards to about the meridian of Tehran. The author's discussions with the Governor, senior officials, local notables and the Russian officers left no room for doubt that, as Butters had already reported, Gilan generally was again in a bad way and that the Jangali movement had been allowed to gather strength once more. Contiguous to Gilan on the south-west lay the small province of Khamsa, so called, like the Punjab, after its five rivers. The administrative centre was Zanjan, on the Azarbayjan road, 105 miles from Qazvin and 180 from Tabriz. The Governor was sometimes subordinate to the governor-General of Azarbayjan and sometimes independent, but in practice this made little difference.

Keywords: Gilan; Jangali movement; Khamsa; Russian officers



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