Greater Khorasan

Greater Khorasan, Historical region of greater iran.

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Khorāsān (Middle Persian: Xwarāsān‎; Persian: خراسان‎, pronounced [xoɾɒːˈsɒːn] (listen), Chinese: 烏萇國 Wuchang), sometimes called Greater Khorasan, is a historical region which formed the northeast province of Greater Iran. The name signifies "the Land of the Sun" or "the Eastern Province".Khorasan comprised the present territories of northeastern Iran, parts of Afghanistan and southern parts of Central Asia. The province was often subdivided into four-quarters, such that Nishapur (present-day Iran), Marv (present-day Turkmenistan), Herat and Balkh (present-day Afghanistan) were the centers, respectively, of the westernmost, northernmost, central, and easternmost quarters. In a strict sense of the term, Khorasan stretched to as far as the Oxus river. However, the name has often been used in a loose sense to include a wider region that included most of Transoxiana (encompassing Bukhara and Samarqand in present-day Uzbekistan), extended westward to the Caspian coast and to the Great Desert Dasht-e Kavir, southward to Sistan, and eastward to Pamir Mountains.Khorasan was first established as an administrative division in the 6th-century (approximately after 520) by the Sasanians, during the reign of Kavad I (r.

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