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NUSRETABAD, the capital of Persian Seistan, so called after Nusret el Mulk, a former deputy governor of Seistan; when built, c. 1870, it was first called Nasirabad in honour of Nasr- uddin Shah; other names, used locally, are Shahr (town) i Seistan, Shahr i Nassiriyeh, or simply Shahr, the town. It is the residence of British and Russian consuls, and has post and telegraph offices.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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