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TURSHIZ, a district of the province of Khorasan in Persia, lying E. of the great salt desert. It has a population of nearly 20,000 and pays a yearly revenue of about 7000. It produces and exports wool, cotton, silk and much dried fruit, of the latter particularly raisins and Alu Bukhara, " Bokhara prunes." The chief place and capital of the district is Sultanabad, generally called Turshiz, like the district, situated 225 m. south-east by east from Shahrud and 100 m. south-west from Meshed, in 35 10' N. 58 34' E., at an elevation of 2200 ft. It is surrounded by a dilapidated wall and has a population of about 8000.

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

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