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(gôrgän`) or


(jo͝orjän`), town (1991 pop. 162,468), N Iran, E of the Caspian Sea. The surrounding region yields abundant grain and has extensive forests and marshes. Items of trade include carpets. The surrounding area, the ancient Hyrcania, was captured by the Arabs (716) and conquered by the Mongols (13th cent.). Aga Muhammad Khan, the founder of the Qajar dynasty, was born there, and the town flourished (c.1800) with the rise of the dynasty. It was formerly called Astrabad or Asterabad.



a town in northern Iran, in the region of Mazanderan. Population, 31,200 in 1966.

Gorgan is connected by a railroad line and a highway with the port of Bandar-e Shah and the city of Tehran. The town contains small cotton and rice-refining plants and creameries. Handicraft production is widespread. Gorgan is subject to earthquakes. (The most recent strong earthquake occurred in 1944.)

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30pm (throw-in 7pm) TEAM NEWSARMAGHB Hughes J Morgan C Vernon P Hughes M Shields B Donaghy A Forker S Sheridan, N Grimley E Rafferty A Duffy R Gurgan J Clarke A Murnin G McParland KILDAREM Donnellan M O'Grady D Hyland O Lyons P Kelly J Byrne K Cribbin K Feely T Moolick F Conway N Kelly D Slattery P Brophy D Flynn C McNally
20 Souza RF, Paranhos HFO, Silva-Lovato CH, Abu-Naba'a L, Fedorowicz Z, Gurgan CA.
Fikriye Figen AYHAN, [1] Sebnem ATAMAN, [2] Aylin REZVANI, [3] Nurdan PAKER, [4] Nurettin TASTEKIN, [5] Taciser KAYA, [6] Hatice BODUR, [7] Mahmut YENER, [8] Pelin YAZGAN, [9] Beril DOGU, [10] Alev GURGAN [11]
Perceived resilience was measured with the Resilience Scale (RS), which was developed by Gurgan (2006) for Turkish samples.
Lewis McKie, Wayne Benson, Simon Reed, Callum Landells and Peter Gurgan claimed the goals.
Y asi, cuando estallo la guerra de romanos y turcos contra los persas en 572, los turcos dieron inicio a las operaciones con un doble ataque que golpeo de forma simultanea la frontera Norte de Persia a ambos lados del Sur del Mar Caspio, en Gurgan y en el paso del Derbend (16).
We are also making preparations for another at Ray [Tehran region], since Theodorus has died; another for Gurgan, another for Balad-Cyriacus of Beth 'Abe; another for Dasen, since Jacob has sunk into the pit from which there is no resurrection; another for Beth Nuhadra, which has no bishop.
Hikmet Kocyigit (1) *, Serpil Bal (1), Aysenur Atay (2), Mehmet Koseoglu (2), Alev Gurgan (1)
Gunhan O, Gunhan M, Berker E, Gurgan CA, Yildirim H.