EQLĪD, a small town of medieval Fārs, now in the modern rural subdistrict of the same name (lat. 30° 54’ N., long. 52° 40’ E.). It lies in the Zagros Mountains, and the mediaeval geographers placed it therefore in the sardsīr or cold zone. Administratively, it was in the kūra of Eṣṭaḵr, and is described by the early geographers as populous, with a fortress, running water, and extensive agricultural lands where wheat and fruit were grown. It does not seem to have played any historical role. The modern town (population 30,093 in 1986; Markaz-e āmār, p. 58) is the chef-lieu of a dehestān in the šahrastān of Ābāda.


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(C. Edmund Bosworth)

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