Nor Shirakan

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The major provinces of Greater Armenia

Nor Shirakan (Armenian: Նոր Շիրական), Parskahayk (Armenian: Պարսկահայք) or Persarmenia, was the seventh province of Greater Armenia, situated on the western shore of Lake Urmia,[1] bordered on Adiabene and Atropatene, now in northwestern Iran. Following the partition of Greater Armenia between the Roman Empire and Sassanid Empire in 387, the territory under Sassanid influence became to be known as Persarmenia. The region of Arzanene, traditionally part of Lesser Armenia, also became part of Persarmenia.

Persarmenia had nine cantons:[2]

  • Zarevand
  • Hér (Khoy)
  • Arna
  • Zarehavan
  • Tamber
  • Trabi
  • Ayli (Kurijan)
  • Mari
  • Arisi

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/armenia-ii
  2. ^ Frédéric Macler, 1989, Revue des études arméniennes: Volume 21, page 309, University of Michigan