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 came to be known as Persarmenia. The region of Arzanene, traditionally part of Lesser Armenia, also became part of Persarmenia.

Zarehavan was the centre of the province.

Persarmenia had nine cantons:[2]

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

Bibliography[edit]

  • Thadeus Hakobyan, Armenian Historic Geography, Yerewan, 2007 (Arm.). Թադևոս (Թադիկ) Հակոբյան, Հայաստանի պատմական աշխարհագրություն, Երևան, 2007:
  • Armenian National Atlas, Vol. 2, Yerewan, 2008 (Arm.). Հայաստանի Ազգային Ատլաս, հատոր Բ, Երևան, 2008:
  • The Dictionary of the toponyms of Armenia and the adjacent regions, Vol. 1-5, Yerewan, 1986-2001 (Arm.). Հայաստանի և հարակից շրջանների տեղանունների բառարան, հատոր 1-5, Երևան, 1986-2001:

See also[edit]

External sources[edit]

  • The map of Province Parskahayq (Nor Shirakan). [1]

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