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CHAP. 27.—CARMANIA.

Nearchus states in his writings that the coast of Carmania1 extends a distance of twelve hundred and fifty miles. From its frontier to the river Sabis2 is one hundred miles. At this spot begins the cultivation of the vine; which with the tillage of the fields, extends as far as the river Ananis,3 a distance of twenty-five miles. This region is known by the name of Armuzia. The cities of Carmania are Zetis and Alexandria.4

1 An extensive province of Asia, along the northern shores of the Persian Gulf, supposed to have comprehended the coast-line of the modern Laristan, Kirman, and Moghostan.

2 Ptolemy mentions an inland town of Carmania of the same name.

3 Supposed to be that known now as the Ibrahim Rud, which falls into the Persian Gulf.

4 These sites are unknown.

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