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A bakhsh is an administrative subdivision in Iran, translated as county, but in many ways similar to a township in the United States or a district of England. Administrative division is a generic term for an administrative region within a country — on an arbitrary level below that of the sovereign state — typically with a local government encompassing multiple municipalities, counties, or provinces with a certain degree of autonomy. ... A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ...


In Iran each ostan or province consists of several shahrestan and each shahrestan has one or more bakhsh. A bakhsh usually consists of tens of villages with a central town or city. The official governor of a bakhsh is called bakhshdar which is the head of bakhshdari office. A geographical political division in Iran. ...


 
 

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