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The Hindu Temple in Bandar Abbas, Iran, built during the Qajar era for Indian soldiers serving in the British Army during the British occupation.
The Hindu Temple in Bandar Abbas, Iran, built during the Qajar era for Indian soldiers serving in the British Army during the British occupation.

Bandar Abbas or Bandar-e 'Abbas (in Persian: بندر عباس) is a port city on the southern coast of Iran (Persia), on the Persian Gulf. A Hindu temple in Bandar Abbas, Iran. ... A Hindu temple in Bandar Abbas, Iran. ... The Qajar dynasty was the ruling family of Persia from 1796 to 1925. ... Persian is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... The Persian Empire was a series of historical empires that ruled over the Iranian plateau. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ...

It functions as the capital of the Hormozgan province. The city occupies a strategic position on the narrow Straits of Hormuz. It had an estimated population of 352,173 in 2005.[1] Its Coordinates are: 27°12′N 56°15′E In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Qeshm Island is a protected UNESCO biosphere reserve, seen here on a stormy day in The Persian Gulf. ... The Strait of Hormuz (تنگه هرمز in Persian) is a relatively narrow stretch of ocean between the Gulf of Oman in the southeast and the Persian Gulf in the southwest. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which...

In the 16th century, the Portuguese established a presence in the region. They fortified the town and called it Gamru, employing it as a mainland port. The city received its name after Abbas I "the Great"(shah of Persia from 1588 to 1629) took it in 1615. After he defeated the Portuguese in a naval battle off Hormuz with help from the British navy, he developed the town into a major port. Shah Abbas I of Safavid at a banquet Detail from a celing fresco; Chehel Sotoun palace; Isfahan Shah Abbas King of the Persians Copper engraving by Dominicus Custos, from his Atrium heroicum Caesarum pub. ... Distorted from Persian Ohrmuzd, Ahura Mazda. ...

Bandar Abbas serves as a major shipping point for mostly imports, and has a long history of trade with India. Thousands of tourists visit the city and near islands including Qeshm and Hormuz every year. Qeshm Island is a protected UNESCO biosphere reserve, seen here on a stormy day in The Persian Gulf. ... Distorted from Persian Ohrmuzd, Ahura Mazda. ...

External links

  • 1911 Encyclopedia: Bander Abbasi
  • Bandar-e Abbas entry in the Encyclopedia Iranica
Portuguese Empire — Former colonies & present overseas territories

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South America: Brazil (1500-1822) | Cisplatina (Uruguay) (1808-1822) | French Guiana (1809-1817) | Nova Colônia do Sacramento (1680-1777) | Upper Peru (1822) | Portuguese colonization of the Americas Motto: Libertad o Muerte (English: Liberty or Death) Anthem: Orientales, la Patria o la tumba Capital Montevideo Largest city Montevideo Official language(s) Spanish Government President Democratic Republic Tabaré Vázquez Independence from Brazil - Declared August 25, 1825 - Recognised August 28, 1828 Area  - Total    - Water (%)   176,220 km² (90th) 68... Colonia del Sacramento is a city in southwestern Uruguay, by the Río de la Plata, facing Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... The Republic of Bolivia is a landlocked country in central South America. ... Portugal was the leading country in the European exploration of the world in the 15th century. ...

North Atlantic: | Azores (1432-) | Madeira (1420-) Location Motto of the autonomous region: Antes morrer livres que em paz sujeitos (Portuguese: To die free rather than to be subjugated in peace) Official language Portuguese Capitals Ponta Delgada (Presidency of the autonomous government), Angra do Heroísmo (Supreme Court), Horta (Legislative Assembly) Other towns Praia da Vitória... Location Motto of the autonomous region: Das ilhas, as mais belas e livres (Portuguese: Of the islands, the most beautiful and free) Official language Portuguese Capital Funchal Other towns Porto Santo, Machico, Santa Cruz, Câmara de Lobos, Santana, Ribeira Brava, Caniço Area 797 km² Population  - Total (1991)  - Density...

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Bandar Abbas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (297 words)
The Hindu Temple in Bandar Abbas, Iran, built during the Qajar era for Indian soldiers serving in the British Army during the British occupation.
Bandar Abbas or Bandar-e 'Abbas (in Persian: بندر عباس) is a port city on the southern coast of Iran (Persia), on the Persian Gulf.
Bandar Abbas serves as a major shipping point for mostly imports, and has a long history of trade with India.
Hormozgan Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (797 words)
Marco Polo visited the port of Bandar Abbas in 1272 and 1293, and reported widespread trading in Persian jewelry, the ivory and silk of IndoChina, and pearls from Bahrain in the Bazaars in the port of Hormuz.
The name of Bandar Abbas comes directly from the name of Shah Abbas I. The British, meanwhile were competing for influence in the region with Dutch colonialists who finally invaded Qeshm island and dispatched warships to Bandar Abbas during the final years of Shah Abbas' reign.
The Hindu Temple in Bandar Abbas, built during the Qajar era for Indian soldiers serving in the British Army during the British occupation.
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