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Čorum
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, town in the north of Central Anatolia, 40° 34′ north, 34° 55′ east, some 7 km. east of the Čorum Čay, a tributary of the Mecitözü, which in turn flows into the Čekerek Irmak, a tributary of the Yešil Irmak. It lies in a large fertile valley and is the capital of the wilāyet of the same name. The wilāyet has the following ḳaḍā’ s: Čorum, Alaca, Iskilip, Mecitözü, Osmanci̊k and Sungurlu. Before the Republic, the ḳaḍāʾ of Čorum formed part of the sand̲j̲aḳ of Yozgat belonging to the wilāyet of Ankara, formerly a sand̲j̲aḳ ( liwaʾ ) in the Eyālet of Sīwās (or Rūm). According to the last census (…

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Taeschner, F., “Čorum”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1634>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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