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    Greater and Lesser Tunbs,Tonb-e Bozorg and Tonb-e Kouchak

    تنب ، تنب بزرگ و تنب کوچک


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    Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunbs are two small islands in the eastern Persian Gulf, close to the Strait of Hormoz. They are 12 kilometers from each other and 20 south of the Iranian island of Qeshm. The Islands are part of Iran’s province of Hormozgan.-Greater Tunb has a surface of 10.3 km². It is known for its red soil.-Lesser Tunb has a surface of 2 km² and is uninhabited with the exception of a small airfield, harbor, and entrenched Iranian military unit. The name of the islands comes from Persian tonb 'hilly place'.Reference to Great Tonb as an Iranian island is found in Ibn Balkhi's 12th-century Farsnameh and Hamdallah Mustawfi Kazvini's 14th-century Nuzhat al-Qulub. The Tonbs were dominions of the kings of Hormuz from 1330 or so until Hormuz's capitulation to the Portuguese in 1507. The Tonbs remained a part of the Hormuzi-Portuguese administration until 1622, when the Portuguese were expelled from the Persian littoral by the Persian central government. During this period, the human geography, commerce, and territorial administration of the Tonbs, along with Abu Musa and Sirri islands, became intimately connected with the Province of Fars, notably the Persian ports of Lengeh and Kung, and the nearby Qeshm and Hengam islands.It has been remarked, in the context of the limits of the Persian empire in the Persian Gulf in the middle of the 18th century, that all the islands off the Persian coast, from Kharqu and Kharaq in the north to Hormoz and Larak in the south, were rightly Persian. (Wikipedia) - Tunb

    Tunb or Tonb (Persian: تنب‎) may refer to:

    • Tunb District, an administrative subdivision of Iran
    • Tunb Rural District, an administrative subdivision of Iran
    • Tonb Bariku, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
    • Tonb-e Bongeru, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
    • Tonb-e Jaki, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
    • Tonb-e Siyak, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
    • Tunb-e Bozorg, a village in Tunb Rural District located on Greater Tunb Island
    • Greater and Lesser Tunbs, islands in the Persian Gulf
    Tunb and Lesser Tunbs are two small islands in the eastern Persian Gulf, close to the Strait of Hormoz. They are 12 kilometers from each other and 20 south of the Iranian island of Qeshm. The Islands are part of Iran’s province of Hormozgan.-Greater Tunb has a surface of 10.3 km². It is known for its red soil.-Lesser Tunb has a surface of 2 km² and is uninhabited with the exception of a small airfield, harbor, and entrenched Iranian military unit. The name of the islands comes from Persian tonb 'hilly place'.Reference to Great Tonb as an Iranian island is found in IbnBalkhi's 12th-century Farsnameh and Hamdallah Mustawfi Kazvini's 14th-century Nuzhat al-Qulub. The Tonbs were dominions of the kings of Hormuz from 1330 or so until Hormuz's capitulation to the Portuguese in 1507. The Tonbs remained a part of the Hormuzi-Portuguese administration until 1622, when the Portuguese were expelled from the Persian littoral by the Persian central government. During this period, the human geography, commerce, and territorial administration of the Tonbs, along with Abu Musa and Sirri islands, became intimately connected with the Province of Fars, notably the Persian ports of Lengeh and Kung, and the nearby Qeshm and Hengam islands.It has been remarked, in the context of the limits of the Persian empire in the Persian Gulf in the middle of the 18th century, that all the islands off the Persian coast, from Kharqu and Kharaq in the north to Hormoz and Larak in the south, were rightly Persian. (Wikipedia) - Tunb

    Tunb or Tonb (Persian: تنب‎) may refer to:

    • Tunb District, an administrative subdivision of Iran
    • Tunb Rural District, an administrative subdivision of Iran
    • Tonb Bariku, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
    • Tonb-e Bongeru, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
    • Tonb-e Jaki, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
    • Tonb-e Siyak, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
    • Tunb-e Bozorg, a village in Tunb Rural District located on Greater Tunb Island
    • Greater and Lesser Tunbs, islands in the Persian Gulf
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    This disambiguation page lists articles about distinct geographical locations with the same name. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.

    Tags:Abu Musa, Balkhi, Fars, Farsnameh, Greater Tunb, Hormoz, Hormozgan, Hormozgan Province, Hormuz, Ibn, Iran, Iranian, Lesser Tunb, Musa, Persian, Persian Gulf, Portuguese, Qeshm, Strait of Hormoz, Tunb, Wikipedia


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