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Disarray in toponym names for Iran provinces  XML
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meiyer



Joined: 31/12/2020 02:53:45
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It seems that there is no rule whatsoever how the toponym names for the provinces of Iran are assigned.
  • Some are transliterated: Ostān-e Markazī
  • Others are just latinised: Bushehr instead of Būshehr, Hormozgan instead of Hormozgān (and missing the Farsi for "Province of")
  • Then others are in English: Sistan and Baluchestan, Isfahan (instead of Eşfahān)
  • And some have "Province" appended: Ilam Province, ‘West Azerbaijan Province’ but ‘East Azerbaijan’

    Can this be fixed so all provinces are named in a unified manner?
  • marc



    Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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    The name of the Iranian provinces have now been updated and use the English name without diacritcs and the term 'Province'.


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    meiyer



    Joined: 31/12/2020 02:53:45
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    Thanks Marc. When the changes will propagate to the `search` and `get` APIs?
     
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