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Carmania was a satrapy (province) of the Achaemenid Empire as well as, later on, the Sassanid Empire. The region is equivalent to modern day Kermān Province in Iran. Nothing specific is known about the boundaries of Carmania, which may have fluctuated. It is never mentioned as a separate province in royal Achaemenid inscriptions (it may have been part of Persis) although it is mentioned by Arrian. In the time of Alexander it was a satrapy on the Persian Gulf coast west of Hormoz; it was bounded on the east by Gedrosia. Some authors, such as Ptolemy called the northern deserts, which stretched as far as Parthia and Aria, “desert Carmania”, apparently to be distinguished from Carmania proper, which was a cultivated and fertile region.



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