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Ahmady pour Z, Mohamad pour A. Role of transition in border function on geographical space (Region subjected to study: Bajgiran area in the Iran and Turkmenistan Border). MJSP 2006; 10 (1) :147-172
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1- Tarbiat modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- student of Geography, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
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Collapse of former Soviet :union: and fall down of eastern block wall of the most major transitions in the past decade. After this collapse, opening of Iran and Turkmenistan border in Khorasan and Golestan provinces was one of the events, which resulted in great changes within these provinces as well as region including border areas. This paper is a part of field survey, which includes literature survey, interviewing with local authorities and people, distributing questionnaires among the residents in the villages of the study area (using panel study method) and finally local observations. The paper aims to investigate spatial changes happened in the border area of Bajgiran in the period of after opening of the border as compared with before opening of the border. The main assumption of the research can be expressed in this way: “ Opening of the border of Iran and Turkmenistan in the Bajgiran region has made some changes in the border function and these functional transition has created a new geographical space in different fields”. There have been spatial and geographical changes in the field of transportation, villager – urban residential areas, public communications and facilities, establishment of great number of branch offices and governmental and non – governmental organization as well as change in the population movement process especially in the Bajgiran city, so that there is basic change in the view of this city as compared with before opening. The above-mentioned research will investigate the role of border function changes with the aim of study of spatial and structural transitions in the Bajgiran region.
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Received: 2004/11/8 | Accepted: 2005/11/5 | Published: 2006/09/23

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