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Balfrush, or Balfurosh, a town in the province of Mazanderan, Persia, situated on the river Bhawal, 12 miles S. of the Caspian Sea and 20 miles from Sari. It is a large and well-built town in the midst of a forest surrounded by swamps. A large trade is done in silk and cotton manufactures, and the place maintains several colleges, to which moolahs and students resort in great numbers. The population at one time was estimated at 200,000.