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Bam Definition

Bam is a city in Kerman Province of Iran. The city is the center of Bam County. The modern Iranian city of Bam surrounds the Bam citadel. Bam city was founded during the Parthian Empire. Economically and commercially, Bam occupied a very important place in the region and was famed for its textiles and clothes. The ancient citadel, Arc of Bam has a history dating back to 2000 years ago, to the Parthian Empire (248 BC-224 AD), but most buildings were built during the Safavid dynasty. The city was largely abandoned due to an Afghan invasion in 1722. Subsequently, after the city had gradually been re-settled, it was abandoned a second time due to an attack by invaders from Shiraz. It was also used for a time as an army barracks.The modern city of Bam was established later than the old citadel. It has gradually developed as an agricultural and industrial centre, and until the 2003 earthquake was experiencing rapid growth. In particular, the city is known for its dates and citrus fruit, irrigated by a substantial network of Qanats. The city also benefited from tourism, with an increasing number of people visiting the ancient citadel in recent years.The 2003 Bam earthquake was a major earthquake that struck Bam and the surrounding Kerman province of southeastern Iran at 1:56 AM UTC (5:26 AM Iran Standard Time) on December 26, 2003. The most widely accepted estimate for the magnitude of the earthquake is a moment magnitude (Mw) of 6.6 on the Richter scale; estimated by the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake was particularly destructive, with the death toll amounting to 26,271 people and injuring an additional 30,000. The effects of the earthquake and damage was exacerbated by the fact that the city chiefly consisted of mud brick buildings, many of which did not comply with earthquake regulations set in Iran in 1989, and that most of the city's people were indoors and asleep. (Wikipedia) - Bam
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Bam is commonly used as an onomatopoeia for a sound, mostly that of an impact or collision.

Bam or BAM may also refer to:

  • 1 Buildings
  • 2 Companies and organizations
  • 3 Computing
  • 4 Entertainment and media
  • 5 Geography
  • 6 ISO codes
  • 7 People
  • 8 Rail transport
  • 9 Other
  • 10 See also
  • Battle Mountain Airport (IATA airport code: BAM) in Battle Mountain, Nevada, United States
  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California, United States
Companies and organizations
  • Build America Bonds issued or insured by Build America Mutual, from April 2009, through the end of 2010, as part of the Federal Stimulus program.
  • BAM! Entertainment, a dormant software company
  • Bell Atlantic Mobile, now Verizon Wireless
  • Books-A-Million, an American book retailer
  • Bromma Air Maintenance
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music, a performing arts center in Brooklyn, New York
  • Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
  • Koninklijke BAM Groep (Royal BAM Group) is a Dutch construction firm.
  • Bidirectional Associative Memory, a type of neural network
  • Binary Angular Measurement or Binary Angular Measurement System (BAMS)
  • Block availability map, a computer file system of Commodore DOS
  • Burst Activity Management, a CAI Networks product feature
  • Business activity monitoring, real-time monitoring of business processes
  • BOINC Account Manager (BAM!), part of the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing
Entertainment and media
  • BAM! Volume 1, an album by Sister Hazel
  • BAM (magazine), a defunct San Francisco music magazine
  • Bianca Montgomery and Maggie Stone (BaM), characters on the soap opera All My Children
  • Bonnier Amigo Music Group
  • Bam County, an administrative subdivision of Iran
  • Bam Anguri, a village in Fars Province, Iran
  • Bam-e Badami Qarqani, a village in Fars Province, Iran
  • Bam-e Gurinja, a village in Fars Province, Iran
  • Bam Qaleh Sharif Khani, a village in Fars Province, Iran
  • Bam, Gilan, a village in Gilan Province, Iran
  • Bam, Esfarayen, a village in Esfarayen County, North Khorasan Province, Iran
  • Bam, Jajrom, a village in Jajrom County, North Khorasan Province, Iran
  • Bam, South Khorasan, a village in South Khorasan Province, Iran
  • Bam Rural District, an administrative subdivision of Iran
  • Bam (neighborhood), Tirana, Albania
  • Bam Province, Burkina Faso
ISO codes People
  • Bam Bam Bigelow, former American professional wrestler
  • Bam Childress, a professional American football player
  • Bam Margera, professional skateboarder and television personality
  • Mohan Bam, Nepalese judoka
  • Peter Poulton, a UK radio presenter who is also known as Bam Bam
  • Bars and Melody, a UK singing/rapping duo who are also known as B.A.M
Rail transport
  • Baikal Amur Mainline, a Siberian railway line
  • Bamford railway station, coded BAM
  • Bière–Apples–Morges Railway, a railway company in Switzerland
  • Brain Activity Map Project, an attempt to record from every neuron in the human brain.
  • Baluchi Autonomist Movement a Baluchi ethnic nationalist group.
  • BAM (material) a ceramic alloy, Aluminium magnesium boride
  • BAM Racing, a NASCAR racing team
  • Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah
  • Board-a-match, a form of scoring at duplicate bridge
  • Buque de Acción Marítima, offshore patrol vessels of the Spanish Navy
  • Populus balsamifera, the balsam poplar
  • Business Activity Monitoring
  • Beta Attenuation Monitoring, a common analytic technique for measurement of particle content in gas flow.
  • Bam, a slang term for a Scottish urban youth who engages in hooliganism

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