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Fars Townships, Iran

Shiraz , Fars-Iran

The beautiful and charming city of Shiraz is about 919 km far from Tehran and it is the center of the Fars Province. This township has a moderate climate with regular seasons. Since long Shiraz has been considered to have a great importance in the history. Its name can be found in the Elamite inscriptions of Persepolis. The memorial tombs of two well-known poets of Iran, Hafez and Sa'di, as well as Khajoo are all situated in the city of Shiraz. The long history of this city has left many historical and cultural monuments along with the natural views to be visited by tourists.

Bovanat, Fars-Iran

In the past it was a part of Abadeh and recently was distinguished as a township and Sourian is its center. the history of Bovanat is intermingled with that of Abadeh.

Darab , Fars-Iran

It is located to the southeast of the province. Darab is geographically divided in two regions. The north-east region is mountainous and forested, the south-central region has much lower altitude and includes vast plains. Its original name was Darabgerd (Darabjerd). The ruins of this city still remain in the south west of the present town which is known as Dehya Castle. In Darab, lemon trees are grown which are a speciality of Iran.

Abadeh , Fars-Iran

Abadeh is located at 638 km from Tehran. The antiquity of this area is far beyond a millennium; however, it started developing only after Karim Khan Zand chose Shiraz as the mountainous capital of Iran. This city is the first mountainous city of northern Fars and is located in a vast plain at an altitude of 2,000 m. known as “Sarhad”. It has fertile lands which attract tribes such as Qashqaie in summer and spring as a summer residing quarter.In this city various religious and historical monuments have remained.

Eqleed , Fars-Iran

It is located in north Fars and means “Key”, it is surrounded by mountains in the south and in the west. It is quite fertile and encompasses many historical and religious monuments such as a few jame' mosques, inscriptions and towers."Dokhtar Gabar" and Tang-e-Boraq Gorge are situated in this township.

Estahban, Fars-Iran

It is situated at 1112 km. from Tehran. The re-construction of Estahban, after the invasion of Mongols was performed by Amir Mobarezodin Al-e-Mozafar in 746 AH. It is located between two altitudes and to the south of the Bakhtegan Lake; the eastern part has a hot climate and the rest is rather mild because of the mountains. Forests of fig trees have contributed to the economy of this region based on exports.

Fasa , Fars-Iran

It is located in the southeast of Shiraz, in a rather mountainous region. Most villages of this township are also situated in these altitudes. Only the south-east and north-west regions are to some extent flat. In the clay inscriptions of Persepolis, its name was mentioned as “Peshi Ya” or “Beshi Ya”. In the year 23 AH Osman-ebne-Abi-Al-Ass, conquered the city. During 4th century AH Fasa was the second most important town of “Darabgerd State” was to the same extent as Shiraz.

Firooz Abad , Fars-Iran

Located at 1035 km. from Tehran and in a mountainous region with a moderate climate in north and hot weather in the south. It is one of the main gathering points for the Qashqaie tribes as a summer quarter. The present Firooz Abad city is located 3 km. to the south-east of a historical monument known as Gour which was made by Ardeshir Babakan, the founder of Sassanian Dynasty. Gour has been the center of the Ardeshir Khoreh region. Moslem Arabs captured this city in 28-29 AH. Many historical monuments are left in the town, mainly from Sassanian period most of which are comparable to the ones of Takht-e-Jamshid (Persepolis).

Jahrum , Fars-Iran

Located southeast of Shiraz and 1158 km from Tehran.The city is one of the oldest regions of Iran and has many historical monuments. In fact it is said that this citywas constructed near the ancient city of Jahrum. It has a hot climate with famous palm groves. In fact Jahrom's dates are well known for their quality. Jahrom has many citrus orchards and the products are mostly exported to other regions.

Kazeroon , Fars-Iran

Kazeroon is located to the west of Shiraz and is 1032 km. from Tehran.It has a rather hot climate with different intensities. It is one of the oldest cities of Iran. The Parishan Protected Lake is situated to the southeast of Kazeroon. In the old times, the city of Shapur was more developed than Kazeroon. Today the ruins of the city of Shapur can be seen 20 km. away from Kazeroon. In 483-495 AD the city was developed as a result of the efforts of Firooz (son of Bahram the Sassanide) and at the time of Qobad, 487-498 AD it further developed and enlarged. There are many historical monuments in this city.

Lamerd , Fars-Iran

This newly established township is a part of the Larestan region and its history is intermingled with that of Lar.

Lar , Fars-Iran

It is situated 1,324 km. from Tehran and is considered to be in the southeast of the province of Fars. It is located in a plain with a very hot climate. In Sassanian period, due to construction of a fire temple, this region became the center of attention. By the end of the 8th century, it was the center of minting a type of money called “Larbon” which was used in the coastal regions of the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.

Mamasani , Fars-Iran

Located to the west of Shiraz, it has a rather cold climate in north and warm in the south. In old history books, Mamasani was mentioned as"Shoulestan", derivated from Shoul, which was one of Lur tribes.

Marvdasht , Fars-Iran

This township is located in the north of Shiraz and it has a cold weather in the hilly areas and moderate climate in other regions. Archeological excavations have shown that millenniums before Darius decided to choose the plains of Mount Rahmat for the construction of the majestic Persepolis Palaces, civilized populations had been living in the Marvdasht Plains. The ruins of Estakhr and Persepolis demonstrate a part of history of this city.

Nayreez , Fars-Iran

Nayreez is 1,140 km. from Tehran. It is situated in the southeast of the Bakhtegan Lake. This city has a moderate climate in north and is warm in the south. In clay inscriptions of Persepolis it is mentioned as “Narizi”. Ancient "Arsiman" in Natanz is 6000 years old.

Sepeedan , Fars-Iran

Sepeedan or Ardakan, is located to the north of the Fars province, in a mountainous and forested region mostly covered with oak trees. The city of Ardakan is about eight centuries old.

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