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Estahban is located in Iran
Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Estahban
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 33,101
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) 0732-422

Estahban (Persian: استهبان‎, Arabic: اصطهبانات‎, also Romanized as Estahbān and Eşţahbān; formerly, Eşţahbānāt, Estehbanat, Istehbānāt, and Shahr-e Eşţahbānāt; also formerly known as Savānāt)[1] is a city in and the capital of Estahban County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 33,101, in 8,714 families.[2]

Estahban is known to be the birthplace of Cyrus the Great and Ardashir I.

The area about Estahban is very fertile, being the largest producer of saffron, grain, cotton, walnut, almond, grapes and other fruits in the middle east. Estahban has been the most famous provider of figs to the world. It is also one of the biggest producers of saffron. Its original name Estahbanat was changed to Estahban in 1970.

Notables from Estahban


  1. ^ Estahban can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3062411" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel).  


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