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For the administrative subdivision, see Izadkhvast District.
caravanserai in Izadkhast.

Coordinates: 31°30′58″N 52°07′26″E / 31.51611°N 52.12389°E / 31.51611; 52.12389Coordinates: 31°30′58″N 52°07′26″E / 31.51611°N 52.12389°E / 31.51611; 52.12389

Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Abadeh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 7,366
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) 0752-226

Izadkhvast (Persian: ايزدخواست‎, also Romanized as Īzadkhvāst, Īzad Khvast, Īzad Khast, Yazd-e Khāst, Yazd-e Khvāst, and Yezd-i-Khast; also known as Samīrum)[1] is a city in the Central District of Abadeh County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 7,366, in 1,803 families.[2]

It is the first town in Fars Province Isfahan-Shiraz Highway

The Complex of Izadkhast is located in the Fars Province of Iran, roughly 135 km south of Esfahan. The complex consists of Izadkhast Castle, a caravanserai, and a Safavid-period bridge.[3] The castle structure is of particular interest due to the different architectural styles incorporated into the construction of the building, including Sassanid and Qajar periods. Indeed, the architecture of the castle is unique to Izadkhast, and only comparisons in building materials can be made to other sites in the region.[4]


In 1779 Zaki Khan of the Zand Dynasty committed such atrocities here that his own men decided to murder him.[5]

World Heritage Status

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on August 9, 2007 in the Cultural category.[6]


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